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post #1 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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fender trimming Question......?????

hey for those of yall that have trimmed your fenders and didnt leave all the plastic braceing under them, do they flap in the wind at speed?

just wondering if i should leave some or none of the plastic crap under them so they dont flap about. thanks a bunch guys..........
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 09:50 AM
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leave some...as much as you can. You could probably use some liquid nail or silicone to glue the flare to the support. thats what i plan to do as soon as i decide to cut them some more. Ive been haveing them cut for about 6 months, but im gonna cut some more off.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 04:54 PM
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I kept the inner support in the front fenders but trimmed them liberally so that they act as a kind of spacer between the metal bracket and the plastic fender, and if I remember correctly I needed the back of those supports to reinstall the inner wheel wells. I bought and intended to use black silicone to glue the fender to this last little bit of support to stop it flapping. Three months later and I still haven't siliconed it, nor has it ever flapped. I'm pretty level and the wind still pins it down rather than lifting it up. I'm glad I kept that bit of support in there though, without it the gap between the metal bracket and the fender looks weird to me. If you need it I'll go out and get a close up pic, just let me know.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-25-2009, 08:34 AM
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I threw the whole thing away, the support that is. I just did 80mph with mine and a nasty storm creating some wind and nothing but the slightest vibrations. I didn't like the rigid support, at the top there are two sharp ribs that stick down that was where I was rubbing so it kind of had to go at the top.

Maybe you can rethink the keeping of the splash guard and the stiff plastic support and put them back together to help the support of the splash guard, my inner trimmed splash guard is pretty flimsy.

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