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Question Narrow or full width fenders

Guys I have the 3.5" gamechanger lift and 37" nitto trail grapplers. I need to remove the stock fenders as I am getting into them badly not even at full stuff.

I am looking at either the narrow PSC fenders or the genright full width. Does anyone have any recommendations or advise? I am thinking the narrows will give me more clearance and room to stuff the tires.

Any real world experience?

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Metal cloak recommends their own fenders for their game changer kit because of this. I think the Smittybilt XRC fenders will also work, but Metal Cloak was unsure when i asked a while back

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I would go with the narrow if you could, i wish i could have. I don't know if it would give you more room for flex. I just ordered poison spyder full width aluminum on sunday still waiting to ship. If you are looking for more room you might want to look at metalcloak .

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The disadvantage to really narrow is flares is more water/mud/debris ends up on the side of your Jeep or inside if you're running doorless:

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I like metalcloak front fenders but they cost to much, their rear fenders (in my opinion) are ugly.

Anyone have some narrows installed and love in southeast that can speak to the mud and junk issues genright pointed out.

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BTw, I am ordering the genright rock sliders (steel)

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Dirt will get flung up onto the body regardless by the portion of the tire that is below the coverage of the fender so although a wider fender may make the JK a little cleaner, it will still be dirty so Genright has a mute point.


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Just save the coin and get the ACE fenders. I got their slim fenders and yes it throws mud and rocks up but I like the look of them and you can't beat the price.

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Dirt will get flung up onto the body regardless by the portion of the tire that is below the coverage of the fender so although a wider fender may make the JK a little cleaner, it will still be dirty so Genright has a mute point.
I think the difference in our opinions is less than it appears, but I live in the southeast US, where it is always wet and muddy. Yes, your Jeep will egt dirty with no flares, narrow flares or full width flares.

Alasha, I'm not sure Colorado has the same issues with water and mud getting in with the doors off that we do here.

OP, it just depends on where you live, where you wheel and how particular you are.

By no means is my point moot though.

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Genright, I used to live in Colorado and now live in southern middle TNand mid and much is no laughing matter.

I don't care about the body getting dirty, but hate getting a face full with the doors off.

Genright can you make me a deal on the fenders and sliders? I could even represent with stickers and detailed write-up.

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I think the difference in our opinions is less than it appears, but I live in the southeast US, where it is always wet and muddy. Yes, your Jeep will egt dirty with no flares, narrow flares or full width flares.

Alasha, I'm not sure Colorado has the same issues with water and mud getting in with the doors off that we do here.

OP, it just depends on where you live, where you wheel and how particular you are.

By no means is my point moot though.
As you mentioned, dirt will get in regardless. The only thing flare width will effect then is the rate at which dirt is getting it. 5 min of wheeling and it wont matter how much coverage you have or not, the inside will be dirty.

How is not a mute point then?


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U also need to check if the state has any fender laws.. some states u cant have ur tires stick out past the fenders!!

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U also need to check if the state has any fender laws.. some states u cant have ur tires stick out past the fenders!!
TN has no such laws... :-)

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There are at least no enforced laws for fenders in NC. I choose to run wider than stock fenders because I've been hit by rocks thrown by my tires too often with my hand hanging out the door.

I don't mean hit the jeep, I mean taking a rock large enough to be carried by a MTR to the back of the hand when driving at 35mph on a crushed rock road.
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x2 on the ACE flares (narrow for me). Under $700 for all 4, they come finished in powder coat and a nutsert tool if I am not mistaken.

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x2 on the ACE flares (narrow for me). Under $700 for all 4, they come finished in powder coat and a nutsert tool if I am not mistaken.

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It absolutely matters how wide or narrow your flares are. Genright is 100% correct on that. If you want to test it out for yourself, take your stock fendered jeep run it through mud. Stop remove your fender flares. Drive back through the same spot. Tell me it doesn't matter one more time.
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TN has no such laws... :-)
In TN as long as you have 1 head light and 1 tail light that works and half a windsheild your good to go....LOL
I live in notheast TN....
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It absolutely matters how wide or narrow your flares are. Genright is 100% correct on that. If you want to test it out for yourself, take your stock fendered jeep run it through mud. Stop remove your fender flares. Drive back through the same spot. Tell me it doesn't matter one more time.
I have run mine with stock fenders, no fenders, and cut fenders. If you have your doors off you will get dirty regardless which is the example Genright used.


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I have run mine with stock fenders, no fenders, and cut fenders. If you have your doors off you will get dirty regardless which is the example Genright used.
Right but the difference between a properly fendered wheel and an exposed wheel is night and day. I like the look of the narrow fenders for sure but completey spraying the inside of your jeep with mud sucks. If you have a beater you could care less about THEN it is a moot point.
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Right but the difference between a properly fendered wheel and an exposed wheel is night and day. I like the look of the narrow fenders for sure but completey spraying the inside of your jeep with mud sucks. If you have a beater you could care less about THEN it is a moot point.
Yes, but unless you are running stock tires they will be sticking out even past the genright's and you will still be sprayed with shit.
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Yes, but unless you are running stock tires they will be sticking out even past the genright's and you will still be sprayed with shit.
If I'm going to get sprayed with shit, I will take as little of it as possible.
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If I'm going to get sprayed with shit, I will take as little of it as possible.
Can't argue this logic... I believe I am going with full width.

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You need to look at how the fenders are mounted if you need max clearance. With the Metalcloak fenders you remove the stock fender mount tab that sticks out when your plastic fender is removed, this allows the fender to be mounted higher up than most others on the market. I'm not sure how many other fenders do this or use that mounting tab to remount their aftermarket fenders. Another nice thing with the MC is you can remove them if you need them narrow.
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I was able to get mud inside the jeep with 4.75bs wheels and stock flares, as well as with 3.5bs and psc flares. So I say buy which one you like best


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I'm on the wider the better side. Every little bit helps when you have the doors and the top off. I avoid the mud as much as possible but sometimes I still end up spending way too much time cleaning that crap out after a trip.

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