Changes to suspension ride height, tire width or wheel offset can require more room for tires.
You can rent our fender roller for $40 per day to slightly flare your fenders and make more room for your mods.
Because of the risk of potential paint cracking,a we won’t roll the fenders for you but it’s an ideal do-it-yourself project. With the right tools, preparation and time, fender rolling can give you the extra clearance you need for some serious rubber.
Step 1: Break the lug nuts free before jacking the vehicle off the ground.
Check the owner’s manual for floor jack placement to prevent damage to the vehicle. Jack it up until the tires clear the ground.
Step 3: Properly support the vehicle using jack stands (once again referencing the owner’s manual for locations) and remove the wheels.
Step 4: Remove the stock fender liners or rubber trim strips.
Step 5: Clean the inner lip of the fender to ensure you’re not pressing rocks and dirt into the lip you’re rolling.
Step 6: Adjust the fender roller for clearance to the fender and line it up with the lugs for mounting.
Step 7: Using the supplied beveled washers, attach the fender roller tool with the vehicle lug nuts.
Step 8: Snug down the lugs to hold it in place—but do not over tighten, which can bend the tool.
Step 9: Align the center of the roller with the inner fender lip.
Step 10: Adjust the angle of the roller head so it will start to bend the fender lip upward.
Step 11: Heat the inside and outside of the fender to help prevent paint cracking.
Step 12: Constantly monitor the surface temperature of the areas being worked. We used an infrared temp gun and were aiming for 135 degrees. These temperatures may seem extreme, but imagine the heat paint is exposed to on a hot 100+ degree day.
Step 13: Slowly apply pressure using the fender roller tool. Make gradual adjustments to increase the reach of the tool. Rolling smaller sections of the fender will apply less pressure to the paint than trying to do a full 180-degree arch.
Step 14: Applying a little more force each time, work slowly and ensure the temperature of the paint and metal remain consistent. After installing the wheels and tires, use a torque wrench to tighten your lug nuts to proper specifications.