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Old 03-19-2010, 02:25 PM
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If you deicde to go with tube fenders considering having Justin out at Redline make a set for you. When it's all said and done the cost will be about the same as building the MT kit and you will end up with something much stronger than MT's fenders. Mine were strong enough to withstand 2 roll overs with no damage other than spray painting some scuff marks.
I have to agree! I bought the MT kit and was really disappointed at the 1 grade above closet rod that was used. Needless to say I will build my own. Justin does great work and Randy's 40 shows that quality everywhere you look!
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:30 PM
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I have to agree! I bought the MT kit and was really disappointed at the 1 grade above closet rod that was used. Needless to say I will build my own. Justin does great work and Randy's 40 shows that quality everywhere you look!
That surprises me given how happy I've been with the MetalTech sliders. But I have never seen the fenders in person. Oh well I've got my own bener now I can make my own once I get serious with the 40 again.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:37 PM
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That surprises me given how happy I've been with the MetalTech sliders. But I have never seen the fenders in person. Oh well I've got my own bener now I can make my own once I get serious with teh 40 again.
I was shocked also! The quality is typical MT...excellant! The thickness would fine if there was more support, one up brace in the stock local and bolted to sheetmetal in the stock locations is hardly a heavy duty solution to rock resistance.....but I'm no engineer...
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Once you get all the rust out, another option is to Rhino over the support bracket and the entire inside of the fender (area). I did this on my 40 and was very happy with how much quieter the vehicle drove on gravel roads or when my tires kicked up a rock on the street. It also does very well keeping crap out of the brackets (no rust).

EDIT: to clarify, I'm not saying Rhino the outside of the fix...only inside the fender well.
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Metal Tech tube fenders would be the best solution IMO but you loose the stock factor if its important to you?
I have considered this too. I may look into it a bit more. I rub all the time off road, but I am as tall as I care to get... I can JUST fit into the garage now, if I go another 1/2" higher, I couldn't fit. So creating some tubes up front may be a good solution over all.

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I have to agree! I bought the MT kit and was really disappointed at the 1 grade above closet rod that was used. Needless to say I will build my own. Justin does great work and Randy's 40 shows that quality everywhere you look!
I wonder how much time it'd take to figure out all the compound bends verses just paying someone to do the homework. Any ideas (ball park) what Justin is fetching for a set of these? I can weld them up and skin them.

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