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Unread 09-07-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Mystery Hole

I am replacing the wheel flares on my 98 TJ and when I removed the pieces behind the front flares (which I wasn't planning on reinstalling) there is a roughly 1 inch hole in the rocker covered with clear tape. There is a hole with tape on both sides. Any ideas what this is for? Leave the tape, remove the tape, or reinstall the pieces? Thanks.

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Unread 09-07-2015, 04:21 PM   #2
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I cover mine with rocker guard tape or guards.

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Unread 09-07-2015, 04:25 PM   #3
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I have no idea why it's there but I just took the sliders off of my 2005 LJ to be powder coated and I had the exact same hole with tape over it.
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Unread 09-07-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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Probably used to set the tub on the frame at the factory.
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Unread 09-07-2015, 04:55 PM   #5
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I believe the consensus in past discussions was it was how the tub is held on the assembly line.
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Unread 09-07-2015, 05:31 PM   #6
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I got them too.

Go down and find a rubber chassis plug, or any kind of rubber plug. Would look better than tape or leaving open.

Edit, maybe it's a belly button, one on both sides.
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Unread 09-07-2015, 05:38 PM   #7
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I kinda like the belly button idea. I'm just glad that apparently, like a belly button, everyone has them and it's not just my Jeep.
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Unread 09-07-2015, 05:43 PM   #8
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I kinda like the belly button idea. I'm just glad that apparently, like a belly button, everyone has them and it's not just my Jeep.
Like TJs are born and have parents. And we adopt them.
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