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AGD
02-06-2004, 07:24 PM
I am considering having my rear fenders rolled. I have BBS CH 10 inch rears with 275/30/19 tires that occasionally rub. Has anyone had it done or does anyone think its a bad idea? Another reason I am thinking about it is because my rears are a little bit higher than my fronts and I can't raise the fronts because they are maxed out on my PSS9's. Any suggestions or input is greatly appreciated!

M3fella
02-06-2004, 07:27 PM
I have PSS9s on. My rears are at around 12.9" from center, and fronts are like 13.25" from center. I have 275s (S03s) on the rear on 19x10s. No rub. I can't imagine going any lower in the rear...

How are you rubbing?

4thm3
02-06-2004, 07:28 PM
You might be able to find a local shop too.

Bear in mind, if a shop cracks the paint, they're responsible.

The inner edge of the rear fenders is double-walled. You might be able to get away with just pushing that inner wall out some w/out actually rolling the fender.<!--EMBED SRC="http://members.roadfly.com/4thm3/stfu3.wav" hidden="true" autostart="true"-->

alevy
02-06-2004, 07:30 PM
you CANT raise the fronts because you have the PSS9's in the front set to RAISE?!

"Another reason I am thinking about it is because my rears are a little bit higher than my fronts and I can't raise the fronts because they are maxed out on my PSS9's."

You have to be the only person i know who buys coil-overs to raise their car instead of lowering it. I expect this out of pickup truck owners not m3 owners :)<hr>
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02-06-2004, 07:33 PM
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AGD
02-06-2004, 07:48 PM
NO. Was thinking about raising the fronts to match the rears!

alevy
02-06-2004, 07:50 PM
you cant RAISE the fronts because they are maxed out which means you have the coils wide open :)<hr>
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AGD
02-06-2004, 07:50 PM
I guess the offset of the BBS CH's are "aggressive". The rears have a 20 offset on the 10 in. CH.

AGD
02-06-2004, 07:52 PM
Fronts are raised to top threads of coils. Rears have enough threads to adjust up or down.

AGD
02-06-2004, 07:55 PM
My rears are exactly 26 inches measuring from ground to fender. That's about 13.75 from center of wheel.

txse46m3
02-06-2004, 08:19 PM
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AGD
02-06-2004, 08:32 PM
Why do ask?

CSL
02-06-2004, 08:39 PM

Element5
02-06-2004, 08:42 PM
haven't already done that. As you stated, the offset on the CH's are very aggressive but the can be over come by more negative camber or rolling the fenders. I'm not too favorable of the latter myself...don't ask me why, I just am.<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/element5/noblue.jpg">

txse46m3
02-06-2004, 08:45 PM
A helpfull tidbit...measure height from the bottom of the wheel (not tire or ground) straight up to the fender...subract 1/2 the wheel diameter (19 1/2' / 2 = 9 3/4")...that's ride height from the hub, which doesnt change w/ tire sidewalls, wheel diamters, uneven pavement, etc...<a href="http://members.roadfly.com/txse46m3/medina_rideheight_calculator.xls">Here's a ridehieght calc spreadsheet for us lazy folks</a>

For most, a rear ride height of 13.25 would be normal...some are much lower...

With that 20 offset you're not running spacers, right? Gotta ask...

When's the last time you had an alignment? How much negative camber do the rear's have? Could just be you need to get the camber back.
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txse46m3
02-06-2004, 08:53 PM
springs, which add .5 inch drop iirc, with 100 pounds of wheels and tires in the back seat, is at exactly 13.25" ride height...and his drop is pretty tame.

I ran mine down to 12.85" w/ a 19x10 et 27 wheel...that's almost a full inch lower than you on a wheel w/ wheels tucked in by only 7mm compared to yours running the same size tire.<img src=http://members.roadfly.org/txse46m3/haha.gif height=98 width=152>

Caligula66
02-06-2004, 09:18 PM
+20 is aggressive for the rear,usually 25-26 won't rub. You need a roll man, either that or raise it a bit.


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