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Old October 22nd, 2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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Smittybilt tube fenders

Anyone runnin them and what do you think? I like the price but havent seen any reviews on them.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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Both me and my freind are running them. I run the ones with the flare his are without. They were realy easy to install and lokk great as long as you like black. Thr only problem I had was with shipping, box was fuct and I had to do some painting.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 04:57 AM   #4
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What's the price on them, I will be picking up a YJ and i will be looking to put some tube fenders on it.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:33 AM   #5
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299 if you go with no flare
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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I have the no flare version on my dads yj. Easy to put on and are very strong.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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Sounds like a good price, Are your rock sliders Smittybilt also.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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Rock sliders and crusher corners are all SmittyBuilt.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:35 PM   #9
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i have them on my tj. i like them but i think youll end up painting them after a year or so. other that they are a good deal. built pretty stout
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Old October 24th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #10
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I will have to check into them, I need to pick up the Jeep first Who did you buy your from? I have the 4wheel Drive Hardware (2008)
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Old October 26th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #11
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I bought all my stuff thru 4wdhardware.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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I had bought a set with no flare. My recommendation would be to strip the coating off, then weld them all up. The panels are just spot welded. Within about a month I had rust residue blowing down the side from the top panel and tube. My buddy just bought a set of the 3" flare tubers and IMO are on the poor side of quality, big gaping hole where top panel meets downword portion of flare.

Mine looked cool though. I ordered them when 4wd hardware was having a free shipping and 25% off sale.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:22 PM   #13
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They seems well built, but the coating is very poor. All my stuff is already rusting. I've had them on since June of this year. If your not in a hurry to get them on. I would strip the crappy coating off and paint them.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #14
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Do you all know if I can use these if my fender has been wrecked or the top is rusty? I'm looking at the set with the 3" flares.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 01:52 AM   #15
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if you can weld them urself save some money
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Old December 31st, 2009, 07:42 AM   #16
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Do you all know if I can use these if my fender has been wrecked or the top is rusty? I'm looking at the set with the 3" flares.

My drivers side was pretty bad. I was able to cut most of the rust out, but there was some in by that lip thats hidden by the hood...just had to leave that. It didnt make the new tuber sit on correctly though..
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:35 AM   #17
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My drivers side was pretty bad. I was able to cut most of the rust out, but there was some in by that lip thats hidden by the hood...just had to leave that. It didnt make the new tuber sit on correctly though..
Thanks.

Would you have a before and after picture?
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Old December 31st, 2009, 02:43 PM   #18
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Nothing real super detailed. But here is a before picture...just kinda shows what wasnt hidden by the flare and hood.



Not to be redundant from the picture above, here is basically the same side view for comparison.

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Old December 31st, 2009, 02:54 PM   #19
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i put a set on a tj and the jeep sat for 3 months and and the coating flaked of and started to rust!!!!!!!
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