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KernHydro
07-24-2012, 11:40 PM
I thought there was a write up on cutting factory fenders on project jk but cant find it. Can some one post a link on this :beer:

LoPo
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Here you go:
http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-ups/jeep-jk-wrangler-factory-fender-chop

KernHydro
07-24-2012, 11:55 PM
thank you!:thumb:

wayoflife
07-25-2012, 12:26 AM
LOL!! and here i was just about to post up a link :crazyeyes:

Jeepin it
07-27-2012, 06:59 AM
Looks great think i will try this, if i was to run a 35 inch tire would i need a 1.5inch or 1.25 inch spacer? And will this add extra load on the front D 30 axle?

Jeepin it
07-27-2012, 06:59 AM
Looks great think i will try this, if i was to run a 35 inch tire would i need a 1.5inch or 1.25 inch spacer? And will this add extra load on the front D 30 axle?

Jeep jk 2012.

StrizzyChris
07-30-2012, 03:41 AM
Jeep jk 2012.

The tires will add resistance and therefore increase the torque you place on your axle shafts. Also the weight will place strain on your inner C knuckles. The spacers will add absolutely no strain to your axle.

Of all your voiced concerns, I think all you will need to do to run the mentioned set-up is weld gussets and call it a day.

Jeepin it
07-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Great i have c gussets just waiting to weld them on. Just wish we could get away with tires sticking out past the guard here in aus looks like its new mud guards.

wayoflife
07-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Looks great think i will try this, if i was to run a 35 inch tire would i need a 1.5inch or 1.25 inch spacer? And will this add extra load on the front D 30 axle?

i personally would go with the 1.5 spacers as the wheel studs can be just a bit too long and prevent a flush fit. it's really hard to see or know if things are off but, if they are, this could lead to a spacer failure. the 1.5's will clear for sure. also, running high quality spacers are no different than running a set of aftermarket wheels with less backspacing.

Jeepin it
07-30-2012, 11:31 PM
So if i was to run wheels with 4.5 backspacing i would not need the spacers? That was the plan to buy tires and rims.


Thanks

jdenney741
09-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Exactly what door edge molding is this? I was at lowes and couldn't find anything that looked like the picture.

olram30
09-25-2014, 11:58 PM
Exactly what door edge molding is this? I was at lowes and couldn't find anything that looked like the picture.

I've seen it at Wal-Mart, auto zone and other auto parts stores.

jdenney741
09-26-2014, 02:26 AM
I went lowes. The stuff I found was not c shaped to fit around the fender. Or was metal, etc.

olram30
09-26-2014, 02:32 AM
I went lowes. The stuff I found was not c shaped to fit around the fender. Or was metal, etc.

Yeah, Lowe's and home depot are home improvement centers. Try auto zone or similar stores

jdenney741
09-26-2014, 02:33 AM
I just figured door edge molding for houses. But maybe it means for cars.

HILLZ
09-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Great i have c gussets just waiting to weld them on. Just wish we could get away with tires sticking out past the guard here in aus looks like its new mud guards.

Hey Bud, where abouts in Aus are you? I'm in Perth.
mine stick out past the guards a bit and I've not had any drama from the local constabulary yet :cheesy:
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not the best shot for how far they stick out but it is very noticeable in person.

Tdkrawler
09-26-2014, 07:52 AM
Hey Bud, where abouts in Aus are you? I'm in Perth.
mine stick out past the guards a bit and I've not had any drama from the local constabulary yet :cheesy:
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not the best shot for how far they stick out but it is very noticeable in person.
Are they trimmed stock guards?

Sydney sider myself :rolleyes:

HILLZ
09-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Are they trimmed stock guards?

Sydney sider myself :rolleyes:

Yeah they are.


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sjd78
09-26-2014, 08:04 PM
Anyone have pictures of an unlimited with chopped fenders and no lift on 35's? Do you get a lot of rubbing?

olram30
09-26-2014, 10:49 PM
Anyone have pictures of an unlimited with chopped fenders and no lift on 35's? Do you get a lot of rubbing?

Might rub, might have to trim a little bit of metal to make it work.

OverlanderJK
09-26-2014, 10:55 PM
Anyone have pictures of an unlimited with chopped fenders and no lift on 35's? Do you get a lot of rubbing?

Jk-ray ran like that for over a year.

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Tdkrawler
09-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Yeah they are.


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Have you got any side on pics?

HILLZ
09-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Have you got any side on pics?

Here are some shots from the side.

