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Old 11-28-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Bridgestone RE 070's

I am probably the only person this has happened to but thought I would pass along a word of warning for those running the STI tires. I had a bad flat this weekend on the way to the beach.

Knowing the RE 070's are made specifically for the STI I firgured I would call my local subaru dealership (performance subaru in chapel hill NC). I called knowing that they wouldn't have any in stock but to go ahead and order one for me. bare in mind my tires have almost 16k on them. its my understanding that this is quite a bit of milage considering the soft compound of the tires. Anyway the guy that answers the phone over in parts confirms my suspicions that they don't have any bridgestones in stock. So being me, I ask him to order one single tire for me. he responds that bridgestones are special order items. So, I ask him again to order one for me. He tells me that they are special order items again....... So a little pissed I ask him if he needs my credit card number... He tells me I can't take it over the phone. So here I am 250 miles away on a pos spare tire. The parts guy over the phone won't help me one single bit. he wants me to drive 250 miles away to the parts counter to place an order for a tire that won't arrive for another week meanwhile i am on the pos 50mph max spare tire. maybe i am crazy but that seems unreasonable. so i am getting 4 new michelin pilot sport ps2's from a local tire place. either stock pile the tires or be prepared to go though hoops to get one when you need one. or maybe its just my dealership. sorry had to rant.
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:18 PM   #2
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You can order them from Tirerack easy enough. Not that it helped you in that situation.

BTW, unless you have it shaved, I probably wouldn't put one new tire on with three 16k mile tires.
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:51 AM   #3
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yeah dealership service is always a little less than good. For future reference, www.tirerack.com will sell you the tire you need AND they will even shave them for you for a nominal fee (shaving gets the tread down to match your other tires).
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:09 PM   #4
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The problem was poor dealer service not the RE070s. At 16k it would be better to replace the 070s (order them from the Tire Rack) and have the another dealer, or service place, earn the chance for your business.
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