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WTF Discount Tire!

So discount tire is refusing to mount 275 40 17 on my stock 8" GTO rims. tried @ stores....

has anyone had this problem before?

They have done it in the past with no problem .. does anyone know WTF the problem is now?

Anyone know where i can go to get this size tire mounted?



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Their reason for not mounting is?
Stock 8" rims??

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Their reason for not mounting is?
Stock 8" rims??
They said the tire is to wide for the rim(stock rims). That tire needs a 9 to 10 inch rim.

of course my reply was .. you have always done it in the past ... its on there right now ... it fits perfect!!
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They said the tire is to wide for the rim(stock rims). That tire needs a 9 to 10 inch rim.

of course my reply was .. you have always done it in the past ... its on there right now ... it fits perfect!!
Seems to me its a safety issue and if something happens as a result they are liable.... Could be it was done in the past and not supposed to have been and it was caught. They're covering their a$$.

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Their prerogative. 275s are not meant to be mounted on 8" wheels.

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Their prerogative. 275s are not meant to be mounted on 8" wheels.


That is a 10.8" wide tire with a 40 aspect ratio which is a 4.33" sidewall, it may not be a problem with a 45 aspect ratio which would give you a 4.87" sidewall.

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safety issue

It is defiantly a liability issue. I have been doing business with the same manager at one of their stores here in Texas since 1986. They have gotten sued for all kinds of crap similar to the McDonalds coffee spill

You can thank all the free loaders who have taken advantage of them over the years for this change
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Bulged tires FTL. Can you get them on? Yeah but it isn't right and as a business I wouldn't do it either.

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I can understand your frustration, sleepindirty given that we have mounted this size for you in the past. The approved rim width range for tire size 275/40-17 is 9" to 11". For optimal wear and safety we will only mount this size tire on approved rim widths.

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