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Got my new tires and wheels yesterday. Was so excited I went to a place I would never go expect they where the only place open on a Sunday...Pep boys. Mounted the tires claimed that no one in the shop could figure out how to balance the wheels. They said the wheel wall inside was to thin and wouldnt sit right. Does this sound right to my mechanic friends out there. Also they told me the lugnuts where flanged on the end which makes sense to me. Should I just measure out the inside of the holes on my new wheels or is there a specific type or name for new lug nuts I should look into thanks guys.
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i dont know much about pep boys, we dont have them in canada but i gather they are more of a parts shop that does some installs? i would take it to a true dedicated tire shop...ive never heard of this problem before.
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Sounds like they have notta clue. Locate a good tire shop and have them do it.
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Sounds like they have notta clue. Locate a good tire shop and have them do it.
the voice inside my head said that but my excited voice said otherwise. Looks like we both know which was right. Now is there a special name for the lugnuts I need or are they just a different size?
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If the tire shop sells wheels (as most do), they should be able to hook you up.
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I go to Pep Boys for flat tires on Sundays, other than that, not so much
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we'll i sat at a BIG RAM dealership for 4 hours while the mounted my 305 55 20 mickey thompson's. they sold me the tires... but the techs never put them on before it took 4 guys to do it
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