|Wheelin' is a tough sport. While it
takes years to develop the skills that allow you to handle the toughest
of trails with ease, it's also tough on your vehicle. And it seems that
Jeeps typically are some of the most abused. Whether it's because
there are so many on the trails, thus their chances are higher, or Jeep
owners simply have a heavier right foot, who knows! And the most abused area of a Jeep are
the front fenders.
The protruding fenders typically rub against rocks,
trees, ruts, other Jeeps, you name it, resulting in cracked and broken
fenders. Until now, the only available "fix" for this is to install heavy duty
steel fenders. While these are great, the problem is that these fenders
extensions are still mounted to thin sheet metal fenders, and when you
start rubbing, your new heavy duty fenders push in against the factory
fenders, resulting in major body damage.
Example of fender damage from steel fender extensions, click on image for larger view -->