GenRight Tube Fenders Are Made in the U.S.A!
Check out any of our information sections below to learn everything about tube fenders and what GenRight offers to protect your Jeep. Installing a pair of quality tube fenders will open up your wheeling options and let you do more with your Jeep. Learn more below!
Jeep Tube Fenders
What are your fenders for?
Fenders, or mudguards, are extensions on cars that have wheels which extend out from under the body of the car. Jeep Fenders are used to prevent mud, sand, water or other debris from being thrown up into the air by a rotating tire.
On a stock Jeep, the fenders are plastic and do their job well, preventing mud from being thrown into the windshield of other vehicles. However, OEM fenders do not hold up well while off-roading.
For dirt roads, driving on the highway, or even taking some fire roads, your stock plastic fenders will do just fine. But should you venture off the road, plastic fenders snap and break easily.
Fenders are used as a means to protect your body and prevent mud spray.
How Jeep Fenders Are Used While Off-Roading
When maneuvering through and past obstacles, the fenders can be hit or scraped against high rocks that Jeeps are not able to traverse over. If the Jeep slips, it can also fall onto rocks, smashing the fenders and hurting the body of the Jeep (much more expensive to repair).GenRight tube fenders
will allow you to take tougher trails.
They will open up your options: your Jeep will be able to handle tougher trails and go places you wouldn't have gone before.
If you are serious about Jeeping, this is one of the upgrades that is essential to your Jeep. The functionality and strength of metal off-roading fenders will not only make your rig look the part, but they will protect your jeep as well.
Click on the sections below!
And learn more about how fenders protect your rig and what types of fenders are available.
Why is GenRight the best?
Why Buy GenRight?
At GenRight, we only produce the best off-roading parts for Jeep Wranglers.
As with everything GenRight produces, we take pride in the craftsmanship and quality in our work that makes us the best in the industry.
Every product that GenRight produces, is tested out on our GenRight line of Jeeps, making sure they are up to our standards and can take the abuse that we throw at them.
GenRight has built a reputation for quality Jeep parts, and superior engineering that mean our parts hold up better than our competitors' while out on the trail and in the rocks. Buy any of our products and you will see and feel the attention to details and quality of manufacturing and welding that we do.
GenRight fenders are also designed so that you can use you stock inner fender wells and not have to replace another part!
GenRight fenders can also be bolted OR welded on.
Built To LastJust how strong are GenRight fenders?
Watch this customer submitted video of their "toughness test":
How many fenders do you want to buy before you find the ones that last? Replacing worn, beaten, broken or breaking Jeep armor gets really expensive, really fast. Skip the time, the effort and the sheer wallet ache and embarrassment of constantly replacing your fenders.
A set of GenRight fenders will last your Jeep a lifetime. Click on another section below to learn about the different kinds of fenders, and find the best model for your Jeep and application.
How to Use Fenders on the Trail
If your fenders aren't the part that is sticking out the farthest from the sides of your Jeep, then they are the second.
Sticking out so far means that your fenders are the first line of defense between the trail and your body's paint job.
Boulders, thick brush, trees, branches and many other hazards will tear through stock plastic fenders and lower quality off-roading fenders. By using quality tube fenders, you can be sure that the worst that will happen when you scrape against that rock, is you'll need to replace the paint on our fenders and not have to replace the panels on your door.
Tube fenders can also be used to push past obstacles when your Jeep gets caught up against rocks. GenRight tube fenders can even be used as a ramp to force your Jeep up and through sloped terrain.
Your Fenders On The Trail
Often, the greatest test of your off-road accessories is when your Jeep gets stuck.
Watch the video below that shows a GenRight customer whose GenRight rear fenders have become caught on a ledge. When the customer tries to force past and pushes against the rocks with their rear fender, something interesting happens:
Rather than have the rear fender torn off, the GenRight rear fender acts as a ramp for the whole Jeep and protects the body around it
. This directs the force from the winch and motor to scrape up the side of the rock and get out of the hole.
