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Unread 09-06-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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Omelet's Rear Fender Mod!

I Know I said that I would do this a while ago, but I kind of forgot! The question about rubbing in the rear comes up a lot. So I figured I would make this into it's own thread instead of having it buried in the pic thread. Now depending on your tire size and wheel backspacing your rubbing will vary, so please keep that in mind. This is just a good mod to start out with if you have rubbing or think you might have rubbing before you go off road and chew up your new tires. Extending your bump stops is also a solution. Once again, depending on your configuration you might have to do both.



First I opened the door and took the 1' piece of weather strip off. Then I cut the plastic off where it angles in at a 90 degree.





Then I made a few cuts on the metal that the plastic was covering. I took a nice big hammer and bent that lip into the fender. It then got wire brushed, sanded, cleaned, and primed.








Then I got some undercoat that I had used on my front fenders and gave it a couple good coats.







Then I took all the tape and plastic off. Popped the weather strip back on and it was finished!




If you noticed I carried the painting over the front of the fender and under the weather strip for added protection. I figured it to be best that way. I hope this helps those of you that were wanting to do the same.

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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Thanks for this very much needed How-to, omelet. One question though, wasn't your rub bad enough for your tire to get caught up by the rear door after this lip roll? If it was, how did you handle your rubbing issue on the door after this mod was done?

Thanks again!
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With my old tires the mod was enough. But with my current tire (295), wheel, and spacer combo I had to extend my bump stops to keep from rubbing. At full stuff I still get slight rubbing in the back portion of the wheel well on the plastic, but it won't harm anything.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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I hear ya, I murdered my rear passenger tire with the lip (Destination M/T's are way too soft) on my first trail. Now I'm running good ole trustworthy BFG AT T/A KO's in 275/70R17 (32's) flavor and I'm lovin the ride quality, road manners and durability. I'm not gonna miss the mud specs on the destins anyway.

I think after my lip roll I will also extend the bump stops just to be on the safe side. Do you remember the specific bolt size that's required to extend it in 2" or so?
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I can't remember the size. I looked through my pix briefly to see if I took a pic of the bolt like I usually do, but I didn't see it. I will give the garage a quick sweep and see what I can find.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 04:30 AM   #6
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Nice work Omelet!

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The bumpstop bolt is a M10x1.50 and however long you would like in length. Thanks again for posting this Omelet. I did this mod a couple month back and will say it was much needed!
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Unread 09-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums....php?p=4661160
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^^^^That should help some for homemade bumpstops.
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Hey Nate on your old setup of 285's did you run bumpstops with this mod? Did you have the 1" spacers back there then as well?
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No I did not extend the bump stops. I did have the spacers in and because of that the bump stop was extended by a little,because it was sitting on the spacer and not seated all the way to the stock mount. Also my 285s were used and not new, so they were a hair smaller then a new set.
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Gotcha. It's close but I'm gonna see if I can get by with just the 1" wheel spacers in the rear and rolled fenders with my 285's. If not I'm bringing some extensions just in case.
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Oh wheel spacers! I was using .25" spacers in the rear with the 285s and Moabs.
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Did you cut that plastic piece that holds the rubber weather strip in place, or did you take it off and cut it?

If you took it off, how did you get those plastic clips off / what did you replace them with if you cut or drilled them out?
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I did pull them off to cut them. I was able to carefully remove the weather strip and only break a couple of the clips. I ran to Pep Boys and grabbed these to replace them with.

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