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Anyone else having issues getting 295/70/R18 tires mounted?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Cohiba262, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Apr 1, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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    Cohiba262

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    I bought my Cooper ST tires from treaddepot.com for $1,000. They recommended 4 National tire and battery stores local to me however 3 of the 4 refuse to install. The fourth one wants $100 per tire and is still unsure on doing it (Wouldn't pay that anyways!). (2) Just Tires won't do it. Costco won't do it. (2) Toyota dealers won't do it. I live in northern Chicago and would have never guessed that these little bit bigger tires are such a pain in the ass to have mounted!? I have Bredemann Toyota scheduled for tomorrow for $20 a tire and a zero point calibration ($120.) Any on else have these issues and where did you go?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    Relentless

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    Should be absolutely no problems. They are spec'ed for the wheel size (both diameter and width) and are not that much larger than stock. Ridiculous that places would be refusing to do it unless it's because you're bringing them tires vs them selling and installing tires
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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    chphilo

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    The local shop I use had no issues mounting 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grappler. Perhaps it's where you are located. There seems to be very few trucks with huge tires in metropolitan areas. Where I live, they are very common.
     
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  4. Apr 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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    zcarpenter92

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    My thoughts exactly. Out here in CO its pretty common, even in the cities I haven't heard of anyone having this issue.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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    joonbug

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    Is it because they don't think they'll fit? Or are they mad you didn't buy the tires from them? When you call to ask, tell them you bought this set for cheap off a friend who bought the wrong tire size. So it doesn't seem like you purposely cut them out of the deal. I think my local tire shop would charge about $100 to swap out all 4.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    Cohiba262

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    I find it hard to believe they wouldn't want to install. Money is money regardless if they made money on the sale of them. There excuses are: "Tire Machines" don't fit this tire, etc. Everyone who has seen them says wow thats a big tire! These guys are nuts around here. This is why my buddy wants to open an off road shop in the area to cater to everyone who wants to do anything other than stock because there really are not a lot of places to go.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2016 at 1:05 PM
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    Sean266

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    Go to Firestone, American Tire, something. Are you sure they're saying that, or is because they feel they cannot get enough turns with the lugs and want you to get different wheels or ET lugs?
     
  8. Apr 2, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    Cohiba262

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    Turned away again twice today. Was told by first place that the tire cover for balancing won't close. They could mount them but not able to balance them. No after waiting a fe more days till next week I have Cassidy tire and Sears Auto center who said they can do it no problem (Heard that before). We'll see.
     
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