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Old 08-01-2004, 04:15   #1 (permalink)
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rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

my new rear tires are hitting my guards when i turn hard

how do i roll the guards? just belt them with a hammer?

tiers are 275 60 15's on an xe falcon....

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Old 08-01-2004, 04:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

Get a large metal pipe atleast 1 inch in diameter, thick walled, like the old fashioned down pipes.

Get a couple of your hefty mates to sit in the back. Roll the car forward slowly while you roll the bar over the tyre on an angle so the inner lip gets turned in real smooth.
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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

Piece of pipe between guard and tyre.

Responsible friend drives car back and forward while you gently lever the pipe downwards to push up against the lip and neatly roll it up.

(Try this at your own risk - it is VERY dangerous...)

That was the plan for my ZC Fairlane, but the 34 year old tuff steel didn't want to play the game, so we ended up pounding the lip up with a 1kg hammer while dollying the outside with a block of timber wrapped in a soft rag...

Maybe the XF panels are a bit thinner and the pipe idea will work for you...
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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

nice ideas, ill try them mabye....
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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

there are mobile guard roller dudes who have a thing that bolts to your wheel studs with the tyre off... friend of mine recently had it done to his bogan-spec XC that was catching the 285's or whatever they were... don't think it was too expensive
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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

A piece of wood on outer guard and some big vice grips...
Do what Nascar do ..Almost as said above..But they use a baseball bat....
Stiffer shocks can help...
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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

ill just leave it, in a month or so, im gonna get xe ghia rims, and get different tires, not gonna keep these monsters lol.... the car looks kinda funny lol
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Piece of pipe between guard and tyre.

Responsible friend drives car back and forward while you gently lever the pipe downwards to push up against the lip and neatly roll it up.
or did you mean?

- Piece of pipe between guard and tyre. $10

- Fat mates in the back seat and having one drive the car back and forth. 6-pack of VB

- Spending the night in hospital... PRICELESS

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Re: rear tires hitting guards.... need tips

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or did you mean?

- Piece of pipe between guard and tyre. $10

- Fat mates in the back seat and having one drive the car back and forth. 6-pack of VB

- Spending the night in hospital... PRICELESS

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