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Old 06-05-2010, 10:44 PM
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Sitting an inch high on the back end.

Well, I had a flat tire, so today I took it to Les Schwab tires to get plugged and patched. An hour later they call and tell me it needs to be replaced and will be $90, I said fine and told them to fix it and an hour after that I call to see how its doing and they say they lost my tire.... they finally found it and told me they quoted the wrong price and now its gonna be $150. I told them to go screw themselves, got the tire and left.
I took it to a little mom and pop shop up here called "Used Tire House" who told me they could special order my size tire and put it on for about $60-$75 or they could put a good set of a slightly larger tires on it for $30 each.
I took the second option because it sounded good, cheap and to be honest I felt it would look pretty decent.

Turns out I was right. If you do notice that the back tires are slightly larger then you'll also notice it looks kinda good. (In my opinion anyway)

So overall, it turned out to be a pretty good day... after les schwab at least.

So, heres the pics, tell me what you think, do you notice it? does it look good?



To anyone in the greater Seattle area, if you need tires and actually like good prices and customer service, check this place out.
Used Tire House
35516 Pacific highway S.
Federal way, Wa, 98003

They even spent a good 45 minutes getting the lug nut lock off my tire for me that the last owner had put on.
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Re: Sitting an inch high on the back end.

I believe using different size tires affects the handling, prolly not in a good way. Personally I don't think it looks good, but I'm super uber anal about things matching. Right now I have hankook ventus v4es on the front and hankook ventus hrII's in the rear. They are both 215(I think)/40/17 but I can still tell the fronts are slightly smaller. Prolly less than a centimeter, but it still bugs the crap outta me.

But to each his own...

By the way, you coulda just fixed the tire yourself with a patch kit, a tire iron and a set of tire spoons. Or just bought new tires and throw them on the rims yourself.
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By the way, you coulda just fixed the tire yourself with a patch kit, a tire iron and a set of tire spoons. Or just bought new tires and throw them on the rims yourself.
Ya, I Don't have the extra money to take it to the shop after I buy all that stuff and figure out I can't do it myself. lol...

The tires really did need to get changed anyway. the front ones still do, they are cracked like all hell.
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Re: Sitting an inch high on the back end.

That's not good. And taking a tire off a rim is a pain in the ass, but the theory is simple as hell. Breaking the bead on the tire is the hardest part.

If I were you start doing simple fixes on your car yourself. It'll save you money, teach you something new and it'll tighten the bond between you and your car.

Just don't start humping the exhaust pipe
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Re: Sitting an inch high on the back end.

Definitely get those cracked ones changed dude. looks like you should have just changed all 4...

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That's not good. And taking a tire off a rim is a pain in the ass, but the theory is simple as hell. Breaking the bead on the tire is the hardest part.

If I were you start doing simple fixes on your car yourself. It'll save you money, teach you something new and it'll tighten the bond between you and your car.

Just don't start humping the exhaust pipe
Thats why I'm here, is to learn those simple fixes. still waiting for the part to come so I can fix my shifter cables.
I just wanted this issue taken care of.... you know, one less thing to worry about.

Was I not supposed to hump the exhaust pipe? ...... oh..... my bad....
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