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      02-27-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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modding the wheel wells

I have a 2007 pre lci e92 coupe and I splurged for the factory M3 359's 19", I also wrapped them in Michelin Super sport tires 245.35.19 front and 265.35.19 in the rear. I love the way they look but as the cliche saying goes, "form over function." Fronts rub the inner lining of the wheel well, which Im assuming is abs, (not sure I bought my baby August of last year) during almost any turning what so ever. The rears sit inside the well and clear the fender lips by about a fingers width but also rub the lining when ever the pavements elevation changes (i.e. dips, speed bumps). Has anyone have a solution? Is it possible to heat lining up and try to push out or cut the areas of the lining out at points of contact? I don't want to remove the lining completely and I don't want to put spacers on it which will then in turn cause me to have to roll the fenders for sure. Yes Im a noob when it comes to this stuff and this car is absolutely my love especially with the new skates your feedback will be welcomed from one enthusiast to another.
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probably should've gone with a 235 section tire in the front (it'd be a little stretch) but rolled fenders should help out
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Your front fenders are plastic, those can not be rolled. Narrower 235/35/19 front tyre would be your best solution. Also your rear tyre has wrong aspect ratio. It should be 265/30/19.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839109

My rear inner fenders are partially cut out. About 10cm piece from outer edge and from the top. Rear inner fender is some kinda soft material. I wouldn't recommend any heating, because that probably will make the inner fender loose it rigidity.
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Your front fenders are plastic, those can not be rolled. Narrower 235/35/19 front tyre would be your best solution. Also your rear tyre has wrong aspect ratio. It should be 265/30/19.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839109

My rear inner fenders are partially cut out. About 10cm piece from outer edge and from the top. Rear inner fender is some kinda soft material. I wouldn't recommend any heating, because that probably will make the inner fender loose it rigidity.
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