Supra Forums banner

1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
391 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Going to have some 18x11.5 ccw 505a's coming soon with 295/35/18's for the rear and am trying to decide whether i should pay twice as much to get the fenders rolled or just get them cut? What are the disadvantages to getting them cut? Can anyone post pics?
 

·
Old School
Joined
·
4,070 Posts
I'd cut. Rolling is a crap shoot as far as not cracking the paint, or wrinkling the fender.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
109 Posts
no you dont loose any strength cutting. the metal is so thick in those areas. i cut. cut will always give you more room then rolling. make sure that the finish is nice and smooth.
 

·
Old School
Joined
·
4,070 Posts
Just don't cut through the spot welds, and make sure you paint or otherwise finish the bare metal edge to prevent corrosion.
 

·
Girlfriend #1 is a Rider
Joined
·
195 Posts
i was about to ask the same question, but most of the riders i know roll there fenders and it look perrrty clean, no paint cracking or wrinkling of the fenders---i was about to shave of my fenders and most of the supra owners i know told me to roll it, better than shaving it off. I didn't ask them why but all is well with them. no problems whatsoever with there roll fenders (the cost of roll fenders is between 20-30 bucks for both side) if you take it to a shop make sure it has good reps.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,432 Posts
Cut the fenders. And you will have no issues if you cut past the weld spots. Just make it nice and smooth and then apply some sealant after the fact and good to go. Rolling is a 50/50 shot and will always stretch the paint whether visable or not....and worst case mess up the fender. Maybe Alex D can chime in here and maybe post a pic of what could happen.
 

·
THE NOTORIOUS BHP
Joined
·
4,520 Posts
My vote is for rolling. Seen lots of sloppy cuts and guys who then have rust. True there can be issues with rolling if not done right but there can be just as many issues with cutting and we are talking about do-it-your-self right? How many do it yourself'rs get anything right the first time they try it. If your talking doing something like this the first time yourself I see no reason to think there cant be just as many ugly results with cutting as with rolling. Personally I would never cut fenders. To each his own though thats the beauty of it.
They can be rolled up completely flat and tight if done right and why would anyone care about fixing tiny cracks in paint under there vs. cutting that same area completely off. Touching up a few cracks underneath is nothing to worry about. Getting the bare metal properly/promptly coated after cutting can be.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,029 Posts
ill be putting 305/35s on and was going to roll the fenders as well... anyone know of a thread that had details on cutting the fenders or rolling them aswell?

thanks
Geno~
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
391 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
im not talking about do-it-yourself cutting, a local motorsports shop cuts and rolls fenders. 240 to roll, 120 to cut.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
428 Posts
What is a reasonable price for rolling then?
 

·
Start of a new term
Joined
·
3,607 Posts
Rolled mine with no problems at all. Just make sure heat is applied when rolling, less chance of paint cracking.
 

·
Will work for Supra parts
Joined
·
624 Posts
The previous owner of my Supra had the rear fenders rolled at some point in time. My paint is cracked and flaked on the fender lip, but you can't really see it unless you look for it. Who gets that low anyway, when your car is lowered? Still, it bugs me to know it's there. I'm to much of a perfectionist, and in some spots there is light rust forming where the paint chipped off. I'm hoping to have that taken care of sometime. I don't drive in the rain or snow, so I'm not really worried about it, but it's still on the to do list. I'd prefer a good shop to look over the roll job and tell me what they think. Maybe they can massage it a little if need be and then paint that area up.

Did I read right that it is possible to roll the fender lip right up tight to the inside of the fender?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
200 Posts
I have the exact same tire and wheel combo as you. I had a good friend of mine cut the fenders. He did an excellent job, and then I put on some primer and then finished it off with Rustoleum. IMO, cutting the fenders is definitely the way to go, it will not weaken the strength of the body at all. I know several people who have had their fenders rolled and they wish they had had them cut. Just make sure you take your time, and cover any bare metal with proper protectants. Here are a couple pictures of what it looks like:



 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,984 Posts
Roll em and maintain the strength of the fender and reduce your risk of developing rust under there.
 

·
No, ...It was NEVER NA!!!
Joined
·
1,417 Posts
Im about to cut min. So, I vote cut. :)
 

·
THE NOTORIOUS BHP
Joined
·
4,520 Posts
Roll em and maintain the strength of the fender and reduce your risk of developing rust under there.
agreed, I prefer rolling but if done correctly and carefully both ways can produce satisfactory results. There's no real run away better way though it all comes down to preference. Done right they are both good, done carelessly and both ways will look ugly. To me though a chip or two in paint that can't be seen is preferred over a long, raw ( rough possibly depending on who does it ) edge that needs protected from the constant exposure to the elements.

One thing I was thinking was we managed rental units and whenever New metal railings went up on the units no matter how much paint we put over them the cut joints always rust in time to the rain exposure. Not driving in rain or garage keeping helps of course. Much greater surface area to worry about with cutting I thought.
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top