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post #1 of 19 Old 07-12-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Fender Trimming

For all of you who are wanting to run 33s on ~4" of lift. This is the trimming that I recently did to clear 33s. They did not rub prior to trimming until I disconnected the sway bar. My cutting process went something like this:

Tape off fenders w/ blue painters tape. Use sharpie to draw line to cut. Cut w/ jig saw. I was able to cut everything except for down by the rockers with a jig saw. The remaining couple of inches I had to use a grinder for. I did what most people do and I use door edge molding to hide the cuts and prevent sharp edges.





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post #2 of 19 Old 07-12-2008, 02:31 PM
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Nice job......Im wondering if I'll ever need to trim the fenders on my WJ in the future .

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Good job Now pound that pinch seam flat. Did you do the back yet? Pics?



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Nice, looks clean
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Good job Now pound that pinch seam flat. Did you do the back yet? Pics?
The pinch seam is pretty flat actually. No I didn't do the back yet - actually there was just a tiny little bit of rubbing on the bumper cover so I didn't bother.
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Nice! it looks the pro!

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very clean...great job!
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the rear????

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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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The pinch seam is pretty flat actually. No I didn't do the back yet - actually there was just a tiny little bit of rubbing on the bumper cover so I didn't bother.
Read lately?
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
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Looks great. I bet you could flatten the pinch seam another 1/4 inch at least.

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You got any before pics? I have a WJ and doing a 4 inch lift and worried about the trimming.. I want 33's but dont want to do alot of damage cause jeep will be just for show. And you dont have a front bumper so its hard to tell if the33's will work in my occasion.
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Looks great. I bet you could flatten the pinch seam another 1/4 inch at least.

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Yeah I didn't get out the big sledge, just the 3 lb'er. Next time I have the front wheels off I'm going to get the 10lb sledge out and beat them down further.
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You got any before pics? I have a WJ and doing a 4 inch lift and worried about the trimming.. I want 33's but dont want to do alot of damage cause jeep will be just for show. And you dont have a front bumper so its hard to tell if the33's will work in my occasion.
I do have a front bumper cover, I just didn't have it on because I hadn't trimmed it yet. Here are some pics before the trimming with 33s.


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How bad did it rub before you trimmed? Alot or not alot? And did you trim the inside of the fender well or the actual bumper itself.... I dont want to deal with trimming my actual bumper cause gonna try and keep the WJ lookin clean. But it minor inside trimming was needed I might can do that. Thanks and it looks sick
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