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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Originally posted by agent View Post
    What's the phone book stretch trick?
    Jack the rear up, remove the spring (or use a couple friends for extra weight), heat the paint, then drop the fender with a phone book (or stack of magazines) between the fender and tire. This way you don't end up with a wavy/crimped roll that is weak, or removes the vertical body line. Basically it keeps the stock shape, just goes wider.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKlPz4OL3s

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  • agent
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    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
    the rear had to be pulled a little to keep them from rubbing (late model, low arches). Did the phone book stretch trick.
    What's the phone book stretch trick?

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    There's a sticky just two threads above yours,

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...fitment-thread

    plus all the times this very question has been asked. :/

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...e-perfect-15x8

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...or-15x8-225-45

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...5-tire-fitment

    I haven't used Fortune, but on the race car we run 15 x 8 et25 with 225/45 and there's about 2-3mm to the stock strut tube in the front using BFG Rival, the rear had to be pulled a little to keep them from rubbing (late model, low arches). Did the phone book stretch trick.

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    Last edited by ForcedFirebird; 02-21-2020, 08:13 AM.

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  • turbogoat324
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    Tire size help

    Hello. So I ordered a set of enkei Rpf1’s in 15x8 +28. I’m lowered on fortune auto coilovers but not a huge drop. I’m going to get a set of Toyo r888r’s. I want to run 225/50/15 to keep overal correct diameter and I love the meaty tire look, but I’m worried I’ll rub. I have rolled fenders. Do you think I’ll be ok with 225/50/15 or should I not risk it and run 225/45/15. Thanks for any help!
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