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Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the DV8 Off-Road front aluminum inner fenders fitting all 2018 JL Wranglers. So these are gonna be designed to replace those cheap, plastic inner fender guards right out of the factory with something that you can trust to hold up. These are gonna do a great job at protecting the side of your engine bay as well as your inner wheel well from any debris kicking up on the trail or even on your everyday adventures. These are also gonna do a great job at assisting the vent in your quarter panel at heat dispersion, keeping your engine bay cooler for a longer period of time.Not to mention, these are gonna give you a very aggressive off-road look. And personally, I think they look pretty badass. So, at the moment, these are gonna be roughly $250. And we also offer the rears for about the same price so I would keep that in mind. We also offer these in a raw aluminum. So if you're looking for that bare material look or even looking to color match them to whatever color scheme going on on your JL, that is definitely a great option to look at. So at the moment, we don't offer that many options for inner fender guards, but we do have a couple of other options on the site. This is gonna be your pricier one. However, all those other options do not actually come with the vents in place, giving you that double benefit of protection as well as heat dispersion. So I would definitely take a look at this one if you're looking for two in one. Not to mention, they also come with a three-year limited warranty to keep a little bit of peace of mind in your investment. Now install is gonna be a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. There's not gonna be any drilling required. Everything is bolt-on with a couple of hand tools. So speaking of the install, let's jump to that now.Tools that I used for my install were a trim removal tool, an impact wrench, quarter-inch drive ratchet, a 3/8-inch wrench and standard Allen key, a 10-millimeter socket, a 3/8-inch socket and an 8-millimeter socket, and a 22-millimeter deep socket.So our first step is gonna be to take our tire off to give us a little bit more room to work with when getting our inner fender liner off and our new one on. I'm gonna be using a 22-millimeter deep socket in order to do that. So there are a couple of clips and a couple of bolts holding in your inner fender liner. We're gonna start by removing the two clips down at the bottom of the inner fender liner right here using a trim removal tool.Now, we'll have another clip on the front of the fender right on the outside. So we can take our trim removal tool again, go behind the inner fender liner, and just pop that forward. So those were the only clips that we have to take out. So now we can move on to the bolts that are holding in our inner fender liner. We have two 8-millimeter bolts right up at the front here that we're gonna go ahead and remove. I'm using an 8-millimeter socket with my impact wrench. You can also use a ratchet. So now I am swapping over to a 10-millimeter socket. We're gonna remove the two bolts holding in the inner fender liner at the top here. So after those bolts are out, we have three more clips to remove on the inside of our fender here. You're gonna take the trim removal tool again, pull the inner fender liner forward, and pop those out. So what I do like to do is put the trim removal tool in between what I'm prying off just to give it some more space. So once that last clip is removed, you will have to push these forward to clear these clips on the outside or you could remove those as well by taking a pick and pushing in on the middle of that clip. This is already pushed down so I can show you. You will push that down to release it and you can pull that out to clear this. However, you can push the inner fender liner back to clear it as well. So put that back in there. But once that clip, that last clip is out, we can fully remove our inner fender liner.So compared to your plastic inner fender liner that already comes on your JL, these will be a lot more durable, made of a 1/16-inch aluminum. So these will be able to take a hit off-road and on the street, protecting these side of your engine bay. These will also have a black powder coat finish on them to resist any corrosion on the aluminum and it's gonna assist you in giving you a sleek and off-road look.Now, I do have the vent here. This is gonna come in a bare finish. So you can color match this. They're completely paintable so you can color match this to whatever color scheme you already have going on your JL. So speaking of the vent being out, this is gonna have a modular design to it and we will have to piece it together in just a second. But that's really gonna assist in giving an aggressive and off-road look.Now, what I do really like about these is the fact that this is gonna help with heat dispersion. Now, previously, the JK did have a lot of heat soak. It was notorious for it, and there was a lot of problems with overheating. And the plastic inner fender liners were one of the main problems with that, keeping a lot of that heat inside of the engine bay. Now switching over to a system like this, this is gonna disperse a lot of heat and that's why they put a fender vent on the JL. But this is just gonna make your JL a lot more efficient and keep it a lot cooler over time.So enough with our plastic inner fender liner, let's bolt up our new ones. So before we install our inner fender liners on our Jeep, we do have to install our mesh panels onto our inner fender liners. So you can grab all of your hardware as well as a 3/8-inch socket and an Allen key and we can go ahead and install our panels. So all the panels will be specific to what they have to go on. They will be shaped accordingly and have cutouts for each of the bolts. So you're just going to keep that in place and line it up the best you can with all of the corners here with all of the bolt holes.So once you have that, you can grab your button head bolt and a washer. That's gonna go on the front there and stick through like that. That will hold it in place. And you can grab one of the nuts and thread that on. So once we have all of the hardware attached, we can tighten it down with a standard Allen key and a 3/8-inch socket. So now we can tighten all of those down. I