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To keep the CJ looking this correct with the wider-than-stock front axle, Chris added 2 1/2 inches of material to the front fenders, making them wide enough to nearly cover the front Swampers. This may seem like a fair bit of work for a trail rig, but this capable Jeep is more of a wilderness exploration rig, not an extreme rockcrawler. Plus, taking steps like this also allows it to be driven on the street without raising too many eyebrows. Some things just look better on certain 4x4s, such as the classic Warn 8274 winch and the appropriate lifting shackles on the front bumper.