1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ
2004-2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited TJL
These Defenders come with the Bare Steel Inserts WITHOUT Poison Spyder's Logo. The Poison Spyder Logo Inserts are available but are Sold Seperately
Standard DeFender provide much better tire clearance over stock or some competitors' tube fenders, but DeFender XC's provide extreme Clearance!.
For example with the standard DeFenders, the back of the wheel opening is approximately 2 1/2" further back compared to typical tube fenders, and about 4" further back than the stock Jeep flares. But the wheel opening on the XC's is 3" higher than standard DeFenders, providing Massive Tire Clearance with minimal lift!
While there are specific considerations to address with any particular Jeep, in most cases you should be able to run 37" tires with no suspension lift, and 40's with just a couple inches of lift.
Huge wheel opening to accomodate huge tires with little or no lift.
There is only one competitor who manufactures a fender that's anything like the Defender, fabricated entirely of plate with no tubing, but their design leaves a vertical edge of the metal pointed downward, right at the tire. The Defender has an extra "Return", or lip along the underside of the fender, which provides better protection from cutting into a fully stuffed tire, while also lending extra strength to the outer edge of the fender, where it is most likely to come in contact with rocks, canyon walls, trees, etc.
Access holes in the side of the Defender make it easy to access the area between the wheel well and the firewall during installation. After installation, these holes are filled with the bolt-in fill plates or covered with the optional Side Armor plates.
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
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