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fender trimming

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 85burbanator, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    ok ive been giving this much thought. instead of going with a large lift to fit tires i could go with say a 4-6 inch lift to fit 37's. i plan on trimming the fenders and junk but was wondering if anybody had a suburban or othe lwb rig with the same amount of lift and 33-37" tires. also any tips on trimming would be nice. thanx
    mike
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    dude check out my webshots i ran 4" and 36" TSLs for a long time but my springs are kinda stiff (procomps). i added a 2" body a little later and havent rubbed since. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  3. 85burbanator

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    did you do any trimming?
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    me? i took 2.5" off the back side and like 1.5 or 2" off the front.
     
  5. fatboy

    fatboy 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 4 inch suspention lift and 3 inch body life. I run 36" tsl's and use to rub the frount on full compression so I bought those off road unlimited frount shackels and now very rarley rub. I recomend those shackels as a nessesary upgrade even if you dont thrash on your rig much. The stock ones I pulled off look ok while they were on but were bent to hell when I took them off. Anyway I dont have the fenders trimed and so far so good.
     
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    As it has been discussed here, be careful trimming the front inner fenders as the ac lines to the rear run through there.
     
  7. 85burbanator

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    i dont need ac. i have 5 windows i can roll down and it doesnt get extre /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifmly hot here.
     

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