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Old 10-06-2011, 08:32 PM
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Although I work at Discount Tire, I don't work on the store side but I do know that the bigger the wheels, the bigger the feel. The feel of pot holes and every bump on the road. Unless you put some big tires with a lot of side wall, you're going to feel too much of the road with bigger wheels.

If you ask the guys at the stores they are much more qualified to answer this type of question. They all go through stringent training all year long to be the experts. Not trying to promote DTC either, I just know what kind of training they all have to go through, every thing is a science if you care to learn about it. Cheers...
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Well i love my local Discount Tire as well as discounttiredirect on ebay
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I read on another forum and its just other members opinions but it's noted that he pretty much does zero weight reduction and prep. Also read that the truck was"balls to the wall" or "old man cruise" with no in between. It would spin the ties doing 70.
Cool guy and member and has advised me on some questions i had for him regarding my coil covers.

I think he is thinking of doing some track prep for future track runs.
It was a HTC GTG at that event you saw him so there were quite a few Dodge Hemi FL members and he could of def' borrowed a set of slicks to use.
Sounds like him actually, I think he was probably in his 50's give or take (I'm terrible at guessing ages...but definitely not younger than 40's...)
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They're some cool guy's kay9, I used to work at the HelpDesk so I talked with most store employees and Direct employees. All swell peeps hands down!
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Brought my rear 305/45/18 Nitto DR's w/ the replacement certificate from their eBay store and could not be happier.
Also a few years ago brought 4 275/55/17 Toyos Proxes from the local store w/ the certificate and had two separate occasions where there was a nail in the side wall and they replaced both with new tires no questions asked.

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Seriously, "customers" don't comprehend the value of those certificates! They're a must, if sidewalls are damaged, the tires can't be fixed. If you have certificates, you're covered!

Before I worked here I never purchased them, since I started though I always do and have used them at least 4 times, I just remember to buy them again on any car I purchase tires for!

I might upgrade my wheels next year or after that as well, I like the stock OEM ones though so I 'm not in a hurry. I do get a decent discount from discount. LOL!
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1miracle2, you are absolutly right, worked at Discount or nealry 4 years before I joined the armed forces, any sort of sidewall damage (bubbled, cracking/splitting, nail, defective, what have you) and the tire is 100% unable to be repaired, or even filled with air for that matter. And any decent certified tire shop who actualy recognizes OSHA's safety standards, and cares for their customers saftey, will either reject work for that tire or suggest immediate replacement. And that's where the beauty of Discount's certificate for replacement or repair comes into play



But trying not to trail too far from this forums topic,
Here's what I spent my afternoon doing...

Before... 20" MB Motoring Senna (from discount tire)







After... 17" cragar soft 8s from summit racing






(top- 265/50/20 front, 285/50/20 back,
bottom 275/60/17 all four) the truck has a cheap 3/4 drop kit from ebay which is why it looks pitched forward slightly, hoping to lower the rear a couple more inches since it didnt give me the true 4 as advertized :/ just gotta wait on the $



Personally I like the way the 17s look much better than the 20s. not only are they ALOT cheaper they are a little more comfortable of a ride. not to mention the money saved on gas milage from shaving weight.

besides the more black the better

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I agree, I like the 17's as well ^

And of course this is just opinion, but I'd lift the front an inch before I'd lower the back an inch. Truck looks good
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Yeah bringing the front up to a 2" drop would be cheaper, easier/quicker, and alot less risky than installing a flip kit for the rear seeing how I would mostly likely have to cut the frame for a c notch.

But... hard to decide which for now, ya know
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