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d4rknezz 06-16-2013 09:39 PM

My Camaro came with its tires reversed rear to front...
 
Hi,

I bought a new 2011 LT with RS package a year ago. Now I am a car noob. But yesterday, in the parking lot, I found an SS and a Z1 parked next to me. After saying hi to me, the owners pointed out that my 245 is installed at the rear, and my 275 is installed at the front.

I'm going to call the dealer tomorrow to ask , err, what the heck - but since I am a car noob - I want to know from you experts first what this means...

1. Do i need to move the whole wheel rear to front, or just the tires? Are the rims the same?
2. What would this mean to my rims/wheels in all? Would this have had an adverse effect?
3. I have 37k on it - whats the general mileage rating of the original pzero tires?
4. If apparently a 275 can be installed at the front, is there a reason not to have all 4 tires 275?
5. Unrelated, but how did the factory or whoever did this, made the same mistake 4 times (once for each tire).

And other information that I may need to know...

Thanks!

Chubby 06-16-2013 09:46 PM

LOL

1. No, just unbolt the wheels and switch them... as long as your car has the original tires, I hope to God they got the right wheels mated to the right tires at the factory.
2. No
3.KM or miles? If KM, you should get about 50K-60K or more as long as you arent doing a bunch of burnouts.
4.You would need 2 new REAR wheels, people do it all the time but DO NOT squeeze a 275 on a front wheel.
5.:iono: Friday afternoon or monday morning car?

Are you sure no one ever rotated the tires? this would cause this.

Modern07 06-16-2013 09:48 PM

Sounds like they rotated your tires when you took it in for service to me - doubt it would have come from the factory that way, but the dealership rotate tires when servicing on most cars - clearly they shouldn't do this on the Camaro, but it's been known to happen

PoorMansCamaro 06-16-2013 09:48 PM

Pics?

Chubby 06-16-2013 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Modern07 (Post 6678035)
Sounds like they rotated your tires when you took it in for service to me - doubt it would have come from the factory that way, but the dealership rotate tires when servicing on most cars - clearly they shouldn't do this on the Camaro, but it's been known to happen

THIS. My thought exactly, someone rotated them by mistake.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro (Post 6678037)
Pics?

:facepalm:

Why? you dont believe him?

d4rknezz 06-16-2013 09:51 PM

I did one maintenance past the 6 month line where they did tire rotation at the dealership....
As I said i am a car noob :) - but are you saying that when they rotate the tires that this is exactly what they do to the camaro? Switch rear to front, rims/tires and all? Shouldnt they just rotate left to right?

As in, are you saying this is just normal practice - and the two camaro owners was just pulling my leg to have fun? :) haha.

d4rknezz 06-16-2013 09:52 PM

haha I'll take pics tomorrow morning, its too dark now!

Chubby 06-16-2013 09:52 PM

You dont rotate Camaro tires with RS pkg or V8. PERIOD.

No, they are not pulling your leg, whomever rotated your tires is an idiot. They need switched back...

They could switch left to right only but whats the point? The point of rotating pretty much is to even out wear front to back... wear side to side sould be pretty much similar.

PoorMansCamaro 06-16-2013 09:53 PM

No, he was saying you rotate rims and tires on most other cars, but not the camaro. Basically, your dealer is an idiot. Lol

d4rknezz 06-16-2013 09:54 PM

Oh :(. Well , they suggested it - hey , its 6 months, time for your half year maintenance. Sign here.

Sigh. But you are saying that they'll just rotate it back and it would be fine?

Chubby 06-16-2013 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4rknezz (Post 6678060)
Oh :(. Well , they suggested it - hey , its 6 months, time for your half year maintenance. Sign here.

Sigh. But you are saying that they'll just rotate it back and it would be fine?


yup fine. and your car will handle better.

I'd seriously go back and pitch a bitch. Thats :bs:

d4rknezz 06-16-2013 09:58 PM

Thanks a lot everyone :) cheers.

tonyko1 06-16-2013 10:32 PM

Wow.

MYDLIFECRISIS 06-16-2013 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chubby (Post 6678051)
You dont rotate Camaro tires with RS pkg or V8. PERIOD.

No, they are not pulling your leg, whomever rotated your tires is an idiot. They need switched back...

They could switch left to right only but whats the point? The point of rotating pretty much is to even out wear front to back... wear side to side sould be pretty much similar.

Left to right is wrong also. On my car, they are staggered and directional.

two_wheel_mayhem 06-16-2013 10:45 PM

I guess you can't tell the difference.

d4rknezz 06-16-2013 10:53 PM

No...I am just a normal driver - so I dont ask much from my car - I can't tell the difference in ride, and honestly that first 6 months i'm just getting reacquainted to driving stick and all the blind spots.
Any kind of sliding that happens in corners i just chalk it up to what seems to be normal for a heavy rear wheel car? >_<.

