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Walmart Wheel mount & balancing ????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by WV_Tacoma, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    WV_Tacoma

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    Just got some new wheels, painted alumn they are sitting in the back of the truck.

    Anyone used Walmart to balance your babies?

    I am going with the wrangler authorites from walmart too.

    one place told me they would not put them on, due to scratching them and shit.....

    WTF....
     
  2. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Matic

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    They also wont install tires than are larger than manufacturers rating thats on your door sill.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    BLKTRD6SP

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    I had them mount and balance tires on my car a few years ago. The machine left a large scrape around 3 of the 4 wheels. They ended up giving me $400 to have the wheels repainted!
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    I have had Walmart install and ballance tires on our Honda, and they have done a good job. Nothing to brag about. Personally, I would go to a Discount tire center....
     
  5. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Matic

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    Discount did me reaaaly bad when I bought my MB vdrive rims.
    2 weeks after they installed them I was putting my front lift on. While removing the wheels.....all the lug nuts were holding onto was 2 threads of all 12 studs!!!

    I returned and unleashed some furry in front of a few customers.
    You cannot tell me that the tech did NOT know that only 2 threads were catching. Instead of ordering the correct lug nuts, they decided to just not say anything to me and hope I would'nt notice I guess. Atleast until one of the wheels fell off and possibly killed me or whoever was with me at the time.
    I was infuriated!!
    They jeapardized my safety and everyone around me as well because the stupid tech did not want to tell me that the factory lugs wouldn't work.
    Needless to say a few people walked out of the store while I was ranting.I told the manager that I was boycotting the store and spreading the word about the shitty service and disregard for the safety of there customers.

    They did eventually fix the problem after the manager called for for a week strait asking me what he could do to resolve the problem.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    George, Hector, or Jose? And not all aftermarket wheels require the use of the ET-style lugs... I work at the store in Monroe, NC and I will tell you from almost 5 years with this company that this is a very few and far between incident.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    The things required to pull bitches

    Well good thing my door says 33x12.5 r15. lol

    I've used walmart before, I had to go to a few different one. The first one says their machine cant fit it. the second one said it would
     
  8. Sep 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    I've had Wal mart install and balance oversize tires and rims on my VW. I bought the tires from them.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    I had a buddy of mine purchase a set of tires from Walmart a couple of years ago. He had a Honda Civic EX with stick rims. The tire tech that was putting on his tires scratched up a rim pretty bad mounting it. When he spoke up about the damage, they said that they couldn't repair the rim but the did heavily discount the tires and took off the installation and balancing charges.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    ^^ had that happen to my moms TL they gouged the rim pretty deep, they said it wasnt them. My dad went in and Demanded to see the video, well after the assistant manger reviewed the video they got her a new rim.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    I wanna say it was Jose. 6ft+ large mexican fella at the woodruff store.

    The thing is is that the very young kid that installed my new wheels was very nice and he's the reason I got my lift. I commented on his stock wheels (which were the ones I was replacing) that he had powdercoated and how nice his truck looked. and also the fact that he had the locker button and mine being a 4cyl TRD, didn't.
    He handed me his keys to his truck while I was waiting for my MB Vdrive wheels to be installed and told me to take it for a spin.

    I am sure that this is the same person who installed my rims with neglect in telling me that the backspacing was wrong and that they would need to order new gorilla nuts.

    Now that I think about it...It was Jose that was managing the store and who I ranted to.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Tell me that wasn't you. I took some pics. It was a goldish colored yota with black powder coated 5 star alloys.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Um... no. I work in NC at the store on Roosevelt BLVD. Jose is a great guy and knows his stuff. I can't comment on the tech that installed your wheels, other than to apologize yet again on behalf of Discount Tire. Feel free to PM me with any questions regarding any comments or concerns you may have, and I will do what I can to help you in any way I can. My name is Matt.
     
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    Thx matt.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    go somewhere else.

    i was at one today. it took them 3.5 hrs to mount and balance 4 tires.

    i got home and saw that 2 of my 4 wheels were gouged, the other 2 were dinged/nicked.

    i normally would have went back and bitched, but i was bringing them home to truck bed line them.

    never again. even though they did it all for free because it took so long.
     
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    I'll buy oil or other products from Wally...but no way on God's green earth I'd let any of those monkeys touch any car I owned.

    Once...on a Sunday, and in a state of unclear thinking...I allowed those fools replace a battery in my MIL's Civic...never again.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    Hahahahahaa! well said. I could not agree more.:D
     
  18. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    I ended up driving 1hr to have Sears install them. I was shoping for some tools and thought, what the hell. They have several nice wheels on the wall that they sell, so I figured they at least had to have the tools to do it right. Cost aprx $8 for not buying the tires from them and them mounting, $12 to balance, $70 for wheel alignment(printed out before and after on the alignment), made me feel assured.

    Balancing, they never scratched anything, mounted to spare back on. They were extremely careful and helpful.
    Sears=Hutchinson KS. two thumbs up
     
  19. Sep 10, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    don't expect to go to Walmart for anything and get quality.
     
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