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Old 05-31-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 facelifted sport pkg sedan and was wondering if anyone is running a moderately aggressive fitment and had wheel specs, tire size, etc they are running. I'm trying to figure out a setup that won't rub with rolled fenders and have a somewhat "stanced" look. Don't want to rice it out, just get a clean look Thanks

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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Something like this, not ricey per-say

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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You can't not rub and be stanced. That's just how it is.
I'm as flush as you can get without rubbing. 1 or 2 more mm and it would rub to all hell.
However I'm still not super flush like the stanced guys. You'll just have to deal with rubbing if you want to be really flush
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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I don't know why my link disappeared but I want it to have a decently agressive stance without rubbing to all he!!

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I have 15mm spacers in R and 12.5mm in front. Not stanced by a longshot, but looks good and aggressive without compromising safety or functionality.
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I don't have rubbing with et20 in the front, et22 in the rear. Staggered BBS style 5s with 225s in front and 245s in rear on rims 8.5" and 9.5" wide. BUT, I do have coilovers and rolled fenders.

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18s, had 19" vmr vb3 and rear rubbed with 275s in back with 4 people in it.
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I bet if fenders were rolled at the factory, people would still roll them. No body panel should ever be altered, stretched, poked, or rolled, in my opinion. Just a recipe for disaster. Just a caution to some so they don't damage their cars
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I understand, I wouldnt do it with a baseball bat or anything, I would have it done professionally, its something I would only do if my setup ends up Rubbing occasionally

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I bet if fenders were rolled at the factory, people would still roll them. No body panel should ever be altered, stretched, poked, or rolled, in my opinion. Just a recipe for disaster. Just a caution to some so they don't damage their cars
And by slightly rolling fenders my fenders at a shop and not going crazy, please enlighten me as to what disaster I should expect when I have owned and driven this car for going on 5 years and 104k miles with no such "disaster".
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And by slightly rolling fenders and not going crazy, please enlighten me as to what disaster I should expect when I have owned and driven this car for going on 5 years and 104k miles with no such "disaster".
I think he's just refrencing the fenders rolled by a kid in his garage with a bat. I've seen how ugly it can be if its not done right, but when it is, I don't see any issues.

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Well it's not a Honda. I'd hope no one would try the bat method. Honestly the only thing that really needs to be rolled is the inner lip of the fender where the insulation lies. Be sure to remove the insulation first!
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i have 18x8.5 ET +15 fronts and 18x9.5 ET +25 rears wrapped in 225/40 all around, im lowered on coilovers and guards are rolled... at this height it only scrubs if i have people in the car and im taking corners pretty hard. if i was to go any lower it would scrub for sure. I'm thinking about getting guards re-rolled as there could be a 'cleaner' roll in the rear.

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BMW's seem to have a smaller lip on the fender than most cars ive noticed, people already think we're rolled
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i have 18x8.5 ET +15 fronts and 18x9.5 ET +25 rears wrapped in 225/40 all around, im lowered on coilovers and guards are rolled... at this height it only scrubs if i have people in the car and im taking corners pretty hard. if i was to go any lower it would scrub for sure. I'm thinking about getting guards re-rolled as there could be a 'cleaner' roll in the rear.

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