Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Jeep pinch seams

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Jeep pinch seams Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-13-2013 04:11 PM
Burndog Even after cutting I still hit when off road so looking to recut more dramatically, something along the lines of this image. There's merit in the idea of using the plastic end caps as a buffer rather than letting the tire touch the pinch seams.
05-13-2013 04:00 PM
Burndog 35" Duratracs on mine with a 2.5" RockKrawler Maxtravel lift. Cutting is required. And to be honest I still need to cut mine even more since the initial amount was not enough....
05-13-2013 03:06 PM
kbwwolf
Quote:
Originally Posted by rundm View Post
Getting done tomorrow.
"Getting it done?" As in, paying for it?

Save the money: Cutting your pinch seam

BTW...I agree with post #2 above. For 35s it's a case-by-case basis, depending on your lift. I cut mine solely on paranoia.
05-13-2013 02:57 PM
rundm Getting done tomorrow.
05-13-2013 02:35 PM
nickmimi After installing the 2.5 inch lift and 35s, I cut both the pinch seam and the rubi rails. I just didn't like it that close.
05-13-2013 08:20 AM
kurtz265 Im with Matador on this... my 35s came SOOOO close to touching. Def cut, its not hard at all. just try not to cut your face off in the process... right Matador?
05-13-2013 08:04 AM
Matador I have 35" Duratracs with a leveling kit and it was way too close. I would hit the rails whenever I went up driveways or over train tracks

05-13-2013 04:38 AM
Riccochet Depends on your 35 and how close to an actual 35 they are. My MTR's needed the seams and rails cut.
05-12-2013 11:13 PM
rics1997 35's usually don't need the pinch seam cut but it is getting close at that point. I did mine just to be on the safe side but was told by the shop I didn't need to but did it anyways. Would never want to say not to then have to deal with someone getting their tire cut and coming back and saying, I thought you said it would be alright especially when I did it myself lol
05-12-2013 11:04 PM
rundm Looks like I will be getting them cut before I go this Wednesday. Not gonna leave me a lot of time to do it.
05-12-2013 10:05 PM
joe002 I have a 2.5Ē lift, BGF 35s, and Rubi rails. I didnít trim my rails and pinch seams until I heard them rub. If youíre going just the right speed over just the right kind of bump the wheels rub on the plastic tab on the end of rails. For me it didnít happen a lot because they didnít rub when I was crawling over stuff, and didnít rub when on flat surfaces.

I ended up cutting the rail and bending the pinch seam because it got to be annoying.
05-12-2013 09:46 PM
COLOUJK You should cut them. I have 35's and when flexed you will hit the rubi rails, which will keep it away from the pinch seam, but there will still be rubbing. When you get near stuff you will also push on your stock fenders as well.
05-12-2013 09:43 PM
rundm It seems with the rubi rails on there, that it would be hard for the pinch seams to cut the tires since the rails extend out just a touch farther then the seams. Just didn't want to get into a bad situation while out on the trails. Thanks to all for the input.
05-12-2013 09:35 PM
Beastmaster I have roughly the same lift and tires and I cut my seams. I have a sport and picked up some Rubi rails on Craig's list and I cut them too.

35's are right at the point you should consider cutting your seams. For most wheeling there will be no problem because when the tires flex they will go up and slightly to the rear. I have heard the stories about people getting their tires slashed from the pinch seams but haven't seen it personally.

When it all came down to it and I was looking at my rig after installing my lift and tires, I didn't like how close to my back tires the pinch seams looked. For me, it all came down to the comfort factor.

Should the pinch seams absolutely be cut with 35" tires? Probably not, but I feel better rock crawling with them farther away from my tires. Besides, it's an easy mod and I'm all about easy.
05-12-2013 08:51 PM
chipmonk66gt I thought(reading a ton in the forum) that 35s were the point u needed to cut the pinch seems. If I had 35s, I would.
05-12-2013 08:27 PM
river2c It's not usually necessary with 35" tires unless you're running shorter rear control arms.
05-12-2013 07:41 PM
rundm
Jeep pinch seams

Will be going to Palo Dura jeep jamboree this week and was wondering how important it would be to get my pinch seams cut? I have a rubicon with the rubi rails on it. I have read about how the seams can cut the tires and cause problems but did not know how often it would happen. I don't want to be out on the trails and have this problem. I have the bfg 35x12.5x15 in tires if that helps with a 2.5 lift.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.



Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC