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Mud issues new JL rubicon

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by hiker1, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:14 AM
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    hiker1

    hiker1 [OP] New Member

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    Just discovered a major design flaw in my new Jeep Rubicon JL. I drove to northern Arizona yesterday to check out a hunting unit. The roads are decomposed granite and clay. There had just been a recent snow so they were wet and muddy as well. The mud and gravel from the front wheels get thrown up and on to the door handles and rear fender flairs. The small rocks up to 3/16 inch in diameter get caught between the fender flair and the body of the jeep. They get jammed in so tight you have to pry then out with a screw driver. Not good for the paint. On the older Jeep you could put mud guards on the front wheels and resolve these issues. No one, Jeep included, makes a mud guard that fits the new JL body style. The rock guard on the underside won’t allow installation of mud guards. Does anybody that designs these off road vehicles ever use them? Would like to hear if anybody has a solution for this problem.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome! That's an annoying issue. Use a small thin plastic spatula and pop all the little rocks out clean the area then pop in a rubber/closed cell foam tubing. The same plastic spatula can push it in too. Problem fixed super ez. Move on to the next JL issue.

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  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Awrench

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    :itllbuffout: its a jeep !!

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    if I see a idea or a solution I will Add
     
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