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Rear Tire Stuffed

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Despite our trimming of the sheetmetal, the 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires were rubbing ever so slightly on the top of the rear wheelwell at full compression off-road. Before reinstalling the trimmed flares, we made some 1-inch bumpstop lowering blocks out of 114-inch heavy-wall tubing we had on hand. Sure, we lost a bit of uptravel, but we doubt it will significantly diminish the Jeep's off-road performance, and we know we won't be replacing tires that have been shredded by the rear wheeltubs.

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