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Old 10-08-2019, 01:34 PM
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I bought a set of 4 tires and rims for my F150 from Carid. Package deal. BF Goodrich AT and HT tires. Been noticing some vibrations since installed (less than 500 miles ago). Hadn't been out on highway until this week. Vibration really bad over 65-70. Stopped at my local tire ship where I have gone for 30 years. He said even before he took them off that they would be out of round. Said he sees a lot of out of round tires on internet package deals, particularly with BFG. Balanced the fronts (HT), but said they were both out of round. Showed me while they were spinning. Back ones (AT) - he wouldn't even try to balance the first one it was so bad. Just assumed the other rear would also be bad.

Called Carid. They do NOT warranty their tires or wheels!!! Only manufacturers warranty. Said I had to go to a place that has "RoadForce" balancing and get the printed report. Then, maybe BFG will give me new tires. So, I have to pay for this ridiculous expensive balancing. The word of my other tire guy apparently is no good.

Don't buy tires from Carid!!!
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I bought a set of 4 tires and rims for my F150 from Carid. Package deal. BF Goodrich AT and HT tires. Been noticing some vibrations since installed (less than 500 miles ago). Hadn't been out on highway until this week. Vibration really bad over 65-70. Stopped at my local tire ship where I have gone for 30 years. He said even before he took them off that they would be out of round. Said he sees a lot of out of round tires on internet package deals, particularly with BFG. Balanced the fronts (HT), but said they were both out of round. Showed me while they were spinning. Back ones (AT) - he wouldn't even try to balance the first one it was so bad. Just assumed the other rear would also be bad.

Called Carid. They do NOT warranty their tires or wheels!!! Only manufacturers warranty. Said I had to go to a place that has "RoadForce" balancing and get the printed report. Then, maybe BFG will give me new tires. So, I have to pay for this ridiculous expensive balancing. The word of my other tire guy apparently is no good.

Don't buy tires from Carid!!!
so what did your reg. tire guy think of you buyin tires online Hmmm.?...
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
I bought a set of 4 tires and rims for my F150 from Carid. Package deal. BF Goodrich AT and HT tires. Been noticing some vibrations since installed (less than 500 miles ago). Hadn't been out on highway until this week. Vibration really bad over 65-70. Stopped at my local tire ship where I have gone for 30 years. He said even before he took them off that they would be out of round. Said he sees a lot of out of round tires on internet package deals, particularly with BFG. Balanced the fronts (HT), but said they were both out of round. Showed me while they were spinning. Back ones (AT) - he wouldn't even try to balance the first one it was so bad. Just assumed the other rear would also be bad.

Called Carid. They do NOT warranty their tires or wheels!!! Only manufacturers warranty. Said I had to go to a place that has "RoadForce" balancing and get the printed report. Then, maybe BFG will give me new tires. So, I have to pay for this ridiculous expensive balancing. The word of my other tire guy apparently is no good.

Don't buy tires from Carid!!!

most likely the reason it was such a deal, is the tires were factory seconds.

pay the price stick with the tire guy that is going to take care of you!
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post

Don't buy tires from Carid!!!
Or stay away from bfg at tires. There are so many much better options.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:08 PM
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Sometimes, the Road Force (Hunter makes them) machine is the only way to get a true match with tires/rims combinations...
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:16 PM
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lots of places do it I paid $65
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Find a shop that does tire truing/shaving.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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So you went to your tire guy about tires you purchased online. I bet he loves you.
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But its cheaper on the internet.

My local tire guy raised his prices for put ons bought somewhere else. He raised the price to 100 per tire. Said he hasn't mounted a tire purchased elsewhere for over a year.

Said guys will bitch and moan and he just laughs. Tells them to call Amazon.

Said he never gets anything from those customers. They will want free rotations etc. Then they will just buy tires off the internet next time they need them.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:14 PM
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My tire mounter and balancing machines costs me over $10K used from Mac...when the internet buyers come in and bitch about $25 per tire to mount balance...I tell them go where you bought em!

