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Plastics, which are best?

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OEM!!!
 

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OEM is the best by far because it fits perfectly. The Maier that Ive used fits pretty well and can be gotten fairly cheaply off of ebay.
 

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I hate polls .mostly has to with opinion & attendance ... :rolleyes: not facts

depends on your depth of pockets,..type of riding & desired looks ...

I own Full bores,OEM & Maiers all work & fit ..obviously OEM fits the best ..
second would be a toss up ...some times it depends who does the installing ;)
XC= full fenders ...MX =race cut
 

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fullbores sure look the coolest, but are pricey. I would say Maier is the best bang for the buck. Ive never found any of the above to fit poorly.
 

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I like the oem 88 style plastics the best.

Has anyone noticed a durability difference in any of the brands? One crack or get stress marks easier than the other???
 

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In my experience Fullbore and Laker make some very nice products with good fit and finish. However, they are pricey. Maier is a decent plastic for the money. The maier on my last R did not fit as well as the Fullbore and Laker around the tank and the kicker. I also think the Fullbore and Laker are more durable but are also heavier. As someone mentioned above, the installer has a bit to do with how well the plastic fits. In the end, new plastic (of any brand) looks pretty darn nice.
 

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Oem plastic looks the best and fits the best, but is getting hard and expensive to get. I use fullbore plastics, easy to get and them and quadtech seat covers were on 2 250r's(one being a hybrid) that I bought. I thought about buying oem rear for my atc250r, however, I really don't want to use expensive and getting rare plastic for mx use.
 

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I've used OEM, Maier, and Full Bore. The full bore stuff looks the best, but I have beat the $hit out of the Maier stuff and it still looks good. My only complaint is that every damn type of plastic other than OEM will eventually melt around the exhaust coupler.
 

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ya the maiers on my gf's 400ex melted around the pipe on back fender, i just trimmed them (both side to match) they look pretty good. They werent even touching the pipe just sat close to it.
 

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For those of you who have used Fullbores with IMS desert tanks (both old and new style) ..... how did you make it fit? Did you have to trim it?
 

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one of my sets of fullbores, the guy before me had a ims 4 gallon tank. He did some trimming to the fenders, so it fits good. Unfortunity, I use the stock tank and it leaves a gap between the fenders and tank.
 

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I've used OEM, Maier, and Full Bore. The full bore stuff looks the best, but I have beat the $hit out of the Maier stuff and it still looks good. My only complaint is that every damn type of plastic other than OEM will eventually melt around the exhaust coupler.

I've been trying to figure out why every quad for sale has a burn hole. My OEM fenders are 20+ years old and there are no burn marks. Is it the quality of the plastic, the fit, the bracing on the fenders? Do the aftermarket fenders use the OEM braces in the rear?
 

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I've had the old Maier's, shiny Maier's and OEM's. Which is the BEST depends on your priorities.

The fitment on the OEM's is superior.

For scratch resistance, I have to say the Shiny Maier's are the best.

For cracking, the shiny Maier's are HORRIBLE. . . especially in cold weather. I've got a couple hundred zip ties in a set to prove it. ;-). The older, dull maier's are bulletproof from a breakage standpoint. . .. . They are incredibly flexible. (unless they spend too much time in the sun and dry out). The OEM's are somewhere in the middle.

Overall, for me, I'd prefer the older (dull) maier fenders. .. if they still made them. My newest set of fenders is '88 style OEM with a black shiny Maier '88 style hood, and I'm happy with them for now.
 

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is it true that Fullbores are painted? that's what a local shop told me.
Fullbore's definitely aren't painted...

Although, I'm having an issue with my rear Fullbore's. I don't know if it's because they are older or what, but the rears have very little support from flexing. After doing a significant amount of jumping in the dunes my rears have developed cracks, significant cracks at that. Mostly at the crest between where the fenders cover the tires and the subframe. I've tried drilling the cracks to prevent them from further spreading, which didn't work, and now I too have several zip-ties to keep them together. Anyone else have issues with their rears? I couldn't be happier with the fronts though :lol:
 
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