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I finally went around and some new Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor LT285/70R17 on the Stock Wheels and had a little bit rub on the front fender. I cut off just enough so i could drive it without rubbing. I was wondering how some people trimmed there fenders. I used a dremel and a jig saw but it doesn't seem to cut the plastic more or less just burn through leaving a nasty looking cut. I just want to clean up that cut so it is not an eye sore. Thanks for the help.

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What clip position do you have your front 5100's on?
 

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Have you checked your clearance between your upper control arm and the inside of your sidewall? That may be an issue also. Your 285's are just a little more than a 1/2 inch taller than my 275's I am running but I have no rubbing issues. Guess that 1/2 inch finds the limit so to speak...Sucks because there is a much bigger selection of 285's vs the 275's I am running.
 

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Have you checked your clearance between your upper control arm and the inside of your sidewall? That may be an issue also. Your 285's are just a little more than a 1/2 inch taller than my 275's I am running but I have no rubbing issues. Guess that 1/2 inch finds the limit so to speak...Sucks because there is a much bigger selection of 285's vs the 275's I am running.
I have the 1.25" spidertrax wheel adapters and have about 3/4" of space in between. that was the first thing i checked because if there was rub there i would be in trouble.

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I have the 1.25" spidertrax wheel adapters and have about 3/4" of space in between. that was the first thing i checked because if there was rub there i would be in trouble.

Andrew
So there is no way you could have run the 285's without the spacer and clear the upper control arm? Guess the 275's are the limit then without spacers on the stock 17's.
 

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I finally went around and some new Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor LT285/70R17 on the Stock Wheels and had a little bit rub on the front fender. I cut off just enough so i could drive it without rubbing. I was wondering how some people trimmed there fenders. I used a dremel and a jig saw but it doesn't seem to cut the plastic more or less just burn through leaving a nasty looking cut. I just want to clean up that cut so it is not an eye sore. Thanks for the help.

Andrew



I have used a simple file to clean up plastic cuts. Don't know if that will work for you but it might be worth a try.
 

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So there is no way you could have run the 285's without the spacer and clear the upper control arm? Guess the 275's are the limit then without spacers on the stock 17's.
i don't think you could with the stock wheels

I have used a simple file to clean up plastic cuts. Don't know if that will work for you but it might be worth a try.
I will probably give that a try, thanks

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I ran 285/75R16 tires on my OEM alloys before I put the lift on with no rubbing on the control arm.

I used a razor blade to trim my fenders, it put the plastic like butter.
 

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I ran 285/75R16 tires on my OEM alloys before I put the lift on with no rubbing on the control arm.

I used a razor blade to trim my fenders, it put the plastic like butter.
Ah never thought about a razor blade, thanks.

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yeah i generally use a dremel to make the cut then a new razor blade to clean things up works great
 
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