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Old 11-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Fenders too thick to roll??

So my buddy just got back from seeing this one guy who was willing to roll his fenders for him.. but my friend just notified me that the guy said the fenders are too thick and he can't roll them because he doesn't have the tool(s).
It's a sedan.
I've never heard of fenders being too thick to roll.. maybe I'm missing something?
Would he have to grind them down prior?

He's trying to fit OEM M3 wheels (9.5 in the rear?) on 245 tires.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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not too thick. there is weather guarding material in the fender that needs to be scraped out before being rolled with a fender roller.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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^ exactly what i was going to say. coupes and m3's the glue is pretty thick, on the sedans its not as big
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Sounds like the guy sucks at rolling fenders.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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Sounds like your buddy is trying to use wheels that aren't made for the car.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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two things as mentioned:
1) undercoating where the inside lip is needs to be taken out to roll the lip up and in
2) oem M3 rear wheels have the wrong offset


*even if rolled and low stretched tires on a sedan it's gonna be trying too hard to make it work and not rub often
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #7
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What're the offsets for the M3 wheels?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:37 AM   #8
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What're the offsets for the M3 wheels?
The 18s" are like ET26 and 19s" like ET27 ??
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Seriously?? Damn I didn't know that haha. That's why they stuck out of the fender that far >_>
I just thought 9.5's were a little too wide for sedans.
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Sounds like your buddy is trying to use wheels that aren't made for the car.
That's what I heard too.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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Well he's staying at stock height, and if he rolls his fenders it shouldn't be a problem, right?
If he's still rubbing he could go 235..
I didn't know the offsets were so high, otherwise I would have told him not to do it lol.

On another note.. my VB3' should be comin' in any day now
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Well he's staying at stock height, and if he rolls his fenders it shouldn't be a problem, right?
If he's still rubbing he could go 235..
You think your friend was the first one with the bright idea of putting 19" E46 M3 wheels on his non-M e46?

They don't fit. If he really wants to use M3 wheels, tell him to get rid of the rears and get 2 more fronts.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #13
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You think your friend was the first one with the bright idea of putting 19" E46 M3 wheels on his non-M e46?

They don't fit. If he really wants to use M3 wheels, tell him to get rid of the rears and get 2 more fronts.
I"ll tell him that.. but I'd rather tell him to sell all 4 and just get different wheels so he doesn't have to go through a lot.
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