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post #1 of 30 Old 01-04-2012, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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inner fenders or no inner fenders??

I am thinking of losing my inner fenders after going to flat fenders. I've been having issues with the inner fender working loss and getting into my tire and pulling up and over the tire. The brake lines are my only worry be open to the environment. They seem to be in a bad spot. I don't do deep water or mudding. DD, rocks and desert trails is what I mostly do. I do have a open intake but with a sock. What do you guys think?
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When I put on my PSC crusher flares I removed the inner fenders. Like you I do not do mud or deep water. I have had no issues with this. I have also seen many jeepers loose the inner fender. IMO, you should be fine.
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i run the little 3" trailmods rocker fenders with no inner fenders.......no problems at all, in fact i think it looks better that way.
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If you do no mud, and no snow, then I think it would be fine. My worry here in the eastern U.S. is that we have a lot of mud and snow, and you don't want that crap up inside the hidden spaces of your chassis. So to me, the inner liners are a must here...which is why I won't run flat fenders on this Jeep any time soon.

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When I put on my Xenon flat fenders, I ran for a few days without any liners (just too lazy to cut them on install day), but just for the fact that they keep crap from flying up into my engine compartment helped make the decision to put them in mine.

Didn't put the rears in though. No point in putting them in, IMO.
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No liners over here - don't see much mud (NorCal). Helps that engine bay disippate heat quicker. However, it still doesn't take that much to get the compartment full of dust etc, so be prepared for that. I'd be EXTRA vigilant with the socked air box if you do it though. We've all heard the stories and I've personally watched one JK hydrolock going through a 10 ft section of 12" max water too fast. No liners and he forgot about his cut airbox to accomodate his aftermarket. Meant buying a new engine for him...

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Thanks for the input... I think I will lose them tonight and them in the garage for a rainy day
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I ran fender AND liner less for awhile. I got worried about the brake lines and the drivers side O2 sensor getting damaged during the winter months, so I put them back in last month. When spring comes back around, I'll take them back out. I don't like the factory liners so I'm still looking for a better option.


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Metal Cloak has that nice little inner fender kit available.
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Metal Cloak has that nice little inner fender kit available.
They are nice, but IIRC, they say they are for (mate up) their fenders. Anyone put them a non MC JK?

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I recently installed the ACE flatty fenders and was on the fence as well.

When looking at the amount of exposed under-hood items I decided to chop 'em up and install them.

I had to buy a couple 1.5" fender washers, a couple 2" bolts, and eight 1" fender washers. The fenders are on very secure and offer full protection. IMHO, they are much more secure and do not flap like they did with the factory installation.

I'm very glad I did.
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I'll try to post pix this weekend.

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I look forward to your pics Steve, as I need to do this on my jeep very soon.

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waiting to put my inner liners back on after PSC install as well.. lets see some pics of the attachment.

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They are nice, but IIRC, they say they are for (mate up) their fenders. Anyone put them a non MC JK?
I run MetalCloak Liners with my cut up stock flares. Easy install just need to drill 2 small holes in the stock fender to mount em.





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I look forward to your pics Steve, as I need to do this on my jeep very soon.

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Here is a before and after. I need to take more close-ups of the after.... I also noticed it was prior to securing the bottom of the liner (see the front of the rock rail).
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I have NO fenders and I still retained the liners.



IMO, it's a must. Without them, everything is exposed from underneathe to get wet, mud, snow, etc. on everything...especially the bottoms of the ABS/fuse box, etc.

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If I had a pretty engine to show off maybe I`d ditch them.Or just drove on street.I like to keep a well maintained rig,that includes cleaning it up after a day of wheeling.It makes it easier if the tires are not mucking up the engine bay.
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I view it as added protection for stuff under the hood. I took my time, trimmed the fronts real well and put them back in.

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I have NO fenders and I still retained the liners.



IMO, it's a must. Without them, everything is exposed from underneathe to get wet, mud, snow, etc. on everything...especially the bottoms of the ABS/fuse box, etc.
I too feel the inner liners are a must.

If nothing else, keeps engine bay cleaner, air filter cleaner, help a bit with aerodynamics (and we need al the help there we can get)

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If anyone is running, or considering adding a dual battery set up, liners are a must. I just dealt with this issue....dual battery kit requires removing factory under tray for battery and fuse blocks. Without the fender liner, your electronics have zero protection from crap flying off the wheels. Yee haw
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i considered no liners when i put on my flat fenders, but decided to keep me. i do get into mud from time to time. i just cant imagine the mess w/o fender liners.
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I reinstalled mine after putting on my PSC flares, but have since destroyed them. I'd like to find a good aftermarket kit to install.

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I reinstalled mine after putting on my PSC flares, but have since destroyed them. I'd like to find a good aftermarket kit to install.
check post #14. Metalcloak liners are awesome.

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anyone else with the metal cloaks that wants to chip in or show some pics?

really want to know how easily they install with the PSC flares

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Rugged Ridge has a set of plastic liners for their flats that may be usable for other set ups.
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