Originally Posted by Pugga
I hate when companies pull that crap... Yes, I realize they're not the correct size. No, I don't care. Hell, you're the customer, I never understood companies that wouldn't take your money so you could buy what YOU want.
In this case, failure to understand that the change in tire aspect ratio and width isn't significant. After a series of deadly van/SUV roll overs directly related to tire size, quality, and maintenance, the deep pocket companies get very, very nervous. If all four tires match, and match the requirements printed on the door jam, liability gets shifted from the vendor who sold the tires to the company that made the tire AND the company that designated that specific sized tire. I used to teach product liability law to design Safety Professionals.
I could just tell Sams the tires are for a ford F250 and just bring the rims in (while running my winter tires), or just order them through a mail order source or one of the local tire shops in town .
Using a local shop in town will cost a few more dollars, but the Firestone shop that maintains my company car is awfully good to me.