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SBL 11-15-2012 10:42 AM

Does Pinch seam need to be cut?
 
Would the pinch seam (and Rubi Rail) need to be cut to put 315 Duratracs (@34.4") on a Stock 2013 Rubicon unlimited? How about with an AEV 2.5" Lift?
Thanks

kramer2k 11-15-2012 10:49 AM

There doesn't seem to be a generally accepted concensus on this topic. Some have not cut theirs and are fine. Others, myself included, had tires very close to the pinch seem even on the smallest amount of up travel. I'm running 35" GY MTRs (actual diameter is 34.5")

Before:

http://i.imgur.com/pUjDu.jpg

After (ignore the red lens flare):

http://i.imgur.com/TIbez.jpg

pluke the 2 11-15-2012 10:52 AM

if you air down and disconnect, yes.

Sueby 11-15-2012 10:54 AM

I'm running 315 duratracs on a 3.5 inch lift and have had no need to cut my pinch seam. When it flexes the rear tires seem to go backwards, not forward so it's all good in my land.

Rtone1583 11-15-2012 10:54 AM

Stock, most definitely.

With lift, you may be able to get by without having it done if you just go for mild to moderate wheeling.

SBL 11-15-2012 11:09 AM

Thanks,
Seems like there is rarely a generally accepted consensus. If there was we would probably all have the same rig.
Did you remove the rubi rail to make the cuts?


Quote:

Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 2998692)
There doesn't seem to be a generally accepted concensus on this topic. Some have not cut theirs and are fine. Others, myself included, had tires very close to the pinch seem even on the smallest amount of up travel. I'm running 35" GY MTRs (actual diameter is 34.5")

Before:

http://i.imgur.com/pUjDu.jpg

After (ignore the red lens flare):

http://i.imgur.com/TIbez.jpg


SBL 11-15-2012 11:12 AM

Thanks for the advice. I guess I should get this done before my ACE rock sliders are delivered.


Quote:

Originally Posted by pluke the 2 (Post 2998705)
if you air down and disconnect, yes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sueby (Post 2998714)
I'm running 315 duratracs on a 3.5 inch lift and have had no need to cut my pinch seam. When it flexes the rear tires seem to go backwards, not forward so it's all good in my land.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rtone1583 (Post 2998717)
Stock, most definitely.

With lift, you may be able to get by without having it done if you just go for mild to moderate wheeling.


kramer2k 11-15-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SBL (Post 2998762)
Did you remove the rubi rail to make the cuts?

Yes, you would need to remove the rock rails before trimming the pinch seam. I don't see a way to get at it without doing so. Furthermore, with the rock rails off they're also much easier to trim. It was just a couple hour evolution for me doing it by myself.


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