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SHOP WONT MOUNT TIRES??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Jrozz, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Apr 21, 2015 at 7:36 AM
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    Tire shop won't mount a 285/75/16 tire on my 16x7.5 fj TRD rims!! Thy said it sucks the tire in too much and the wheel needs to be 8" wide. I'm confused. Anyone run this setup? I really don't want to have to get new rims?
     
  2. Apr 21, 2015 at 7:37 AM
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    Go to a new shop and get them done.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2015 at 7:52 AM
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    Find a new shop or pull up the specs on the tire to see if the manufacturer says it's OK on a 7.5" wheel.
     
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    Each manuf. has a minimum/optimal/maximum figure for each tire.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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    They are cooper discovery stt and the minimum width is 7.5. Is it risky to run them on the minimum approved rim width?
     
  6. Apr 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM
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    No, not risky. It's risky to run them below the minimum approved width, but if the manufacturer says it's OK, show that to your shop. If they still refuse, take your business elsewhere and don't give it another thought. Some shops just have know-it-alls and they don't like to admit or be proven wrong.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    Good to know. Has anyone put that size tires on the fj TRDs before?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2015 at 8:36 AM
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    Keep in mind that installing tires that someone bought elsewhere is pretty much a losing game for a tire shop.

    They hardly make any money on it if everything goes well. But if there's a problem, such as a tire that won't balance right, then it turns into a big time sink throwing all their paying jobs behind schedule.

    So they were probably just looking for an easy way to either blow you off or upsell you to something (like new rims) that they can sell.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM
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    That makes sense! Well I have a 3" lift so those TRD rims don't have much backspacing, I'll need spacers wouldn't you say?
     
  10. Apr 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM
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    yes, if you want 285s to mount on factory rims without hitting the UCAs, youll probably need spidertrax wheel spacers.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2015 at 9:29 AM
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    Ok I have 1.15 spidertrax on the way and those after market uca's will be less bulky so I think I'll be good
     
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