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Unread 05-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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Close ups of trimmed areas

It seems that trimming in the WJ is very common when lifting and adding bigger tires. I have a lift and 265/70/17's on the way. I am figuring I'll have to trim. Please if you could post close ups of the areas you've trimmed and what you used to do the trimming, like sawzall, cutoff wheel, dremmel, etc.

This would likely help many more than just myself. In most pics the trimming looks good but I'd like to see close ups of what is being trimme and how your are fastening it back on, if you are at all vs letting it dangle in the wind.

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Unread 05-11-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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I haven't got pics but I did a fair amount of trimming using just left and right tin snips. Sharp tin snips. They cut that plastic very easily with zero mess besides what you cut off. No sweeping up, no noise, no eye or ear protection needed and very little finger and hand danger.

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Here is how I just did mine. Used an angle grinder with cut off wheel for the most part. Also had to hammer some of the pinch weld back. Got more pictures in my build thread.

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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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Well I've installed my IRO 3" lift and I'm rubbing in the rear which puzzles me. Is it normal to be rubbing in the rear? It is only rubbing when it flexes.

I'm running 265/70/17 GY Wrangler Authority's.

The reason I am putting this in this thread is because given my lift and tires I was not expecting to have to trim in the rear, only the front. If trimming needs to be done in the rear can anyone show me what you've trimmed?
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Well I've installed my IRO 3" lift and I'm rubbing in the rear which puzzles me. Is it normal to be rubbing in the rear? It is only rubbing when it flexes.

I'm running 265/70/17 GY Wrangler Authority's.

The reason I am putting this in this thread is because given my lift and tires I was not expecting to have to trim in the rear, only the front. If trimming needs to be done in the rear can anyone show me what you've trimmed?
What type of wheels are you running? The different backspacing could explain why your rubbing. Then again, if not bump stopped properly, no matter what your eventually going to rub.

my writeup for the rear trim http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...iteup-1412915/
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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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I'm on OE bump stops both front and rear and currently running the OEM Jeep Avila 17's with no spacers.
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I'm on OE bump stops both front and rear and currently running the Avila Jeep 17's with no spacers.
what exactly are you rubbing?
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Your thread title had me thinking you were on the wrong part of the internet...
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:05 PM   #9
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Your thread title had me thinking you were on the wrong part of the internet...
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BAH! Just tried loading my pic and its too big by 3kb. Will resize and upload tomorrow.

I am rubbing the edge of the bumper where the plastic folds over and the fender liner attaches.
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Did some trimming yesterday with a dremmel, will do more today cause its still rubbing.
Here is some pics>>>
image-3827793919.jpg   image-232383885.jpg   image-3457646681.jpg   image-2718280801.jpg   image-286639719.jpg  

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Your thread title had me thinking you were on the wrong part of the internet...
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Unread 06-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #12
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I'm on OE bump stops both front and rear and currently running the OEM Jeep Avila 17's with no spacers.
You should extend your bump stops or trim. I have Iro 3" with 32" tires. I have extended bump stops and no trimming needed in the rear. The front is a different story, especially when disconnected, you need to do a lot more.
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I'd rather trim than extend bumpstops personally for me it's a matter of why limit flex when I can cut body work
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #14
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So far I have not needed to trim in the rear. I will be really wheeling it for the first time hard this weekend. gtg, how bad was your rear rubbing? I've been pondering the use of a heat gun to soften the fender liner and move it some instead of extending bump stops in the rear.
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So far I have not needed to trim in the rear. I will be really wheeling it for the first time hard this weekend. gtg, how bad was your rear rubbing? I've been pondering the use of a heat gun to soften the fender liner and move it some instead of extending bump stops in the rear.
No rubbing in the rear with the extended bumpstops. I do rub metal slightly in the front while disconnected. With 3" lift and true 32" tires, and disconnected in the front, you need to relocate washer bottle and trim the bumper or wheel without the front bumper. It is really easy to take off.
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