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How much extra room can you get with a reasonable amount of front fender hacking?

I've got the 94 pickup, stock IFS w/ 1" bodylift. Getting flatbedded over the Christmas break, and eventually gettting SASed. My goal is to run 36" SXs. Right now the front driver's fender is a little tweaked...

If I cut the fender some (maybe replace it with a straight one while I'm at it), will I be able to use a lot smaller lift in conjuction with my SAS down the road to clear the 36s? Say, for example, stock waggies instead of 44044s? Just an idea.

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Here is one idea. However, I think it looks like crap. Maybe if he ran tube down it like frosty's 4runner it would look better. BTW, he is running 36s and im not sure how much lift he has.

 

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Isn't that Dennis Hawn's (??) truck? I hadn't seen it with the hacked fenders <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> That's ewgly with a capital ew <IMG SRC="smilies/puke.gif" border="0">

I wasn't thinking of anything quite so extreme...
 

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1990 truck, dropped front hangers, rear springs up front (axle 2" forward), about 4.5" lift, no body lift, no fender trimming, no bumpstops...

And I can fin 35x16 boggers on 15x10 MRT beadlocks just fine <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by DRM:
<STRONG>1990 truck, dropped front hangers, rear springs up front (axle 2" forward), about 4.5" lift, no body lift, no fender trimming, no bumpstops...

And I can fin 35x16 boggers on 15x10 MRT beadlocks just fine <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
So do you think that half the lift being from dropped hangers as opposed to all in the springs makes a big difference in terms of tire fitment?
 

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Originally posted by LoknLod762:
<STRONG>So do you think that half the lift being from dropped hangers as opposed to all in the springs makes a big difference in terms of tire fitment?</STRONG>
Nope - shouldn't matter at all.

What matters is either moving the axle forward (and down), or moving the fender/firewall back (and up). One of the two has gonna take place <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Good point. Maybe I don't need as much lift/clearance as initially thought.
 
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