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cutting fenders ya or na?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coptezr, Apr 2, 2005.

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Cut fenders or Cut-Outs?

  1. Bushwacker Cut-Outs

    10.9%
  2. Just cut em

    89.8%
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  1. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    should i cut the fenders or bushwacker cut outs? ow much more can i cut with out the cut outs and i have 35's with a sex inch lift. will i have enough clearance for 36's
     
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    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    i only have 6in wish i had sex''in lift. im putin on 38''s.u should easily put on 36''.
     
  3. k5freak44

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    there are alot of questions that need to be asked to help you out specifically, although if you look in yesterdays posts you could find a few topics with the exact same question.

    mall crawler
    If you dont do much wheeling and its a big bling bling truck, you can get away with just cutting the edges off the front fenders and no one will know the diffrence. this is what i did at first with my 36s, but i only had a 4 inch lift.

    wheeler
    If you do abunch of flexy stuff and your tires willl be thrashed into your sheet metal, i would deffinately trim a litte bit. currently i am running 7 inches of lift and i only did some minor trimming and i can get a decent flex. i even considerd bushwacker cutouts. but with the thousands of threads on ck5 with the question repeditaly asked, bushwacker cutouts, yey or ney, you will find alot of neys.

    1. they break easy (someone said they broke one on a trash can coming out of a driveway)
    2. they are expensive
    3. IMO a clean fender trim that will cost you near to nothing will look better then getting bulky grey, expensive pieces of plastc.

    John
     
  4. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    ok ok you guy got me send me some pic with the fenders cut cause thats what im doing sunday then :D
     
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    :hack: :hack: :hack: is the only way!
     
  6. coptezr

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    pics pics pics
    :o
     
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    rears not done, obviously
     
  8. highlow

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    4" lift rear 5 1/2 lift in front and 36x12.5x15 swampers and cut fenders, it works :D
     
  9. big83chevy4x4

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    35s with a 6" lift should clear just fine, you may have to trim the bottom rear of the front fenders, it may run while turning at full stuff

    i have a 4" lift and 35s, and i had to cut the bottom corner off the front fenders to keep it from rubbing.
     
  10. dirtwarrior17

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    36's will rub... My 35's won't unless i'm flexed all the way out and turned all the way, because of my silveradoe chrome trim... it got balled up in the wheel well and started to rub.

    Only reason i would go with bushwackers is the fact it lets you run an offset rim and a wider tire.
     
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    Cut fender's look waayyyyy better anyway's! You wanna be cool,cut your sheit! :p:
     
  12. coptezr

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    :saweet: ok ok ok ok ill do it :D
     
  13. tRustyK5

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    5" of lift and 39.5's...

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    Just trim them...

    Rene
     
  14. dremu

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    I cut mine, and then welded in 1/4" rod bent (nominally bent, anyway) to fit.

    Given the chance to do it over again, I'd use smaller welding wire, and find someone who groks sheetmetal. I *suck* at welding sheetmetal :D

    Still, it came out okay, and doesn't look any worse than the rest of the truck.

    In this pic, it's 33"'s on 4" lift (4" Ranchos up front and shackle flip in back) ... it has 35"'s on it now, but no good pix :(

    -- A

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    No tailgate? :)


    Rene
     
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    37x12.5x15 MTRs on 8" wide wheels. I only have a 2.5" lift, and in this pic you can see what happens with no cutting.
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    And I don't think the suspension is fully compressed, but close.
     
  17. beastofablaze

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    LOL.... the pole speaks for itself.
     
  18. coptezr

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    yes it does :D
     
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    I'm getting there ... it's a work in progress:

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    Ain't need no stinkin' fenders...
     

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