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Old 12-16-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Is my dealer an idiot?

I had an unfortunate experience with a NYC multiple pothole'd road, only to literally destroy my front end. Long story short....went through insurance, got 2 new front rims/tires, tie rod end, etc... Just installed another stock set of rims with Yokohama Parada Spec-X's, only to find out when my dealer repaired my car, they crammed the 275/40-r20's on my front rims. I know they came with the 245/45-r20's. Should I be concerned?
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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i would make them change it. put the right size tire on...
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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I personally would like to have larger tires up front. .. better grip in the corners.
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First determine if they gave you 8" or 9" rims. If you have 8", then I would have the smaller tires put on. If they are 9", then keep them and you'll have the same size shoes all around. And you'll be able to rotate f-r.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Sorry, I have the 8" up front.... they just crammed a larger tire on it
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The 275 was more expensive as well, not by much but more money for the wider tire
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The 275 was more expensive as well, not by much but more money for the wider tire
So you are saying to leave it alone?, Shouldn't have any wear issue in the future?
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A 275 tire is too big for an 8" wheel. A 275 should have at least a 9" wheel. I would not run that set up especially on the front.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:01 PM   #13
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Most Dealers are idiots, I have worked for a few.
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I wouldn't want the 275 tire on the narrow 8" wheels. The rear 9" wheels are already on the narrow side for a 275. The "perfect" width for a 275 tire is a 9.5" wheel.
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A 275 tire is too big for an 8" wheel. A 275 should have at least a 9" wheel. I would not run that set up especially on the front.

Yep - you know what you have to do...
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Tell 'em to get you the correct 245s for the front and, for your troubles, let you keep the 275s for when you wear out your back tires.
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Without even reading your post, i can say yes to "your dealer is indeed an idiot."
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:50 AM   #23
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Hey guys... thanks for the replies. And yes . When it rains it pours, and ive had about enough of my dealers service dept. I had two new tires put on front thru the tire/wheel warranty, and the dealer scratched the crap out of both front rims, possibly cuz they were trying to put on the wrong size tires? Now I am getting 2 new front rims and 2 new(correct size) tires. Lets see if the can finally rectify this
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