I did this mod a while back. I had 33" tires with a 2" lift. Due to Pa laws I had to have tire coverage so all I did was trim the vertical lip off. It is an easy mod to do, but I wish I wouldn't have done it afterwards. It left to much gap in the wheel wells for my taste. To each his own though. It's a cheap and simple mod that some people can do and it looks great on some jeeps. Just not my taste.