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How much trimming?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uberbeans, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. uberbeans

    uberbeans 1/2 ton status

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    First, I know about the first thread but I have to ask. Will I need trimming on my 5"front/ 6" rear lifted Blazer with 37" inch tires? If so how do I do this cleanly/professionally? I ain't skeered to cut!
     
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    then just put your tires on, cut it, and dont worry about it.
     
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    I don't want to cut too much or make it look crappy, though. Is there a technique to knowing how much?
     
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    I just followed the path of the inner fenderwells, towards the bottoms/front& rear-looks good. Cleaner cut lines than just hacking them off at an angle. I cant post pics...leave me email..I'll send pics.
     
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    Put your tires on and go somewhere where you can watch the truck with a buddy who know what he is doing get it flexed out until it almost is rubbing trim a little and repeat. You usually need to trim just a bit more than you think. It seems that just a bit out of the leading and trailing edges on the front and sometimes none out of the rear is what is mostly needed. To do a pro job use brand new blades and go slow. The last truck I did (36" swamper TSLs no lift) I used a sawzall and a grinder with a cut off wheel
     
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    Where do you live?
     
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    I'll have to give it a try. To make my custom bumpers fit I already trimmed some and it might be enough. Thanks.
     
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    i have 38's on a 6" and could drive with out trimming. I then cut following the inner fender well and slopped it towards the rear. I then folded the inner fender well, after cutting it off fender lip some, to the floorboard with a BFH.
     
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    What do you mean "folded the inner fender well"?
     

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