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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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I vote for more lift. The truck looks awesome with the factory fender wells and cutting them up would ruin it.
I agree with all the reasons against cutting. I just doesn't look good! Keep it clean .
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From what it sounds like Beard, you want to cut it you just don't want to actually cut your truck. Its definitely a big step
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any man can build a truck....
it takes a real man to cut one up.


cut it, but be gentle
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here is a quick chop i did with some 05 chevy flares and the truck you posted
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i think it would look good but i dont know how they would fit but it would be worth lookin into
but def paint match them on your truck
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Zach will never put Chevy parts on his truck lol
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Zach will never put Chevy parts on his truck lol
hell he had/has ford, chevy, of course ford i dont think adding another chevy would be a problem..

but i dont think he will go for that flares just another thing to get ripped off
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Oh maybe I'm thinking of someone else then, I thought he was anti mixing parts.
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Did you guys miss the part where he said its a trail truck now? Its going to get nicked and scratched and banged up. I see no harm in cutting then making a new fender lip.
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Yeah I dont think you guys are getting the point. But that is fine. I will decide on my own. I wanted some input and I appreciate it. its past the clean, show look that you guys think it has. its not perfect. Already 1 bedside is messed up further than what i wanted it to be.

I am trying to avoid damage that I can. I can avoid damage to my tires and body panels by cutting. If I am wheeling and it bounces into a tree, I couldnt avoid that besides not wheeling, and I have too much money in it not to go out and have fun.
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Zack do not lift it anymore. If you are going to make it a trail truck like you say you do not want it to be to tall. I would go as far as taking out the rear block and low the front when you do the coil overs and cut the fenders.
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Take that BL off and cut the fenders.
that is what i initially wanted to do, but my exhaust is too high and it would touch the cab so that is a no go. I wish it was, I may just redo the exhaust again to make the BL come off.
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Zack do not lift it anymore. If you are going to make it a trail truck like you say you do not want it to be to tall. I would go as far as taking out the rear block and low the front when you do the coil overs and cut the fenders.
soon enough there will not be blocks, just a nice set of sway away coil overs.

I want to drop the BL and raise the frame 2 inches. that will lower it 1 inch and give me a bit more up travel that I want for clearance reasons.
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Zack I don't think people realize when you get over a 33" tall tire you start to have a lot of problems with the bed sides, if you are going to use your truck for more the cruising to the mall. Shoot even when I was running 33's with the superlift and 1" bodylift I ripped the bedsides apart every offroad trip.
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soon enough there will not be blocks, just a nice set of sway away coil overs.

I want to drop the BL and raise the frame 2 inches. that will lower it 1 inch and give me a bit more up travel that I want for clearance reasons.
I know what you want to do to the rear in the future but if you cut the fenders now you should be able to take the blocks out now and have more up travel in the rear.
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yeah i never had too much trouble with the flareside, but this bed it only took 1 time and my truck is pretty tall as it is.
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I know what you want to do to the rear in the future but if you cut the fenders now you should be able to take the blocks out now and have more up travel in the rear.
I cant afford 3-4" in the front, that is all the uptravel i have with the coils! lol
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yeah but the coils are going to be gone real soon.
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I am not sure it will be much different! My upper link mount will be 5" off the axle granted the mount i have now is like 8-9 so maybe but i am just not sure. That would be very cool if I could lower it 3-4 inches.
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don't lift it, if anything it needs to get lowered some.
just take your time, unlike i did on my bed sides and make it look nice like we all know you can.



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GLASS it

tt bedsides (trophy truck)
and like 6" flare and 6" rise fenders... it would look sick
that would be retarded on a truck like his..

trail truck means, trees, rocks, ledges.. lots of crap that would destroy fiberglass in an instant.

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soon enough there will not be blocks, just a nice set of sway away coil overs.

I want to drop the BL and raise the frame 2 inches. that will lower it 1 inch and give me a bit more up travel that I want for clearance reasons.
don't be stealin my ideas now
jk , pull the body lift.. and get a little more suspension lift.
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that is what i initially wanted to do, but my exhaust is too high and it would touch the cab so that is a no go. I wish it was, I may just redo the exhaust again to make the BL come off.
Could you get away with it by doing a 1" body lift. And if you do want to tube out the rear you would just be lowering the cab.
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yeah thought about it. the cab is the problem.
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Lets ask this... how bout limiting your uptravel? Is that even an option. Hell I'm all about as much flex as I can get, but when it comes to sheetmetal getting fubared... limit it.

Glass is an option. Both my buddy's Larry and Mark have em on their older Rangers, and haven't had much issue. Now Larry's are cracking now, but he'd had em on for a long time now, so they're past due.

Don't cut. I hate the look of any Ranger with cut fenders. One option for the rear I'll post up soon as I do it to mine, is to cut the wheelwell on the inside, pull it out, and put 2" plates in with self tapping screws. I'll show when I do it to mine.
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Lets ask this... how bout limiting your uptravel? Is that even an option. Hell I'm all about as much flex as I can get, but when it comes to sheetmetal getting fubared... limit it.

Glass is an option. Both my buddy's Larry and Mark have em on their older Rangers, and haven't had much issue. Now Larry's are cracking now, but he'd had em on for a long time now, so they're past due.

Don't cut. I hate the look of any Ranger with cut fenders. One option for the rear I'll post up soon as I do it to mine, is to cut the wheelwell on the inside, pull it out, and put 2" plates in with self tapping screws. I'll show when I do it to mine.

Hes at pretty low uptravel already, and flex is usually more attributed to droop then uptravel.
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I would rather see you lift it than cut it up, either way I have a feeling I should appreciate it while it looks good as it does now. I better save every current pic I can, because I for one, am gonna miss how good it looks right now.

Then again it's not my truck, unfortunately.
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