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Old September 25th, 2008, 09:21 AM
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pointers on where to trim for 35's

I've been running 35's x 10.5 for a year and haven't gotten around to trimming.

It would be nice to have advice from someone who's done it, on what area's to trim.

Is is just the last few inches of each eyebrow?
I can see some scuff marks from previous "stuffs" and that will be a start....

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found it on the tech section......
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Old September 25th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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I have 35's with no trimming at all. I only get a slight amount of rubbing whe stuffing the rear tire. Not a big deal.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:01 PM
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I used the tech article. If I were to do it again, I'd probably not trim the front part of the front brows. But it looks as I might have done it right. Her's some pics of my truck with 35's:



This one shows how the front of the front may not need to be trimmed:


Here's a couple rear shots:


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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:27 PM
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that's partly why I ask. I bent a rear fender at mar and it looks like it came from a hard stuff
I think I need some trimming but not sure how much
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Old September 26th, 2008, 03:40 AM
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It also depends upon which tires you're running and how much lift you have. I was running 35x12.50 MTR's on my 110 with about 2" of lift, and I just trimmed the ends of the brows as you had mentioned. But the MTR's run small, and are really closer to 34". So if your tires really are 35", then you'll need to trim more. The tech article seems to be excessive, but that might be required for full size 35's and no lift.
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Something else to think about. With the fenders trimmed you will get spray all over the side of the truck. If you look at the trimming in my pics you will see that I left the top of the fender alone and just trimmed the sides. This is different from the tech article and I think it keeps some of the road spray off the truck but not all of it of course.
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I have SSR 35 x12.5's (Interco) with 3" lift, I forget the wheel offset. I trimmed the metal like the tech article but only the front and rear portions of the flares both on the front and rear.

I have seen Defenders with 34" tires and similar lift that bent the metal portion of the body behind the rear wheels at full stuff if not trimmed.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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I have the 33 10.5 SSR's, ended up trimming the metal as directed, and trimmed the front and rears also (didn't trim the front of the front) didn't notice any rubbing at MAR. Will clean it up and check.

I bent the rear fender last year, but just remembered I had two passengers in the rear that year.
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