A fender of lesser quality or stock would have been torn off.
Now that you know how tube fenders are used and how they protect your Jeep, click on one of the options below
, to find out what kind of fender best suits your rig and off-roading style.
Steel Fender Benefits and Drawbacks
Steel Jeep Tube Fenders
GenRight steel tube fenders are the toughest available and the most suited for moderate to heavy rock crawling.
The steelJeep tube fenders
add weight to the Jeep, but provide unparalleled strength that would hold up in the roughest conditions
. Steel provides three times the weight and three times the strength of aluminum.
Where saving weight can boost the performance of your Jeep, steel will hold up and last through many more difficult Jeeping trails than aluminum.
The rigs that can benefit the most from steel are Jeeps that travel through rough trails
with slick rock, boulders, rocks, and other obstacles that will try to carve a chunk out of your Jeep.
When you are on a trail with GenRight steel tube fenders
, if you scrape against a rock, the rock will get broken away. If you are looking to tackle the tougher trails and want a rig that will last through them, go with steel Jeep parts.
Buy the toughest
and best made
tube fenders on the market, and know that your GenRight tube fenders will last!Steel Tube Fenders
Click on more options below, or see if aluminum would suit your Jeep better!
- Are 3 times stronger than Aluminum.
- Are 3 times heavier than Aluminum
- Will work soften (overtime)
- Are easier to repair, and can be repaired on the trail
- Are best for rocky and intense Jeeping trails
Aluminum Fender Benefits and Drawbacks
Alumium Jeep Tube Fenders
While aluminum is not as strong as steel, that's not to say GenRight aluminum fenders aren't strong. These fenders are built from durable 1-1/2" diameter x .188" wall tubing with 1/8" T6061 aluminum thick panels.
The biggest benefit to using aluminum is that it is very light, while providing a decent amount of strength.
Aluminum is one third the weight of steel and provides one third of the sheer material strength. We engineer our aluminum tube fenders to have the greatest strength possible that we can get out of the material, while keeping the fender light enough to be a practical choice.
Aluminum parts are typically more expensive than steel Jeep parts, and because aluminum is a softer metal it will get damaged easier. If you rub an aluminum fender against a rock face, the fender will hold together but become gnarled.
It is important to know where aluminium jeep tube fenders are best used.
Tube fenders made of aluminum are a better option for off-roaders that are looking to go on light to moderate Jeeping trails, or get the off-road look while not sacrificing MPG. If you aren't going to be falling into and grinding on hard rocks then we recommend using aluminum fenders.
Another benefit that aluminum has over steel is that it doesn't need to be painted.
Where steel will rust from exposure to the elements, aluminum will only tarnish. We recommend putting a sealant on your aluminumJeep parts (since aluminum is a highly porous metal) if your Jeep is regularly in an area that gets snow or rain. If you are in a regularly dry area then there is no need to seal your Jeep.
Keep your rig light and buy the best strength-to-weight ratio tube fenders on the market from GenRight.
Aluminum Tube Fenders:
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- Are only one third the weight of the steel options
- Provide a third the strength of steel
- Will not rust, and do not need to be painted (just sealed)
- Will work harden over time
- Are more difficult to repair or replace
No Flares Tube Fenders or Zero Flare Fenders
No Flare Tube Fenders
No flare fenders and 0" flare fenders are the same thing.
This style of tube fender mounts into your Jeep's body but does not have any part that extends out farther than the tub body.
You should get no flare fenders if you want to get bigger tires and are afraid they will rub on your fenders. No flare fenders sacrifice the protection a flared fender provides in favor of ultimate wheel clearance. Since there is no flare or wing, there is nothing for the wheel to rub on, and your fenders won't catch on obstacles.
These types of fenders are often seen on hardcore Jeeping rigs or those that need all the flex and clearance that they can get. No flares allow more range for your wheels to rise to clear large obstacles easier.
