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tjy18 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.

mikemounlio 06-24-2013 05:05 PM

I just love posting these.

mikemounlio 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.

Dextreme 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.


http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...ps17c21983.jpg

tjy18 06-24-2013 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by mikemounlio (Post 3895016)
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.

I have 1.5 inch wheel spacers so I'm used to that.

Tsexton223 06-24-2013 10:55 PM

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rwhitmore74 06-25-2013 10:48 AM

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Love the look

ashelbu04 06-25-2013 12:37 PM

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Here you go!

TJDave 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.:banghead:
That's when I bought my flat fenders.:)

Stock
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...d/DSCN2488.jpg

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

tjy18 06-29-2013 12:30 PM

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Thanks for the replies. I just finished cutting mine with a dremel and I am extremely pleased with the outcome.

TeejHoward 08-04-2013 03:37 AM

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?

Michael Storm 08-04-2013 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by TeejHoward (Post 4037252)
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?

+2. Been asking myself the exact same thing.

TJDave 08-04-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by TeejHoward (Post 4037252)
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?

I failed my first little cut with a jigsaw, and an angle grinder. Too much heat and started to melt the flare.
Multiple careful passes with a sharp box cutter blade worked best for me.

LiftedTj 08-04-2013 09:06 AM

Cut off wheel and painters tape, then hit them with some sandpaper and a sanding block or file. Finish with black door edge moulding

R6chris 08-04-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by tjy18 (Post 3911254)
Thanks for the replies. I just finished cutting mine with a dremel and I am extremely pleased with the outcome.

Looks good man! :thumb:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/cutt...rs-106264.html

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.

mikemounlio 08-05-2013 09:14 AM

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.

PiePuncher 08-05-2013 03:05 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...IMAG1561_1.jpg

I used tape to make my lines and cut with a box cutter. Was very easy.

FloridaJeepers 08-05-2013 08:02 PM

Just a before and after pic of one of the rear fenders i cut off an inch with a sharp razor blade

James.crawford14 08-05-2013 08:05 PM

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That's a while ago when I cut the front flat and trimmed the rear flares

Water Dog 08-05-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TeejHoward (Post 4037252)
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?

I've never tried cutting flares with a router, but I used to trim plexiglass with a router with great success. I'll bet a face frame carbide router bit with a guide bearing would work, but it would have to have something to follow...maybe the inside of the flare if one wanted to trim them all the way to flat.

I'd be interested to find out.

j4j 08-06-2013 01:30 AM

Hey Waterdog, is that next on the list:D. If so I'll be over to use the router template!

Water Dog 08-06-2013 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by j4j (Post 4044826)
Hey Waterdog, is that next on the list:D. If so I'll be over to use the router template!

I don't think so, just curious how it would work, but you could make one...;)

Like your new avatar.

James.crawford14 08-06-2013 11:00 AM

I've cut the plastic flares with a dremel tool and a cut off wheel

SpoiledRotten 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.

http://images.photos2.walmart.com/23...B%3B8325nu0mrj

http://images.photos2.walmart.com/23...67397325nu0mrj

http://images.photos2.walmart.com/23...67398325nu0mrj

tjy18 08-06-2013 05:53 PM

I used a dremel. Worked like a charm

bamabrian 08-06-2013 07:29 PM

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?

SpoiledRotten 08-07-2013 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by bamabrian (Post 4047546)
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?

No more than usual. I do have 12.5" tires so when it rains and I'm driving down the road, I create rooster tails.


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