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jlandroche 11-02-2011 12:07 PM

Trimmed flares
 
I was planning on trimming my TJ fender flares for more wheel clearance, Was wondering if anyone knows the best way to go about it, i was just going to cut the side off the fronts, so it gave it a thinner look and i dont know what to do with the rear flares....any tips? easy way to do this?! or can anyone post some examples of what they have done ? appreciate it! thanks :thumb:

TJspeed 11-02-2011 12:11 PM

No tips but the tj i just bought has the rears trimmed. theres A LOT of wheel room now!

jlandroche 11-03-2011 12:15 AM

im liking how it looks on the rear flares! i just gotta see the fronts now

InfernoGirl 11-03-2011 08:05 AM

Mark them with chalk or tape or what ever is handy, use a very sharp razor knife/box cutter, and score them along your line, bend it in and peel it off. Sand smooth any stuff stuck inside and finish with a fresh coat of Krylon :)

BladeMechanical 11-03-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1716126)
Mark them with chalk or tape or what ever is handy, use a very sharp razor knife/box cutter, and score them along your line, bend it in and peel it off. Sand smooth any stuff stuck inside and finish with a fresh coat of Krylon :)

Exactly what I did. Bend the edge being removed to the inside while you run the razor. Here are my trimmed flares.

TJDave 11-03-2011 10:19 AM

I failed miserably trying to use a dremel, then a multi tool. It just gets too hot and it looks like crap. Luckily, I realized this after only getting through 1/4 of the first flare.

The box knife, exacto, razor blade works the best. Just follow your line carefully and slowly. Make a few passes, cutting deeper with each pass. As InfernoGirl mentioned, just bending them in will break them off after the knife.

I left a little more lip on mine than some of the nice Jeeps pictured above. About an inch and a half or so. The fronts are now gone because I put MCE flat fenders on. The lip of the rear flare matches the flare on the flatty fenders.:thumb:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1/DSCN2558.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1/DSCN2532.jpg

TJspeed 11-03-2011 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by BladeMechanical (Post 1716356)
Exactly what I did. Bend the edge being removed to the inside while you run the razor. Here are my trimmed flares.

I like the way the front looks i may do that to mine!

Would i be able to fit 33''s if i trimmed the front fender flares like that?

InfernoGirl 11-03-2011 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 1716504)
I like the way the front looks i may do that to mine!

Would i be able to fit 33''s if i trimmed the front fender flares like that?

You won't be able to fit them offroad if you are stock height. You will rub them for sure. Heck you'll probably rub them going over speed bumps.

I too left a bit more lip than some... Easier to remove more later than try to put it back... :)

BLZ 11-03-2011 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TJDave (Post 1716441)
I failed miserably trying to use a dremel, then a multi tool. It just gets too hot and it looks like crap. Luckily, I realized this after only getting through 1/4 of the first flare.

The box knife, exacto, razor blade works the best. Just follow your line carefully and slowly. Make a few passes, cutting deeper with each pass. As InfernoGirl mentioned, just bending them in will break them off after the knife.

I left a little more lip on mine than some of the nice Jeeps pictured above. About an inch and a half or so. The fronts are now gone because I put MCE flat fenders on. The lip of the rear flare matches the flare on the flatty fenders.:thumb:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1/DSCN2558.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1/DSCN2532.jpg

nicely done...:thumb:

TJspeed 11-03-2011 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1716862)
You won't be able to fit them offroad if you are stock height. You will rub them for sure. Heck you'll probably rub them going over speed bumps.

I too left a bit more lip than some... Easier to remove more later than try to put it back... :)

Im the yellow jeep in the second post. i have a 2" lift on it with rears trimmed.

minisaba 11-03-2011 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BLZ (Post 1716901)
nicely done...:thumb:

I agree, that looks great and it has a finish look.

InfernoGirl 11-04-2011 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 1717094)
Im the yellow jeep in the second post. i have a 2" lift on it with rears trimmed.

:redface: My bad!

You'll rub offroad still, depending on how you flex....


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