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Old 11-30-2012, 04:05 AM   #21
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When I used to live in Traverse City, I had a buddy who took his turbo Audi S4 to Sears to have the snows put on. I later saw the car and through Sears low IQ troglodyte techs, the S4 had fallen off the lift. There wasn't a straight body panel on the car. I guess the moral of the story is be glad they didn't really get it wrong and irreparably damage your sled.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:16 AM   #22
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They mounted the 225s on the 18x9 rears and the 255s on the 18x8 fronts. They also managed to put them on the wrong side of the car. At least he got the tires on the correct axles...

I guess if all you are doing is changing tires all day it can all get a bit repetitive. I suspect the guy was on auto pilot. Did you not notice it when you picked it up?
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #23
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Next time do it right: buy a separate set of wheels for the snows as well!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:11 AM   #24
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:13 AM   #25
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WOW X100 That person should be fired immediately
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #26
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WOW X100 That person should be fired immediately
They can't fire him, he's the owner and lead tech.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #27
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Idont understand how the wouldn't notice that. rediculous! my inept girlfriend would have noticed that before she pulled it out of the garage!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #28
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Next time do it right: buy a separate set of wheels for the snows as well!
100% agree, you can get decent cheap wheels that will pay for themselves in labor costs. Hell, I do my own tire changes and I still bought other wheels just because it was easier

Although this is a pretty bad I can understand that someone makes a mistake when they are busy and doing something so routine. You may be the only person who stretches tire on their snows though!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #29
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I had a shop do that last year. I still think they did it just to see if I'd notice. Didn't go back there again...
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #30
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #31
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #32
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they can't fire him, he's the owner and lead tech.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #33
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You may be the only person who stretches tire on their snows though!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #34
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #35
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Next time do it right: buy a separate set of wheels for the snows as well!
Buy my Jetta and maybe I will...

These wheels will eventually be the dedicated snows. That won't happen until the car is fully paid off though. When I bought it it came with the brand new snows so there was no reason to go out looking for something else. I kinda wish I was still in MA so I could just get a friend to let me use the equipment and mount them myself.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #36
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Reading all this makes me so happy to know I have access to a tire machine and basically an entire stocked garage.

Granted I have a friend(owns shop) who can do it all and doesn't screw up but, the point is I have a hard time trusting anyone to work on my stuff.
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You would think that they would have thought to themselves that it looked way different than when it came in
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #38
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:55 AM   #39
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #40
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Saw this once before on a Benz CLK. Except he was actually driving on the highway. Ignorant or just plain stupid, not sure which.
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