Get the most flex and travel from your rig and buy a set of GenRight no flare fenders to maximize your Jeep's offroading potential.
Click on any of the other sections to learn more about the best fender options for your Jeep.
Tube Fenders and Flares
Tube fenders are a type of fender that has a steel of aluminum hollow tube that runs along the outside of the fender and provides superior structural reinforcement. This type of fender takes advantage of the structural benefits of tubes and circles, while using thinner material.
Alternative Jeep Fenders
Other companies produce fenders that are a single thin sheet of metal, or a folded piece that is made of thicker material than the tubes used in tube fenders.
The fenders made of a single sheet of metal will crumple and get shredded by even mild terrain since it has no structural strength. It's like a piece of paper stick out from your Jeep.
The folded style fenders provide some strength, but relies heavily on using a thicker panel of metal. The panel may be thicker, but does not have a structural strength that can compare with tubes.
Tube fenders offer a superior amount of structural strength
that lets them use thinner material, keeping them very strong and light.
Additionally, if the tube becomes damaged, a new one can be re-bent and welded on, where a 'sheet' style fender would need to be completely reformed from a single sheet of metal.
Flares on fenders refer to the 'wing' that extends off the side of the fender from the body and is measured to the edge of the flare. GenRight makes several different flare lengths: 2", 4" 6" and even a 0" flare tube fender.
The different size are for you to choose how far you want your fenders to protect the body, or how close you want them for clearance, or even to meet the requirements that make your Jeep street legal while providing better protection.Get a set of GenRight tube fenders and you will be able to feel the quality and see the craftsmanship
. Buy one set of GenRight fenders and avoid having to replace your fenders in the future.Click any of the other sections to learn more about GenRight fenders, and find the best fit for your rig!
Hi-Fenders for Non-Lifted Jeeps
GenRight Hi-fenders are a special type of fender made for Jeeps that have not been lifted but want to run larger wheels.
If you use regular or stock flares without a lift kit while trying to fit larger tires, the larger tire will rub the insides of your fenders and limit the travel of your axles. You could limit the travel of the axle using limit straps and stops, but without a lift kit the axle will be significantly limited.
The Hi-fenders solve this problem by mounting higher and having a larger interior area for the wheel to fit into. This lets you upgrade into a lift kit whenever you want, and allows you to throw up to 40" tires on your Jeep to make it look like a real off-roading rig, as well as keep your flex.
Buy a set of GenRight hi-fenders, you'll see how easy they are to install and be able to feel the quality of the fenders. Lift whenever you want and still get those large tires on your Jeep.
Click on the other sections to learn about the other styles and pick the best fenders for your Jeep!
Carbon Fiber Jeep Fenders
Carbon Fiber Jeep Armour
Ever pushing the envelope and design of Jeep parts and accessories, GenRight has created Jeep Carbon Fiber Fenders. These fenders use many layers of carbon fiber mesh encased in resin to form hard and incredibly light parts that surpass the weight saving any previous fender has accomplished. These are the lightest Jeep fenders on the market, and are NOT designed for rockcrawling.
Jeepers all over the country have been requesting lighter and lighter Jeep armour, even beyond the GenRight aluminum tube fenders. So GenRight created a line of Carbon Fiber Jeep Parts that drastically reduce the weight of each component to under 10 pounds.
However, unlike OEM and metal fenders, Carbon Fiber Fenders will shatter rather than bend or gnarl. These were not made for serious off-roading like the aluminum and steel tube fenders, but provide an aggressive custom look like no other.
They are perfectly suitable for a daily driver, or any Jeep that will not go out on trails where major impacts are an inevitability. This is the set of fenders that put an edge on your Jeep and keep your dune runner, daily rig, or desert racer legal to show off on the streets without burdening the engine down with weight.
If you have been looking for the carbon fiber look, or to max out the performance of your Jeep, these are the fenders for you.
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