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Old 10-28-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Rear Fender Question

So, I've got a question for all you guys. I bought my car a few months ago and since buying it I got a set of 17" rims for it (same as the pic in my sig). I just got some garbage tires for the rest of the summer, but on the back I have a pair of 235/40/17's. I am planning on getting a new set next summer at the same size all around.

The only problem is that on the rear passenger side fender the tire rubs against the fender. The car was hit in an accident on that side back in '97 just a little while after the car was bought and it seems like the job done to fix it was on the cheap side. Most of the actual fender lip isn't even metal, just a bunch of bondo type garbage... So, whenever I have more than 1 passenger in the car, depending on the size of the passengers, that tire rubs. If you look at it, the fender doesnt stick out and isn't as prominent on that side. I brought it to a body shop and they told me that there were a few ways to go about fixing it:
1. They can hammer it out or file it down (But that runs the risk of cracking the fender)
2. They can cut that part of the fender out and replace it with one that fits properly and repaint the area. (Only problem it will look funny with new paint there and the original everywhere else)
3. They can replace the entire fender. (Extremely expensive from what I've been told)

Now I am a student and don't really have a bunch of cash to toss around to fix it, but I don't want my rims to go to waste after I just spent a bunch of money on them. Does anyone have any kind of suggestions or ideas on how I can go about getting this fixed?

I know its alot to read, so thanks in advance!
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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i have a similar issue but only coz my car is too low and im running 45 profile tires..i just try to avoid using the backseat..
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, well considering I'm the only one up at school with a car, I am the one that ends up driving for gorceries with the crew and all that. The thing with my car is that its not too low. It's still got the stock suspension and height.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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Anybody else have some suggestions?
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
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Just get the fender rolled, it'll be fine. Bimmersport does it for cheap.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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From what I have learned, the bondo garbage that is there now won't roll. When they roll a fender it is a metal one right? Would it still roll with that bondo stuff? I guess I could give them a call and see what they think but it is a good suggestion. Thanks Mystikal!

If anyone else has any ideas shoot them out there.
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