It's a great looking wheel. I'm not a big fan of fender rolling but i can see the logic for more tire. I'm thinking more along the lines of ROH Snypers with a offset that doesn't need rolling, 245 front 275 rear in 17's.
I'm not to thrilled about rolling either, especially a brand new car. I'm still arguing with myself about it. The voices in my head may not really be there, but for some reason, they always have good ideas...
The 275/35-18 is actually .10mm shorter than stock. It’s not enough of a difference to through off the speedo. Its all an optical illusion I guess… We were noticing that the tire gap seems to be more than that too. I am not sure if the center cap will fit. We forgot to check.
The wheels look good, I wonder if they have them in chrome. I have had problems in the past wheel alum. whheels having the clear protective coating coming off. It only comes off in places so the wheels look blotchy.
And I don't see anything wrong with your Judge Sticker, if thats what you want , go for it. After all THE JUDGE was a GTO
I guess I don't understand what rolling a fender is. Why would you need to roll the fenders if the wheel has more space around it with those tires on it than they had with the stock wheels. Doesn't rolling the fenders give you more clearance?
P.S. I do like those wheels and that the size I was wanting, 275/35ZR 18 on the rear to get better traction.
Fender rolling...Well, ideally, they use this gadget that bolts to your hub (wherever the bolts are that hold the wheel on, hope I'm using the right word) and has rubber rollers on the end. You heat the fender so the paint doesn't crack, and then you run the gadget back and forth over the inside of the fender, and that slowly compresses inward and upward the lip that you feel if you run your hand inside the fender. Thus giving you more space for your wheel to fit within.
This is not a fitment that will be on the Discount Tire website. It’s a real aggressive fitment with the 275/35-18 if you want to stay close to the stock height. It will fit without rolling the fender, but if you hit a bump or you put weight in the back seat or if you have an automatic that squats when you rev it up (or if the ol’ goat is a rockin’!!!), the tire will definitely hit the fender. Rolling is the only way this fitment will really work..
OK, that's pretty much what I thought it was for. So, that brings me to my other question. Why do you need to roll the fenders on the 18.8.5 with the 275/35 when it looks like there was plenty of clearance? Does the picture just make it look like there's clearance but the tires are really rubbing on the fenders?
The fitment will work and it won't rub, unless you hit a bump or have a person in the back seat. The reason is that the fender has a lip going inwards. This lip is about 3/4 of an inch. This is mostly what you will be rolling. The problem is that you need to make sure that the paint wont chip because the paint goes under along the lip area, hence the heating. Look at the picture and you will see that the tire is almost flush with the car's fender. Because of the lip, it will need to be rolled.