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Unread 08-14-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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DIY "Highline" Fender Write Up

Hi,

Recently I "high lined" my fenders and TJ flares to get some needed tire clearance for free. Worked great! Here's my write up. Hope it helps!

http://members.cox.net/rough-riders2...t_Fenders.html

Oh, and I have RE 4" extreme duty springs, 1" body lift and TJ flares.

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Unread 08-15-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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great write up
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Unread 08-15-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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X2 on the write up! Definitely perked my curiosity...!!
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Unread 08-15-2011, 08:43 AM   #4
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I've got to put some on that I picked up. They are the xenon flares for a tj. I am going to defintely use your writeup. Thanks
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Unread 08-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #5
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Yup, I have the Xenon TJ flares as well. Had them on for YEARS and they've held up great.

Also, let me know if anyone wants any pictures of the rear fenderwell. I trimmed A LOT! Basically, I trimmed until I couldn't trim anymore without cutting through to the interior of the tub. I did this in the front and top of the wheel well. In the front, the wheel well is angled back quite a bit. My 37's just clear. If you go bigger without adding a bump stop, you'd probably have to cut this part of the wheel well out and fab a new one.

In the rear of the rear wheel wells, there is a vertical, rectangular piece of sheetmetal that gets in the way of big tires moving back as the spring compresses. In this case, I cut some of the spot welds that attach it to the outer fender sheetmetal and pounded it back along the bottom. I retained it so it still protects the fuel fill lines on the drivers side....

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Unread 08-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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Perhaps I should have titled this thread "DIY stock front fender 'highline'", not to be confused with people building new highline tube fenders.

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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:42 AM   #7
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this is very slick...thanks for the write-up...

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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #8
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this is very slick...thanks for the write-up...

-dave
Most people don't even realize the fenders and flares aren't in their stock location! Only a Jeep owner with a keen eye notices things like the rear flares being mounted so high and then try and figure out how the front matches... Very stealthy
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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Looks a bit strange the body lines on The tub don't line up any more looks half *** no offence just looks slopy
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:53 AM   #10
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Do you really think so buckedgabers? I thought it looked good. I am a little nervous about cutting away on the Jeep. I have the Zenon flares waiting to install. What would you do different?
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Unread 08-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #11
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I wanna see the rear! This is the way I'm heading exactly
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Unread 08-16-2011, 02:22 PM   #12
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Looks a bit strange the body lines on The tub don't line up any more looks half *** no offence just looks slopy
Yeah, the TJ's have an additional body line that matches up with the hood when cut. But for me, the clearance is worth it...

Here's a pic zoomed in on the area in question. You can also see the door trim I used on the cut hood edge. (This pic is pre-monstaliner.)

I'll take some pics of the rear tonight and post them up...

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Unread 08-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #13
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Do you really think so buckedgabers? I thought it looked good. I am a little nervous about cutting away on the Jeep. I have the Zenon flares waiting to install. What would you do different?
You can install the Xenon flares and get quite a bit more clearance without raising the fenders. I ran that way for years. Might be an option if you don't want to cut your hood...

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Unread 08-17-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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hello James
I have a TJ and I am planning on doing some homemade highline fenders like yours, can you send me your write up with plenty of pictures?
the link you have on the very top does not work


thanks
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Unread 08-18-2011, 05:47 AM   #15
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X2 post up the writeup from the other web site you have linked and include the pics on the rear. I'm looking at doing mine and you really did a good job with it.
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