trimming the pinch seam
I just finished installing my metalcloak overlines and preparing everything for my 37's. At the moment, I'm not running a lift. I haven't mounted my tires yet, so I am just eyeballing and using a measuring tape right now, but...
A couple of questions:
1) the front seems to have a lot of clearance to the seam. I'm guessing that I probably won't have to trim the front at all, but if so, maybe very minimal. Those of you that have run MC's, no lift, and 37s, is this true?
2) the rear looks like I am going to have to trim the seam a decent amount. I hate the way folding over the seam looks. Has anyone trimmed and ground it flat to the tub and welded a flat plate to make is nice and smooth? Any issues you can think of that would make me regret doing it this way? My biggest concern is that I read that the expandable foam inside the tub is flammable and I am a little concerned about welding to that area.
At the very least, I need to make sure it is roadworthy before I mount my tires because I am taking the TPMS out of my stock wheels, so there is no going back once I mount the tires. I'll worry about offroad clearance once I get my tires mounted and am able to flex it out a little with all 4 37s on.