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Old 05-27-2011, 03:58 PM
Krogoth Krogoth is offline
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Default Modding/Cutting Fender Wells

Has anyone cut or trimmed their fender wells for more clearance? Not too worried about aesthetics but Id like to fit slightly bigger tires for ground clearance but Im not too into body lifts at all, and Im saving for a possible SAS so no suspension lift in the near future for me.

Ive seen it done to hardcore 4x4 rigs but Im not sure of the specifics of it other than it will require a sawzall.

So what say you people? inb4 Dont mutilate that beautiful Ranger!

Ive no set course of action but I am still trying to determine the future of my truck still...So many possible options...
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:00 PM
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Ive seen it done before.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:12 PM
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Ive seen it done too, not in person yet. Im just wondering what it will take to make it look clean and keep stuff out of the engine bay like the stock wheel wells mostly block stuff out.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Modding/Cutting Fender Wells

Take and measure the lip that is inside ( if your keeping the inner fender) mark it on the out side leaving about 1/4. cut that out. Now get a fender roller and using that 1.4 you left re roll the fender. Thats how Ive done mine on the Nissan.

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http://www.carcraft.com/howto/1043/index.html -- I like this one
http://www.rocklizardfabrications.co...r_trimming.htm
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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I've noticed in your sig, that you mentioned nothing about your truck having a lift. why not get a lift, insteads of cutting up your truck ??
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:55 PM
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I've noticed in your sig, that you mentioned nothing about your truck having a lift. why not get a lift, insteads of cutting up your truck ??
do you not know how to read?
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Im not too into body lifts at all, and Im saving for a possible SAS so no suspension lift in the near future for me.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:59 PM
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Rear cut about 3", including removal of inner fender well.

Front cut about 3", including removal of inner fender well.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:19 PM
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you must have misread his thread. I'd like to politely point this out to you.
Fixed it so you don't sound like such an A$$h@le.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:21 PM
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:17 AM
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Fixed it so you don't sound like such an A$$h@le.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:09 AM
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I would just crank the t0bars and run 32s until you get around to doing the SAS. That way your not cutting sheet metal on a relatively new truck.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:16 PM
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This will all be very helpful. Thanks much.



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Rear cut about 3", including removal of inner fender well.

Front cut about 3", including removal of inner fender well.
Very helpful pics bro.


And to everyone thanks for your help. Nothing is set in my mind yet but Im feeling out my options right now. Getting close to time for a new set of tires, so yeah.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:31 PM
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Fixed it so you don't sound like such an A$$h@le.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:38 PM
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Very helpful pics bro.
Those pics are with no body lift, around 5" lift on 37's. The front axle is also moved about 3" forward. I trimmed just outside of the factory flares. And for comparison, before trimming:
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