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Here's a little display of what happens when the punks at the tire shop don't respect your stuff (and you can't buy these wheels new anymore):gaah
 

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I know how you feel, I will not allow anybody to work on my units, if I can possibly do it myself. To many times it comes back with more problems than you started with.
 

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Changing tire's . . . easy task sound's like a DIY situation . . .

Mike
 

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I can't tell from those pictures what the problem is?
 

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KT the only time I go is for new steers , I like to have them balanced , the rest I do
Fine69 they trapped a little rock under one of the tabs and forced the wheel on with a impact , gouging a 0.020 slot into my wheel , and them I had to fix it my self , not a big deal fixing it but if I hadn't checked the torque when I got home after 20 miles instead of 250 like they recomend I might have lost a wheel crashed etc:bang
 

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Ahh, OK, I understand now. I see why your so pissed now!
 

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Time to have a talk with the manager. Whenever I have to take one to the tire shop I always stand right there watch them work. Left the tire shop one time and 50 miles down the road had the tire and wheel come off on a steerable lift axle on the trailer they had just put a tire on. Called the shop up and they send someone out to fix it and the service man tells me I need to call his manager cause the guy who worked on it at the shop had told him I had four stripped studs on the hub when he put it back on the trailer. So after its all fixed I go back to the shop and talk to the manager, he calls the kid in the office and confront him about this and the kid tells him he never took the tire off the trailer. Manager took him at his word. I was dumbfounded to say the least. Payed off my account in full right then and there and demanded it to be closed out. This is a large tire chain here in the northwest so I made a call to thier corprate office. Three days later I got a call from corprate telling me they looked at there security cameras and seen where kid had the wheel off the trailer. They fired the kid and have been trying to get my business back for two years now. I ran into that manager a couple weeks ago and he asked what it would take to get my business back and I told him when he was no longer with the company I would consider trying them again.
 

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I talked to the manager and of course he was all appoligetic but he didn't come out and fix it , I had to do that , But at least they payed for my time. I guess the kid at the tire shop didn't like working on a truck older than he was.:kick
 

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LOL i guess not LOL . . . I mount my own tires then i toss them in the bed of the little truck run them in to be balanced up them haul them back and bolt them on . . .

That was before i started driving the little Jeep, not so sure it'll handle a load of 11.00-/r20's or 12.00-/R24's . . . 19.5's is a rather heavy load for it LOL

I need a new 3/4 ton i guess . . .

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I know how you feel, I will not allow anybody to work on my units, if I can possibly do it myself. To many times it comes back with more problems than you started with.
I had to read this one twice.. I thought just for a second that Johnp3 said," I will not let anybody work on my nuts...."

Yeah...it's been another really long day...:night
 

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IF i don't know the shop and i need road service i will watch them like a hawk. I have a GREAT local tire shop that does 99% of my under car work that i don't feel like doing myself.

Sometimes if i call them up and their supper busy i can take a unmounted wheel down there and have them throw the tire on quick, or patch the flat.

They will also balance the wheels on the vehicle which is a dieing art these days.
 

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Dualie, getting the wheels balanced on the vehicle, that is the best way as is doing a run out of the rim, and moving the tire on the rim, to get it as close to round as possible I worked with a guy and he would measure every drive tire and move them to match them up. Suffacated, my wife of 38 years is real picky as to who plays with my nuts.
 

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On my smaller rims (19.5's or less) He road force balances the assembly on the hunter 9000 then he will mount them and balance the assembly on the vehicle. With the big rotating mass of the DRW front spindle and rotor assembly and the big rotor and hubs of the DANA 80's it really takes any of the guess work out.

On my personal pickup he does them @ 80-85mph And on the others he runs them up to 70 mph. With a good alignment and shocks the tires wear very well and ride great. Almost everyone that has a truck comments oh how F-350 rides better than their half ton.

YOU MUST remember to mark a stud and the wheel when you take them off for inspection or brake service. Thats the only minor drawback.

This reminded me my 00 is due for ball joints again. 180K on this set, isn't to much to ask i guess.
 
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