Suspension & Brakes - rolled fenders..
04-02-2008, 01:22 AM
how many of u f-body owners have had to roll the fenders after drop? im looking to lower mine and ive heard yes and no to the roll.
04-02-2008, 04:57 AM
Depends on tire width, wheel offset, and the amount of drop if you will have to roll them or not.
04-03-2008, 03:25 AM
With my Eibach Pro-Kit and 295 wheels out back, I had to roll the fenders a bit. Not too much, or it will weaken the rear quarter panels. Rolling them takes away the strength of the 90* angle bend of the fender well.
In this pic, you can see where the tire sometimes rubs under really really hard cornering. Without the fender rolled, I'd probably be slicing right into the tire.
04-03-2008, 02:11 PM
How did you guys roll your fenders?
04-03-2008, 02:48 PM
you can use pliars, a soft plastic round object, we made one on a lathe, and a small body hammer, your fingers... theres lots of ways :) i did it on a truck with my hands before with good results but it does weaken the metal so id reccomend sfcs to keep your quarters from wrinkling under extreme conditions haha
04-03-2008, 04:16 PM
I had someone from my local message boards use the fender rolling tool. I tossed him a few bucks and he took care of it. I don't think I would have wanted to do it myself.
You will probably want touch up paint. My paint cracked a bit
04-04-2008, 01:45 AM
My paint also chiped a bit, as you can see in the pic. But I definately felt more comfortable letting a professional do the rolling.
04-04-2008, 09:38 PM
I rolled mine twice with the fender roller tool rented from 69ta. Worked out perfect.
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