did stand it up because it is a little bit easier to see both sides when you're holding it like this. So once that one's on, we can do the same thing for the front. Now we can go ahead and tighten those down. So in order to attach the rear portion of our inner fender liner, we need to remove this plastic trim piece here. It's gonna be held in by two clips. So I'm gonna grab my trim removal tool and remove that. I'm gonna pull forward on here, go behind it, and just weed it out. So once that's removed, we'll have two spaces in order to attach our fender. So you can go ahead and grab the rear portion of your fender.So now I'm bringing in the rear portion. So you will have a little cutout here. This is gonna be for your turn signal light. And then you're also gonna have a cutout up here at the top. This's gonna go around this arm here that's holding on your fender. So we are going to put that in place. You're gonna place that behind there. And then if you look down here, we are going to place this inner portion in between this plastic piece that's on our fender and our inner body here. I'm gonna wedge it up as far as we can. That will kind of stay in place for the moment. Now you see these two bottom attachment points. That's where we remove those Christmas tree pop clips. We are gonna take our hardware that we used to install our mesh liner and secure that down to those two attachment points. So you may have to push on the fender and kind of maneuver it around to get access to these two holes here.So now we can install our front portion of our inner fender liner by positioning it in the wheel well. You have a tab at the top that you're gonna tuck into the fender liner and it should go into place just like that. Now you can grab your hardware and attach it to the rear fender liner. So once that is together, we need to grab our trim removal tool and remove a clip that's holding in a line because we have new clips that are going to attach the bottom portion.So the bottom portion of our front inner fender liner will be attached with clips down at the bottom here. But we do have a clip here that will interfere with that. So we're going to grab our trim removal tool and remove that. So once that's out of place, you can actually relocate it to this hole here because these will be our two bottom attachment points. So now we can go ahead and grab our front piece.So now we do have a hole at the top here that needs to be attached to this fender support arm. I am gonna grab the same hardware as everything else. We are going to put the nut up there first, line it up with the hole, and then bolt it through. Now, this is not gonna be very easy to secure down. However, it's doable.So I'm actually gonna use a 3/8-inch wrench to tighten that down just because there's not a lot of room to work with up here. All right. And then we can move down to attaching these to the bottom tab. So DV8 will provide you with some clips. We can go ahead and attach those to the bottom.So once everything is all attached, you are all set to go. We can do the same thing on the other side. So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Maximum Protection for Your Engine Compartment. The black DV8 Off Road Aluminum Inner Fenders protect your engine in 2 significant ways. One, it keeps foreign elements out of your engine compartment by sealing it in tightly. Two, it allows better airflow within your engine compartment, enabling the passage of cooler air and preventing your 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL's engine from overheating.
Reliable Construction and Finish. The DV8 Off-Road Front Aluminum Inner Fenders feature high-quality aluminum construction. This allows the fenders to stay strong and durable, yet still lightweight. This version of the inner fenders sports a slick, elegant black finish.
Easier Installation. DV8 Off-Road designed their Front Aluminum Inner Fenders for an easier, more convenient installation. As an added bonus, you don’t need to remove your inner fender if you need to replace your existing shocks.
Includes a 3-Year Limited Warranty. The DV8 Off-Road Front Aluminum Inner Fenders fall under DV8 Off-Road’s 3-year limited warranty. You may contact the manufacturer to know the specific terms, conditions, and exclusions stated in the warranty.
Application. The DV8 Off-Road Front Aluminum Inner Fenders fit the 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
May 29, 2019
DV8 front inner fender
They look great and fit great much better than the plastic from factory.Helpful (0)
May 24, 2019
Inner Fender liners
If you ask me this just gave the truck a much more appealing look. I Love itHelpful (0)
May 18, 2019
Look Great. but doesn't cover all wiring
These looks great. Much better than the factory huge black plastic ones. I have a 2019 JL Sahara. First thing, they match up to the holes and all is fine in that arena. The issue is the top screw is a pain in the rear to get in place. It is almost too short to match up with the nut you have to squeeze in behind the hole. I had to take the washer off the bolt to make it long enough. I will keep an eye on it and if it comes out I will replacfe with a longer one from Lowes. The other negative thing is that it doesn't cover the inside of the fender. It leaves all the wiring exposed for the driving lights and turn signals. I had to cut the huge black plastic factory liner in a third and used it to cover the underside of the fender. I used the original bolts (3) that held it in before and it works fine. I feel much better knowing this part is covers now. Other than that it looks awesome. It took me 1 1/2 hour for the first side and 45 minutes for the second one.Helpful (2)
March 12, 2019
Great part, need to upgrade hardware
It took me three hours to install the first one. Once I put the tire back on, I went out to buy better hardware. The second one took me 30 min. The bolts are good for assembly, but to mount it, buy this. . #10 32 3/4 inch bolts. The lower part does not line up, so you can use sheet metal screws, or replace the Christmas tree fender retainer with 14h back panel retainers.Helpful (2)
August 29, 2018
Easy install, no directions from the manufacturer though, plastic plugs do not hold it in place so I had to get some self drilling screws to secure it. Other than that happy with the item.Helpful (11)
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