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Old 12-17-2012, 04:47 PM
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Talking Cut Fenders

I cut my fenders and added a new blinker this weekend. I noticed quite a few people asking how cutting the color coded flares worked; it was no different than cutting the non-painted flares.

I used a dremel w/ a "reinforced" disk that came with it.

The new blinker doesn't work when the headlights are on; I won't care to much until the inspector or a cop says something, but any ideas?
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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try different combinations of wires, i had to do that to mine to get the side marker to work when i still had one

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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I cut my fenders and added a new blinker this weekend. I noticed quite a few people asking how cutting the color coded flares worked; it was no different than cutting the non-painted flares.

I used a dremel w/ a "reinforced" disk that came with it.

The new blinker doesn't work when the headlights are on; I won't care to much until the inspector or a cop says something, but any ideas?
I used a dremel when I cut my fenders flat. Seemed to work the best for me. As far as the side blinkers I dont run them which might be a little illegal . I can tell you that I did use front blinkers useing the stock harness and some led signals and mounted them in the grill and Im pretty sure you could do that on the side as well if you wanted too. Anyway your jeep looks sharp and hopefully you can get your side signal straighten out.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with my leds that I put on after i cut my flares. I ended up splicing into the wires for the marker light in the steel fender. Works fine now and haven't had a problem since.
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I cut my fenders and added a new blinker this weekend. I noticed quite a few people asking how cutting the color coded flares worked; it was no different than cutting the non-painted flares.

I used a dremel w/ a "reinforced" disk that came with it.

The new blinker doesn't work when the headlights are on; I won't care to much until the inspector or a cop says something, but any ideas?
You cut the flare not the fender...
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:40 AM
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I had the same problem with my leds that I put on after i cut my flares. I ended up splicing into the wires for the marker light in the steel fender. Works fine now and haven't had a problem since.
Good idea, thanks!

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:41 AM   #7
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i trimmed the front fender flares. the rear i just removed. thought about trimming them but just decided to remove them.
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Would you guys share some close up shots of the cut edge? Will the dremel cut it "clean"?
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I had the same problem also when I installed my 3/4" led side markers using the stock wiring (2 wire connection). The old incandescent side markers work whichever way the wires are connected. The leds have to be one way. I just swapped the wires around and they work exactly how the old fender flare markers did.

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there is a good post on here about trimming the edges. one person used door moulding on the edge and it looked pretty nice.
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there is a good post on here about trimming the edges. one person used door moulding on the edge and it looked pretty nice.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/cutt...-106264-4.html
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currently working on something to either put into the hole gaps or creat someting.
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Would you guys share some close up shots of the cut edge? Will the dremel cut it "clean"?
The dremel didn't really cut it as cleanly as I had hoped, but it was clean enough. The disk kind of melted some of the fender as it went through, but I was able to pull off the melted plastic/shave it off with a razor blade. The clean edge comes from the door trim stuff from advanced auto. Advanced Auto only had 1 pack of door trim, so one of my rear flares is still the raw cut. I will take a picture of the cut tomorrow and post it so you can see what the cut edge looks like w/ the dremel cut.
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