|10-16-2012 03:58 PM|
I actually avoided cutting into the "pocket" – the varying contours you mentioned above – and simply cut off the protruding triangle of the pinch seam itself. That's all I needed, for my setup. I think if you actually had to cut into the pocket, the whole process would be a lot more involved, in terms of filling, rustproofing, and painting.
|10-16-2012 03:52 PM|
I used a metal cutoff wheel and slowly progressed along my tape line. The cutoff wheel I used:
I didn't feel comfortable making a diagonal cut through the changing contours of the pinch seam with my recipricating saw. The rail, on the otherhand, was a breeze with the sawzall.
|10-16-2012 03:37 PM|
Then there's the BFH method, which I wouldn't recommend. Just seems kinda...prehistoric. Could just be me.
Borrowing (or renting, another option) a Sawzall would be the way to go.
|10-16-2012 03:32 PM|
|flatsfisher83||Here you go. Not telling you to do it, but if you decide to, there's the write up people are talking about.|
|10-16-2012 03:27 PM|
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|10-16-2012 02:50 PM|
Here's a write up I did this winter, when I cut mine. Doesn't include Rubi rails...I didn't have em on my Jeep.
Not difficult to do. The most time-consuming step is rustproofing/painting.
Cutting your pinch seam
|10-16-2012 02:34 PM|
|CombatChuk||You could also get a set rear control arms that will push the axle back and center the wheel in the well.|
|10-16-2012 02:30 PM|
Yep, remove the rails and trim them, then trim the pinch seam.
Just don't cut too far into the pinch seam or you will leave behind a gaping hole when you are done.
|10-16-2012 02:29 PM|
Hey Tom, I just cut my pinch seam and Rubi rails over the weekend. It's an easy job if you have the tool. I used a RotoZip and cutting wheel on the pinch seam and a reciprocating saw on the Rubi rail.
Obviously you'll need to remove the Rubi rails, but that's very easy. Three large bolts and 6 smaller ones hold it to the Jeep.
Then just tape off and cut in a smooth, straight motion. Try to do it with one motion rather than stopping and starting.
I then filed off the burrs and painted the exposed metal on each item.
You can check my build thread for some information as well.
|10-16-2012 02:04 PM|
Called the pitch seem. PM KBwolf for his write up. It might be a sticky actually ?
|10-16-2012 02:01 PM|
|tomgillotti||Not sure why it posted the same picture twice... here's another.|
|10-16-2012 02:00 PM|
JKUR Rock rail rub with 35's installed
I installed the Teraflex 2.5" lift and pro comp 35x12.5x17r tires on my 2013 Rubicon. Now whenever I flex the rear tires even a little bit I get a rubbing in the rear in the rock rails themselves as well as the metal behind the rock rail. If I remove the rock rails, the metal behind the rock rails will still be there and will rub. I'm assuming I just have to cut this.
Anyone run into this?
If so, what were your solutions?