OK so to get ready for the bigger tires I took tonight to work on the pinch weld.
Most important tool is your BFH, that's my 1/2" drive ratchet next to it for scale purposes. A close second is the pry bar made for removing the plastic rivets. Don't do what I did. I looked at it and thought I can do it without that. I did get the job done but that tool is definitely money well spent.
Jacked up, wheel removed
Wheel well liner removed
Close up of pinch weld and coolant lines
Pinch weld bashed over
After all that I used a can of bedliner I got at Harbor Freight. Gave it three coats and put the liner back in. Since I do not have a rivet gun for the plastic rivets I was only able to put the two on the back and the one that holds the liner to the running board back in. I will be visiting Harbor Freight tomorrow to fix that issue.
I didn't do anything with the coolant lines yet. I am going to wait and see how bad things rub.
06 Sport-4.7L with QT2 My Garage
As you can see i neet to cut them off. at full lock and you hit a good size bump you can feel it my wife hates it and wants it fixed LOL. I forsee it will still rub when i waste 2-3 hours or more to pound them down
welding a plate after i cut thim flush sounds like a good idea
check out the pics and tell me what you think
they have been cut a bit to help but I just want to hack them the rest of the way off
06 Jeep Commander 3.7L QT1 <<QT II or QD II are over-rated>>
4" Superlift / AEV Module
17" XD Addict wheels
285/70/17 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03 Tires.
New OEM hitch
~>Future (sooner than later): Catch all floor mats, surco Safari basket, Powerplant winch and GET LOST winch plate, and some skid plates.
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