Tires Fitment

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Tires Fitment

Post by DirtyOffroad » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:51 am

Might run into an issue with tire fitment, though very slightly. My understanding is that there is a pinch weld on the rear side of the front wheel well. What is the proper fix for it? I know on my jeeps I always beat them flat and painted them
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Re: Tires Fitment

Post by adeluca73 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:32 am

DirtyOffroad wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:51 am
Might run into an issue with tire fitment, though very slightly. My understanding is that there is a pinch weld on the rear side of the front wheel well. What is the proper fix for it? I know on my jeeps I always beat them flat and painted them
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Re: Tires Fitment

Post by Colibri » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:58 am

Beat flat and paint worked for me. I did a couple relief cuts on the pinch weld so it folded over perfectly flat and rounded the end of the pinch weld that was still standing with a grinder.
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Re: Tires Fitment

Post by NickTF » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 pm

I used an air powered body saw to cut pinch weld area back to the plug weld portion and used chassis saver paint to make certain it didn't rust. Used a heat gun to reform (and partially mangle due to too much heat and plastic sticking to wood I used to push it/mold it) plastic wheel liners.

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Re: Tires Fitment

Post by olyelr » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm

NickTF wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 pm
...(and partially mangle due to too much heat and plastic sticking to wood I used to push it/mold it)....
:lol:

Is this on a 4th gen? Any pics of the process or outcome?
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Re: Tires Fitment

Post by NickTF » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:33 pm

olyelr wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm
NickTF wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 pm
...(and partially mangle due to too much heat and plastic sticking to wood I used to push it/mold it)....
:lol:

Is this on a 4th gen? Any pics of the process or outcome?
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