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Really Firestone?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by toyotacoma, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    toyotacoma

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    Just found out that when I got new tires in January, Firestone mistakenly installed two different sized tires. :confused:
     
  2. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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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.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    you just now caught it..??
     
  4. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    X2. That sucks.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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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!
     
  6. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    I dropped my Tacoma off for an oil change/rotation/balance/etc and they called informing me of their mistake
     
  7. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    Sucks. At least you aren't 4wd. Also how did you miss that?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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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.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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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?
     
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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.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Makes sense if you live where it rains more than a couple times a year I guess
     
  13. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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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.
     
  15. Jul 7, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    New tires mounted on the front, ideal conditions for Drifting!! :woot: That E36 BMW was sweet!
     
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  17. Jul 7, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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  18. Jul 7, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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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?
     
  19. Jul 7, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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  20. Jul 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    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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