I was wondering if I had 275/30 19 in the rear and 245/35 19 in the front...would I be able to lower the car with say, Tanabe springs? The springs drop the car 1.6". If not would I be able to go with Eibachs?
What's involved in rolling the fenders? I've been into cars for about 5 years and I always hear this when talking about using bigger wheels than possible on stock set-ups. So what is actually done when the fenders are rolled? How much would it cost to have your average body shop do or is it easy enough to do for a shadetree mechanic?
most alignment shops can roll your fenders for you. the cost can vary, i have heard from $50 to $150.
Rolling the fenders is basically getting a metal bar and rolling in the inner fender (inside) so it curves up insteead of pointing straight at the tire. go out to your car and feel around the fender and you will know what im talking about. hope you understand what im trying to say because i suck at explaining things in detail!
Yeh, I understood the explaination. I was pretty sure that's what it meant, but I wasn't positive if it was as easy as that or there had to be some cutting/welding of metal or something. Thanks guys. It looks like I'll get the 19's with coilovers. They seem a lot more exclusive than springs and you get the adjustabilty factor too. Thanks for the help guys.
Don't laugh, but I've heard of guys taking a baseball bat, sticking it between the wheel and the fender, then slowly rolling the car forward Aparently it works and looks fine, but I don't think I'd do it
LMFAO! Haha...that's great shit! It really sounds like something the average 'import-tuners' around my town would do. Thanks for the info though. I think I'll pay someone to do it because I wouldn't want to fuck it up and then have to pay someone to fix it, then roll it again.
Actually that's just as good a way as any to get your fenders rolled. There's a fender rolling tool that bolts up to the hub like a normal wheel.. it has an adjustable arm with a roller on the end that bends the fender up. It's pretty cool, but it does the same thing as using a baseball bat or any stiff, round object. I took my last car to a bodyshop to roll the fenders with a thick handle from a floor jack and it worked perfectly.