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Old 09-19-2008, 07:53 AM
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Would you trust Discount Tire to mount tires on your new Halibrand Sprints? If not, who then? They are polished aluminum of course and will scratch if you look at em wrong.

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If everything is new you can mount them yourself, some spray silicon and they should slip right on. Just be carefull airing them up.

If not take em some place and make it perfectley clear if they scratch em they bought em. If they say no way, go someplace else.
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If you do go to them make sure you check the inside of your rims. Alot tire shops use the tire machine that claps on the inside and the people that work in the back dont get paid enough to care. It will make these scratches and dents because it digs into the rim to hold it in place Also when they balance them they will just ram the balancing rod through the middle so make sure you check that when they are done as well.
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I guess I'm lucky... a local hotrodder owns a tire shop, does all the work himself.. also does general repairs and most of the alignments on the local classic cars
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Would you trust Discount Tire to mount tires on your new Halibrand Sprints? If not, who then? They are polished aluminum of course and will scratch if you look at em wrong.
I cant speak for the Halibrand's....mine are much cheaper. But.....Discount Tire mounted my 18" American Racing Hopsters. They did a great job. Hint: Ask for aluminum flush mount stem too. Otherwise you get the rubbers.

Dave
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The Discount Tire stores that I have been to treat my rims better than any store I have ever been to. They put on countless sets of custom rims every day. If they screwed them up we would be hearing about it and they would be hurting for business which they are not.

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I used to manage a tire shop and I would get a countless amount of former employees that make this mistake all the time. They are also known to counter balance rims and tires. I am not trying to make anyone mad I just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there for someone that was asking for some advice on mounting their new rims. I know that some will say that thats why they are EX employees but some of these people have worked for discount for a long period of time. Im not saying that everyone does this at Discount I am just saying what they should look for when and if they choose to use them.
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Im lucky too as my tire man is an avid car collector/restorer.
He mounts my tires and always weights the wheels on the inside to avoid ugly weights on the outer rim.
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I have an old manual tire machine, so I can carefully do them myself.
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I don't think it's where you go but which employee does them. I would go the shop and ask the manager who is the most experienced, then say you would like to hang around while that person does the job. Tell him you don't mind waiting or paying a little extra. Most of the places I have had experience with have no problem with this and never take the extra money.
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