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Old 01-19-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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I was wondering if any one knows or if any one does fender rolling . I need my fenders rolled on my suby so i can stop hearing my tires hit my fenders everytime i hit a bump. If anyone can help it would be great so i can get this done real soon so i can actually drive my car like it is supposed to be. Thanks alot.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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Given any thought to putting the right size tires and wheels on it ?


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Old 01-19-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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what size tire/wheel combo do you have? I had 225/35/19 with 1.5 drop and they fit. BTW, they are for sale
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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Given any thought to putting the right size tires and wheels on it ?


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what he said... if you're offset is way off, you may have to deal with wheel bearing problems down the road.... i've never heard of an sti needing it's fenders rolled.

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Old 01-20-2004, 04:29 PM   #5
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how about someone just answer the guys question
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Old 01-20-2004, 04:39 PM   #6
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i'm just saying that rolling the fenders may be a temporary fix. the real problem may be that the wheels are not the correct size/offset. in which case he could have problems down the road. maybe not... and i'm not trying to bust his balls or anything, just trying to help.

oh, and mrtimpreza, it would probably be more effective to post this question in your regional forum so that you can find someone to do this in your area.

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Old 01-20-2004, 04:58 PM   #7
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Heat up your fender and roll them with a baseball bat. There simple answer.

Though I dont see a need to run a wheel tire combo on the street that needs fender rolling to fit I am going to have to roll mine to fit my autox tire/wheels in there.
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:50 AM   #8
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most body shops can do it ....
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:40 PM   #9
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I know that i definately have the right offset. It is just that the wheels are wide. I am running 8.5" wide wheels. So if anyone does this let me know cause i tried calling some body shops and asked if they rolled fenders and they immediately said no. Any help would be great.
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I just did it with a baseball bat and a hair dryer yesterday. It worked fine just take your time.

And they said get a properly sized wheel tire combonation not just that you had the wrong offset. If 8.5s dont fit then they dont fit.
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Any place that sells custom wheels & tires would be able to roll the fenders. I've seen it done at a local wheel/tire store. They remove the wheel and attach the tool to the hub using the same holes where the lugnuts go. A heat gun is used on the inner edge of the fender to heat the area and then the tool is rolled right across the inside of the fender. If you can't find a place then
afpdl filled you in on the DIY option. He wasn't joking, it'll work.
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:38 PM   #12
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im having the same pronblem. I'm running a 17x8.5 with 245/40-17 tires and it is not dropped. If 4 people are in my car, i will hear it hit the fender if I hit a bump..... It looks dope though, should be easy to roll them though.
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Old 01-22-2004, 04:08 AM   #13
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I'm running 17 by 8 and I have the same problem. I already had it rolled and it doesn't rub anymore. My friend help me do it with a large pipe. I heard Sprewell racing will do it. They have the machine or some equipment to do the fend roll. They are in San Gabriel on San Gabriel blvd. You should take it there I heard they do a really good job. I should of taken it there. I would if I had an STI.
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Old 01-22-2004, 07:35 PM   #14
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see i could rent that tool that goes on you hub for $75 but i just don't have the patience to do it. I would rather have someone who knows what they are doing and have plenty of experience.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:49 AM   #15
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sorry, i guess this is newb..

I'm assuming "fender rolling" is rolling out the sheet metal a little to get a wider fender effect.. is this accurate? Also... with the DIY, does it come out right... what about paint problems?

take it easy on me.. im just guessing..
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:32 AM   #16
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No its not actually making the fenders any wider.

If you look at your rear fenderwells you will see a rubber strip. If you take off the rubber strip you will see a peice of metal about a half inch long that goes towards the tire. Fender rolling is just rolling this strip up untill your tires stop hitting it. So basically you are just flattening out the metal in the rear fenders.

The part you are working with cant be seen from the outside the only visible change in the car woudl be the lack of the black strips around the wheel wells. I didnt have any paint cracking but If I did I doubt I would ever notice it.
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