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Well, I thought I had done enough fender trimming, but I unhooked the swaybar, and now I need to do quite a bit more. I have no problem cutting the fenders more, but when I flex, the tires are rubbing the inner fenderwells. Ive got BDS front springs, a shackle flip in the rear, and no rear shocks, so its flexing pretty darn good. My problem is with the inner fenderwells. I cant remove them because then mud and all that nasty crap would be all over my engine compartment every time I went fourwheeling. Plus, if I did remove them, I would have to relocate everything that mounts ontop of them in the engine compartment, and I dont have the fabrication skills to do that. How can I fix this problem? One guy suggested beating them out of the tires way with a bfh, but I dont exactly see how this would work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I cut the lower rear half of my inners off... /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gifstill keeps the mud out, still has all the stuff bolted to them but gives the tires more room. I had to move my diff forward 1.25" to keep the 40's from rubbing the firewall/floorboard though. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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Hmmm. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Thanks. I think that is what I am going to do because the tires are only hitting the rear of the inner fenders. Time for some /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
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I cut the lower rear half of my inners off... /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gifstill keeps the mud out, still has all the stuff bolted to them but gives the tires more room. I had to move my diff forward 1.25" to keep the 40's from rubbing the firewall/floorboard though. :ee

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How much of a lift are you running? I ask because I'm planning on running 39.5 Iroks with a 4 inch lift, but I've never run more than a 35 with 4 inches. So should I expect the tires to rub the bottom of the firewall too?
 

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I cut the lower rear half of my inners off... /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gifstill keeps the mud out, still has all the stuff bolted to them but gives the tires more room. I had to move my diff forward 1.25" to keep the 40's from rubbing the firewall/floorboard though. :ee

Rene

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How much of a lift are you running? I ask because I'm planning on running 39.5 Iroks with a 4 inch lift, but I've never run more than a 35 with 4 inches. So should I expect the tires to rub the bottom of the firewall too?

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Saggy 4" suspension, and a 1" body lift. A fresh 4" suspension lift would sit about the same height. Unless you move the diff forward an inch or so you can expect the tire to rub the firewall/floor area, especially if the tires are turned a little and you're flexed out. I pounded the body seam in that area flat just to be safe...if the tire does rub there at least it won't get cut up any.

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I yanked them out of my 76 K5. You may want to consitter making custom inner fenders that'll give you more room to stuff and keep the mud out.
 

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I dont have the right bolt size and I am too lazy to weld the shock mounts back onto my 14 bolt. It rides really soft in the rear, but the rear will flex infinately. I havent decided yet whether I am going to leave them off, or put them on one of these days.
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I yanked them out of my 76 K5. You may want to consitter making custom inner fenders that'll give you more room to stuff and keep the mud out.

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That would be really nice, but if you read my initial post closely you would have noticed I said I dont have the tools/time/skills to fab something up right now. But maybe if you want to fab me something up for free.... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
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How much of a lift are you running? I ask because I'm planning on running 39.5 Iroks with a 4 inch lift, but I've never run more than a 35 with 4 inches. So should I expect the tires to rub the bottom of the firewall too?

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I dont know about him, but im running about 6" with 37's and mine rub pretty badly with the swaybar unhooked. When flexed and the wheel as straight as I can make it while flexing, my 37's push pretty hard into the rear part of that inner fenderwell. I plan on fixing that either tomorrow or sunday though. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
-Harrison
 
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