tire installer "advice"

Brett Dikeman quattro at frank.mercea.net
Fri May 9 23:26:20 PDT 2008

On May 9, 2008, at 4:49 PM, 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. Stoo-ped.

I had a long and protracted argument with an idiot phone jockey at  
Tire Rack, circa 2000 or so.

I liked the look of Greg Amy's wheels (Borbet Type C's) and tried to  
order some.  The phone jockey, because his application catalog didn't  
list that wheel for a '91 200q20v, wouldn't sell them to me.

"They won't fit, sorry pal."
"I've RODE in a car of exactly the same model year and model, and they  
fit just fine."

"Well, look pal, they might not be rated for your car."
"Yeah, your car might be too heavy."
"The wheel is for Mercedes sedans!"

What utter morons...


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