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Old 09-22-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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plastic vs metal

I know a lot of new flat fender flares are coming at but don't know to go with metal or plastic. I know there is a differant idea between the two so. Which plastic one is the most flexable and easiest to install and which metal one is the ruggedest. If you have damaged them on the trail and got pics please post them thanks
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If you have the cash go metal

Just my 2 cents
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Poison spider fenders are real nice
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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i have plastic, i dont really like em too much
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x2 for Poison Spyder ...that's what I'll be getting next round.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
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The PSC ones are gorgeous.

Im personally waiting on th Metalcloak ones
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:21 PM   #7
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Choped, is the best, they;

1. Cost nothing
2. Look better than most after markets
3. Will fall out if you hit a tree. "Pick it up then reinstall"
4. No Rust.
5. If youi hit anything it will not bend the body frame.
6. Did I mention they cost nothing?

Spend your money on upgrading your engine and tranny. Make your rig reliable before you try to make an already good looking ride even better. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #8
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Choped, is the best, they;

1. Cost nothing
2. Look better than most after markets
3. Will fall out if you hit a tree. "Pick it up then reinstall"
4. No Rust.
5. If youi hit anything it will not bend the body frame.
6. Did I mention they cost nothing?

Spend your money on upgrading your engine and tranny. Make your rig reliable before you try to make an already good looking ride even better. Just my humble opinion.
I am going to attempt this weekend.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:26 PM   #9
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I say metal especially at the price of Warrior Products fenders but the gen right and Poison's are super sharp too.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:42 PM   #10
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I went PSC and will NEVER go back.
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I am going to attempt this weekend.
Post some pictures bro, I like to see new styles. On mine I left a lil space for a 1/4 inch side marker.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:36 PM   #12
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The Poison Spyder flares have some serious inner supports and are supper beefey. Check it

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:53 PM   #13
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The Poison Spyder flares have some serious inner supports and are supper beefey. Check it

Sweet Picture I have to admit... Very nice...
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If you want plastic, just chop your stock flares instead of wasting money. Otherwise, metal is the way to go.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #15
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i would like to see if any one has damages any of the plasic fenders. plus has any one damaged a metal one. if so how bad did it mess up the body of the jeep and what did you hit

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:49 PM   #16
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River Raider Offroad makes wide & narrow fenders also rear 1/4 panels for the 2 & 4 door models.

http://riverraider.biz/index.php?mai...9en039sg5q31e4
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:53 PM   #17
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Choped, is the best, they;

1. Cost nothing
2. Look better than most after markets
3. Will fall out if you hit a tree. "Pick it up then reinstall"
4. No Rust.
5. If youi hit anything it will not bend the body frame.
6. Did I mention they cost nothing?

Spend your money on upgrading your engine and tranny. Make your rig reliable before you try to make an already good looking ride even better. Just my humble opinion.
Dont agree with #5 a tree did this with choped stock fenders



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River Raider Offroad makes wide & narrow fenders also rear 1/4 panels for the 2 & 4 door models.

http://riverraider.biz/index.php?mai...9en039sg5q31e4

X2 i really like the rear fenders
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:00 PM   #18
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personally, I'd say if you've been wheeling your rig quite a bit and havent damaged a stock plastic fender but you need the clearance and dont like the chop jobs, then go plastic.

If you've smashed and torn your stockers off (cough cough zackmassey cough) then you'll be better off going metal.
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What if you tried to stand on them, broke one, got pissed and pulled the f@#%#@s off?

I have PSC fronts now and was standing on them 3-4 time already (installed 3 weeks ago).
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:12 PM   #20
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What if you tried to stand on them, broke one, got pissed and pulled the f@#%#@s off?
LOL then you're a retard for trying to stand on a plastic fender!
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Well, If you have the money I say go with steel fenders, Hell I would even let (cough, cough Venom stand and jump up and down on mine if he wants to!!) The thing about PSC and I think RR fenders is that they are tied into the sub frame. That makes them super strong! I would take a pretty damn hard hit to bend anything. But I won't judge anyone for anything.

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I'll remember that next time I'm working on your rig
Might accidentally dremel "PENIS" into your dash or something...
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:12 PM   #23
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Who can piss farther than me are Venom? I would say me! because I am covered with rock hard steel, and he is flacid and covered with rubber!

Buy a hooker for a night Get a rubber! Get a wife for a life and give her the rock hard steel!!


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Old 09-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #24
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I did the fender chop first, and it looked nice, but I got sick of ripping those things off constantly (at least once a month) and finishing the day out like this:
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For the last 5 months I have been using the PSC crusher flares and no more issues. They are reinforced and do take a hit. I did have several fitment issues during the install though. These fenders are also very sexy. I lay the jeep on them all the time and the rattle can keeps them looking new.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:13 AM   #25
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I too covet the PSC fenders but didn't have the cash... So, I went the route of cutting my stock ones.

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