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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Remove inner fender liners

Anyone else discard their wj's inner fender liners? I have done so on mine and it makes cleaning up mud more efficient. Also my front tires would rub them when I turned while reversing.

I was just wondering if there is a known downside to removing them? I noticed driving in rainy weather my front floor boards form a puddle underneath the carpet. I've narrowed it down to the road spray from the tires coming in through the door weather stripping due to there being no inner liners.

I tested this by removing the carpet and spraying a garden hose through the inside of the front fenders the same way as the road spray would and the water seeped in right away. Curious to know if others have had the same problem. Since the puddle is happening underneath the carpet, it usually does not make the carpet visibly wet. Therefore some people may not even know the floor boards are getting soaked.

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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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There were some foam pieces in mine that were stuffed into the door jam area behind the liners. I kept those in there to help keep spray out. You could buy a couple pool noodles and cut and stuff them in there. Paint them if you don't like the neon colors.

Pic of my wheel well. You can kinda see the black foam pieces in there:



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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Good idea! The foam piece fell out on my driver side and I've been meaning to replace it.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:25 AM   #4
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Wind noise loads of it on the free way without the liner and foam padding....drove around once without fenders and it was unbearable.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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I have never had liners on my WJ. I do have to spray mud off of the front bumper after wheeling though...it tends to escape in the space between the headlights and the bumper.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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Wind noise loads of it on the free way without the liner and foam padding....drove around once without fenders and it was unbearable.
^ this X~

The wind noise is just maddening. But with a lift and off road tires, wind noise is the least of your worries I guess.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Never noticed wind noise without inner liners, maybe because of tire noise...lol
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Unread 09-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
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Forget the wind noise....I would be more worried about all the mud being thrown into inaccessible parts of your US spec ungalvanised wings..sorry fenders! Rust holes here we come!

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Unread 09-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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I havent noticed much wind noise either with the mud terrains. lol

Partly why I removed the liners besides rubbing issues was to help with clean up. Somehow mud gets past the liners anyway and goes into all those inaccessible places of the fenders. With the liners removed you can more thoroughly pressure wash these areas clean.

I dont want water coming inside everytime I drive on wet roads though, so I picked up some new liners from rock auto to trim them and maybe they will work without the tires rubbing.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
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Took mine off when I got my 32's never looked back no more rubbing and I have a can of undercoating I am going to apply to them.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 01:34 PM   #11
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Forget the wind noise....I would be more worried about all the mud being thrown into inaccessible parts of your US spec ungalvanised wings..sorry fenders! Rust holes here we come!

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You sure about that?
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Unread 09-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #12
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You sure about that?
What part??? If you mean the galvanised bit, I could be wrong but I was lead to believe that only Austrain built WJs thay we get here were fully galvanised....but im happy to be proven wrong.
If you mean the inaccessible bit then jet washing up under the arches after every run in the mud is not my idea of fun!
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What part??? If you mean the galvanised bit, I could be wrong but I was lead to believe that only Austrain built WJs thay we get here were fully galvanised....but im happy to be proven wrong.
If you mean the inaccessible bit then jet washing up under the arches after every run in the mud is not my idea of fun!
The part where you said mud was getting into inaccessible parts of the fender, since you know, they're inaccessible

Just givin' ya a hard time.

Even with fender liners, mud gets everywhere under there. The worst place is the lip of the fender.
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