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mahshadi
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 05:17:13 PM
Does any one know a place in San Diego to roll fenders?
Thanks

flybigjet
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 05:53:00 PM
You can buy your own here:
http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=6159&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C503%2C504%2C514&KickerID=140&KICKER

Or, you can rent one from Tire Rack for about $30. Here's an example:
http://www.bmw-m.net/Gallery/haweka.htm

And another:
http://www.focaljet.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=76765&Main=76760

The key to success is to heat the paint enough that it bends instead of cracking.

Hope it helps. R.

njabe567
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 06:05:55 PM
what does rolling the fenders do for you?

flybigjet
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 06:22:47 PM
what does rolling the fenders do for you?

by rolling the interior body panel lip, you can gain additional clearance for larger wheels/tires. However, on the M3, the lip is already mostly rolled, so the benefits are minimal as compared to most cars. Essentially, it's something you can do if you're encountering slight rubbing between the tire and the body panel. R.

BigGrin
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 06:27:16 PM
theres a diagram on the eastwoodco link showing it

njabe567
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 06:30:55 PM
by rolling the interior body panel lip, you can gain additional clearance for larger wheels/tires. However, on the M3, the lip is already mostly rolled, so the benefits are minimal as compared to most cars. Essentially, it's something you can do if you're encountering slight rubbing between the tire and the body panel. R.

ahh...i see...thanks

M3PWR.
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 06:33:24 PM
use a baseball bat like they did in the old days hahah

sy0296
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 07:47:05 PM
use a baseball bat like they did in the old days hahah

definitely "old school." we used to do this all the time...so bad for the paint though--it will crack eventually.

there used to be a 3 month wait for the one for rent @ tirerack, not sure if there still is though. I know a few shops in LA who can roll fenders for ya, but SD :nixweiss: