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Unread 10-19-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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Smittybilt (SRC) Tube Fenders...$200!!

who opted to get these? any fitment or otherwise problems?
does all the crap mounted on the fenders under the hood bolt
on fine, drilling required?

i ask because i planned on getting some tube fenders some
day, but right now they are at 4WD.com for $200 ($199.99)
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...nder&pid=76835
if they are good to go i will just buy a set now and worry about
geting everything else when i get around to it.

i dont really need opinions on PSC, Metal Fusion, etc as i have
done plenty of research and was already set on a set of Metal
Fusion but this price is nearly unbelievable and one i dont want
to miss out on unless there is enough negative feedback on them
to steer me otherwise.

thanks guys

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Unread 10-19-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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I've HEARD they're not as good as some others but shoot, for that nearly outrageously low $200 I'm gonna consider them now myself! Yep, I'm looking for some first-hand comments on these too.
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Unread 10-19-2006, 01:05 PM   #3
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i haven't heard much opinions on them but i especially like this:

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Originally Posted by 4wd.com
The SRC fenders use all the factory mounting locations and hardware.
These fenders are a welded one piece design and a complete and direct
replacement for your stock fenders -- no fender cutting necessary!
it will take many negatives to otherwise reconsider IMO for anyone
wanting to put on tube/flat fenders.

*EDIT* already a thread on it at JU
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=769064
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Unread 10-19-2006, 01:06 PM   #4
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i think ill make a thread at JU
also.
Hey let's keep that $200 deal to ourselves, we don't want them selling out to those JU'rs.
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Unread 10-19-2006, 01:19 PM   #5
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im no big fan of JU myself, but you might wanna check out that
thread i posted Jerry. it has a few pages with a bunch of BS in
it but also some people who are running them and paid their
intro price of $299 (suckers, ha!).

im about 99% sure ill be buying a set
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The nice thing about those fenders is that they are a complete bolt-on replacement.

At that price, you could easily make money buying these and selling your old stock fenders.

The only downside I see is that they don't have a flare, but that could easily be fixed with a tube bender and some metal work.

Strength-wise they are comparable to any other tube fender out there.

Thanks for the link! I have a phone call to make.

Edit: Just ordered a set. That price is for a pair and its legit. Thanks again for the link!
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Unread 10-19-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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the flare doesnt apply to me +
price +
bolt on +
equal strength +
resale of factory fenders +

i forsee about 100 or so posts of something
along the lines of:

"SRC/Smittybilt Tube Fenders Mounted/Pics/Writeup/etc"
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i wish I had the money for them right now...
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The nice thing about those fenders is that they are a complete bolt-on replacement.

At that price, you could easily make money buying these and selling your old stock fenders.

The only downside I see is that they don't have a flare, but that could easily be fixed with a tube bender and some metal work.

Strength-wise they are comparable to any other tube fender out there.

Thanks for the link! I have a phone call to make.

Edit: Just ordered a set. That price is for a pair and its legit. Thanks again for the link!
if we had the ability to do that we wouldnt need to but them to begin with
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if we had the ability to do that we wouldnt need to but them to begin with
Yea, I guess that's true.

But I feel more comfortable fabbing up a flare rather than a whole fender. At least then I can just mimic their lines.

We'll see how it goes. I have another winter project to add to the list now.
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I was thinking along the lines of the Poison Spyder ones, but for $225 shipped, I think I might just bite the bullet now!! I love the fact that you dont have to hack up the original fenders. Haha, I guess I'll add another winter project to the list

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I had them on my 95 yj and they were alot thicker sheet metal than the factory and quality was really good for being smitty built! I had mine Linexd and they looked great!!!
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i ordered a pair.
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Can the PA cops write you up a ticket if your from NY?

NY doesnt care.
PA requires flares to cover the tire and I mainly wheel in PA.

Ordered a pair neways. Cant pass up that deal.
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Welp, I just took the plunge. Chalk up another project I need to sneak past the rents and the future mrs.
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