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Old 06-07-2014, 01:04 AM   #1
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Cut The Inside of Stock Bunpers

I have some rubbing issues with my current tires agains the inside of the front stock bumpers and I plan on replacing the bumpers. However, for the meantime, has anyone ever cut the inside of their stock bumpers before for any reason or to make room for articulation?

The 33" tires set me back a little, so I want to just buy some time before I get the new bumpers and new flares too.

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Old 06-07-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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Just look up how to cut it into a stubby, works very well and I plan on doing in the next few days

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Old 06-07-2014, 01:33 AM   #3
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I cut my rear bumper and plastic welded the cap back on...

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Just look up how to cut it into a stubby, works very well and I plan on doing in the next few days
Man I saw a YouTube on how to cut the flares, and I'm afraid that, although possible, I'm afraid ill just mess it up. I have experience with power tools but I think I might just saw the ends of the bumpers and put diff end caps on for now. $70 for two caps.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:19 PM   #6
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Definitely let me know how that fairs with your tires. I'm not into the stubby look for my Jeep, but I do like the look in general. I like the higher end caps...but they are the same labor so please let me know how the installation goes.
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I cut my rear bumper and plastic welded the cap back on...
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Man I saw a YouTube on how to cut the flares, and I'm afraid that, although possible, I'm afraid ill just mess it up. I have experience with power tools but I think I might just saw the ends of the bumpers and put diff end caps on for now. $70 for two caps.
Just find a friend who's good with a jigsaw, Dremel tool or router and have them do it.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:28 PM   #9
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Instead of dropping $70 on end caps. If you have a 2dr look around for 4dr rubi or unlimited springs in your area. On Craigslist or wherever. You can usually pick them up for dirt cheap and itll give you about an inch lift. Should be plenty of clearance for the bumpers and fenders with 33s. That's probably the cheapest fix if you're scared to trim.

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