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Old 12-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #1461
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they are very thick, you need to have someone cut the two parts where the fender joins and then roll it smooth.
Thats not entirely true, I had my buddy roll my M3 rear fenders without cutting anything, they came out very smooth. He's rolled alot of fenders and was surprised how smooth they came out considering how they have somewhat of a "U" shape from the factory, unlike JDM which are an "L" shape and roll into a pinch very easily. He did say it take him a bit more working at it to get it to roll compared to other cars.

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Wow thats crazy, someone told me that my fenders were to thick to roll lol..
Fenders are fine to roll, that person must have been drunk when they told you that, also keep in mine for a setup like the OP has, your talking about some serious stretching of tires, and when you cut that fender, although it isn't much, it does weaken the integrity of the fender. But lets be real it looks so good when its done

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I have a photo of the car attached, I dont wanna raise the car up anymore is there another solution to this problem?
No offense, but that looks ghetto, its a tad bit to low, I would bring it up just a bit, get some spacers and but the helpers back in, it will be a much cleaner and more aggressive look. I had been debating removing my rear stops, but many of my friends and some members have advised me not to as it will not look right. I'm below 13" all the way around as you can see.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #1462
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Thats not entirely true, I had my buddy roll my M3 rear fenders without cutting anything, they came out very smooth. He's rolled alot of fenders and was surprised how smooth they came out considering how they have somewhat of a "U" shape from the factory, unlike JDM which are an "L" shape and roll into a pinch very easily. He did say it take him a bit more working at it to get it to roll compared to other cars.



Fenders are fine to roll, that person must have been drunk when they told you that, also keep in mine for a setup like the OP has, your talking about some serious stretching of tires, and when you cut that fender, although it isn't much, it does weaken the integrity of the fender. But lets be real it looks so good when its done



No offense, but that looks ghetto, its a tad bit to low, I would bring it up just a bit, get some spacers and but the helpers back in, it will be a much cleaner and more aggressive look. I had been debating removing my rear stops, but many of my friends and some members have advised me not to as it will not look right. I'm below 13" all the way around as you can see.

Well thats the way the place did mine. I dont know if its different on convertibles but mine had gobs and gobs of factory sealant in between the two panels that were joined. That sealant is what kept them from simply rolling the fenders. They had to cut and grind the joining parts , remove sealant ...then roll the fenders like normal
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #1463
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #1464
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Junkie it's time for some wheels man
Haha I would love to get a set, two problems, I can't make up my mind on what I want, and more importantly I don't have the funds for any at the moment. I may try to pick up a set over the summer.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #1465
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when i rolled mine, i cut mine with a grinder right along the bottom of the U and rolled the remainder up. definitely the best method in my mind. still super strong (strong enough for me to air out and they hold the whole car up on the tires without bending at all) and there is no big void that you rolled to collect debris and eventually rust (even if you seal them, they rust inside out. moistures a bitch)


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Old 12-11-2012, 01:14 AM   #1466
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:05 AM   #1467
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when i rolled mine, i cut mine with a grinder right along the bottom of the U and rolled the remainder up. definitely the best method in my mind. still super strong (strong enough for me to air out and they hold the whole car up on the tires without bending at all) and there is no big void that you rolled to collect debris and eventually rust (even if you seal them, they rust inside out. moistures a bitch)

Im having major clearance issues on the rears on my car. Any technque to the grinding method? I wouldn't mind dont this in the rear instead of rolling and is there any downside to cutting the inside lip off? Oh and your car looks great.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #1468
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:14 AM   #1469
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No cheating with stretched tires. My cars get higher off the ground as i age

From my younger days, e46 coupe, 265/30/19 rear, rub like motherfvcker even with shaved fender lips


Suffering from late 20s crisis (yes that's a thing) 255/35/18 rear, of course no rubbing


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Old 12-14-2012, 03:38 AM   #1470
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Suffering from late 20s crisis (yes that's a thing) 255/35/18 rear, of course no rubbing
Got a little camber going on there?
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:11 AM   #1471
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Ahh, so you're the guy I got word of running AirRex bags.. I've been on AirRex bags for little over a year, but running V2 management w/ dual 450C's, and 19's:

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Your car looks great man, good to see another clean bagged M
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #1472
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Got a little camber going on there?
Nah, just the wide angle lens at work
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #1473
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Ahh, so you're the guy I got word of running AirRex bags.. I've been on AirRex bags for little over a year, but running V2 management w/ dual 450C's, and 19's:

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Your car looks great man, good to see another clean bagged M
Holy sweet Jesus. What's the camber at the rear, -500????? Awesomeeeeee
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #1474
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Cleaned up the car today and took a couple pics, these are just Iphone pics btw.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #1475
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #1476
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Cleaned up the car today and took a couple pics, these are just Iphone pics btw.

Moar with side pic shots. Looks great.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #1477
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:17 AM   #1478
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Some really promising looking e46s in this thread. I am gonna have to save up for some air.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #1480
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Your car looks great man, good to see another clean bagged M
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