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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear Suspension

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1. We decided to attack the rear of the WJ first because trimming would be a touch more involved than the front. In the end, we wound up welding some super-thin sheetmetal and delved into unknown territory, actually using body filler on one of our Jeeps. Why would we do this when we were getting by with the 6-inch suspension? The truth is the tires were rubbing both the front and rear of the rear wheelwells, even with the 6-inch lift and lowered bumpstops. This rubbing in the back had gotten to the point that one trim retention screw had been removed by the tire while on the trail. We needed more space.

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