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Explorers refused at Discount Tire?

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Darrman, December 29, 2006.

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    1. lilbeefy

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      had mine put on at pepboys with the only question being asked is WILL THEY FIT? I said sure as hell hope so, other than that no probs.
       
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      An old thread I know but along the lines I was looking for......
      I just put Pathfinder A/T's (265/70/16's) on my 2000 X & was wondering what they where like. I know they're made by Goodyear for Pathfinder/Discount Tires but any other info would be great.
      Thanks

      p.s. Don't you guy's run 16" on X's over there, mine (in :australia) came out with 255/70/16's. I haven't seen anybody on here say anything about 16" rims/tires for 2nd Gen. X's.
       
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      Get some tire spoons and mount them yourself..
       
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      Sorry to disagree but I put most of the blame on firestone/bridgestone for building crap tires. I had them on my BII and at least five of them come apart on me at various times. While I never lost it I imagine the expectation of most people would be for a tire to remain round and in one piece. Having one come apart suddenly at 60 is not a pleasant experience. While the yupp's may have limited or even poor driving skills Explorers are not the only SUV they are driving.
       
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      old thread but i had the same problem with discount and sams club.my girl ordered some 295/75/16 all terrans for her f-350 from sams,she asked me what size and she gave them the size what they would be going on and the manager walked out there and looked at her truck and said does your boyfriend know they wont fit because the truck is not lifted.she said he is going to lift it this weekend and then they will fit.he called me and spoke with me for a few minutes about it and had her sign a form stating they would be put on a modified vehicle,whatever.they show up 2 days later and she pays for them with the sams card that she got talked into using.they said pull your truck around the side and we will load them for you,no i want them mounted and balanced and installed on the truck.oh we cant do that unless you have wider rims.what?45 minutes of argueing later we leave with them in the bed with 20%off of them with a mention of a lawyer.discount wouldnt mount them for the same reason,big o did in 20 minutes and it was only $60.whatever.i got her some 315/70/16 all terrains and some new wheels for her birthday,(i know romantic and thoughtful),discount was all over giving a price break and having it done in 45 minutes and being as courteous as possible.while we are waiting i order 33/10.50/15 all terrains for the explorer they load all the vehicle info i pay for it and they say come in tommorow and we will get you out in 30 minutes.same thing they did to some of you,we cant mount them on the ex as they have a policy.well 2 weeks before that they put some 32s in place of the 31s on the same ex,go figure.i got my money back and went to my friends that had them in stock.i mounted and balanced the new tires and saved $320 with a free tire replacement warranty.f discount and sams,we can make our own choices on tire size and what we want to put them on.
       
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      TAKE your ford badges off, explorer badges and tell them its a Mazda or Mercury, then they will sell you tires LOL

      or just take the wheels in and have them mounted and balanced.

      That policy is GAY GAY GAY
      Mazda Navajo? no problem!
      Mercury Mountaneer? no problem!

      so stupid
       
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      I whip my explorer like a minivan all the time and it handles it just fine with no rollovers lol. i am actually pretty ruff with my truck but its a beast it handles it all just fine. you would have to be a shitty driver to roll one. either that or be mud boggin like a mofo. :eek:
       
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      i have 255/70R16's on my 2000 Ex as well......... we have them here too! haha...

      I just bought some 265/75R16 BF Mud terrains and I took them to a Firestone dealer and they wouldnt mount them either... But what really pisses me off is that I asked them staight out... "these tires are oversized, will you still mount them?" There response " Sure no problem" So I give the gentleman my keys and walk down the street to the mall for like two hours wating for my tires to be put on.... Then they call me and tell me they wont put them on!! I was not happy, to say the least.. Fine, you wont mount them but dont waste my damn time!! then the guy has enough nerve to ask if I still want the alignment I was gonna have them do after the tire replacement!
       
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      super freakin stupid

      here i have never had an issue and i rolled my ex in there on 33s and got them to mount my 38.5s then they asked if i wanted my boggers balanced and said sure if they guarantee they wont vibrate......
       
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      When I get Tires for my Ex I plan on taking the rims in and if they ask me what its for Im going to tell em this

      " It doesnt matter what they are going on im paying you money to buy THOSE tires and mount them on THOSE rims"

      If they dont like It I will find some one who will and give them MY money.

      Sorry but if a shop refuses me i will NEVER EVER EVER take ANY of my vehicles there EVER again. If they are that worried than they should have you sign a waver saying they are not responsible for the affect of the tire on the vehicle (rolling over and bla bla bla)
       
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      hmm well i drive like a feaking maniac as well, and here's my 1995 X on 24's... which I had to put on myself... and they wouldn't put them on. Freaking retards.

      This has been in effect for about 4 years.

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      and ive had others... had oversized wheels for 6 years on this truck and never had issues other than ball joints. Never rolled it or even been close.
       
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      No joke...

      The 33x12.50x15 BFG All-Terrains I bought at Costco?

      "No, we won't install them on an Explorer."
      "Yes, we will install them on a Mountaineer."

      Completely ridiculous. If I instruct a tire RESELLER to install something outside of factory spec, how the heck are they liable for anything that happens?
       
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      Nobody in my area would install non-stock tires on my Explorer. Fortunately we have a tire machine in the shop at work. I learned how to install them myself. Now the tires get shipped from TireRack directly to work. Much cheaper and more convenient this way.
       
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      When I buy a second set of Cragars, and the mud tires for this summer, I'm just going to tell Costco that it's for a custom-built off-road only mud vehicle, and hopefully avoid the whole hassle.
       
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      i had this same damn thing happen to me the other day when i tried to have a set of 31's mounted on mine. i went to wal mart first. the quoted me a price to mount the tires that were in the back of the truck onto my wheels. they came out and looked at the tires and the truck. told me it'd be about an hour and that they'd call when it was done. about an hour went by and i went back to the service center. he said that he was about to call me. apparently they couldn't do it because the tires were bigger than the factory size on the door sticker. i proceded to go to national tire and battery. he told me that he couldn't do it either... not because of the size, but due to the fact that they were used tires. i ended up going to about 4 other places before finding a mom and pop that would do it. talk about a pain the ass.
       
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      the issue will come up again for air checks or flat repair's.
       
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      I was just at Discount Tire and they had no problem doing a rotation, balance and pressure check on 35" tires that they sold me and mounted on my Explorer four years ago. This is a very old thread to bring up, and I don't think its an issue anymore.
       
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      well It still is an issue as I was gonna buy 265/75/16s for stock explorer rims for my 98 explorer w/3"BL, & TT, warrior shackles & AAL last summer at Disc Tire & they would only do it if it was carry in wheels & carry out mounted.
       
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      I guess it depends on the store or district manager, or maybe the state. The store in Poway, California put tires on my daughter's Ranger on the stock rims that are 4 sizes bigger than stock. Two sets so far for the Ranger and Explorer.
       
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      This is why I in a pick up. I just take them off and have them done. No questions. However watching them Ballance 37’s is funny
       

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