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Hey guys,

So I have purchased my dream wheels for my S2 R33 GTST recently and although it looks great and all, it isn't really fun to drive in mainly because the tyres hit against the guards when going over big speed bumps. The problem becomes worst when I have a passenger in the rear (let alone a full car load).

My wheels are 17 x 9 +22 (I'm running 255/40 tyres at the front and 245/45 at the rear). The car has been lowered on cusco coilovers and the damper settings is currently on 4 out of the max 5. I do not want to invest in a camber kit/bushes (maybe in the future when I have more funds) so I am looking for a cheaper solution. I do not want to run stretched tyres.

I initially thought my guards were rolled but have since been told otherwise. Can someone please tell me if my guards has been rolled or not by referring to the pics below?

If they have been rolled - Will flaring of the guards solve the problem and how much flaring will I need

If they are not rolled - Will rolling the guards solve the problem or do I still need to get them flared abit

Any other solutions I havn't thought of?

Thanks for your help guys!!!

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in most cases when lowering your car you have to get rid of some of the plastic inner guards on the front.

the rears look rolled but the fronts are not..

where are you located?

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Thanks Aaron

The two picture of the guards was at the front. The rears are exactly the same. I thought unrolled guards sit L shape whereas mine appear to be pressed together?

So the plastic inner guards are just the black plastic thing held by that bolt? Will water/dirt likely to cause me more problems?

I'm located in Sydney.

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yeh dirt kind of gets into annoying places only really gets in front of the door jam.. just hard to clean.. you can try trimming perhaps.. if you in melbourne i can re roll them or flare it if you need..

the fronts have the tabs still straight. they arent rolled.

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wow thanks for your kind offer! =)

When you say the tabs are still straight, do you mean like an 'L' shape? Because mine are more like a V if you get what I mean.....

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yeh those tabs.. but if you roll em you may need to ditch the plastic or trim at least...

edit: then they may already be a little rolled. or the tabs were bent back

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why do you have 255 on the front and 245 on the rear???

245 on front and 255 on rear will have less clearance issues surely?

are they 17x9 +22 all front and rear, cause it looks like a good offset and size to have on a gtst..

I know 17x9 +38 dont fit on the front comfortably with 255 tyres

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I initally had 255 at the rear and 245 at the front but the front tyres would hit the guards going over smallish bumps so I switched them around. Most probably due to the height (245/45 has a wall height of 110mm compared to 255/40 with a wall height of 102mm).

They are 17x9+22 all around and IMO they are the perfect specs for a R33 GTST if you can get them to fit.

I bought the wheels with the tyres. 235/40/17 or a slightly stretched 225/45/17 wouldve been perfect

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why do you have 255 on the front and 245 on the rear???

245 on front and 255 on rear will have less clearance issues surely?

are they 17x9 +22 all front and rear, cause it looks like a good offset and size to have on a gtst..

I know 17x9 +38 dont fit on the front comfortably with 255 tyres

17x9+38 compared to 17x9+22 would retract the wheel from the outer edge by 16mm. When you say they don't fit, is it because it will hit the inner strut?

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It looks like my guards have been rolled but wasn't rolled properly. This thread <http://www.ozmpsclub...-all-equal.html> indicates that there are 2 types of guard rolls. Flatten the lip entirely vs. conventional roll.

It may be the case that I need a complete wheel arch (flattening the lip) roll to stop the scrapping as described in the link.

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