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post #1 of 8 Old 04-26-2017, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Trimming Full Rear Wheel Well

Getting everything ready for 37's and they won't fit in my rear wheel wells. With 35" tires at full articulation, the tire is right up to the metal seam at the top. This is the limiting factor in my up-travel. I'd rather not move my bump stop down an inch.

Just wondering if anyone has ever made this cut? Would remove about 1" around the entire wheel well. It looks like a whole lot of stuff would likely fall apart if I cut it all at once. I figure I can cut a few inches, weld the seam, cut, weld, repeat. Is this something people have done before?


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post #2 of 8 Old 04-26-2017, 10:35 PM
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You can cut up to the spot welds without having to weld it back together. I cut about that high, and a lot more in front and back.
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I made a series of vertical cuts with a sazaw and then used a bfh to fold it inward. I cut past the spot welds and it is more rigid than before now.


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I cut quite a bit off mine. There is 2 big holes and mine. And if you cut this much be careful of thw foam catching fire.

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I cut quite a bit off mine. There is 2 big holes and mine. And if you cut this much be careful of thw foam catching fire.
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What size are those Iroks? I have the 37x14-17 bias ply on my 2dr. I have done some initial trimming but not flexed out and checked.... I used a saw-zaw and cut into the foam up front and epoxy patched over the foam that was exposed.
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39.5 13.5 15. Around 3 inch lift with 12" travel shocks and rub every now and again. I used a cutoff wheel about 2" all the way around

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I cut quite a bit off mine. There is 2 big holes and mine. And if you cut this much be careful of thw foam catching fire.
What did you do about the big holes filled with foam that were made?
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Dug all the foam out and left it open. Jeep doesnt see a lot of mud

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