Wally's Fenders for 33s
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So, we went and bought 33x12.50x15 tires for Wally before the
2002 Ouray FSJ Invasion. They ran fine on the road. They didn't
quite fit inside the fenders right when going through off road
articulation. I managed to sipe the edges of the tires in the
rear and take a few chunks out of the edge of the front ones.
So, I worryied myself with the idea that I was going to cut good,
clean steel to make it work and keep the tires. Finally we bit
the bullet, borrowed a sawzall and bought some new blades. The
work paid off. The rear fenders were cut 1.5" all the way
around. This leaves a gap between the outer skin and fender well.
It was filled with concrete repair silicone in a large tube. Plenty
of sealer was pumped in to seal moisture out. The sealer cracked
during the winter and needed another bead applied. The front fenders
were trimmed in the front by the lower brace where the tires rubbed
also. The tires pictured here are the old Bridgestone 32x11.50s.
2007 - Just starting on 2nd matched set of 33x12.5x15 Baja Wide Track