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Old 11-08-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question "Rolling the fenders" - What does it mean?

About to upgrade to larger wheels and tires. I keep hearing the term "rolling the fenders" on this site as well as other. What does it mean???
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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About to upgrade to larger wheels and tires. I keep hearing the term "rolling the fenders" on this site as well as other. What does it mean???
It refers to using a device that bolts to the hub in place of the wheel that rolls along the inside of the fender lip and pushes it out to gain clearance for bigger/wider wheel and tires. This can also be accomplished by the much cruder method of using a baseball bat or pipe and doing the same thing using the tire as a fulcrum-NOT advised. If the combo you are looking into requires this be prepared to lose some performance from rolling resistance and weight,just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:04 PM   #3
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If the combo you are looking into requires this be prepared to lose some performance from rolling resistance and weight,just my 2 cents.
Assumption is the mother of..?

I had to roll my fenders to make room for about 1" of drop and aftermarket lateral links with stock wheels. Lots of things can push the wheels out.

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Old 11-09-2007, 02:49 AM   #4
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I've always been curious as to what material is compressed/deformed/bent when you roll the fenders. Does it push the painted surface out or just the inner part of the fenders? How much clearance can this provide?
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:13 AM   #5
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.....a quick Google search using the term "fender rolling" reveals quite a bit on the subject:

http://www.mazda6tech.com/index.php?...id=17&Itemid=1
http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/1745791.phtml

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:15 AM   #6
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I was always looking for subaru specific info, and never found these. I guess a fender is a fender. Thanks for the links, but what is this thing you call "Google"?
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:29 AM   #7
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I was always looking for subaru specific info, and never found these. I guess a fender is a fender. Thanks for the links, but what is this thing you call "Google"?
......is this a weak attempt at being sarcastic?

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easiest way is to go to google and put in "300 lbs/in in kg/mm" or vice versa. It will convert for you.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #8
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You've busted me. I do know about google.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:32 PM   #9
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It refers to using a device that bolts to the hub in place of the wheel that rolls along the inside of the fender lip and pushes it out to gain clearance for bigger/wider wheel and tires. This can also be accomplished by the much cruder method of using a baseball bat or pipe and doing the same thing using the tire as a fulcrum-NOT advised. If the combo you are looking into requires this be prepared to lose some performance from rolling resistance and weight,just my 2 cents.
So what's the best method for rolling the fenders? Take it to a shop?
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:56 PM   #10
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You've busted me. I do know about google.
.....I guess I just didn't get the joke.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #11
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no prob. Maybe you just need to unplug for a while. You know, get some R+R? Follow the white rabbit.
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