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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hey so I've been very unhappy with the look of my YJ lately. A while back I picked up a set of xenon 6" flat flares which i loved. Until I picked up a smittybilt stubby stinger bumper. Now between the stubby bumper, the bulky YJ fenders and the 6" flares it looks like my jeep has wings. I was going to purchase tube fenders but figured I would try and go the cheaper route by cutting my stock fenders. I'm a little nervous about this. Just wondering how u guys went about doing this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated


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Unread 08-13-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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Flares off. Done. Never understood cutting the leading edge for "clearance."
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Unread 08-13-2013, 05:25 AM   #3
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Flares off. Done. Never understood cutting the leading edge for "clearance."
I don't like the way it looks with just the flares off. I drove around flareless for a while between OEM flares and the flats. I'm getting 3" tubes for the rear.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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There was a good thread on it and I seem to have lost it
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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Found it

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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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thanks.... im gonna cut them eventually... probably wont get to it this week, maybe i will idk. eventually i go with tube fenders but i'll cut them for now
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #7
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after i cut them eventually down the road i think i'll go this route.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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What do you guys use to get the black rubber trim so it's not just a sharp edge. I was thinking a small vac line sliced down one side. Or is there a black trim u guys buy?
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Unread 09-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #9
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Not sure if you can even buy it anymore but the auto parts stores used to have a door trim kit.
Something like this.
http://www.farmandfleet.com/products...door-trim.html
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Unread 09-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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If you intend on adding tube fenders later be careful not to cut too much. You will need a bit of fender to bolt the tube fenders on to.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 01:17 AM   #11
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I've actually folded over the metal lip of the fender and warped the top flat part of the stock fenders on 33's with OME springs. metal cloaks are too $$$ and look silly with 33s, the other 'flat' fenders mostly look ridiculous to me, I don't know. hi-lining is too much work. I'll probably just keep beating the stock fenders until they fall off.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 01:31 AM   #12
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Not sure if you can even buy it anymore but the auto parts stores used to have a door trim kit.
Something like this.
http://www.farmandfleet.com/products...door-trim.html
thanks ive seen some door trim on ebay just cant get a good look at it

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If you intend on adding tube fenders later be careful not to cut too much. You will need a bit of fender to bolt the tube fenders on to.
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I've actually folded over the metal lip of the fender and warped the top flat part of the stock fenders on 33's with OME springs. metal cloaks are too $$$ and look silly with 33s, the other 'flat' fenders mostly look ridiculous to me, I don't know. hi-lining is too much work. I'll probably just keep beating the stock fenders until they fall off.
i might keep my stock fenders cut for a long time. if i do upgrade to tube fenders it wont be metalcloaks. as much as i like them im gonna go with smittybilt tubes with 3" flare. right now i have smittybilt front and rear bumpers as well as rocker armor. im planning on buying a set of 3" rear tube flares from smitty as well



thanks all for the advice. anyone have pics and a specific link to something they used to cover the edges of the cut fender?
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Unread 10-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #13
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I had rust holes through my fenders so I just decided to cut it out by cutting the fenders off, and I ended up liking the look. Still not done with it, I'll be adding tubes. Just need the time to bend and weld it.

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