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Old 05-30-2005, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone done it ? Any Ideas? Any pics?
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've been working on the basic ideas, I wont put any pics out until i'm done. Mine will be pretty simple. Tube based, going to have tube braces that come out and down one that mates with the steering box area.
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Old 05-30-2005, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do you intend for yours to be street legal? What are your thoughts on indicators etc?
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ok so its now thats clear, do you have anything constructive to add? im very interested in seeing if its possible to fit max tyres with minimum lift by cutting the snot out of the fenders
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ok so its now thats clear, do you have anything constructive to add? im very interested in seeing if its possible to fit max tyres with minimum lift by cutting the snot out of the fenders

well there's an idea


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do you intend for yours to be street legal? What are your thoughts on indicators etc?
Street legal is for pussys and my grandma...
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ok so its now thats clear, do you have anything constructive to add? im very interested in seeing if its possible to fit max tyres with minimum lift by cutting the snot out of the fenders
Well, having cut the snot out of my fenders & running 38s on an XJ, I can say this. The real limit to large tire sizes is not the fender but the inner fenderwell itself. The front bulge where the battery (p.side) and airbox (d.side) sit and the coil pocket itself are where you get tire contact. Even on small-tired rigs these are the primary problem points. You also may contact the front bumper corners depending on bumper & your susp. geometry.

Tube fenders, much like an exo, are gonna be just for show.
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Well, having cut the snot out of my fenders & running 38s on an XJ, I can say this. The real limit to large tire sizes is not the fender but the inner fenderwell itself. The front bulge where the battery (p.side) and airbox (d.side) sit and the coil pocket itself are where you get tire contact. Even on small-tired rigs these are the primary problem points. You also may contact the front bumper corners depending on bumper & your susp. geometry.

Tube fenders, much like an exo, are gonna be just for show.
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Anyone done it ? Any Ideas? Any pics?
I've seen it done. The unibody needs to be reinforced before you start cutting. I've seen them collapse when cut in the wrong place without reinforcing.
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Yeah...exo counts as reinforcing the unibody.
I'm not too sure on where the major structure points are in a XJs unibody. You'd have to research AMC's design schematics.
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Better than being a trailer queen, and you can drive it to work if you have to
I still drive my junk on the roads.

I guess thats one of the good things about So.Cal, when you have 12 billion cars on the road, its kinda easy to overlook my junk.
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State patrol told me to get my junk street legal or get a ticket next time they caught me. Some SPs like to pick on Wheelers up here.
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