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Please tell me if 275/45/17 will fit my Mark?

I really want BF Comp T/A's Drag radials 275/45/17 . But my sizing options are limited. My only other option is going with the G force DA's in a 225/45/17 size but that is smaller then my front 245/45/17.

I have a Mark VIII that is lowered about and inch.

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I only saw 275/40-17s, no 275/45-17s. I remember J-Rob had that size, ST springs, and no issues.




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I have 275/40/17's on my mark on 17x9 rims with a 36mm offset. They do rub over large bumps. I'm getting a fender roller this week to take care of it. With a different offset the 275's would work. It's not a major problem, but you don't want to have it rub though your tires.

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Thank you for the feedback. Is you mark at stock suspension height. From you pictures it didnt look lowered.

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The front is lowered about 2 inches from stock and the rear is about one, untill I get the fenders rolled. Remember the tires I'm running are about an inch shorter the stock so it may give the appearance that it's not lowered. Also it was running when I took the pics, so when it's off and parked it will sit like an inch or a half inch lower. What's the offset on your rims? I would say put some big wide bad boys on there and if it rubs e-mail me and I'll give you the info on who to rent teh fender roller from for $49 including shipping both ways.

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Good question on my offset. I got dante Bullitt rims and just assumed they were a stock offset but will have to check on that.

You car looks really mean with the blacked out chrome on the black car.

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IF they are Dante Designs rims to fit the mark I can 99% certain say they are a 36mm offset just like mine. You will rub with 275's, but like I said just roll the fender and you are all set. 245's shouldn't rub though. Thanks for the compliments on my car =). I really like the blacked out chrome look too, it kind of offsets the exrta chrome (polished really) that was added with the wheels. It's a good balance I think.

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can i know where can i get the fender roller? i need one to roll my rear inner fender lip...

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can i know where can i get the fender roller? i need one to roll my rear inner fender lip...
A professional tool costs $500 plus. The hillbilly way is to jack up the car, insert bat between fender and tire, and slowly lower the car onto the bat. repeat.




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A professional tool costs $500 plus. The hillbilly way is to jack up the car, insert bat between fender and tire, and slowly lower the car onto the bat. repeat.





can't i just cut up that fender???

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First of all the tool can be bought for like $250 not $500. If you look around enough you can find places that will rent it. I found a few guys on VW forums that will rent for about $75. There is also a few websites that rent it for the same price. Many of them have a waiting list though. If you call tire rack you can rent one for just the cost of shipping but you have to wait about 6 months, there's a big back up. I found a place in texas that specializes in 300zx's and they have the tool. They rent it out too, usually only locally but I called them and asked if they would ship it to rent. They said no problem. Cost me $49, and that includes shipping both ways. The rental is for about a week. go to splparts.com and e-mail them to ask about teh roller. It's arriving at my house on tomorrow, I have a week with it, then it will take a week to get back to them. You might also want to call some local body shops, they may even rent out the tool to you. These are aviliable you just have to look around!!!!! Don't cut the lip off either, it's there for strength to that your quarter panel dosent bend up easily. You want to keep that lip there even if you are folding it in, just don't cut it off. A little trim would probably be ok but don't cut it all th way back. So do some searching and make calls locally then if you have to resort to renting one by having it shipped to you go that route like I did. Good luck guys!!

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that's why it is double wall there for a reason....thanks.

almost cut it with my nippler then found out that the nippler is too small and weak to cut that.

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Just rolled my fenders this weekend. Turned out great, wasn't hard at all. I just took my time and tried to roll them as slowly as possible. RENT A ROLLING TOOL!!! It's worth the money. The baseball bat method is a half *** way of doing it. Spend the lousy 50 or 75 to rent one and do it right. This tool rocks!!!

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