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hey guys

19"/8.5 fronts
19"/9.5 rears

bolted them on - lowered it and there feels like resistance in the rear- can go forward a little then reverse- feels like its snagging on something..

19/9.5's in rear fit i thought?????

i need some advice bad- thanks fellas again.... BT
 

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thanks Linh= actually I used my AMG wheels bolts- the dealer "super buy tires" did not send new bolts with delivery- should get thenm today. SOunds like this could be the problem. I'll let you know. Brian
 

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911 HELP!!!!!! new tires on and rear wheels will not turn!!!
THEIR NOT SUPPOSED TO!!! [:p]

I'm sorry, it's just that when I first read the subject I thought you were refering to them not turning left or right steering-wise. Laughed my ass off. Good luck.
 

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With 19.5's in back, you need to get your rear wheel wells "rolled". Basically, your rear wheel well needs to be enlarged to fit the larger width.. A good tuner shop can do this. Some do it with a baseball bat and others have more sophisticated methods. DO NOT DRIVE IT THERE. Put on your stock wheels and drive it down. Have them do the install.
 

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My 9.5 rears went on fine with no problems. Maybe I just got lucky.

PS. Khan, I love the quote. [;)]
 

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BrooklynCLK - 2/18/2005 1:49 PM

My 9.5 rears went on fine with no problems. Maybe I just got lucky.

PS. Khan, I love the quote. [;)]
Thanks Brooklyn! Your car didn't have issues because "you got the skillz to pay da billz."

Seriously though, there other factors like wheel spacers, amount of drop, etc. I had my previous 320 dropped with 19's and had to get the wheel wells altered. Most tuner stores actually have a machine that does it. Back in the day, my dad would take a baseball bat and let the tire roll it pinched against the well to create the extra space for wheel travel.
Now that I think about it, I would say it is a combo of lowering and fixing the wheel wells.
 

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this is the tool that is used to roll fenders. me personally, i would never let anyone use a baseball bat to roll my fenders. if i found out they did, theyd get a baseball bat to the back of the head. the hardest thing about rolling fenders is making sure the paint is heated just right so that the paint doesnt chip/crack

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thnks fellas- it was the length of the lug bolts- they were too long, got the correct lugz and I'm rolling fine now! looks great too.
 
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