UPDATED! Product comparison: JK front fender liners

One of the hottest segments of the Jeep aftermarket right now is the fender liner. These custom-shaped aluminum sheets offer maintain debris protection for the engine bay while eliminating the need for cutting up the original-equipment plastic liners. Many offer vented panels to help control engine temperatures. And, of course, they simply dress up the look of any Jeep!

We’ll look today at the popular front liner options, but it’s worth noting that a growing number of these manufacturers, including Crawler ConceptzDV8 Offroad, Hyline Offroad, JCR Offroad and Rough Country, offer inner fenders for the rear of the Jeep, too. Here’s a quick comparison of the front wheel well liners. Click the manufacturer’s name to link to the appropriate product page.

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Ace EngineeringAce Engineering

MSRP: $175 raw/ $199 powder-coated

Weight per side: 3 lbs. per side

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw or powder-coated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: N/A

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator: N/A

Pieces per side: 1

Crawler ConceptzCC

MSRP: $329

Weight per side: 4.5 lbs.

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: Yes

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator: No

Pieces per side: 2

crawltek-linersCrawlTek Revolution

MSRP: $269 raw / $329 powder-coated

Weight: N/A

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw or powder-coated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: No (A solid panel is included to go behind the vent)

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator: N/A

Pieces per side: 1

DV8 OffroadDV8

MSRP: $219 raw / $249 powder-coated

Weight: N/A

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw/powder-coated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: No

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA?

Rubber sound insulator: Included

Pieces per side: 2

dsc_0035Hyline Offroad

MSRP: $274.99 raw / $329.99 powder-coated

Weight:

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw/powdercoated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: No

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator: No

Pieces per side: 3

JCR OffroadJCR

MSRP: $249 raw / $279 powder-coated

Weight: N/A

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw/powder-coated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: No

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator: No

Pieces per side: 2

Metalcloak

MetalcloakMSRP: $179 bare / $278 powder-coated

Weight: 5 lbs. per side

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw or powder-coated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: N/A

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator: No

Pieces per side: 3

Poison Spyder 2015-12-02_115-L

MSRP: $209 solid / $335 vented (raw) / $377 vented (powder-coated)

Weight: N/A

Material: Aluminum

Finish: Raw/powder-coated

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: Solid version only

Works with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: USA

Rubber sound insulator:
No

No. of pieces: 1

rc-fender-linersRough Country

MSRP: $179.95 powder-coated

Weight: ~6 lbs per side

Material: Steel

Finish: Powder-coated black

Drilling required: Yes

Available without logo: No

Compatible with other manufacturers’ fenders: Yes

Place of manufacture: N/A

Rubber sound insulator: No

Pieces per side: 3

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9 comments

  1. There’s like one company that makes them for most these guys. Anyone know who they are? I’ve seen them all in person and the only real difference is the mesh and logo.

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    1. I agree there’s a lot of similarity from brand to brand, but I’ve not heard of outsourcing in this product. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen. AEV made PSC’s corners until their sale to Transamerican. And, AEV quietly makes a number of products for Mopar and other aftermarket companies. If you have proof someone is ghost-manufacturing these, I’d love to see it.

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  2. I just ordered a set for the front of my 2010 Wrangler JK from Rough Country. $179. And, yes, they look just like the other ones except for the logo. The RC’s I ordered are 6 lbs. per side. . . . heavier gauge metal?

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    1. Thanks, I wasn’t aware RC was making those, though I suppose it makes sense. My guess on the weight would be a thicker gauge or steel instead of aluminum construction. I’ll do some digging and add those to this report.

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