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Old 11-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Want to trim the rear fenders a little..HELP!!!

I am not wanting to do comp corners, I just want to enlarge the opening some around the tire. My 35's rub the back of the corners on the YJ. Any suggestions? Anyone done this before and have some how to or pics?

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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are you trimming them to any certain pattern? did you get new fender flares that can help cover the cut job? if not, i would do something like how they suggest in the bushwacker fender flare manual. like this:
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/36177.pdf
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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are you trimming them to any certain pattern? did you get new fender flares that can help cover the cut job? if not, i would do something like how they suggest in the bushwacker fender flare manual. like this:
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/36177.pdf

No new flares to cover it up..I just want to "open" it up a little more.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:17 PM   #5
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tj flares give you like an inch or two in the back and look really good....would fit your bastardized jeep well
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:35 PM   #6
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Even though mines a TJ, I just used some of that crappy blue tape to mark what I wanted to cut off, then used the dremel to cut away. after I was done cutting it, used some welfare sand paper from the dot head dollar store to smooth the edges and that was it. had a ton of clearance, plus it still looked close to a factory flare. The fronts, well I butchered them, they ended up looking like a chicken carcass left over from the 15th of the month.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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do you want to cut the fenders(tub) or the flares?
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do you want to cut the fenders(tub) or the flares?

The tub.
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If you are going to run flares after the opening is cut, use TJ flares and trace and cut, it's that simple, and should give you about 2" of clearance in the rear. If you are not running flares, then just draw a line and go to town!
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If you are going to run flares after the opening is cut, use TJ flares and trace and cut, it's that simple, and should give you about 2" of clearance in the rear. If you are not running flares, then just draw a line and go to town!
cool, now I just need to find set of rear TJ flares.
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I just free hand drew a line about where I wanted it and used a fiberglass reinforced cutoff wheel on my dremel tool to trim mine out to fit my 38's in the fenders. It turned out pretty good.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:58 PM   #12
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I just free hand drew a line about where I wanted it and used a fiberglass reinforced cutoff wheel on my dremel tool to trim mine out to fit my 38's in the fenders. It turned out pretty good.

I have a set of TJ flares coming in. I will use my dremel to chop 'em off!

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