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I was wondering if anyone of you have got a snow plow or blade for the trooper or renegade. We are going to order a couple with the next order of machines, but that may be another month or so and I cant find any pics from anywhere to show an up close pic of how they mnt to the trooper. Also if anyone does have one from swisher, I was wondering how it holds up. Also was wondering what different ideas anyone has done for fender flares to keep some of mud off, was thinking maybe some of the rubber flare that you can buy in a roll that I have seen on jeeps. Someone comes to test drive and they come back covered in mud.

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I havn't done anything with flairs but I do plan on designing fibreglass fenders for the Trooper later on to solve not only the mud throwing problen but the lond travel clearance problem. When I do this, I will develope an initial version in a 3d modeling program and post it for comments. I'm a pretty good designed and just ok at how it looks. I designed industrial machinery and looks ment nothing. So what I would like to do it to get everybody's input so when done we'll have a great set of retrofit fenders to go to.

Lenny

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As for the fenders, the reason I was asking about the rubber flares was because they would be flexible and I would lower the chance on breaking the fenders. We have alot of atv trail, poker runs etc. around here and they are tight for the trooper. If you do come up with a new design I would like to see it.

Thanks for the link to the pic of snow blade, I don't know what kind of blade that is. We are going two order a couple of Swishers, they make the brackets for the Trooper and Renegade. From what I know you have to take the winch off and put in on another plate with the blade and then the whole ass. goes into the reciever on the front of the Renegade but the new troopers dont have the reciever in the front anymore so was just wandering how it bolted on. I know everything hinges and hooks up in the front.

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I thought I'd chime in here and say that I got some truck fender flare material from JC Whitney for about 35 bucks if I remember right. They have different contours for mounting; and I chose the flat surface one. (I think you can see it in the pic attached) I had to trim the fender lip off in order to get a nice "blendable yet square" fit. I used 1" screws with locking nuts every 4 inches or so. Then rounded the front of the flare with a box knife to blend into the fender. I think the material was the "standard duty" model.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/EASY-TO-TRIM-RUBB...13135_10101.jcw

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I thought I'd chime in here and say that I got some truck fender flare material from JC Whitney for about 35 bucks if I remember right. They have different contours for mounting; and I chose the flat surface one. (I think you can see it in the pic attached) I had to trim the fender lip off in order to get a nice "blendable yet square" fit. I used 1" screws with locking nuts every 4 inches or so. Then rounded the front of the flare with a box knife to blend into the fender. I think the material was the "standard duty" model.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/EASY-TO-TRIM-RUBB...13135_10101.jcw

Do they keep the mud off I could only find 4 1/2" flares and if I remember right the tires stick out almost six?

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Oh absolutely! I was getting sand blasted before; now nothing comes off the front tires into the seats. Now if I can only solve the dust draft problem

If you have a windshield what I did was cut a few inches off the top and bottom it did not stop it but it helped a lot. Another thing i have herd of is to put a back on the cab. rocmoc said it will also help to remove the bottom of the dash. Cutting the windshield and removing the bottom of the dash will allow the air to flow through the cab and not create the vacuum caused by the windshield. And did you do anything about the rear wheels?

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Tire tread pattern makes a big difference also. With the new tires, I am not getting nearly as much coming back at us MOST of the time. Unfortunately, the new tires/rims are even wider and have a greater potential. I will have to make something from fiberglass as the rear fenders had to be cut for the upward movement of the rear tires. This will require a entirely new fender design.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

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4x4x454 On my mud flaps they stick out 6" I tried 4"& 6" & 8" 8 was to far 4 done good but when I turn the tires some mud would come up so I tried 6 and it seems to work good for me

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