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Pic Request Valance trimming for 32's

Just got some 32 X 11.5 X 15 mall terrains mounted on some 15X8 AR Baja wheels. My T bars are cranked. I know I have to trim a little bit off the front valance and maybe some off the inside plastic fenderwell. I was hoping someone had some pics of how much you cut off so I can start from there.
The truck is a 2002 FX4.
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crank them a little more or uncrank them and put on a bl no rubbing then
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I thought I read a few times that I had to do some trimming.
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^^ haha i know i was giving you something else so you dont have to cut
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I'm running 33's and I had to do no valance trimming. Only thing I had to do is get rid of the front mud flaps. So you'll fit them fine with no rubbing.
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No trimming makes me happy.
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you should need to trim if you do it will be really small off the corners kinda easy to see when mounted
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Here's some shots I took when I finally did mine...


Before. (you can see the peach fuzz of the tire rubbing away on the valence. lol)
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I even did the back of the flare where it's closest to being hit by the tire...
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Then to smooth them off, just a couple quick swipes of emry cloth or sandpaper and you're done.

I don't have any good before pics, you're just gonna have to look at your truck. 04+ guys need to cut away more material because the valence is so squared off in the area that needs trimming.
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Always appreciate your help Zach/Shane. Just got them on and only had to remove the mudflaps for now. I still have to flex it out a little while turning to see if I need more. Pics later.
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ya mud flaps suck anyways!
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I didn't have to trim for my 33's before the BL.
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^^ 4th gen bumpers dont hang as low as 5th+
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Always appreciate your help Zach/Shane. Just got them on and only had to remove the mudflaps for now. I still have to flex it out a little while turning to see if I need more. Pics later.
Trust me, you won't. I've flexed mine out and it barely rubs the inner fender.
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I'm running 32's and i didnt trim the valence... And I'm STOCK with no crank...
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Alot of the "i didn't trim" and the "i had to trim" really depends on wheel specs and the bumper adjustment height.

Take your sway bar off and you'll see just how much you'll rub....hell...look at my truck. 7" of lift and 35's....tons more rubber to fender room than 32's and stock....I rub my valence before trimming...

I find any 04+ saying they didn't have to trim a little hard to believe because the valence is so squared off where the trimming occurs. But whateva. Depends on the wheel spec.
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Thats true Shane, I'm running 15x8 with 3.75BS, I think...
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When I had to run my brother's 33x12.50 Big Horns with 15x10 Mickey Thompson Classic II wheels, I cut the corner off of each fender flare. Keep in mind this was with no lift and only t bar crank. At first it didn't rub the valence but did towards the end. The valance up by the bumper now has a 1/2 inch crack on each side.
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I have the same wheels and tires on my 03, no mudflaps on the front and no rubbing with just a torsion bar crank
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