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Old 09-04-2015, 08:11 AM
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alright folks, i'm the type of jeeper that loves mudding and just slingin crap from my wheels on my jeep; i already have offset rims that came on my XJ when i bought it but it just doesn't please me when i'm muddin. So i had the bright idea i'll either A. buy more offset rims (which is not in the funds right now) or B. cut my stock fender flars to get more mud kicked up on my XJ, haven't really seen people cut XJ fender flars always saw wrangler flars cut or people just take em off, if you've cut your stock flars let me see em and how much ya cut off,

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You can't really cut the flares. Flares are hollow, and cutting any part of them off would look terrible. I think you may mean that you want to remove the flares and trim the fenders, but you mentioned that you haven't seen many XJ guys do what you want. This is where I'm confused, because tons of XJ's have trimmed fenders. If you want pictures, all you have to do is google it.
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Trimming the stock flares is a pain and ineffective. You are better off removing them, trimming the metal and coming up with something else. Just the nature of the beast

You could get wheel spacers although they are not usually recommended.
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The flares are hollow cheap plastic its easier to remove them to try to cut them.
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Or you could remove them and make your own flat flares from lawn edging any width you wish.


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You can't really cut the flares. Flares are hollow, and cutting any part of them off would look terrible. I think you may mean that you want to remove the flares and trim the fenders, but you mentioned that you haven't seen many XJ guys do what you want. This is where I'm confused, because tons of XJ's have trimmed fenders. If you want pictures, all you have to do is google it.
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Trimming the stock flares is a pain and ineffective. You are better off removing them, trimming the metal and coming up with something else. Just the nature of the beast

You could get wheel spacers although they are not usually recommended.
damn, i was really hopin to trim my flares, guess when i get my new tires around tax time i'll try takin the flares off and see how it looks, i am only tryin to cut flares to be able to sling more mud, tires robbin is not an issue even while flexin

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Removed flares cut fenders to fit my 33"s
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Check your state laws about fender flares,Some states its a ticket if you get pulled over.
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