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Old 07-07-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Really Firestone?

Just found out that when I got new tires in January, Firestone mistakenly installed two different sized tires.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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you just now caught it..??
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you just now caught it..??
X2. That sucks.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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hope you phoned the manager and informed me the severity of this problem! who knows what could go wrong with having mismatching tire sizes!
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #6
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That sucks, man. Did you inform them of their mistake? Somebody on here not long ago had the same thing happen to them-- i'm not sure it if was Firestone, though.
I dropped my Tacoma off for an oil change/rotation/balance/etc and they called informing me of their mistake
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Sucks. At least you aren't 4wd. Also how did you miss that?
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I went to a Firestone once when I needed two new tires for my daily driver. They installed the new tires on the front of the vehicle. I had them move them to the rear for free and they will never get my business again.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:33 PM   #9
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you just now caught it..??
I didn't notice any imbalance at all. Must have been two of the same in the front and two different in the back or some similar combination.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #10
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I went to a Firestone once when I needed two new tires for my daily driver. They installed the new tires on the front of the vehicle. I had them move them to the rear for free and they will never get my business again.
I always thought it was better to have newer tires on the front? Isn't there a higher chance of a rollover if you get a blowout on the front?
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I always thought it was better to have newer tires on the front? Isn't there a higher chance of a rollover if you get a blowout on the front?
This video is YouTube hosted but was made by Michelin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSz7cm6MwH0

New tires ALWAYS on the rear.
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Makes sense if you live where it rains more than a couple times a year I guess
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i will never go to firestone again. they put some tires on my truck without balancing them, then over torqued and cross threaded the lug nuts. the shop i took it to had to break of 4 studs to take the wheels and tires off. needless to say, i didnt pay for a thing and was even "over compensated"
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Interesting. Anytime I've replaced 2 tires, I've always put the new ones on the front and I never experienced anything like that. Of course, I don't do high speed turns on wet streets either, but still, interesting video. Something to think about.
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This video is YouTube hosted but was made by Michelin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSz7cm6MwH0

New tires ALWAYS on the rear.
New tires mounted on the front, ideal conditions for Drifting!! That E36 BMW was sweet!
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this whole thing just boggles my mind, that you wouldnt even look at the tires when they were put on, never mind 7 months later..A shop had to call you to tell you that they were wrong?
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this whole thing just boggles my mind, that you wouldnt even look at the tires when they were put on, never mind 7 months later..A shop had to call you to tell you that they were wrong?
My experience with Firestone has been great up until now. I had no reason to doubt their professional ability to match up tires. Lol. Plus like I said before I didn't notice any irregularity when driving.
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