|10-24-2013 02:16 PM|
I did this mod on my 97 auto 4.0 when I owned it (sold to a friend and now I have a 99 manual 4.0)
I used a dremel to cut mine and it took probably around 20 min.
putting that edging on took the longest, needed a flat head to help spread it open to get onto the fenders
I did end up bedlining them but its not in this picture (33's on a stock suspension)
|10-24-2013 11:30 AM|
I just did this. Awesome, cheap as thing to do!!!
Two things to add.
1. Using a box knife, the higher the temp of the plastic the better. Do it on a hot day. It will cut like butter. I noticed a substantial difference in ease of cutting between even the sunny and shady side. IMO anything but a box knife would be overkill for this task.
2. Easiest to cut them mounted on the vehicle. I had my rear ones off for something semi unrelated and cut them while not mounted. It was a bit of a pain.
|09-29-2013 01:53 PM|
|mudboy71||Well here is the finished product with the exception of some touch up paint.....|
|09-29-2013 02:51 AM|
|09-29-2013 02:44 AM|
|Slater451||I like the bumper... Are the fogs still in there stock ish spot??|
|09-29-2013 01:04 AM|
|mudboy71||Update...I work nights so I stay up all night when I am off....sooooo....got bored and went back out and trimmed up the fenders.....looks pretty good so far....I will post pics tomorrow....gotta take another shower now.......lol|
|09-28-2013 09:58 PM|
I pulled my flares today to paint them to get me by until I could afford some Poison Spyder Defenders....Anyway, after I got them off, I kinda liked the way my fenders looked without the flares.....I would say from the pics I have seen of the Defender Fenders, that the stocks without the flares give me about the same clearance or at least they will with a little trimming.....Went to Oreiily and bought 3/4" LED markes lights and mounted them then scribed my cut lines.....Haven't made the cuts yet...Wasn't comfortable doing it with a sawzall.....Gonna get a cutoff wheel tomorrow and have at it....I did go crazy with the sawzall on my front bumper.....lol.....Hope Yall Like.
|09-09-2013 08:34 AM|
|09-09-2013 05:37 AM|
|Sblanck||I used an ordinary box cutter. Did mine Saturday while it was 100 degrees and it was like cutting butter.|
|09-08-2013 10:37 PM|
|09-08-2013 05:47 AM|
I did mine but not as high up.
|09-07-2013 11:51 PM|
|09-07-2013 11:19 PM|
|breez78||I used masking tape for a cutting refrence line, I measured 2 7/8" from the body to the outside of the fender for the flat on the top and then just took the tape down to the corner where the fender met the body.|
|09-07-2013 07:48 PM|
|valentine1210||How much fender are you guys leaving? Like from the hoodline? And I like the look of the tapering edge (getting smaller and u get closer to the ground). Anybody got some measurements?|
|09-07-2013 05:27 PM|
|breez78||For what it's worth. My before and afters.|
|09-01-2013 02:45 AM|
|09-01-2013 12:10 AM|
|08-31-2013 11:12 PM|
|j4j||Some pics after I went wild with the bedliner spray.|
|08-31-2013 09:54 PM|
|Water Dog||If you are using two wire led's (hot & ground) to replace your marker lights, and want the turn signal part to function as well, I ran across a mod that allows you to do that for about $5 in parts at Radio Shack. Just pick up (4) rectifier diodes #IN4004, and (2) 560 ohm 1/2 watt resistors #271-1116. I also bought a small circuit board #276-148, and cut it into a couple of thin strips to wire them on then covered the whole thing with heat shrink. Just wire the parts together like the picture and install to the existing wires that went to your side marker lights and the third wire to your new led and you will have both side marker and turn signal.|
|08-31-2013 09:04 PM|
|08-31-2013 01:37 PM|
|breez78||I'm thinking of plasti dipn mine. Anyone know about how many cans ill need ?|
|08-31-2013 01:33 PM|
|08-31-2013 01:05 AM|
|j4j||Thanks! I hit the flares with bedliner tonight and they came out awesome. I also sprayed the inside of the wheel wells (after covering the shocks, stab links, and brake lines) and that really made it look sharp.|
|08-30-2013 08:52 PM|
|08-30-2013 01:32 PM|
I used masking tape as the guide and cut along with a jigsaw. Our box blades are all dull.
Sanded with 110, primed with self etching rust oleum primer, and bed lined those puppies. I also took off the fake Sahara rock sliders and added the body matched flares to the rear(which are gonna need trimming). It makes it look mean even with 31's!
My driveway looks like a chop shop
|08-30-2013 12:56 AM|
|08-30-2013 12:31 AM|
|08-29-2013 12:41 PM|
|kRicketts96||I was looking into comp cuts for the rear fenders to make room for bigger tires. Does anyone know what to do with the charcoal canister?|
|08-29-2013 01:17 AM|
Cut my flares tonight. Really liking the outcome. Not to mention super easy. Still need to hit them with bedliner though.
|08-27-2013 08:28 PM|
|Blue 98 Tj Maz||I cut mine...I like It! Thanks or the info.|
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