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Old 01-13-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
the_black_one
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: A-Shleezy
Vehicle:
1998 OBS ver.5 repl
smoky granite mica

Default WTB: 1 stock steelie 15" 5x100

Story: So, I trashed one wheel of mine and got a used replacement at les schwag - I made the mistake of assuming they'd check the size AND offset to make sure it was a match. A couple weeks later, I rotate my tires front to back, and notice that the 'new' wheel is actually rubbing the rear fender. It wasn't so obvious on the front, but now it's clear that I need a different wheel of the correct offset. I went back in to Schwab in Ashland to fix the problem- and they made me go back to the specific Schwab in Medford where I had it done initially. It turns out that they didn't have anything that would fit any better than the one that was rubbing, so they sent me on my way.

My question: Since they recommended and installed a wheel of the wrong size on my car- aren't they responsible for the damage my tire is receiving? If I just keep driving on it until it blows out- isn't that their fault technically? I guess I could use a new set of snow tires...

Bottom line: I need 1 suby steelie asap.
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