|08-07-2013 06:22 PM|
|08-06-2013 07:29 PM|
|bamabrian||I like the paper clip method to mark, that's a good idea. Do you get a lot of stuff flung up from the tires since you did not cut off as much?|
|08-06-2013 05:53 PM|
|tjy18||I used a dremel. Worked like a charm|
|08-06-2013 12:05 PM|
Take a look at some that cut theirs with drimels, routers, cutoff wheels and then take a look at mine. I didn't have to sand, grind, repair and it looks like it came from the factory like that. I took off 1.25" and I believe it's pretty good. I wanted the look of an additional 1.5" lift. Being honest, I don't like the stocks turned into "flat" fenders since it shows too much of the stuff under it.
I masked mine off with 2" painter's tape. I then, took a large paper clip and opened one loop to create a guide for my fine tip marker. I held the 90* of the paper clip under the edge of the flare and put the marker inside the loop that is left sticking up. I marked a perfect 1.25" line around the whole flare. I used a jugsaw with a fine tooth blade to go around the line. Take your time on this and you won't have to do any dressing up of the cut. No burns, no out of line cuts, and no mess when you're done.
Now, if you want more taken off, that's great, but this method is simple and extremely neat.
|08-06-2013 11:00 AM|
|James.crawford14||I've cut the plastic flares with a dremel tool and a cut off wheel|
|08-06-2013 10:53 AM|
Like your new avatar.
|08-06-2013 01:30 AM|
|j4j||Hey Waterdog, is that next on the list. If so I'll be over to use the router template!|
|08-05-2013 10:16 PM|
I'd be interested to find out.
|08-05-2013 08:05 PM|
That's a while ago when I cut the front flat and trimmed the rear flares
|08-05-2013 08:02 PM|
|FloridaJeepers||Just a before and after pic of one of the rear fenders i cut off an inch with a sharp razor blade|
|08-05-2013 03:05 PM|
I used tape to make my lines and cut with a box cutter. Was very easy.
|08-05-2013 09:14 AM|
|mikemounlio||I used my 3" air cut off tool from walmart. Its low on power and cuts slow (perfect to not melt stuff). I had one small mess up from the wheel grabbing and hitting the fender. I got luck tho. The trim covered it up. I love it. Still looking to go with real flat fenders tho.|
|08-04-2013 09:18 AM|
I did some searching for this same thing the other day bc I plan on cutting mine when I get some spare time but in the link above there's plenty of pics for anyone who's on the edge to cut or not to cut.
|08-04-2013 09:06 AM|
|LiftedTj||Cut off wheel and painters tape, then hit them with some sandpaper and a sanding block or file. Finish with black door edge moulding|
|08-04-2013 08:57 AM|
Multiple careful passes with a sharp box cutter blade worked best for me.
|08-04-2013 03:46 AM|
|08-04-2013 03:37 AM|
|TeejHoward||How did you guys cut your flares? I'm thinking about doing mine and I want to know what the best method is for cutting them. Do you use a router? Or a jigsaw?|
|06-29-2013 12:30 PM|
|tjy18||Thanks for the replies. I just finished cutting mine with a dremel and I am extremely pleased with the outcome.|
|06-25-2013 02:24 PM|
Just a trim to make a little extra room after going to 35's.
I hit a tree the next day after the second pic was taken.
That's when I bought my flat fenders.
|06-25-2013 12:37 PM|
|ashelbu04||Here you go!|
|06-25-2013 10:48 AM|
|rwhitmore74||Love the look|
|06-24-2013 10:55 PM|
|06-24-2013 08:19 PM|
|06-24-2013 05:28 PM|
I trimmed mine up only 1" as I wanted to retain some of the stock look, but get the extra clearance.
|06-24-2013 05:06 PM|
Before you do this know that the second the tire sticks out from the flare you no longer can have a window down and a clean interior. Its one or the other.
I mean even in the rain. If my windows are cracked water gets flung in.
|06-24-2013 05:05 PM|
|mikemounlio||I just love posting these.|
|06-24-2013 04:42 PM|
Pics of cut stock flares?
Has anyone cut their stock flares to make it look like a flat fender flare? Pictures would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.