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Old 06-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Rolling rear fenders

So I just installed some 295/35/18s and they're close to rubbing the quarter panel out back.
Anyone have any insight on rolling the sharp edge under there?
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

To be honest I'd recommend having a pro do it. Some ppl can do it by themselves...but I'd rather have a shop do it and blame them when it messes up.
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Definately, when it comes to anything that's painted, I leave it to someone else to screw up.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

They make a tool to use for doing just this thing (they also make baseball bats... ), but I'd still let someone else screw it up.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

you can buy/rent a think that goes on your lug nut studs and just move it back and forth to roll them.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

Thanks guys, I'll have to look into a professional who can do this around my area, or find a place to rent the device.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

It seems like someone once long ago, used that tool. I don't remember for sure, but it seems like it did work pretty well, but there was a drawback to it of some kind...
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

What kind of tire+rim combo are you using? I thought 295/35/18's would fit with no problem in the back. I wanted to run 305/35/18's on a 18X10, but if your rubbing i will have to rethink that.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

On the rears I'm running 18x10 Saleen replicas, with 295/35/18 BFG Street Drag radials...now these drag radials will be swapped out for Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercars in the same profile
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What kind of tire+rim combo are you using? I thought 295/35/18's would fit with no problem in the back. I wanted to run 305/35/18's on a 18X10, but if your rubbing i will have to rethink that.
I have 18 x10 rims with 295/35/18's on the rear of my 2006 Roush(Roush rims)with no rubbing.The car is lowered an 1.5"...with BFG DR's.Don't know if the 305's will fit..
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On the rears I'm running 18x10 Saleen replicas, with 295/35/18 BFG Street Drag radials...now these drag radials will be swapped out for Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercars in the same profile
I recommend AGAINST the F1's, I had those and they were **** for traction and caused me to hydroplane on the interstate at 65 mph sending me sideways. Ill never touch those tires again.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

d00d thats cause its a 5.0.

you know whats funny, for years ive heard of 18x10 DD's out back with 295/205/315 and 1-1.5" drops not a mention of needing to be rolled, then today im talking with our drafting manager and he was like "dude you have to get the fender rolled to fit that", and im like "dude, ive been around stangs for years and never even heard of such a thing, theyll fit fine, youll see".

now i just saw 2 threads in one night(one over at stangnet) about rear fender rolling.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

from what i've seen and read its not an issue on the new edge styles as much as the early SN95's. unless you have IRS
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from what i've seen and read its not an issue on the new edge styles as much as the early SN95's. unless you have IRS
Uh, no.

SN95 stangs have the fewest issues, it really just depends on the tire. Some run larger than others, such as the goodyear F1 supercars... theyre more the size of a 305 tire than a 295. My F1s would always scrape the fenders on harsh turning inclines and what not. My new firestone firehawk wideovals dont ever rub because theyre actually the correct 295 size.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

I'm with Zim. I've always heard the 94-98s can take the biggest tires without rubbing the fenders. Of course, the foxes are the worst...
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Uh, no.

SN95 stangs have the fewest issues, it really just depends on the tire. Some run larger than others, such as the goodyear F1 supercars... theyre more the size of a 305 tire than a 295. My F1s would always scrape the fenders on harsh turning inclines and what not. My new firestone firehawk wideovals dont ever rub because theyre actually the correct 295 size.
just going by what i've read on SVTP, alot guys rub bad with like 335
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just going by what i've read on SVTP, alot guys rub bad with like 335
I would expect so. A 335 is friggin' huge. 335mm = A little over 13" wide tire.
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just going by what i've read on SVTP, alot guys rub bad with like 335
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

I have never personally rolled painted fenders, but I've heard the best thing to do is heat up the lip with a heat gun right before you roll them (either with a bat or tool, lol). This will make the paint plyable and allow it to be bent without cracking.
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I have never personally rolled painted fenders, but I've heard the best thing to do is heat up the lip with a heat gun right before you roll them (either with a bat or tool, lol). This will make the paint plyable and allow it to be bent without cracking.
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That tool you can rent comes with a heat gun to do that... be careful though, if you get too close itll start bubbling... OH NOEZZZZ!!!!
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

I've seen the same threads on different websites.The answer seems that everyone has heard about the "rolling out the fenders" but nobody really has seen it done.I went through school to be a collision repair tech and completed 4 years of being an apprentice.Never heard of it or seen it done.Honda,Corvette ,BMW,Mustang websites all ask about it.No new information from any sources.I think it comes down to reshaping the fender with a hammer and dolley.Just my opinion,but I don't know of any other method.Sure in Nascar racing they pull out panels with a baseball bat,but thats only for emergencies,where time is money and the difference of winning a race.It sure ain't pretty.I think a good bodyman can easily metal refinish your wheel wells with several hammer & dollies.
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Here's the tool:

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So I just installed some 295/35/18s and they're close to rubbing the quarter panel out back.
Anyone have any insight on rolling the sharp edge under there?
Louisville Slugger and it's easy to do...
Stick that bat in there and have someone drive it forward and back a few times.
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Louisville Slugger and it's easy to do...
Stick that bat in there and have someone drive it forward and back a few times.
Yeah -- just score the paint with a razor blade to relieve the pressure on the paint when you're rolling it.
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Re: Rolling rear fenders

I believe the 03-04 terminators can "tuck" the widest tire without looking goofy...Quite a few run 335's.. I have seen 335's on SN-95's and they kind of look stupid.. 315 GS-D3's do it for me...

I used a bat.. but I've had practice.. Most SCCA clubs or open-track guys have access to the fender roller..
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