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Old 12-07-2015, 10:01 PM
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looks great i was thinking of doing this instead of buying flat fenders. what did u use to make the cuts?
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Looks great! I have this on my mods list and I keep pushing it off...need to just do it already before winter wheeling begins!
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:25 AM   #6
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Been thinking of doing this. Got more details?
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Here is mine on Painted Factory Fenders...

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that looks damn good. just cut the stock fenders?
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Here is mine with factory cut fenders. Jig saw and some tape. Then put the black door guards around the edge of it. Also put silicone between the fender support and fender to keep it from flopping in the wind
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I understand why people choose this over other options, but I'm not a fan of the look.
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@Rubicano . do you have any more pics of the process?
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@Rubicano . do you have any more pics of the process?

Do a quick search for cut fenders and you'll see a few videos from guys on here who have cut theirs . Plus you tube can help you out to .

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that looks damn good. just cut the stock fenders?
You got it Just chopped away slowly using a dremel...

I watched all the U Tube Vids then I just went out and did it...
I love it, and figured worse thing was, if I chipped them or screwed up id have a reason to buy some sporty ones...
Well Im really glad I just did it...No p[aint chipping at all, in fact the platic would roll up hot just like the black ones...then I used a sander to hit at 45 degree angle to help me get the trim on and to make it all look even cleaner...sanding and uneven cut areas down a bit...

Just go slow accept it may take four hours from start to finish...
I could have went without the trim but had already bought it and figured why not...
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I wouldn't use a dremel as it makes a bit of a mess and winds up melting the plastic if you're not careful.

A jigsaw for the initial cut and a drywall rasp and sandpaper for clean lines is a really good way to go.
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Belt sander works really well, and you can get by without the trim
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Belt sander works really well, and you can get by without the trim
Yep, I didn't use trim. Don't like the looks of that anyway.
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What is the point? I am also not a fan of the look.
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What is the point? I am also not a fan of the look.
If you have to ask what the point is, perhaps you need to wheel a little harder.
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Clearance, and it looks cool.
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If you have to ask what the point is, perhaps you need to wheel a little harder.
Methinks he was talking about the door trim?
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I did this and have been wheeling with 35" mtrs on my stock 2015 2dr.

With sway disconnects it has been amazingly capable. It does rub the inner fender structure on full stuff in the front but nothing has come loose or anything.

I went for a bit more of a mad max look and sawed the bumpers too.
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Methinks he was talking about the door trim?
Yes, perhaps.
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Jigsaw did great for me. Some dont like the looks and thats fine but its your Jeep. I like the looks, I like the engineering I did to make it look good and I also have about 600 bucks more in my pocket that I didnt spend on fenders I probably would have busted on the train anyway.
Congrats on taking the plunge. I hesitated for a long time but man I think it looks awesome. Its your Jeep, do what you like to it!
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Looks great, would love to do it but am fairly confident I would find a way to really screw it up.
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I disagree about using a dremel instead of a Jigsaw or a Saws all...
They cause the fender to bounce a lot...these things are flimsy...
When using the dremel all you have to do is go nice and slow and steady...the cut is supper clean. When you get done running the entire length then simply grab the melted part and flip it off or downward like you are snapping it and it breaks right off.

The cut line is very clean, when I tried to use the saws all the fender started jumping up and down so much it was the only fender other than smoothing the finish to polished look that I had to correct for any out of line wobble of cut.

On painted Fenders I would not try any other way based on how happy I am about the way mine came out.

On plastic maybe...but I really dont think so. my lines are straight and it was very easy to stay right on the money. Just use a Diamond Steel cutting wheel instead of fiber or anything else...

The trip for door edge, I almost did not use any at all as mentioned, but it gives it a professional appearance, You also could stripe it in black with paint, or leave as it is or just hit with a slight edge of sandpaper and rock and roll...

My biggest deal with all of this was, there just were not a lot of pics of Painted ones cut, to help me to decide if this was Plausible for painted fenders...I thought my work may show others the only thing they have to Fear Is Fear itself...

Ill simply say...if you like the look, want the clearance or think you want to do this, then do so you will be happy with your results if you just take your time...

Watch U Tube videos about the fender lines and shape...also applying Tape, making the cuts and removing the side markers as well as the support under fronts...

To gain some confidence try the back fender first they are very simple and once you do both you could stop without doing the fronts or continue on...
I guarantee you will want to do the fronts after you see the look in person on the backs.....

Just Do it...
Then do the Blinker to Side Marker Mod and make it a Blinker also...
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Maybe I should of used that diamond wheel with my Dremel. I started out with the Dremel and a fiber wheel and after about three inches, I had a molten mess. Broke out the jigsaw and never looked back. I also had painted fenders, but wasn't super worried about scratches or rough spots cuz I had already beat the snot out of them. I did sand the edges straight after I cut them, but I decided to bed liner them when I was done. I really like the way they came out.
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I did this and have been wheeling with 35" mtrs on my stock 2015 2dr.

With sway disconnects it has been amazingly capable. It does rub the inner fender structure on full stuff in the front but nothing has come loose or anything.

I went for a bit more of a mad max look and sawed the bumpers too.
This is what it is all about. Capability done cheap. Looks great !!

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