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Old 10-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Pinch seam cover alternatives

Besides heavy rails, sliders, etc. are there some type of covers for the pinch seam strictly for aesthetic purposes to cover up the unsightly undercarriage?

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aesthetic pinch seam covers? white knuckle offroad offers them for $35.00

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Old 10-08-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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Basically I just want to cover up the pinch seam and not add any additional weight like rails and sliders do.
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The link dawhites posted has pinch seam covers, you have to scroll down.
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Just bed-line that rocker area down to the pinch seam if you want it to disappear. But you will probably eventually want sliders as the call of the wild takes hold...
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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I just used plastic license plate bolts to tack on some cut up pieces of random plastic to extend the inner fenders over the pinch seams. Just protects it from rock spray and not much else, and looks pretty bad. It would have been much easier if Chrysler made the inner fenders 2" longer.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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I just used a roll of 1" wide 3M safety tape. It was left over after I used some on my Ace rock rails. Super duty adhesive. Now dont even notice the pinch seam at all.
Still looking to pick up a set of Rubi rails tho.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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aesthetic pinch seam covers? white knuckle offroad offers them for $35.00

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Just put these on last night.

After removing the stock steps, I put on ACE Sliders. Immediately my eye went to the pinch seam holes and bolts. It just didnt look right. I covered them up by adding SmittyBilt Rubi-Rail wannabees as I could not locate Rubi Rail take-offs anywhere and the dealer wanted over 3 bills.

Those were OK but I did not like the fit of them (go figure). Ordered up a set of the WKO pinch seam covers and installed these last night.



Install was easy. You pull the 2 factory painted bolts off (2 each side) and re-use the tacked nuts behind the pinch seam. The supplied hardware fits these. The 4th hole needs to be drilled out of the pinch seam (near the rear wheel). They cover the pinch seam holes and provide a clean look. They look great above the ACE Sliders.
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Just put these on last night.

After removing the stock steps, I put on ACE Sliders. Immediately my eye went to the pinch seam holes and bolts. It just didnt look right. I covered them up by adding SmittyBilt Rubi-Rail wannabees as I could not locate Rubi Rail take-offs anywhere and the dealer wanted over 3 bills.

Those were OK but I did not like the fit of them (go figure). Ordered up a set of the WKO pinch seam covers and installed these last night.



Install was easy. You pull the 2 factory painted bolts off (2 each side) and re-use the tacked nuts behind the pinch seam. The supplied hardware fits these. The 4th hole needs to be drilled out of the pinch seam (near the rear wheel). They cover the pinch seam holes and provide a clean look. They look great above the ACE Sliders.
Pics installed? I want something to cover also. Thinking of picking up some rubi take offs, but these look promising.
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Pinch seams? Barely noticeable on this Jeep with this other cutting (sure it was done to allow flexing w/ 37s):
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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Just put these on last night.

After removing the stock steps, I put on ACE Sliders. Immediately my eye went to the pinch seam holes and bolts. It just didnt look right. I covered them up by adding SmittyBilt Rubi-Rail wannabees as I could not locate Rubi Rail take-offs anywhere and the dealer wanted over 3 bills.

Those were OK but I did not like the fit of them (go figure). Ordered up a set of the WKO pinch seam covers and installed these last night.



Install was easy. You pull the 2 factory painted bolts off (2 each side) and re-use the tacked nuts behind the pinch seam. The supplied hardware fits these. The 4th hole needs to be drilled out of the pinch seam (near the rear wheel). They cover the pinch seam holes and provide a clean look. They look great above the ACE Sliders.
Lynskey, can we get some close up pics of the fit and finish of these WKO pinch seam covers on your Jeep? Appreciate it.
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I only have a few dark garage pics:





One thing to note is that the pieces are about a 1/2"-3/4" longer than they should be. They will stick past the pinch seam near the rear wheel and need to be cut.

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