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tube fenders do you need the plactic under protection

I just installed river raider fenders on the jeep and what are your thoughts regarding leaving the protective inner fender off. I have seen people cut them to fit but I just want some ideas on if I should or do I evern need to.
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I did. No real reason why other than it looked naked w/ out them. That and JK electronics are fickle enough - I figured I wouldnt give them a reason to crap out on me anymore than I already do.



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Leave them off, be a real man. I actually never got around to triming them, so I just left them off. It's been about a year and no problems

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*Looks better without them imo.
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*Will allow mud, rocks, and water to get behind the front quarter panels and accumulate causing possible rust issues.
*Will allow water and mud to possibly come in contact with the electronics in the engine compartment.

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I cut & trimmed mine, think they look better covered than exposed. Plus, you can cut custom Rock Light mounting holes in them.

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I cut & trimmed mine, think they look better covered than exposed. Plus, you can cut custom Rock Light mounting holes in them.

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Leave them off, be a real man. I actually never got around to triming them, so I just left them off. It's been about a year and no problems
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i haven't cut them yet and was going to do it before this weekend. I think i am going to go without and see what happens.
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I did not put them on but have thought about putting them back on because of the dirt that gets into the engine bay.

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