Tires being shredded near middle from being lowered

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Tires being shredded near middle from being lowered

Post by mrsixstrings12 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 am

Hey everyone. I took my wheel off to roll my front fender yesterday and noticed that near the center (more towards the inside) was being torn up a bit by something. So i took a peak inside the fender and there was some metal sticking down, like it is part of the car not just some random thing. Is there something i can do to help prevent this in the future? The plastic piece in the fender (having a blank on what its called :lol: ) is shredded up top which is what revealed this metal "thing"
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Post by slowpeon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:03 pm

Easiest way to stop it is to raise your car up a little.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:04 pm

I don't think it's "some random thing"... I think what you are referring to is the pinch weld above the plastic liner. Don't go telling people, but I made slits in mine every inch or so with a grinder and folded the pinch weld over. UH-OH! no more rubbing.
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Post by mrsixstrings12 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:03 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:I don't think it's "some random thing"... I think what you are referring to is the pinch weld above the plastic liner. Don't go telling people, but I made slits in mine every inch or so with a grinder and folded the pinch weld over. UH-OH! no more rubbing.
hah i couldnt really think of what to call it. i take it that isn't bad to do?
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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:17 pm

Nah it's fine to do it. Most people would recommend you getting it re-welded, but a handful of people haven't and haven't really ran into many problems. The problems would arise later down the road after water and salt live in there for a little while.
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Post by ThatKevin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:59 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:I don't think it's "some random thing"... I think what you are referring to is the pinch weld above the plastic liner. Don't go telling people, but I made slits in mine every inch or so with a grinder and folded the pinch weld over. UH-OH! no more rubbing.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:21 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:I don't think it's "some random thing"... I think what you are referring to is the pinch weld above the plastic liner. Don't go telling people, but I made slits in mine every inch or so with a grinder and folded the pinch weld over. UH-OH! no more rubbing.
Haha this guy's an asshole.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:44 pm

FAC3L3SS wrote:
sidepipe87 wrote:I don't think it's "some random thing"... I think what you are referring to is the pinch weld above the plastic liner. Don't go telling people, but I made slits in mine every inch or so with a grinder and folded the pinch weld over. UH-OH! no more rubbing.
Haha this guy's an asshole.
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All I'm saying is I haven't noticed any detrimental effects on performance or handling with cutting the pinch welds...

It is still able to handle perfectly when parked in the garage.

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