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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    The steel ones (Poison Spider, Nemesis, etc.) look great. But they are pretty heavy, they rust, and they can damage your body panels if you nudge a tree, rock, etc.

    The plastic options (eg MCE) are lighter weight, donít rust, and tend to bend rather than transfer full force to body panels. They donít look as nice, but thatís a subjective judgment. I have the MCE full width and Iíve been happy with them.

    Cutting the stock fenders is free and entails the same benefits as MCE. I never cared for the look, personally. But again, thatís subjective.


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    from what iíve researched the aluminum ones arenít so bad and I donít mind so much having to commit to a certain one due to cutting or making holes, most of the brands hide the cuts/ holes well. I do know that the nemesis ones use existing holes, but you have to widen them a bit and install a nut insert. Iím only hesitant on the MCE because there pretty expensive for being plastic, but iíve heard great things about them.


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    Can anyone attest to rust on either brand being common or maintenance that can be done especially when taking about powder coat iíve been told MANY mixed things about powder coat maintenance and just rattle can maintenance whether one being better than the other


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    i thought about cutting the fenders a while back if i do decide to cut them i would have to get rid of the inner honey comb looking thing ive seen in videos and possibly the inner fender. If i go with that option it will most likely be temporary just so i can wheel through the fall and maybe winter.

    Anyone know how bad it could be to wheel with my current setup if i flex hard on the current stock fender. Iíve seen fenders pop off the way i look at it if it pops off itís just plastic the fender flare will brake but not the body panel is this true?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cangro408 View Post
    i thought about cutting the fenders a while back if i do decide to cut them i would have to get rid of the inner honey comb looking thing ive seen in videos and possibly the inner fender. If i go with that option it will most likely be temporary just so i can wheel through the fall and maybe winter.

    Anyone know how bad it could be to wheel with my current setup if i flex hard on the current stock fender. Iíve seen fenders pop off the way i look at it if it pops off itís just plastic the fender flare will brake but not the body panel is this true?


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    In the rear yes just get rid of the inner liner and use some rubberized undercoating in the wheel well. Up front you can ditch the inner liner if you'd like but if not you can trim all the excess off. I'd recommend not removing the substructure though as it holds the fenders up and without it they look "droopy" to me. Again this is my personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    In the rear yes just get rid of the inner liner and use some rubberized undercoating in the wheel well. Up front you can ditch the inner liner if you'd like but if not you can trim all the excess off. I'd recommend not removing the substructure though as it holds the fenders up and without it they look "droopy" to me. Again this is my personal preference.
    MCE has this little gizmo to prevent the droop. Maybe someone could fashion something like this for trimmed OE fenders, or purchase the part separately from MCE. IMG_2842.JPG


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    MCE has this little gizmo to prevent the droop. Maybe someone could fashion something like this for trimmed OE fenders, or purchase the part separately from MCE. IMG_2842.JPG


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    I trimmed the stock fender support to help prevent them from drooping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    I trimmed the stock fender support to help prevent them from drooping.
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    i think the link mentioned earlier in the thread which leads to the write up eric from wayalife did shows how to trim the support perfectly. That way you keep all the parts you need and do away with the overhang part of the fender flares


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    Quote Originally Posted by cangro408 View Post
    i think the link mentioned earlier in the thread which leads to the write up eric from wayalife did shows how to trim the support perfectly. That way you keep all the parts you need and do away with the overhang part of the fender flares


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    Exactly, trimmed mine years ago and left front fender supports and most of front liner protecting engine area. I just trimmed overhanging lip.

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    Definitely agree. The narrow MCE flares are impressive and very affordable vs. something like poison spyder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy_RCW View Post
    I vote cut your stock ones but if you wanna go aftermarket, I would say MCE.


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