post #1 of Old 12-09-2010, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Fender Trimming - Can I Still Use Original Fender Flare Once Done?

I have a 3.5" lift on my XJ and took the chance of fitting 32"x11.5" tires. They look great, they work great, but they definitely rub the fender a bit.

So I'm guessing a need just a bit of trimming. So my question is, when only a little is cut off, can I still use the original Fender Flares or is it time to go shopping? (for something like bushwacker).

I've attached a link to a photo of my XJ with the new tires/wheels.

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMG_0523.jpg

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you can trim and then drill new holes to mount the stock flares up a little higher.

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...

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I read a pretty good write up on exactly what you're looking to do. It is possible to use the factory flares after trimming the fenders. I don't remember where I saw the write up, but I'll try and find it for ya
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Didn't have any luck finding the write up I saw before, but I found another. Hopefully it'll help you out.

Front Fender Trim Write Up (Retaining the stock flare) - NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association
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EricsXJ has done it so PM him or maybe try searching through his threads. This was the only pic I could find.


My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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post #6 of Old 12-09-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome. Sort of relieved. While I do like the Bushwackers a lot, I have nothing against the fender flares I have now.

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