I put 30k on my JLUR with painted fenders (had some PPF on them, cheap insurance) including two trips to Moab and several other pretty hardcore wheeling days and had no issues. You get chips there. Best advice is to keep the wheels tucked as much as possible and you will be fine. Don't sweat it. Build it and use it. If anything, I'd say paint the top leave the fenders. But I love the look of painted top.Hey Everyone,
We're a little late in the game with wanting to buy a Chief Blue Unlimited Rubicon. There are still a few left on lots that I have found... just not a lot of choices, and a long way to go get them.
The main reason I'm posting is about color-matched fenders (and hard top).
We will be building this for wheeling. Not extreme; but, 3-1/2" lift and 37s. We spend a few weeks every year in Moab, and that's really what the Jeep is being purchased for.
My inclination is to buy the black top and black fenders. There's a nice contrast between the black and the Chief. I am mostly concerned about the painted fenders being more easily damaged than the black fenders. The painted fender have a different look to them... and they really do look nice.
Just curious if anyone else has debated color for the same reasons with Chief. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I really planned on a diesel; but, that limits the options even more when looking for Chief Blue.
Thanks for any opinions you can offer.
We love our JL Rubi 2 door -- painted tops/fenders in Chief. Once our tires wear out (out here in AZ you get 18-24 months typically if wheeling before traction becomes an issue) we'll throw an inch spacer and 315's on it. It did great in Moab stock but could use a tad more clearance for some of the 6+ trails.