New wider rims = rubbing sound at humps, need fender roll?

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Post by Ozimandius » 12 Jun 2012, 1:02 pm

I previously had BBS rims, 14x6 (14", 6" wide), with 175/65 R14 tyres and I never had problems but the grip was crap. The offset of the rims was +45 (see pictures).

I replaced these rims with SSR Type-X rims, which are 15x7, with 205/50 R15 tyres, and the handling has improved, and so has the grip. However, when going over bumpy roads and speed bumps, I hear a rubbing/screeching sound from the front, so I'm assuming it's because the front tyres are touching the fender as they're wider and have an offset of +35.

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Front with old wheel:

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Front with new wheel:

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Front with new wheel, viewed from above:

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Rear with old wheel:

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Rear with new wheel:

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Does this mean I need to have my front fenders rolled? Where can I get it done at a proper price?

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Post by real_ashwin » 13 Jun 2012, 8:23 am

do u have a better side view pic to see the wheel gap of the front wheels?

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Post by soflow » 13 Jun 2012, 8:08 pm

First see where it is rubbing. One crude way is to put lots of chalk around the tyres then drive for a bit and see where on the body the chalk has rubbed off. Having a white car will make it a bit difficult unless u can find some pink chalk from a kindergarten school or something

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Post by Ozimandius » 13 Jun 2012, 9:48 pm

More pictures:
New shoes:

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Front wheel and fender:

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Rear wheel and fender:

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Post by soflow » 14 Jun 2012, 4:36 pm

The last pic I can see a bolt. Is the the rear bumper bracket? You need to hammer it out of the way or Drexel and shave most of it off. Almost certain that is the culprit. Simple DIY no need for any fender roll.

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Post by Ozimandius » 14 Jun 2012, 6:56 pm

I think I need to properly locate the source of the sound, sometimes it's the front, and the other times, the rear!

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Post by Ozimandius » 15 Jun 2012, 12:13 am

I may have found the culprit. The squeaks only come from the front, right fender so I took a peek and noticed this:

Bolt holding fender cover under front, right fender

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Bolt holding fender cover under front, left fender

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I also tried pushing the front of the car down and every time the bolt touched the wheel, it squeaked.

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Post by Ozimandius » 15 Jun 2012, 5:31 pm

Tightened the screw and then bent it inwards:

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No more squeaks!

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Post by soflow » 15 Jun 2012, 7:01 pm

soflow wrote:The last pic I can see a bolt. Is the the rear bumper bracket? You need to hammer it out of the way or Drexel and shave most of it off. Almost certain that is the culprit. Simple DIY no need for any fender roll.
I told you so!

good its fixed

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Post by Ozimandius » 15 Jun 2012, 7:37 pm

Unless I'm going blind, why didn't I notice that post! :? Thanks anyway! (Y)

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Post by ya3coub » 07 Apr 2013, 11:40 am

Guys

what if i need a fender rol

where can i do it ???

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Post by Ozimandius » 08 Apr 2013, 9:36 am

Capital Auto, Al Quoz can do it.



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