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I watched this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZEgi-Fa6Hw

Does it seem like a smart way to do it? The front doesn't need to be rolled, it's just the rear.

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I watched this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZEgi-Fa6Hw

Does it seem like a smart way to do it? The front doesn't need to be rolled, it's just the rear.

Thanks again!
Please do not roll your fenders with a bat, and especially not without a heat gun, preferably infrared. You can and most likely will crack your paint as you roll the fender edge, and you can even end up with fenders that look like lays wavy chips.

Just pay the $50-$100 bucks a shop charges and get it done right the first time so there isn't a second time. You only need your rears rolled, but it won't hurt to roll the fronts too if there is some kind of discount or savings on all 4 fenders. Especially if you plan on lowering the car at all in the future.

Make sure you get them rolled completely flat, all the way down to the side skirt. This area is the most important (from the 12 o'clock position to the 2/2:30 position is where the wheel will make contact when the suspension compresses).

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Awesome, I just talked to my mechanic (I work at an independent auto dealer) and he said he'd roll the rears for 75 bucks.
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Awesome, I just talked to my mechanic (I work at an independent auto dealer) and he said he'd roll the rears for 75 bucks.
That's a decent price. $50 is the norm so that is a normal price.


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Hey I just bought some HD Tuning 18" Rims 225/45/18 and the rear rubs but only when I have weight in the car. I have replaced the shock absorbers and put adjustable spring locks on the rear and put them almost all the way out and it still rubs if there is weight in the rear of the car. Is there anything else I can do or is rolling the fenders pretty much my only option at this point? If so about how much does that cost? Im in the Richmond, VA area.
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Been reading through this thread and found lots of good information. Bought my daughter a 2005 Mazda6 S last year. Going to put tires on it before winter, and now starting to shop. The car looks like it has stock rims, but they are 17". The placard inside the door has the standard tire size as 205/60 16. The tires on the car when we bought it last year are 235/45 17.


Been trying to research it, and it looks as if the optional 17" wheels were used, the size that came standard was 215/50 17. Is this correct?


Other than the cosmetic appeal of the low profile tire, are there any reasons NOT to switch back to the standard 215/50 17? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
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Other than the cosmetic appeal of the low profile tire, are there any reasons NOT to switch back to the standard 215/50 17? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
If you go higher profile, you'll get a little better ride but lose a little handling. So it depends on if you want comfort over grip. If you want grip, stay low profile with the wider tread. If you want comfort, go high profile with the narrower tread.
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Other than the cosmetic appeal of the low profile tire, are there any reasons NOT to switch back to the standard 215/50 17? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
No. Not particularly.

Yes, the width of the tread will be narrower, but with most tire brands, you're talking less than an inch difference.

Other than that, there shouldn't be any issue.


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hey i have a pair of staggered wheels for me 6 the front is 18x8 and the rear are 18x9 can the rear set work an what tire size should i run thank u in advance
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will 235/45 17x8 +50 fit on mazda 6 2004 without rolling fenders?
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