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Wrangler quietly altered for modders (updated)

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According to Allpar reader MoparNorm, Jeep has trimmed the pinch weld seam at the rear wheels of the Wrangler. This weld seam appeared in 2007, and is not an issue unless owners replace their stock tires with 35-37 inch tires, which are fairly common in the aftermarket. The unannounced change was seen by several Jeep dealers on 2013 Wranglers as they arrived. Norm wrote, “The pinch seam is on the red-painted metal; it used to be cut on a 90 degree (vertical), it’s now cut on a 45-degree angle, away from the tire.”

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