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Old June 20th, 2011, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default What allows tires to sit outside of fenders?

I know this might sound like a silly question to a lot of you but I am still quite new to a lot of autobody mechanics.

Anywho, I see a lot of custom vehicles such as wranglers with their tires not inside the frame but outside of it. What do you do need to purchase to be able to do that so that the tires sit outside of the fenders? Is it legal?

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Old June 20th, 2011, 03:37 AM   #2
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spacers, offset rims, umm kinda wondering still what your asking, tires are always outside the frame on any truck or car. :ummm:
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Old June 20th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #3
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Like mini beast said, rims, wider tires... alot of the time people put full width axles, like out of a truck, because there stronger. Depends on what ur asking and how far ur talking
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People normally aren't doing something just to get the tires to be outside of the fenders, that would be an idiot move.

It is normally the result of another modification. Most often wider tires which require wider rims, and then more backspacing or wheel spacers to clear things, all will push the outside of the tires outside of the fender's more.
Some people swap in full width axles for more strength, there are wider than a jeep's and will push the tires out.
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Also offroad, a wider stance will offset the added height from a lift on side roll stability. By outside the frame, i guess you mean outside the body/fenders. Every state is different and some do not allow it but in Michigan tires outsside fenders is legal.
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Also offroad, a wider stance will offset the added height from a lift on side roll stability. By outside the frame, i guess you mean outside the body/fenders. Every state is different and some do not allow it but in Michigan tires outsside fenders is legal.
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