the Rear Fenders
For those off-roaders,
trimming the rear fenders for articulation and larger tires is a
must. I run 33's on 10" rims and only a 4" lift, so trimming
was a necessity. I had a local body shop do this, but after it was
done I realized "I could have done that".
much to trim is up to you and what size tires, lift, etc. I took
a total of 2" off, but technically it was only 1" of
Draw a line
with chalk of where you want the new height to be. Approximately
1 inch below that draw a second line. The second line will be
your "cut" line and the higher line will be the "bend"
Cut out alone
the "cut" line.
slits every so 2 inches up to your "bend" line all around
the fender. Bend back each square so that it is perpendicular
to the outside fender. You may need to pound the corner to get
it perfectly flat. (Again, a body shop did this for me so I am
Once all flaps
have been bent back, you will need to reattach the inside fender
well. You could do this with a weld, or like mine ... caulk. The
body shop caulked the inside with a rubber, silicon based caulk
that hardened like new.
To cover the
vertical slits I used body tape. You could also cover with a rubber
fender flare. But this will do for me right now.