When they ask to reset the tire light using my $6,500 SnapOn scanner for $35....they get the same response....equipment tools technology and my time costs $$$$

I sell new tires for $35 over my costs which include mounting balancing light reset and a vehicle inspection while in the air...mans gotta eat too!! Lobster once a year...I ain't greedy...I got a wall full of paper that people owe me...I could repower with a brand new Zuke 175 if I collected it all...
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
Find a shop that does tire truing/shaving.
^^^^^^^^. this is your answer.
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post


^^^^^^^^. this is your answer.
disagree....that's putting a bandage on a soon to be compound fracture....the belts are already comprised and either the warping will return or a belt pops or snaps causing a larger issue....reason for tire lights now due to ford and the shitty tires they used prior

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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
My tire mounter and balancing machines costs me over $10K used from Mac...when the internet buyers come in and bitch about $25 per tire to mount balance...I tell them go where you bought em!

When they ask to reset the tire light using my $6,500 SnapOn scanner for $35....they get the same response....equipment tools technology and my time costs $$$$

I sell new tires for $35 over my costs which include mounting balancing light reset and a vehicle inspection while in the air...mans gotta eat too!! Lobster once a year...I ain't greedy...I got a wall full of paper that people owe me...I could repower with a brand new Zuke 175 if I collected it all...
I have a Hunter balancer that was 18K. It does road force and lateral matching. I feel what you're saying. I priced a guy a set of tires. A few days later he shows up with 4 tires he ordered from tire rack. Pays us $100 to mount, balance. He leaves and comes back complaining about a vibration. I tell him he probably has an out of round tire. That they all balanced out pretty well. He said how do I fix it. I tell him we may need to road force the tires and that was additional cost. He got pissy and I said you should have bought them from me and this would be my problem. Since yu bought them from tire rack they are your issue
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:03 PM
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I bought tires from TireRack a while back then paid my local guy $100 to install with his fancy balancer. Sure enough, 2 were out of round, unbalanceable. Called TireRack they sent me 2 more and a return label. They were fine. Still a PITA so I quit buying tires online.
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post


^^^^^^^^. this is your answer.
I've got a Fuel hostage rim that is out of true, every damn time I change tires I have a horrible wobble and shake. There is a place in Sanford that trues tires. The place works miracles. My truck drove like a Cadillac for 60,000 miles until I just replaced them with BFGs. Rolled out of the tire shop and made a call to the Sanford truing shop the next day. Damn frustrating.
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My local place will match tirerracks prices and install them right away so no shipping

not sure why you bought tires from carid lol
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When some cheap ass wants me to install part they bought elsewhere I ask them if they would take a steak to outback and ask them To cook it
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Originally Posted by crabbinmike View Post
When some cheap ass wants me to install part they bought elsewhere I ask them if they would take a steak to outback and ask them To cook it
ha!...classic....you were brought up around this game in the 70's and 80's....I'm guessing
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In the 80s. Opened my own place in 2000. People like to gamble on the crap they buy off the internet if I tell them it will be higher labor to install the parts they supply they get pissed if I tell them that the part is defective they are going to pay twice to have the job done they get pissed so I just tell them I guarantee all my work 12 months or 12,000 miles and I can't do that with their parts they don't get as pissey and some come back.
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Originally Posted by crabbinmike View Post
In the 80s. Opened my own place in 2000. People like to gamble on the crap they buy off the internet if I tell them it will be higher labor to install the parts they supply they get pissed if I tell them that the part is defective they are going to pay twice to have the job done they get pissed so I just tell them I guarantee all my work 12 months or 12,000 miles and I can't do that with their parts they don't get as pissey and some come back.
especially with the timing kits for 5.4 triton....yes...this happened once and a new set of plugs....I can't repeat what I told the guy here....he thought it would only cost around $300 in " workmanship hours "
me - dude your on the wrong island....your continent is that way....long and short of it
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