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Boatside rock rail and MetalCloak Fenders?

Anyone running a boatside style rock rail and MC fenders? It looks like they wont fit together without some modification to one or both in the front side of the rear wheel area. Thanks in advance.
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Anyone running a boatside style rock rail and MC fenders? It looks like they wont fit together without some modification to one or both in the front side of the rear wheel area. Thanks in advance.
this should be interesting because both of those are not-cheap and -unfortunately- not made with the other in mind; I imagine it has been done but the ball-end on those MC armor and particularly their fenders are gonna require some serious thought go into how to get the Genright awesomeness to work with them. I would cut the MC fender /armor to fit around the genright sliders based upon cost alone. The GenRight stuff is too premium to even consider hacking it up....
that wasnt very helpful but your dilemma is interesting
I only located someone using the MC fenders and the rocker armor sliders ; not the gusseted guard step sliders....

you cannot be the first to try this but gonna be tough...GenRight's site does say " works with Factory Fender or Tube Fenders"....


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I think you're right in that it would be easier to modify the MC corner armor than the rocker armor. I was thinking of cutting the MC armor so it meets up with the rocker armor and relocating the fender attachment point so the MC flare can be mounted. Just hoping that the fender clears the top ledge of the rocker when mounted.

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You'll have to cut the MC armor front and rear. Unfortunately, you will be cutting off mounting points at both ends. The rear will be fine, but the front mounting point is pretty critical.

Given the products you are looking at, I presume you wheel in rocks? Your Jeep, but I would never risk running body mounted boat sliders. You only need to see one bent b-pillar and a door that no longer shuts to think twice about that. I've seen a ton.

I can't find the posts I am looking for, but watch the video in post #62. I agree that body mount sliders look nice, but at the end of the day armor needs to work. https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...t=78374&page=3

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frame mounted sliders! there aren't that many though.

however, if i had MC fenders and wanted really nice tough sliders that kinda match the tube look i would get TNTcustoms jk rock sliders. pretty sure they are not frame mounted but i love the look and function and would match the MC fenders nicely.

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frame mounted sliders! there aren't that many though.

however, if i had MC fenders and wanted really nice tough sliders that kinda match the tube look i would get TNTcustoms jk rock sliders. pretty sure they are not frame mounted but i love the look and function and would match the MC fenders nicely.
There are quite a few frame mounted.

- PSC Rocker Knockers in frame mount version
- LoD
- Shrockworks
- VKS
- EVO
- Ace weld-on
- And I know I am forgetting some.

Personally, I thought my LoDs looked pretty sweet with the MC fenders.

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