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post #1 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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jk fender chop

Has anyone cut their stock fenders? Im thinking about doing it but wondering if they become really flimsy?

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 08:15 PM
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go for it a guy near me did it on his green jk and angled cut them and they look so much better, not really flimsy either, looks a hell of a lot better.

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They do look awesome! I think ill have to make it my next project.
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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So still haven't done this but I have another thought, all the people I have seen who cut their fenders have the flat plastic (none painted) fenders. Mine are painted black like my jeep so will I screw up my paint if I go cutting it?
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 07:10 AM
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If it takes you almost 2 years to make a few stinking cuts, just leave em be......

And you're still asking in the wrong section.

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone else have useful help?
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 09:40 AM
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It's definitely worth it if that's the look your going for and it allows for 35" tire clearance at stock height in the JK's. Their obviously not as strong after the cut (you can stand on them or anything) but there not as flimsy as your think. The hard plastic under the visible flair is cut with it and it has the plastic Christmas tree headed bolts to secure it down so it's not like they're flapping in the find or anything.

There are quiet a few write up's on here about how to do it, all in all it takes maybe 2-4 hours from start to finish (and that's being very careful to cut in very clean lines). A little advice after doing mine... don't be overly critical of how clean the cut is, a little sand paper will smooth it out and the edges get covered by weather stripping after. Plan your cuts ahead of time and mirror them, I used cardboard to measure and mirror cut the fenders and in the planning process I cut close to the remaining supporting structure attachments so it's still strong for what's left over.

Here's a few pictures of mine.





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post #8 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Looks great thank you! Did u cut yours while on the jeep?
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-19-2013, 08:06 AM
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Looks great thank you! Did u cut yours while on the jeep?
its a LOT easier to do on the jeep than off.. with it off, you have to have 2 people.. and its just no fun. do it on the jeep

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-20-2013, 09:33 PM
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its a LOT easier to do on the jeep than off.. with it off, you have to have 2 people.. and its just no fun. do it on the jeep
Ya I did it while the fenders where on. I would imagine it would be much harder to keep a clean line with them off.
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