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Old 02-03-2008
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Triming fenders due to rubbing

Alright guys i know i need to get some pics of the issue but the super bowl starts in an hour and im leavin for a party. My question is has anybody trimmed there fenders to prevent rubbing. Im thinking im gonna have to pull the flares off, and trim the actual fender, because i can see where its rubbed and chunked out pieces of my tire. I know it only happens when carrying a load, what do you guys think?
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2002Fx4 did it.....


But he's solid axled on 38's.

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Since you can see where it rubbed just take a razor blade and start hacking off anywhere that has rubbed. Theres no need to remove the flares that I can see of, and when I did this it only took a couple minutes.
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My tires ripped my flares off......so i kept them off......then installed a 1" bodylift. I'm not ready to cut........yet. No rub even with the rear overloaded.
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i marked mine with a line of tape. then used a jig saw to cut it out lil by lil til no rubbing for my 33s with no tbar crank.
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it only happens when carrying a load
Rubbing in front or rear? I am assuming rear.

If it is the front though you can get some more room without cutting. Remove the bottom 2-3 flare fasteners that hold it to the fender, push the flare back and up a good inch, then refasten it with some stainless screws hidden inside the fender well. If it is still hitting the area right behind the flare is a sharp metal corner of the cab covered by black plastic. You can remove the plastic, grind down the metal, and put the plastic back on pushed further back so it never shows.
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