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Old 07-18-2005, 06:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a set of rondell on my rears. thses are 10*18 with 265.35.18 on.
my car has been lowered by 40mm and the wheel has been scrapping in the inner arch. If i was to put my orginall suspension back on will this eliminate the problem as the car will be sitting higher? pls. advice as I need to get this problem sorted before I distroy my 2 new tyres. thanks. ghead
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What you could do is roll the rear fenders. It's a very common practice procedure, especially for a lowered car with wider tires. This would probably be a cheaper option for you than redoing your suspension back to stock because changing out the BMW suspension + alignment can be costly if done by a shop. And to give an educated guess on your question, yes I do believe returning to your stock suspension would alleviate this problem, but if you have many passengers in the rear seats it may return.

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What you could do is roll the rear fenders. It's a very common practice procedure, especially for a lowered car with wider tires. This would probably be a cheaper option for you than redoing your suspension back to stock because changing out the BMW suspension + alignment can be costly if done by a shop. And to give an educated guess on your question, yes I do believe returning to your stock suspension would alleviate this problem, but if you have many passengers in the rear seats it may return.

Roll your fenders, Good Luck!
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i've already rlled the fenders. what i done is change the style of the rear tyres to ones without no edge protector. i think thats solved the problem. hopefully.
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Sorry, but what is a "edge protector?"
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I believe he is referring to the design where on LOW profile tires, when you hit a pothole, the tire compresses, and squeezes out a chunk of rubber from the sidewall, that covers the outside lip of your rim. I have these on mine(see pict) and withought them I'd be screwed. It really saves your rims.



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