MetalCloak Clearance Diagrams... MetalCloak vs. Others
Originally Posted by matsonian
I will be starting a new thread with the diagrams promised before (look for it later today) since this was supposed to be about the bumper.
As promised, we are starting this new thread, since the old one was originally about our modular bumper system, and with all the questions about our Arched Tube Fenders(TM) and Flares, we thought it best to start a new thread.
What follows are diagrams originally asked for by FireKite in the previous thread that show the increased clearance obtained with the MetalCloak Arched Tube Fenders vs. the typical Flat Tube Fenders.
We are not naming companies here because we are not interested in that kind of back and forth. We are proud to be part of a growing industry and respect those who have paved the way.
Further explanation of these graphics and our approach are posted directly on our website. Just click the link following each graphic... The graphics are based on 37's on a 3" lift, the basic set up we have on our TJ.
MetalCloak Arched Tube Fender with 4" Flare vs. Typical Flat Tube Fender with 3" Flare
I really flamed your bumper post but I must say I like your fender design. I don't need it personally but I see where it would be useful to a lot of people. You still might have an issue with sticker shock though.
i really dig your fenders (front and rear) too
they give the wranglers a super aggressive look combined with functionality but like baboyd said, thye are WAY out of my price range
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Thanks guys! Glad you like the fenders. And baboyd, we are working on the bumper... keep a lookout for an updated thread with mods based on much of the previous feedback.
As for price, we realize that in some ways we are higher than others in the market, but we work hard with our vendors and suppliers to give us the best possible rates and materials so that we can confidently produce a top-notch product, at the best price the market can bear. For some that investment is realized in the resultant ease of installation, quality of the product, etc., for others it simply may not be worth it -- but, we appreciate all of you and as our product line expands, we will be looking at developing other models that fit everyone's budget.
I'm curious about the inner fender myself. Then again, I'm not really sure that inner fender clearance is really all that useful. I've just never seen an instance first-hand of a lack of clearance there. At the rear of the fender, where it nearly meets the rocker panel, yeah. All good things to know.
I'm going to have to eventually bite the bullet and replace all my control arms with adjustables stretch my wheelbase a little, back to stock at least.
I would like to see stock up to 2.5" lift on 35s at several different angles, flexed, flat pics, clearance, up close pics that kinda thing. I really like the fenders and they are on my list to buy but i would like to know what kinda lift am i looking at. i dont want a 2.5" lift then come to find out i needed 2 more inches then i thought. That kinda thing.
I will not be home till January. Currently in the sand box and stuck on these comps because the internet they have for us to use outside of work will not download pics either due to lack in speed. Anyway just so you dont think im lazy.