Now that I know it was because the tire was rotated, i googled several other cases of tire rotation for a camaro. Someone mentioned tie rod ends, cv and front suspension ball joints in a different forum. Should I have these checked tomorrow?

lawdog 06-16-2013 10:56 PM

:facepalm::crazy:They rotated your tires !?!?

Caddyroger 06-16-2013 10:57 PM

Like the others has stated just have them rotated. Putting the 275x40 in the front does not harm the Camaro. I have 275x40x20 on all 4.
My dealer did the same thing but I do not call any one a idiot. Mistakes happens. I am sure every that is calling people have made a mistake so I guess they are idiots.

Modern07 06-16-2013 11:00 PM

If the dealership rotated your tires, then you need to take it back, get them to fix it and then find a new dealership and never ever go back to the one who rotated your tires!

Yes mistakes happen, but how on earth can you not notice when you are taking 245 off the front and 275 of the back?! If they can't even get that right then there's no hope for them.

In this case the below emoticon is unfortunately perfect...

:idiot:

d4rknezz 06-16-2013 11:20 PM

Well, they are quite nice to me, but yeah - a little disappointed here. What happens to warranties and all that stuff if I go to a different dealer? Do they just look up my record, take over any warranty claim if i ever have one, etc? This is my first car - I kind of thought that i can only deal warranty with the dealer I bought it from? I never had to fill in a camaro warranty card afterall.

two_wheel_mayhem 06-16-2013 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4rknezz (Post 6678407)
Well, they are quite nice to me, but yeah - a little disappointed here. What happens to warranties and all that stuff if I go to a different dealer? Do they just look up my record, take over any warranty claim if i ever have one, etc? This is my first car - I kind of thought that i can only deal warranty with the dealer I bought it from? I never had to fill in a camaro warranty card afterall.

Pick a Chevy dealer any dealer, use more than one if you like. They are all supposed to honor your warranty work.

Caddyroger 06-16-2013 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4rknezz (Post 6678407)
Well, they are quite nice to me, but yeah - a little disappointed here. What happens to warranties and all that stuff if I go to a different dealer? Do they just look up my record, take over any warranty claim if i ever have one, etc? This is my first car - I kind of thought that i can only deal warranty with the dealer I bought it from? I never had to fill in a camaro warranty card afterall.

You can take to any GM dealer for warranty work.
I still take my Camaro to the same dealer that I bought it from. N problems except for the the first on

Caddyroger 06-16-2013 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Modern07 (Post 6678326)
If the dealership rotated your tires, then you need to take it back, get them to fix it and then find a new dealership and never ever go back to the one who rotated your tires!

Yes mistakes happen, but how on earth can you not notice when you are taking 245 off the front and 275 of the back?! If they can't even get that right then there's no hope for them.

In this case the below emoticon is unfortunately perfect...

:idiot:


I still Take my camaro to same dealer. Have you ever made a mistake before?

LimaCharlie 06-16-2013 11:28 PM

Another piece of advice.....the rear wheels are wider than the fronts. Front wheels are 20"x8" and rears are 20"x9". This is why the rear tires are wider (275) compared to the front tires.
Hopefully someone didn't separate the tires from the wheels and install your 275 tires on the narrow 20x8 front wheels. 275's are not recommended on a 8" wide wheel. I don't think this is the case though. If so, your dealer made the car a serious safety hazard.

Michael2000 06-16-2013 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4rknezz (Post 6678407)
Well, they are quite nice to me, but yeah - a little disappointed here. What happens to warranties and all that stuff if I go to a different dealer? Do they just look up my record, take over any warranty claim if i ever have one, etc? This is my first car - I kind of thought that i can only deal warranty with the dealer I bought it from? I never had to fill in a camaro warranty card afterall.

You have to do "warranty repairs" with the dealer (things that break while under warranty), but you can have your regularly scheduled maintenance (tire rotation, engine oil changes, coolant flush, etc.) performed anywhere you want. You can even do the maintenance yourself, if you are so inclined. In either case, just keep good records (date, mileage, work performed, parts used), and keep your receipts. Be sure everything is done to spec, such as the correct engine oil as specified in your owner's manual, etc. It's pretty simple really. You can save yourself a lot of money, too.

I wouldn't go back to this dealer. They are supposed to know all about Camaros, including the fact that you can not rotate the wheel-tire assemblies front to rear when they are of different sizes.

Michael


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