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Old 02-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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cut fenders!

i final cut my fenders down and i love em they turned out great!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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What did u use to cut it? Sawzall? anglegrinder?

It looks good. Post when u are finished.
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What did u use to cut it? Sawzall? anglegrinder?

It looks good. Post when u are finished.
I used a dremel on mine, and I left mine attached to my jeep.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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i final cut my fenders down and i love em they turned out great!!
Nice job! You gonna do the rears, too? They are probably easier than the fronts.

Here's mine:



More recent shot after I trimmed the front bumper:
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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That does look great. Would love to try it....But I'll admit, I ain't got the balls to start cutting my fenders .....lol
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
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My god, that looks so much better on the Jk. I never liked the look of the flares : p

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:26 PM   #8
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Nice job! You gonna do the rears, too? They are probably easier than the fronts.

Here's mine:



More recent shot after I trimmed the front bumper:

Looks great with that edge molding, used that on mine too
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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That does look great. Would love to try it....But I'll admit, I ain't got the balls to start cutting my fenders .....lol
Give it a go. It's not like u can't replace them.

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Can somebody post a pic or link on how the front fender looks from the rear? And what do you do with the inner fender well?

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:21 PM   #11
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Can somebody post a pic or link on how the front fender looks from the rear? And what do you do with the inner fender well?

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This is what mine looks like, but most folks do a much less aggressive trim.


(^pic credit: Scott and Trina^)

As for the inner fender liner, I just ditched mine. If I had it to do over again, I would have kept it and trimmed it to fit, at least for the front. Most people ditch the rears completely.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #12
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Looks good ..but what do you do with the marker lights do you just dont worry about them
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:00 PM   #13
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Those look great nice work
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:15 PM   #14
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Looks good ..but what do you do with the marker lights do you just dont worry about them
Thanks!

There are a many ways that people deal with the marker light issue. Common ones are; use the existing marker light but mount it inside the fender well, get a small LED idiot light and wire it up, get a strip of aftermarket LED lights and place along the edge of the fender, go "postal" jeep and mount on top of the fender, the list goes on and on.

What I did was get LED trailer marker lights from Wal-Mart for $5 and silicone them up to the "waffle board" fender support. I placed it in a way where it's visible from the side, but not necessarily going to shine in the eyes of someone driving along me at my door. They also kinda-sorta work as "rock lights", as I positioned them to shine directly down.

Here is a detail shot looking up into my fender from roughly axle level:


Long exposure to emphasize the light shining down... the effect is not quite this pronounced in real life, but it still provides plenty of light:


Side shot to show how the light is just enough to mark location without being overwhelming to cars traveling alongside:
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Wow! Black is beautiful! That looks so tough.

Are those the stock 32" tires?
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #16
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Great job, looks really well done..
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Looks good and functional .i did the turn signal mod on mine but it doesnt work like its should ..it flashes but it doesnt light up with the lights just on
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Wow! Black is beautiful! That looks so tough.

Are those the stock 32" tires?
Thanks 305/70/17, so roughly 34". No lift, no rub, even off-road. I did need 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers to get proper backspacing.
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Thanks 305/70/17, so roughly 34". No lift, no rub, even off-road. I did need 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers to get proper backspacing.
Ah, too bad (for me). I was hoping that mine would look like that after a fender cut. Your looks great though.
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did you put anything around the cut edge to make it look cleaner?
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:07 PM   #21
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did you put anything around the cut edge to make it look cleaner?
i used a rotary cut out and ill be putting door molding to finish it up just havent done it yet

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