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Old 05-16-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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OK bear with this newb please, I got an 06 tj stock with 50k . 6 speed , d30 and wretched d35 think runnin3.73's recently got the wife a car so im lookin to take it out of dd mode and make it more trail worthy, I wheel in the north east. little bit of everything, mud rocks stumps n trees and stuff. plus old abandoned class 4's and loggin roads.
any way ive ben trying to search threads on diy hiline fenders and hood mods. i have found enough info so it is just a matter of time till i plug in the sawzall and pull the trigger, couple questions though. anyone run this set up with dual batteries? Or with a mml? I am not sure but I think I might need mml as i plan on 2'' ome and want to eventually do a TT as well but right now dont have money for sye orany of that, Gotta save up to build up a geared down locked up axles. Any info / experience you all will share is greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:46 AM   #2
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oh ya and im guessing no one has fitted this mod with a snorkel yet either?

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Old 06-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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so i dont want to bump myself but i would love to get some feedback about chopping my hood and fenders, would appreciate hearing good/bad experiences with diy highline any regrets , any thing to look out for?.......thanks guys n gals I have already learned so much from all of you on this forum
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Look up jgorm. I know he's done a DIY highline...probably one of the cleaner ones I have seen.

The only thing I'm not a fan of with the DIY is that the fenders themselves are too short, so there is an awkward gap near the rocker and fender. This may be able to be "fixed" (covered) with certain rocker guards that are long enough.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Im thinking about getting some used fenders to cut up and maybe extend to patch that area, I saw jgorms thread and was psyched untill i watched his u tube vid, the fenders didnt seem to come out as clean as i would hope, they were kind of askew and im pretty fussy,and kind of torn as this rig only has 52,000 miles and im not a metal fab guy but igot a couple friends who are really talented so i am looking for info and tips from as many builds as possible
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Im thinking about getting some used fenders to cut up and maybe extend to patch that area, I saw jgorms thread and was psyched untill i watched his u tube vid, the fenders didnt seem to come out as clean as i would hope, they were kind of askew and im pretty fussy,and kind of torn as this rig only has 52,000 miles and im not a metal fab guy but igot a couple friends who are really talented so i am looking for info and tips from as many builds as possible
If you arent totally against purchasing fenders, there are quite a few companies out there that either sell complete tube kits or weld-it-yourself tube kits. In my opinion, I feel it would be less of a headache to purchase some made for the application rather than trying to make the stock ones work. I also prefer the look of tube fenders over the factory fenders (especially in hilines). Its understood though if you are trying to save the money or prefer the "stock" look. If you do buy tubes though, I bet you could turn around and sell your factory fenders easily for a decent amount to help offset your cost.

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