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Trimming fender wells

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by utmck, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    utmck

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    What tool(s) did you use to trim your fender wells to prevent tire rub?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    4" grinder and cut off wheels. Measure twice. Mark with grease pen. Tape off. And cut slowly. If you go too fast you will burn the paint. And remember= once its gone IT'S GONE. Then once cut use grinding wheel and make the cut look nice. TAKE YOUR TIME
     
  3. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    And post pics
     
  4. Jul 22, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    What tire size and lift?
     
  5. Jul 22, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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  6. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    No, no, no, I'm sorry I meant the inner fender well.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    The plastic? I just used a sharp utility knife to cut mine. Fresh razor blade cuts the plastic like butta.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    wat?
    i just used some tin snips....razor knife would work too.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    I just used my little dremel. Worked like a charm.
     
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    the plastic inner fender wells... do you need them? mine are rubbing and falling down can I remove them and not worry about water/dirt/mud getting up there? thanks
     
  11. Nov 22, 2015 at 7:05 PM
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    JeffP213

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    Hey man. Did you ever get an answer on this? What did you do? I know the passenger side plastic is covering up the intake, but I'm just rubbing on the driver's side. Not sure if ripping that stuff out will mess anything up...
     
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  13. Nov 23, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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    I drove without both of mine in for a long time and had no issues. I would, however, remove the plastic nose of the air intake under the passenger side fender well if you get a lot of rain / muddy conditions. It could potentially suck water in your intake.
     
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