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Old 09-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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Thoughts on trimming metal in wheels wells

I am rubbing in the rear in the center of the wheel well. It appears that this can be fixed by trimming , but I was hoping to find someone that has done this already. I have 33" Dunlop MudRovers. I had 32's on there before these and no rubbing. I am trying to keep a low stance if I can.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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you should do tj flares in the rear that should fix it!

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Old 09-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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I trimmed about an inch out of my wheels well and moved my flares up. I really don't have any pics during but you can see current pics in my build thread. You just have to be carefull towards the front of the wheel house. There is the inner well folded and tacked to the outer skin. I was able to fold the metal back inside and seal it up with sealer.

Basically i took out as much as i could without getting into the inside wheel house. From what I hear tj flares will do it too but I already have my yj flares so basically it was free clearence.
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I have bigger flares than the TJ's already nothing is rubbing the flares.
I want to trim the outside metal to make the wheel hole bigger. I just wanted to ask before removing the inner plastic thingy's and went to hacking. I've modded a few XJ's like that I just am not sure about my Wrangler.
I have also thought about extending the bump stops down to stop damage to my tires from rubbing the fender
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Mine was rubbing on the edge of the flare right at the metal too. Bump stop extentions would work. I don't have any bump stops.
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I was looking at the bump stops last night. I think that will be the easiest fix. I'm sure can fab some extentions fairly easily maybe just 2" will do
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take a cut off wheel and go to town its only metal
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take a cut off wheel and go to town its only metal
X2 you can go up a good amount before you get in to the pinch welds for the wheel well.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:39 PM   #9
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That is what I was wondering. I figured I would ask before I removed the plastic inner fenders covers. I have after-market extended flares adn there is 2" that I feel like I could cut away without any issue
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:50 PM   #10
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X2 you can go up a good amount before you get in to the pinch welds for the wheel well.
That's what i did. I turned out good. Toward the front near the bottom it is still tight, but I trimmed all I could, and used a body hammer to fold the metal over so nothing is too sharp.
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Waggy springs in the rear would move the axle back 2 inches and provide a little more lift.

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