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      10-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Front fenders, rolled/flared questions

Id like to see some photos of some front fender work. im trying to make a little more room to ride lower on my 245/35/18 tires. The joint where the fender meets the front bumber seems to be the biggest issue on our cars.

Anybody relocated the bolt, and maybe flared out the fronts?


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Id like to see some photos of some front fender work. im trying to make a little more room to ride lower on my 245/35/18 tires. The joint where the fender meets the front bumber seems to be the biggest issue on our cars.

Anybody relocated the bolt, and maybe flared out the fronts?


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lol!! I actually did a roll, had to use a Dremel on the plastic portion of the fender. I then had to relocate the outer bolt at the joint of the front clip/fender (one with the metal clip). I had to take a cutting wheel and cut back as much as possible on front..my tire was rubbing a bit there. Mine is not all pretty because you will never see it. If it was in the way I just removed it (inner fender). The biggest culprit was actually the plastic portion of the wheel well....I had to take a Dremel and sand it.

What I did with joint issue was on the tab on the front clip was drill a hole as far back as possible and use a counter sunken screw and then cut the rest out but it still holds great. When doing this be careful not to cut to much off or you will cut the portion out where the front fender meats the front lip and have a gap. I will get some pics for you tomorrow.
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i was thinking about cutting that lip right at the joint. my tire rubs the same spot. im wondering if i can flare the fender slightly and still get the front bumber to pull out a bit to match up to the fender nicely.
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i was thinking about cutting that lip right at the joint. my tire rubs the same spot. im wondering if i can flare the fender slightly and still get the front bumber to pull out a bit to match up to the fender nicely.
The bumper easily..I pulled my front clip out slightly and then put a screw where I wanted it...worked great...will post pics soon!
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i was thinking about cutting that lip right at the joint. my tire rubs the same spot. im wondering if i can flare the fender slightly and still get the front bumber to pull out a bit to match up to the fender nicely.
are referring to the lip in the fender/wheel well?
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basically the lip where the fender attaches to the front bumper. the wheel well gets narrow towards the front end, and its hard to get the fitment just right.
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