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Tdkrawler
09-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Thanks hillz

Stegertime
10-01-2014, 01:52 AM
Here you go:
http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-ups/jeep-jk-wrangler-factory-fender-chop

Best no cost mod IMO, had a blast doing it. Looks awesome, clearance is such a plus on the trail, and best of all, waaaay cheaper thank those $600+ options be they just pop off if it ever gets gnarly and the replacement clips are dirt cheap! 👍

Tdkrawler
11-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Hillz have you changed your side indicator/parking lights to a smaller size, by any chance?

MedixJK
11-24-2014, 08:12 PM
LOL!! and here i was just about to post up a link :crazyeyes:

Hey can you give me some details on the marker light you used? That looks like a great solution. Looks super clean too.

SaddleTramp
11-25-2014, 02:32 AM
Hey can you give me some details on the marker light you used? That looks like a great solution. Looks super clean too.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002NS8Z2C/ref=pd_aw_sbs_1?pi=SL500_SS115&simLd=1

HILLZ
11-26-2014, 05:53 AM
Hillz have you changed your side indicator/parking lights to a smaller size, by any chance?

yeah running a small LED one in place of the huge ugly OEM side marker. can't remember where I got them or what I paid but it wasn't much.

very similar to the ones from Amazon that SaddleTramp has posted a link to

MedixJK
11-26-2014, 05:57 PM
Went with LED from tractor supply. Awesome so far.

MedixJK
11-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Bright as hell, and only 5$

MedixJK
11-30-2014, 02:08 PM
Figured id post a progress pic. Fender chop done w/ led marker install. New bumper on and some kick ass project JK decals.

MedixJK
12-06-2014, 09:11 PM
LOL!! and here i was just about to post up a link :crazyeyes:

Alright fellas, with the fender chop done, and the liners trimmed, i ended up with the area between the body panels exposed directly behind the front tire. Heres the area im talking about on Moby... Eddie, did you close that up? Just wondering if i need to redo my liner or if itll be ok getting mud, water ect slung in there. Ok actually idk which jeep that is, but its the one from the write up.

tjcrisostomo
12-07-2014, 12:44 PM
I cut mine as well using a dremel and diamond tip cutting blade

tjcrisostomo
12-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Some pics before and after

RMC2
12-07-2014, 02:30 PM
I like the idea of leaving a little bit of a lip myself. I think it looks better IMHO.

That has been my plan since my first JK. Maybe someday I will actually do it.

tjcrisostomo
12-07-2014, 07:45 PM
I agree Rmcroslin I think the small lip doesn't give too big of that gap.... but to each his own..

Wethy
12-08-2014, 03:37 AM
i personally would go with the 1.5 spacers as the wheel studs can be just a bit too long and prevent a flush fit. it's really hard to see or know if things are off but, if they are, this could lead to a spacer failure. the 1.5's will clear for sure. also, running high quality spacers are no different than running a set of aftermarket wheels with less backspacing.

not to jack this but i was looking at spacers, are alloy usa a good brand. they're hub centric like the spidertrax and look identical and are red instead of the blue or silver however theyre about 30 bucks cheaper a set

MedixJK
12-11-2014, 03:12 AM
I never really got any feedback on this... and i know a ton of you all are running cut or aftermarket fenders. Is it a big deal to leave that gap between the body panels uncovered? (Behind each front tire)

BillTheCat
12-11-2014, 08:04 PM
One of my projects during Christmas break.

tjcrisostomo
12-12-2014, 02:49 AM
@mattbeach if youre talking about the splash guards, yes it would be nice to have them back on to keep debris from going into the engine bay

MedixJK
12-12-2014, 03:07 AM
@mattbeach if youre talking about the splash guards, yes it would be nice to have them back on to keep debris from going into the engine bay

Well i have the spashguards/liners back in, so the engine bay is covered. but the way i cut them when i cut my fenders, the spot i noted in the pic is uncovered. by behind the front tires i guess i mean twords the aft of the vehicle.

tjcrisostomo
12-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Wow thats a big gap... maybe a filler like foam or something then epoxy.....

MedixJK
12-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Wow thats a big gap... maybe a filler like foam or something then epoxy.....

Yea im not sure. @wayoflife do you have any thoughts?

OverlanderJK
12-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Yea im not sure. @wayoflife do you have any thoughts?

A lot of people leave it open. Not a huge deal. If you live where they salt the roads I would think about putting a liner in though.

MedixJK
12-12-2014, 06:26 PM
A lot of people leave it open. Not a huge deal. If you live where they salt the roads I would think about putting a liner in though.

Yea kentucky winters can be hit or miss. Ill probably end up getting a new liner and trying a different cut to see if i can cover that better jyst to be safe because im not sure it has any real way to drain.