Why take chances? Do both.
LOL - this is how I look at everything that I own. I maintain them responsibly, but not obsessively. I do have the stone guards though, and anything that gets pasts them does seem to miss the sides. I run 215/40's on the front. I may put a small rubber extension on the stone guards. My Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's have wide shoulders, and I do have weird chips that show up in odd places though. But I drive mine every day and expect things to happen. I've had rocks cut right through the PPF, and chip the paint. I don't follow anyone to closely and that seems to help. But I just enjoy my car and don't worry too much about it.Back in the day, it was called patina
The rockers really get worked over, but there is minimal damage higher up with the oem 205's. This is on a RA car with 2.5k miles. PPF on hood and front bumper with chip guards now in place, but that's it. Looks like that isn't going to cut it to avoid future pics like yours.View attachment 143725
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I can probably offer some good experience to this discussion. Zoom in on these pics. The rockers were painted, the doors and quarters were not. You can only imagine what the original condition of the rockers looked like. They were brutal.
I’ve had 225s and chip guards for years, but only PPF on the front hood and fenders. Once the rockers were painted it became clear how far gone everything else was. So now I’ve had the whole car painted and it’s being wrapped completely.
Wider tires, over -2 degrees front camber, lots of on-track driving, and 70K kms.Are you saying the wider tires are responsible for marking higher up on the door panels? I had intended to PPF rockers only.
That’ll do it. 😁Wider tires, over -2 degrees front camber, lots of on-track driving, and 70K kms.