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OK you bought the big tires what is that noise? Well, if you are going to buy the big tires do this Mod 1st.

Remove the wheel. (Using a jack stand and good safety measures)
Now get a BFH = a Big F Hammer.
OK there is a lip where the fender metal makes the corner and comes into the inside fender about 1.5 inches. You can kinda see where it is it you look up from the top screw with washer. You want to tap that edge from thin inside fender well towards the outside, just enough to bend it a bit, you are bending the inside LIP not the Outside, don't even go near that, You will be tapping the black plastic. You only need to tap it back like 1/8th an inch. You can skip this part if you want but it makes it rub less.

OK Now, About where you see the nylon push fastener, that is the area that will rub. It kinda sticks out there.
The best way to do this is with a heat gun because hot air is less likely to burn anything or catch it on fire. But a torch will work. Be careful.
Take a hammer and using the metal end heat and apply pressure to this area (the part that obviously sticks out) You melt it until it collapses in, then hold it there and remove heat until it stays in on it's own.
You will have to do it a few times in different spots. Takes 5 min. Nothing is behind that you can hurt.

I have large washers on mine because I did not do this MOD before I bought my tires and on the way home it cracked the screw holes and that was my fix. These holes are pretty lame.

Now notice the bottom black thing? It is one of those nylon push in fasteners you see a lot of on trim panels and so forth, Need to see an example? Under the hood one holds your washer neck to the Radiator tank. You can find these in the help section of Parts stores or At Lowes in Hardware, automotive fasteners.
This bottom hole (Screw) will rub the most, So, I just omitted it and hold the inner fender well to the inside lip with this fastener. It works great! I should do the rest like that! ?? All ya do is buy them, drill the hole to size (Nothing is back there - point drill towards center of vehicle slightly when drilling) then just push it in! Buy a few as sometimes they break when removing. But that's how to MOD your inner fender to take the Fat stuff! MC
 

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dragonplayboy said:
Thanks MC! I'm going to try to add to this step by step when I put on my wheels this weekend.
That would be great for followers! Remember to heat and hold until it cools, over and over until you get it back even with the surrounding area.
Take pictures and we can make it the MC-Dragonplay melt mod! LOL
 

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OK so I started on the Drivers side and realized this is WAY easier with the tire off. so I popped the wheel off, then took way too many screws out. all you really need to take out are the three towards the driver door, the one underneath (by the end of the step rail) and the first one as you follow the circumfrence of the wheel well upwards. 5, mabye 6 total, and you can bend the plastic back behind the brake caliper and it will hold it in place.

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Screws:


then I was told you could use a heat gun and a bat (to roll the metal back)



 

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So then I figured I could just wrap electrical tape around the end of some channel lock pliers and bend the metal back (after heat gunning it) without scraping paint off.

 

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LOL!! That was seriously the funniest post EVER on thenewx! I would give you 5 trucks on XOC for that.
 

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then I went for the trusty dremmel with the cut off wheel. can't beat that thing!



tape off the area to cut off (optional, but easy to follow the line)



 

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so anyway here it is cut off



and then you have to seal it so it doesn't get all rusty. I figured this liquid nails glue crap would work.

 

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eeh. hung over.

OK so make sure you're all siliconed up



and put it back together. here's what I ended up cutting off (i cut off a bit more on the passenger side)

 

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then screw it all back together, put the wheel back on, heat gun/hair dryer the hell out of the wheel well liner and wedge something (in this case a dewalt 18v cordless drill battery and a hammer) to bend the liner back.




other side took me all of ten minutes

 

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I consulted a palm reader who can tell by the palm of your hand you are approx 70" tall, so, you don't need them factory stump knockers to get in and out of your X. (JK) You do have SHROCKWORKS on order I hope???
I thought you had em already. Those are suppose to come off with the mud flaps right? You can do a slider How To! No Beer! MC
 
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