Tire guidance (ideas to get these to fit)

lbishop Nov 22, 2015

  1. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    Alright some I getting ready to get new tires for the x. Been very happy with my cooper discoverer st maxxs. But am probably going to go back with a mud terrain since the truck no longer has dd duties

    Current set up
    265/75/16s
    Pro comp wheels (16x8, 4.5 inch backspace, 0 offset)

    I want to run 305/70/16 which is gonna put to trimming. I already have a 2 inch body lift. Plus calmini uca's up front. I have some concerns about trimming the fenders
    1. Are y'all just pushing the fender liner back in place and securing it? Removing it all together? Something else?
    2. I'm not sure my hands are steady enough to do the trimming lol... Probably would have a body shop do it

    *im actual leaning towards the fiberglass fenders . Thoughts? Comments? Or should I just man up and cut on the truck?
     
  2. Jbat

    Jbat First Fill-Up (of many)

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    If you don't need the extra width that the fiberglass provides then I would just trim your stock fenders. The fiberglass is expensive, doesn't really fit like it should (since hannemann is the only one making them they don't plan on rectifying this), and a PITA to get in a timely manner. I do like they way they look however and have much more room under them for large tires. However, I fear the day I smack one and crack it or spiderweb the paint.
     
  3. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Once I cut the fenders back to the tub I secured the fender liner with some self tapping screws at that corner. Then reattached the factory trim pieces that were also cut to hide the cuts.
     
  4. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    @jbat, I like the look of the fiberglass fenders. Sucks they dont fit that good.still looks good on your truck though

    @prime, you have any pictures of your trimming before the plastics went back on?
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I don't. But I can take some. I need to recut the trim as I kinda messed it up the first time.
     
  6. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    cut away!
     
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  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    if I could still run the snorkel, I'd do the fiberglass fenders. I like the look. Though the way they bulge at the headlights is kinda strange.
     
  8. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    Many thanks to muadeeb for editing my code. He hath succeeded where I did fail.
     

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