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Old 08-01-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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trimmed flares before and after

Well i got a little sanding left to smooth them out cause i used a utility knife. But better this than ripping them off on the trial. Also got rid of my nerf bars.

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After. im going to fix the one up in the back its a little crooked still but for today its good.



removed close to 2 inches of flare


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Old 08-01-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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Looking sweet ... like those rims.

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Damn! Another mod I have to do. Looks really good, subtle but different.
I don't think I've ever seen that color before.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:27 PM   #4
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Looks great! I just did mine as well. Thanks for reminding me that I need to post up some pics.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
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Looks like you lifted it 3 inches haha.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:48 PM   #6
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i love that color and u did a good job trimmin. i did mine too, it looks awsome.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:04 PM   #7
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Here's my 98 Sahara, 2.5" lift, ACOS set at 3/4" in the front only and 1" wheel spacers. Trimmed the fender flairs and stuffed 35" Pro Comp muds under it.


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Old 08-01-2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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I did this too, It looks like I gave her a 2.5" lift from it. I used a dremel though, I still need to get my pictures up though!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #9
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I want to do this... but isnt it hard to cut them perfectly? or did you just rough cut and sand?
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I used blue painters tape to line where I wanted to trim to and then used a sharp utility knife and sliced along the line. The plastic that the flares are made of are actually very easy to cut. I was able to get a nice straight line using the tape as a guide.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #11
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Looks great, I like how you left a little bit of the lip.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:28 PM   #12
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looks good, i will have to do that!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:33 PM   #13
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Sure do like the look of the trimmed flares and gave serious thought to doing it before I got the 7" wide flares due to two problems. 1) The cops are pretty hardcore here in CA. about having your tires covered and 2) wanted to keep the mud and water sprayback to a minimum with 12.5's. The INSIDE of my rear window was getting covered.
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look good to much of a pussy to try to do that
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thanks alot everyone if you want to copy me i can take some measurements off the pieces left over. The way i looked at it was if i messed it up i just buy some bushwackers. but it was pretty easy just take your time and you will not have a problem.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:46 PM   #16
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Sexy Rubicon!looks like the same color as mine!Offered in 2003 only-Inca Gold Pearl!
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i was afraid as well when i did mine but i thought if it looks that bad i could always just buy new flares
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:15 PM   #18
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That looks great..........I may have to do the same
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thanks alot everyone if you want to copy me i can take some measurements off the pieces left over. The way i looked at it was if i messed it up i just buy some bushwackers. but it was pretty easy just take your time and you will not have a problem.
Yes please get some measurements for me
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:10 PM   #20
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If you want them to be true flat fenders the measurements I used were;

3" at the center top and 3" down about have way to the corner of the flare, and slowly it gets down to 2"s at the very bottom of the flare.

Thats for no extra hang over which gave me about 2.5"s of extra clearance.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:13 PM   #21
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How do you do it? i heard you can just score the fenders with a knife and they snap off. Is that right or do you have to cut all the way in?
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #22
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Measurements from the finished job would be great!
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:05 AM   #24
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Hey man, really looks good. I just did mine today, the cutting was no sweat. After scoring it, it was no problem going all the way through along the guide line. Also went ahead and took them all off and gave them some paint(more tedious there with all the rivets). Flat black for the outer, and wrinkle paint for the interior. Really adds to the look, gives it more of a lift look. I'll be putting some pics up tomorrow after giving it a bb. Thanks for posting the pics, Jeep looks great.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:05 AM   #25
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Those look fantastic!
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:53 PM   #26
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Ok well what i did was i took some 1/8 masking tape, a pensil, a ruler, and a utility knife. I measured from the tire side up 1.9 inches for all of the flare front and back. the front fender where the light is took me a while of placing the tape where i liked it. ended up being 1.7 inches in a horizontal line from the edge of the orange part of the light to the cut line. I made 2 cuts first one was about 1/16 from the edge of my tape and than the second one i cut it off. If you try to cut it in one shoot you will have a hard time to stay in a straight line. First one is like a guide for the second one. If you want a very even amount left at the end i would take your measurements from the top of the fender coming down. after that use some sand paper i used 100 grit than 220 to smooth it out. Putting the 1/8 tape on and looking at it a bunch of times is your best guide to get what you want hope this helps. Sorry i was late posting my measurements. Oh and if you have a hard time sanding trying using something hard and round to place you paper on it helped me.
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i love that color and u did a good job trimmin. i did mine too, it looks awsome.
Looks good! That's how I did mine, with no lip. I like the look. I also got rid of the light and angled the front of the fenders.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:14 AM   #28
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Here are my before and after shots. I went and trimmed them up high and did away with the side marker lights. I also did a few other things too




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looks good fellas. i esp. like the jeep in post #7...great job DIRT
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I did this too, It looks like I gave her a 2.5" lift from it. I used a dremel though, I still need to get my pictures up though!
Most jobs i heard was with a knife..How'd it go with a dremel?? And would you say its fast/easier? How the difficulty of controlling the dremel?..

Im guessing some post sanding work?

Unfortunately i've got a Sahara (painted 'white' flares) I dont' care really that it will have a black edge to it after its cut..Probably will paint 'em black anyway..

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