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Old 03-30-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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E46 Fender Rolling

Well I ordered a new set of wheels and am more than likely going to have to roll them to make them fit. The wheels are 18 x 8.5 et 30 and 18 x 9.5 et 35, I plan to run 225 tires up front and 245 or 255 out back. Trying not to stretch the tires very much because I am looking to maintain some ride quality, but also looking to minimize rubbing. I feel like I shouldnt be very concerned with the fronts, but the backs I am.

This glue or weather stripping that people are talking about on the inside of the fender, how hard is it to take out? and is there a best way of removing it? Ive heard knives, grinding wheels, dremels, and some other things for removing it. What is the actual purpose of it? the glue that is

The MAIN concern I have about rolling my fenders is rust. I live in Wisconsin and this car is driven through out the year. Will removing this make my car more prone to rust? After rolling them I was thinking about applying some of that undercoat all in the wheel well and anything else to prevent rust.

How concerned should I be about rubbing in the back given my wheel specs? This is my first set of aftermarket wheels that I've purchased so I am a bit of noob when it comes to this stuff.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:05 AM   #2
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Well I ordered a new set of wheels and am more than likely going to have to roll them to make them fit. The wheels are 18 x 8.5 et 30 and 18 x 9.5 et 35, I plan to run 225 tires up front and 245 or 255 out back. Trying not to stretch the tires very much because I am looking to maintain some ride quality, but also looking to minimize rubbing. I feel like I shouldnt be very concerned with the fronts, but the backs I am.

This glue or weather stripping that people are talking about on the inside of the fender, how hard is it to take out? and is there a best way of removing it? Ive heard knives, grinding wheels, dremels, and some other things for removing it. What is the actual purpose of it? the glue that is

The MAIN concern I have about rolling my fenders is rust. I live in Wisconsin and this car is driven through out the year. Will removing this make my car more prone to rust? After rolling them I was thinking about applying some of that undercoat all in the wheel well and anything else to prevent rust.

How concerned should I be about rubbing in the back given my wheel specs? This is my first set of aftermarket wheels that I've purchased so I am a bit of noob when it comes to this stuff.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Rolling fenders/panels is ghetto. I would avoid it. There should not be any of the above concerns when modifying your car. Get wheels that fit.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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I mean a lot of people do it and I dont think that my wheel specs are that far out on the crazy side of things. I just need to make sure I have enough room for clearance on both sides of the wheel, so this isnt going to be a crazy roll and pull.
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I got 19x8.5 with 215 35 tires on the front and 19x10 with 235 30 tires on the rears. My car is drop 1.8" all around. I think you are safe. No fender rolling will be needed.


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Old 03-31-2014, 01:02 PM   #5
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Thats good to hear. I plan on running 225/40 tires out front and 255/35 out back. Maybe 245 if 255 is too wide
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245 will be ok but 235 40 will be perfect if you put load in your car!!


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