Subscribe to a magazine

Inner Fender Close Up

Back to article View Gallery
5 of 12
We had interference with the inner fender, so we pounded the pinch seam flat-that wasn't enough, so we also "massaged" the inner fender with our 3-pound maul. All told, we moved the inner fender back 2-3 inches; if you have a manual transmission you won't get full travel out of the clutch, since the pedal is on the other side of this panel. We played around with putting adjustable arms on the XJ, which would have let us get away with less "massaging," but because we located the flare about 1-inch further to the rear than it should have been, the stock control arms centered the tire in the wheel opening just fine. If you have a late model XJ, your factory fog lights will have to get tossed as well.

Advertisement