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Old 04-23-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Well its about new tire time. And me having no money I think I'm going to see about getting some credit at Discount or somewhere. Rather than just getting tires, I'm thinking I need some rims too. But I was wondering if anyone knows if you roll the fenders on a GC8 how wide of 17" rims/tires you could fit under the fender without any rub on corners. Also with maybe a 1" lowering too.

this whole "rolling the fenders" is new to me.
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:19 AM   #2
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I dont think you can fit more than a 225 series tire under the fenders. I just rolled my fenders TODAY (ghetto style) so my 225/50/16's wont rub anymore, and I dont think any larger of tire will fit without bending the fender outwards quite a bit.

Wheel width isnt really that relevent, but 7.5" is about optimum for 225 series tires, 8" would work too.
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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Offset is a factor.
I have rota subsero's 17" on my 2001 RS, wrapped with 215/45-17's Summitomo's, and they rubbed with the car being lowered 1", requiring the fenders to be rolled.
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:10 PM   #4
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GQ~So you do have your fenders rolled? And whats your off set and how wide of wheels?
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Old 04-24-2003, 08:32 AM   #5
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Yes, My fenders are rolled. The Sub zero's have a 48mm off set, and are a 17"x 7.5" wheel. They barely rubbed. Just removing the rubber liner on the wheel well might work, however, I went all out and also rolled the fenders. Oh, this is only on the rear wheels, the fronts clear fine.
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Some info on professional fender rolling:
http://www.bmwdiy.info/fender-rolling/index.html
http://www.robsaudiworld.com/fender.htm

Some info on the quick cheap way to roll your fenders. I would recomend a plastic vacumm pipe(the long shop vac pipes) instead of a baseball bat. Whatever you use, make sure it is soft and won't cause the paint to chip.
http://www.quickhonda.net/fenderRolling.htm
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Thanks GQ for the info. Lucky for me I have a few friends in the body work buisness. SO when they fix my left rear quarter panel I'm going to ask them to do the fenders. I need to save money now that I have a job again though.
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I've been finding it interesting with most of you that have rubbing issues it's always in the rear and not in the front. For me it is the opposite.

I have the car lowered about 30mm. I just bought the 17x7 Superleggera's with an offset of +48 with continental conti extreme tires 215-45-17 and they rub slightly when the nose of the car goes down quite a bit. But no rubbing in the rear. This tire has quite a large tread area and this is not helping. I'm just wondering if someone as had the front rolled and how they dealed with the plastic liner. Was it trimmed back?
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I cut the plastic liner with sissors. Yes, its ghetto But it worked. No more rubbing.
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Im running 17x8.5's and Im rubbing in the back only... Im also lowered about an inch... I need that fender roller gadget
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