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Offline asantiST185

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Rolling fenders questions
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:19:29 PM »
So I have a set of wheels off my celica that fit my 03 wrx wagon.  Problem is when I test fitted the wheels the tires are going to for sure rub in the rear and possibly the front.

Now im wondering if rolling the fenders is a good idea. I could possibly go down from a 225 to a 215 size tire but dont really want to try and sell the tires and get new ones.  I want to know what the cons are with rolling the fenders.  Also does anyone in town do fender rolling?

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 03:54:46 PM »
So I have a set of wheels off my celica that fit my 03 wrx wagon.  Problem is when I test fitted the wheels the tires are going to for sure rub in the rear and possibly the front.

Now im wondering if rolling the fenders is a good idea. I could possibly go down from a 225 to a 215 size tire but dont really want to try and sell the tires and get new ones.  I want to know what the cons are with rolling the fenders.  Also does anyone in town do fender rolling?

put the wheels back on your toy. i would not roll the fenders on a WRX. leave the stock wheels on it or sell the other wheels and buy some for your WRX. 
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Offline asantiST185

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 07:46:29 PM »
I see your point.  Maybe ill test fit a 215 size tire and if that doesnt fit ill try to find a new set of wheels

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 07:54:48 PM »
whats wrong with rolling fenders? please back your argument against it.

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 08:11:02 PM »
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whats wrong with rolling fenders? please back your argument against it.

i see quite a few people have done it, i just dont think it should be done unless your have a lip roller that works good. and how many people have a good roller? 
my argument is : i dont like to buy a modded car, and the last thing that would cause me to pass on a wrx for sale is a rolled fender. But, i would not buy a modded wrx. I want a virgin WRX. I guess that is my point. Then again im 45.
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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 08:14:23 PM »
which I counter with:

Those are all opinion based things, there is nothing mechanical bad or things that could cause damage or problems. Lack of the ability to execute doesn't mean not to.

If you are going to do this, do it right, don't cheap out.

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 12:00:50 PM »
What's a virgin?   :P


There are plenty of cars with rolled fenders and no cracks in the paint.  Just gotta be VERY careful, have somebody with the know-how do it and I guess don't get crazy stupid with offsets to the point where you turning radius takes the entire parking lot.


If it came down to it I'd prefer not to roll my own fenders but I'm not in the market for anything "flush".  Just functional.

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 02:29:39 PM »
don't get crazy stupid with offsets to the point where you turning radius takes the entire parking lot.

Have a turn radius better then a battle ship?

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 03:08:24 PM »
That'd be nice  ;)

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 05:34:16 PM »
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whats wrong with rolling fenders? please back your argument against it.

i see quite a few people have done it, i just dont think it should be done unless your have a lip roller that works good. and how many people have a good roller? 
my argument is : i dont like to buy a modded car, and the last thing that would cause me to pass on a wrx for sale is a rolled fender. But, i would not buy a modded wrx. I want a virgin WRX. I guess that is my point. Then again im 45.
FWIW.

The proper roller and lots of heat. I had no issues doing mine.
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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 08:34:58 PM »
Both of my rides have had roller fenders in the rear..
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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 11:16:27 AM »
Of the people on Nabisco that I read had problems, usually it seemed to have to do with not doing them with the proper tools, or also by them not having someone that does it do the job.  If I were to roll my fenders, I would want someone that has done it do it for me.  As ^^^^ testimony shows, there are lots of peeps that have had theirs rolled...go for it and look Hella flush!!! 

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 05:02:46 PM »
Heat and taking your time are key...

I have probably rolled a doz cars before..

I think Russ has a roller..
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Offline csmiller18

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 12:29:53 AM »
If you do it, Lmk, I wanna be there. I was reading up on it and it seemed over my head. I'd love to learn how to do it properly/see it done in person.
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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 08:42:01 AM »
I need to do my Legacy to allow the Rally tires to clear, keep us posted if you want to make this in to a mini-meet.

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Re: Rolling fenders questions
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 05:16:00 AM »
from the fender rolling meet that we had 2 or 3 years ago, we pretty much came up with the conclusion that the newer the car, the more heat you need.

there's nothing wrong with rolling your fenders. if you do it right, no one would ever even know until they felt the fender well, unless of course you are trying to fit some low offset beefy tire setup.
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