Well some of you know That I had the 245/40/18's goodyears on my special rims for a bit now. Lately the smaller size has really been bothering me. So I go and pick up a brand new set of 5 255/45/18's and go to have them mounted at Sears since Bobby Reccomended them, (believe me none of this is directed towards you).
Anyways me and Bobby went there saturday and waited for 4 hours just for them to tell us they cant get the tires to pop/seal. So I'm thinking maybe the width combined with the brand are to blame since the 255's are reccomended for a 8" wheel. So anyways I'm bummed but I'll get over it. They end up remounting my old tires and drive out of there with my wallet intact. Sold the tires monday night and took a little bit of a loss but nothing major.
That brings me to last night. Found a brand new set of takeoffs with less than 50 miles on them. A beautiful set of 235/50/18's. I couldnt refuse the great price/condition of the tires.
So today I get home from work. load the tires in my car and head to sears once again. So they start my car and it seems like the same problem all over again, no seal. So im getting a bit upset at this point but then he gets the first one mounted. I start feeling better. Anyways I knew it would take a bit longer than normal considering the dismount of the runflats. So 2.5 hours later there done. I dont even thing about looking at the wheels before I pay just because I was so relievd that they got all 4 on and it never crossed my mind. So I pay and walk out.
Now the fun part. I look at the first wheel. theres some pretty signifigant damage to them, followed by the second (worse than the first) and then I get to the third and the damage was horrible, They actually took chunks out of the paint. and not little dings/scratches. I mean chunks right down to bare metal. There one at least an inch by a half inch. There BAD. Then I go to get up and also notice i'm now missing a locking lugnut...lovely. And of course the kid say, "oh that wasnt there". And the manager took his side on that.
So back in the store I go, The guy at the desk follows me out and looks at the damage, he almost looks scared and in a fainy voice says "um let me get the manager" So the manager comes out and takes a look, then ask's the one who did it: "do you think you could of done this?" I'm just thinking, who the [email protected]
else would have done it. He replies "i don't know, I was just focusing on getting the tires on".
So the manager says, "theres 2 things we can do, I can either take "some" money off or we could send them out to refinish them" Here I am again thinking to myself, lets see, $110 to mount and balance all 4 tires, Even if he gave me ALL of it back it wouldnt cover the refinishing. Obviosly I opted for the refinishing.
The problem is he said it could be up to 2 weeks to get them done. Which of Course brings us to Carlisle. So unless They come back sooner I'll be rolling on my original R/T wheels which I might add are not in the greatest shape.
I just bought and installed all new cross drilled and slotted rotors along with new pads and had plans to paint my calipers. With the way things are, it doesnt look so good.
The wheels were in near pefect shape before and now they just look like complete shit.
I apoligize for the long read, But like most I need to vent. I am truly pissed and needed to do something to cool down.