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Hi All,

So I thought I was OK when I made my suspension / wheel / tire purchases in terms of avoiding rubbing, but I guess not.

I wanted to get some opinions on if a fender roll will be enough or if I'll need to do a pull or something else.

I'm running XXR Wheels at 18x8.75 35 offset with 225/40/18 Hankook tires all around.

I have HKS Hipermax 4 GT coil overs with adjustable control arms all around.

I'm getting rubbing (slicing the tire) in the rear, and I'm hitting the driver side front control arm at full lock. Would just a roll help me here, or is there too much poke?

Anything I can do in the front to avoid the control arm? I think a wheel space will just cause me more fender issues I'm guessing?

Thank you for the help.

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I had those exact wheels and tires (specs) except I used 20mm offset in the rear for a staggered fitment (more poke). I rolled my fenders flat inside and pulled them as needed to fit. No trouble or rubbing after that.

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Did you do that with just an Eastwood roller (or similar) and a heat gun, or other tools as well?
 

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Did you do that with just an Eastwood roller (or similar) and a heat gun, or other tools as well?
Yes, I bought the Eastwood fender roller tool and did it in my garage, no heat gun. These were new fenders that I painted myself. But the paint came off in the back. Definitely recommended to have it done professionally if you want it done right.
 

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Heat it up evenly around the fenders before rolling to avoid cracking of the paint.
 
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