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Attn: Hack Masters

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Polaris, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    I'm in a bit of a dilemma and could use some advice. I'm running a 4" lift and 36" IROKs. I have trimmed my fenders back to the inner fender and in the front I'm still having rubbing issues. I have removed my swaybar, so it articulates quite well and thus, it's easy to stuff a tire. In particular, I wonder what I could use to cover these sharp edges to avoid wrecking my new tires on the trail this weekend? The Bushwackers did not hold up very well (Bushwacker, not tree & rock whackers I guess /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif)
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    I'm not opposed to more /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif, but what of the inner fender??

    Thanks for any tips!
     
  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    A temporary solution and cheap to boot would be some trim lock. Just a rubber edge gaurd that slips over the rough edge and has metal peices inside it to help hold the shape. Probably get ripped off eventually also but it would get you going for the weekend. Door edge trim works good in a pinch too.
     
  3. Kyle89K5

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    I cut my inner fender up right about 6", then pounded it back with the BFH. That gave me more room to trim back the fender and not rub. Also, on mine, I notched the lip just a little then beat it back too. Not exactly pretty, but no sharp edges either.

    KP
     
  4. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    ORD and others offer kits to move your axle forward or back to help aleviate this problem. Another solution is to move the front mounts foward and use a slightly longer shackle or move the shackle holders in the frame (more work than just adding an offset zero rate though).
     
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    I cut my inner fender well too. As soon as my camera is charged I will take a pic for you.
     
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    I second the beating your inner fender back some and doing some more cutting.

    You could also move your axle forward some by redrilling the spring perches.
     
  7. BOWTIE

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    what i usually do is remove the lower inner fender well bolts and move it foward so i can get in the back side. hack out the inner portion of the fender, then bolt back up and beat back the inner fenderwell with the BFH.

    you can cut enough and still have the inners.
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  8. Kyle89K5

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    Here's an early pic of mine. It's been *refined* a bit since then /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    what i usually do is remove the lower inner fender well bolts and move it foward so i can get in the back side. hack out the inner portion of the fender, then bolt back up and beat back the inner fenderwell with the BFH.

    you can cut enough and still have the inners.
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    I like this method, it seems like it should have a clean look to it.


    What's up with that shackle angle? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  11. smokkey1

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    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif whats rubbing?
     
  13. tRustyK5

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    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif whats rubbing?

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    You need to actually wheel it to have trouble with rubbing tires... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Rene
     
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    What's up with that shackle angle? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    looks like the standard angle to me. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    It looks like the angle on mine also, but it is less than ideal. I will change mine soon to look like Tim's.
     
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    [quote
    You need to actually wheel it to have trouble with rubbing tires... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Rene

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    /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    One word "/forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif"
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    You need to actually wheel it to have trouble with rubbing tires... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Rene

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    shhhh its damn near done... It will be ready to flex anyway... wheeling who knows, its too nice to wheel I think...
     
  20. Zeus33rd

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    You could also toss a 1-2" body lift on there. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     

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