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Author Topic: Grrrrrr! stupid tire shop!  (Read 1500 times)

Timmygt

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Grrrrrr! stupid tire shop!
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:11:00 AM »

So my dad did a great job of not listening to me again and took our Capri to a local tire shop! I told him at least 50+ times that my buddies whole sale tire business sells the tires to all the local shops here and that we should get rims and tires from him so we don't ruin the MINT stock rims! anyways he pays out the A** for a set of crappy off brand tires, more then $550 just for tires! I could have got the same brand from my friends store for $600-$700 mounted and balanced with the 17" rims included! needless to say when they where taking the tires off to change them they are so F***ing dumb that they break half the center caps! now I can't find the center caps for these rims ANYWHERE and we are stuck with tires on a F***ed up rim!

the messed up part is that the shop basically told my dad to piss of because they cant get the either!

Grrr, the ignorance of some people!
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GrooveNerd

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 11:12:00 AM »

Damn, that effing SUCKS, dude!  I HATE taking my cars into any shop.  Every time I take my Contour in for tire work, I have to make sure they don't screw up the sideskirts.  More than once they've tried lifting the car with the full-length frame lift and smashing the skirts.  One dumbass said "they're designed to move when the car is lifted."  Un-freakin'-believable.  People are so damn ignorant...

  Now I take center caps and valve stem caps off, and I try to take just the tire/wheel in, already off the car, so I don't have to deal with as much of their stupidity.  Grrr...

Marty
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Timmygt

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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 05:01:00 AM »

lol, like magic plastic that can support the weight of a mid-sized car! haha, thats bad.

like I told my dad that most of the big time shops will hire anyone that has the tools even if they don't have the knowledge for the jobs!

well I am going over their today to talk to them as I am giving up hope on ever being able to replace the center caps. I am going to see if they will let me trade the tires for a set to go on some 17" and try to pick up some rims at a discount well I am at it.

I am so going to use this post as leverage telling them I am in a lot of car clubs (i'll post on all my mustang clubs too) and I'm not afaid to flame the exact store that did it. but that will be a last resort type deal of they aren't willing to work with me on this.
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Gus Kelley

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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 04:52:00 PM »

Hey Tim! Sorry about your experience. It happens too often. Don't be afraid to get the word out,let others know. On the 323forum I was lambasted for initially putting in my two cents worth about one of our vendors,Reich racing. It then turned to cussing on the forum by Reich. He took $200 plus dollar deposits and left people for months with no goods and no apparent intension to refund the money. I don't know that it was ever resolved. Same sort of complaint was filed in this forum last year and no knowledge of it being resolved either. So beware, and don't be afraid to let others know.  Gus
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 09:55:00 AM »

Yep, alot of dodgeys out there... you gotta keep your eyes and ears open. Their sharks I tell ya...
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Timmygt

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008, 10:24:00 AM »

well I went into the tire shop and told them since I can't use my rims due to missing center caps that I wanted new rims. so I made them take the tires back from me and I got a discount on the new set of 17" rims and tires. they are on the car and look good so I am just going to look at it as an accident. they didn't try to argue about taking the tires back so that made me happy.

I still hope to find some replacement some day but for now I will just be happy with what I got.
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Gus Kelley

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008, 04:40:00 PM »

Hey Tim!  Good for you!  Gus.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 09:08:00 AM »

HAH! We need pics of the new rims man  
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Timmygt

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 04:44:00 AM »

I think I have one pic with the rims on my cardomain! should be at the bottom.
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