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Old 12-17-2003, 17:28   #1 (permalink)
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Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

Gday all

I have recently noticed the 225's up front on my EL, combined with the lowered suspension, have pulled the inner lip on my guards down. And its cutting the tyres up pretty badly if I hit a bump wrong :(

Anyone know where in Brisbane I can get the guards rolled/lipped (whatever the term is) for a reasonable amount of money? I was thinking about doing it myself but im still a bit too chicken to start hitting panels lol

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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

cant help with a place to roll your guards but how low is your suspension?

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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

Only got king lows on board :(
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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

I have never had a problem with this, i have always run 225/235, on a superlow ED.
You could get a pipe and role them that way.
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that is strange...ive got king lows and 225's and no worries here....and i do have a habbit of taking speedhumps rather quick...

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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

yes i dunno what the go is, but it seemed as though they had been slightly pulled down when I bought it, and now that I have tagged them a few times, you can see the inner guard just above the tyre

Looks like I will just have to shop around till I can find someone who does it cheep.

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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

I used to have an xh ute with king lows and 235's on the front and it would catch the gaurd if i hit a bump with the wheels turned full lock, ie pulling into servo's, driveways,carwash's. I'd just hit it back up with a hammer,, and try to remember to slow down for the above mentiond things, it was very stange though it only ever happened to the l.h.s.
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Sometimes you can pull the guards out a bit, I noticed that when I rolled the guards on my mates EF.

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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

I had the same problem with my EL and it turned out to be the lower control arm inner bushes were stuffed.
Got them replaced and haven't had my tyres gouged since.
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Re: Whoops! Tyres pulling on guards

It has more to do with rim offset than tyre width.
As one guy mentioned above, grab a small hammer..... I've done it to several cars.

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