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Old 06-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hole in rear wheel well ?

I have been checking out my '13 Oscar Mike JKU , had it on the lift looking for any potential problems . I found a hole in the rear of the rear wheel well , and checked it out . I removed the tail light and found the hole wide open. It looks like a very bad design , allowing dirt , mud , road salt , etc... into the body cavity . Anybody else find this ? Maybe some spray foam to seal the hole , then undercoating ?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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You think that is bad, take alook on the front end behind the inner fender wall, the gap there is a black hole for trash. Great stuffed it, the non expanding type

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Found this on my 11 also, was wondering what would be the best thing to do also. Mine is already full of sand and mud
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So it's not just mine . I'll have to check the front fender well . I think some spray foam and then a good coating of LPS3 , or Waxoyl . Something to prevent , slow down , rust .
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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I noticed this after I had sent my Jeep to be bedlined. I really wish I could have caught it before hand to foam it up and then have them bedline over it. I'm now considering finding body plugs for it instead, or maybe I will just have them respray that area after I foam it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:08 AM   #6
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I remove my taillights about every other wash and spray these cavities out. Going to build some aluminum plates to replace the stupid foam pieces Chrysler put in there. Wasn't aware of the front cavities mentioned above. I'll look tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #7
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That's how I found mine were open. I took out the tail lights for another project and saw through to my tire. The entire top is open too, it's not just a few tiny holes. I guess foam the top, plug the holes, and respray it all might be the only way to go. The TJ was designed better - again.... but not by much - the plastic flaps often fell out the bottom in them.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:22 AM   #8
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Are you guys sure these aren't drain holes?













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