caliban at sharon.net
Wed Jan 21 18:45:46 EST 2004
At 5:31 PM -0500 1/21/04, Steve Sears wrote:
>The patches the shop used were pretty much invisible from the outside. The
>furthest from the tread was one drywall screw that made it about a tread
>block width from the outside block. Not sure what patches they used, or how
>they did it - the shop does not have windows in the waiting room otherwise I
>would have seen.
>As for Bob's comments, and my tires, of course YMMV, Caveat Emptor, and all
>the other usual disclaimers apply. The repairs are holding on the snows for
>year 3 now....knock on arborite desk top.
>I was also thinking that should Rocky's attempted patch not hold, could he
>take the free brand new tire and have it shaved by a performance tire shop
>if he's worried about slight rolling diameter differences? IMO, the
>"lifetime warranty" would be kinda useless if they provide 1 useless tire in
>return - sorta makes you want to have a sheetrock screw accident with the
>other 3 tires - darn, that drywalling contractor's truck pulled out on the
>highway in front of you again......
lots of interesting thoughts there, actually. the warranty is kind
of lame given the way AWD cars work. also, you have to pay for the amount
of tread you used, pro-rated.
about tire shaving - this thought first popped into my head. "gee,
i wish i could just have the right amount of tread removed!" i figured
that this wasn't possible. so, it is, huh?
Rocky Mullin |
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