: How Wide Can We Go Before Bending The Rear Fenders...



Chef
12-23-06, 12:22 PM
No flames -

I know it's been up here somewhere but I can't find it. How much tire width with a wider rim, say a 9.5 or 10 can we go before having to flare the fenders?

Thanks,
Chef

atdeneve
12-23-06, 01:18 PM
285 will fit with a 10, but, really, it all depends on the manufacturer of the tire and the offset of the particular wheel. What may work with one setup may not necessarily work with another.

Anyway, there are those that have fit 295s, but they aren't lowered. If they are, well, they're slicin' baloney. Even unlowered at 295, you may have rubbing over hard bumps/dips.

starfox86
12-23-06, 02:58 PM
I believe a silver V in my area is running some HRE 20 x 10.5's with ground control. he's got 285's that are super stretched looking so I dont doubt it. I have asanti 20 x 9.5's but im putting new inner barrels on soon that will make it 10.5's/ yes i have room, no i can't lower it because my tires already get sliced up if i have 2 people in the back and they already have bent my fender out a few times.....i had to roll the fenders in a little bit. i believe I could fit 11's on mine but i dont want to buy them, and it not clear. but you know whats funny!, i saw a nissan 350z with like 20 x 12's on it and the wheels stuck out about 2 inches on each side. it looked super weird! i bet it had alot of traction though. lol, but i mean come on, what was that guy thinkin!
:alchi:

starfox86
12-23-06, 03:23 PM
i found his car, silver05v
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8046/1122ol7.png
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2799/11223qw9.png
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6326/11223344kp9.png

rand49er
12-23-06, 03:31 PM
.....i had to roll the fenders in a little bit. ...Can I ask how you did this? Is there a tool you can rent or something (that's what Urby mentioned)?

What would be disadvantage of doing this? Strength? :confused:

HiTechRV
12-23-06, 06:30 PM
As I understand it, you use a baseball bat - seriously. You insert it between the wheel and fender, and when the wood just gets snug drive slowly back and forth. Done properly this was the old school way to flare a fender without ruining the paint.

starfox86
12-23-06, 06:36 PM
Can I ask how you did this? Is there a tool you can rent or something (that's what Urby mentioned)?

What would be disadvantage of doing this? Strength? :confused:

I did use a baseball bat because i heard of doin it on the forum...works pretty well:thumbsup:

rand49er
12-23-06, 06:44 PM
Holy crap! I'd screw it up for sure. :bonkers:

HiTechRV
12-23-06, 06:47 PM
I know some pretty inept, (possibly drunk) guys who have done it with great results. You just do a little each pass - not all at once.

BLACK_CTSV
12-24-06, 12:44 AM
i found his car, silver05v
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8046/1122ol7.png
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2799/11223qw9.png
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6326/11223344kp9.png

That is a sweet looking V. I'm not usually a fan of black wheels - but this one looks nice!:alchi: