tire installer "advice"
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Fri May 9 18:25:43 PDT 2008
BTDT. I now know that 245/45-17 is the same as a Mustang GT front
tire. Fortunately, they haven't thought to ask why I want 4 fronts...
At 04:49 PM 5/9/2008, Grant Lenahan wrote:
>Cosco gave me the same runaround. I want oversize tires on my car to
>avoid bends on our lovely NJ rut-holed roads.
>So, for instance, I run 245/50-16 rather than 235/50-16; and
>245/45/-17 rather than 235/45-17.
>Uh-uh. They look up OEM applications.
>But yes, I can bring in my wheels.
>On May 9, 2008, at 4:34 PM, George Selby wrote:
> > At 03:00 PM 5/9/2008, you wrote:
> >> Just went to Discount Tire for an estimate on two tires, After
> >> seeing my worn tires the friendly adviser recited the company policy
> >> about not installing tires more than 4/32" difference in diameter on
> >> awd cars. He claims to have seen an A4 catch on fire in the parking
> >> lot because of that.
> >> I'm not believing this story and have no fear about putting new
> >> tires on with the existing good tires, but found it entertaining.
> >> Nick central Ohio
> > I had a similar problem while on a long trip in a Nissan Stanza. The
> > car had a flat tire which needed replacement. I went to a Sears and
> > they didn't have the right size tire, a 205/60R14 I believe. So I
> > asked if they had a 185/70R14, which I knew would be good enough to
> > put on the back of a front wheel drive car, and obviously much better
> > than the tiny spare. They said they did have one in stock, but
> > couldn't install it for liability reasons. The guy then said that
> > if I were to bring in the tire not on the car, they wouldn't know
> > what it was going on, and there would be no problem. So I went
> > outside and removed the tire myself, rolled it in, and they changed
> > it right out. I was on my way within 30 minutes.
> > George Selby
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