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Old 09-12-2012, 04:29 PM
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Can I hammer the front fender to clear larger tires?

I'm getting some interference with some tires and wheels I'd like to run and was wondering how these trucks like having the back of the front fenders hammered in...
I have a 2005 f350.

I did a cursory search and didn't find anything, but maybe this has been covered ad nauseum.

If you can beat some clearance in, what's the general idea of how much room you'd gain?

Thanks!

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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Any lift and what size tires
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35x13.5 on 18x9 with low enough positive offset that they stick out about 1" past the fenders (the wheels) and the tires stick out past the wheels 1.5" or so. so there is about 2-3" of tire sticking out from the fenders. the wheels are kmc addicts.

not my first choice for stance, but that is how the wheels come and it's close enough that i think they'll work.

I have a levelling kit (slightly higher spring).

i can go full lock but getting a little rub. full lock with some compression will be worse (obviously).


just wondering if anyone has hammered back the bottom edge of the back of the front fender opening.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:38 AM
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Sounds risky. Isnt that firewall?
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:33 AM
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Mine fit sweet my only prob is i hit my front leafs when turning.
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