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View Poll Results: open it? or lift it with bump stops
open the fenders like 2002fx4 33 50.00%
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Old 12-09-2008
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True. im the same way about opinions, but end the end i'm always he one who decides
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Cut it but do it cleanly.
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the bed is going to get cut down to just side skins anyway.
Hmmm reallly now. Bed cage?
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I'd say cut it and maybe even lower it a little bit... Your truck is already tall enough...

Its nice having a truck that I don't care about... Cutting the fenders on my truck was one of the first things I did to it...
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Hmmm reallly now. Bed cage?
My guess is rear 4 link, and full cage.
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My guess is rear 4 link, and full cage.
pretty much, next year i want to back half it, 4 link, exo cage, 5 point harness, etc. might wait until 2010 though.
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Don't take it the wrong way or anything please, but do you actually plan on taking the truck on trails? The only pictures of your truck offroad I have seen are in the sand like in your avatar. If you are planning on staying in the sand only then just lift the truck up a little bit more. But if you are planning on taking it over rocks and stuff then just cut the wheel wells, I don't know if it would be possible but maybe you can find some flares for a fullsize that would fit after you cut the fenders. Then you could possibly have the fender size you need, while still keeping the looks of what you have now.

But then again, if the truck isn't street driven anymore and is going to become a strictly trail only truck it wouldn't matter how it looks.
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it has been on trails numerous times in its life, but now that i have a DD i think you will see it more.

I have some pictures but they are usually crappy ones.
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it has been on trails numerous times in its life, but now that i have a DD i think you will see it more.

I have some pictures but they are usually crappy ones.
Oh ok, I haven't been a member on here for that long so I didn't know.

Whatever you do it will look good, you do clean work
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Oh ok, I haven't been a member on here for that long so I didn't know.

Whatever you do it will look good, you do clean work
its fine, and your right it has not been on trails much. Full time school and full time work doesnt leave much time for anything. To tell you the truth I have not been confident with the truck until recently and its still questionable.

I change and tweak stuff so much that when i get off road it either sucks or just ok and I have to make it home. the dunes are a good place for me to run it and find things that are messed up.

here is a decent pic from last year.
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lift tha backmore
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cut it
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i wont run glass. its a trail truck its not going to hold up.
Theres your answer.

You said it your self, its a trail truck, more lift isnt going to be good for the trail but cutting fenders that will most likely get smashed up anyways is.
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pretty much, next year i want to back half it, 4 link, exo cage, 5 point harness, etc. might wait until 2010 though.
You probably dont want to, but since these are your plans, why not make a flatbed and tube everything? If you wanted to you could have the flat bed and make mounts for your bed sides.

I vote for a custom bed, maybe not a flatbed, but something from scratch that will completely fit your needs.
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nah im not big on flat beds.

it is going to be full tube back half with bolt on bed sides.
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I say either lift it more or or go glass. I have a set if your interested....
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In that case, start cutting!
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I agree don't lift it. Its tall as it is. But i say go with the glass. Removable like your talking about, could easily tuck the tires at its current height and should hold up fine. If your worried about damage, if you hit something with steel, you bend it back, bondo, paint ect... to fix, I don't see why fiberglass would be much worse?

My only complaint about the cut fenders, is they never look quite right. Maybe look into fitting an aftermarket fender to the truck that has a much larger opening. Like off a superduty or something. So that you could retro fit it on, have the large wheels wells you need and keep the clean look.
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Take that BL off and cut the fenders.
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trim fenders, i have faith in your craftsmanship. as long as you make it look good it should work right and look good all at the same time.
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It just depends what you use to make the cuts. I used a hand dremel and it took a long time but it came out really good.

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you got pics of a truck that has the fenders cut that welded in a lip??
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Opened up fenders look mega gay IMO
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GLASS it

tt bedsides (trophy truck)
and like 6" flare and 6" rise fenders... it would look sick
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i say cut it then get flares from a full size that way you can have the bigger fenderwells but also retain the clean factory look or even make your own flares from fiberglass if your good at that type stuff
but whatever you do will most likely look good and its your truck so you decide
but i wouldnt lift it more or do glass fenders
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