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Old 10-13-2003, 01:34 PM   #1
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tires backwards?

sears put the tires on my 17" rims ..2 are one way, two are the other way.. i could get pictures but its just tread is going the other way
like:
/ \ / \ vs \ / \ /

i dunno if it matters, but i do happen to know that a sears employee happens to run this site so maybe he can help

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Yes Speed rated tires that are Z rated or higher are directional and should be going in one direction.
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they all should go the same way right?
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look for the arrow on the tires make sure it goes foward in direction of the car going foward
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sears sucks... go ***** at them and make them do it right
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SEARS !!! SEARS !!!!! SEARS !!!!!! OMG I would rather go to BUBBA'S BACKWOODS TIRE EMPORIUM to get tire HAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHH J/K I have actually had good luck with Sears Tire Dept until I found my current favorite place to get tires
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listen to my sears story....

My brothers got a 3000Gt, so he took it there to get some new tires. Well he gets his car back and when you hit the breaks, the car would get all shaky. So we took it back to sears and they said he needed to get his car aligned. So we did it, still had the problem. Down the road a bit he got a flat, and had to take his rim off the car... well it turns out sears had CROSS THREADED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS LUG NUTS ONTO HIS CAR!!!! so we took the car to sears and they said it wasnt them. So we *****ed at them for a while telling them that they were the last people to touch the tires and that it never did it before they started ****ing with it. So it eventually came to where we had our lawyer go to sears and talk to these ****stains about it... and then they finally credited all our money back to the credit card and we took it somewhere else. So moral of story is... screw sears, they suck.
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Yeah, the directional tread is directional for a reason. if its backwards the tires cant get rid of water as easily as they should, which could cause you to hydroplane. the car won't ride right with the tread facing the wrong way. bring it back to them and make them fix it. when i mount directional tires, i even double check once i have the wheels back on the car before i take it off of the lift. some people just cant read. or they don't care.
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Yes Speed rated tires that are Z rated or higher are directional and should be going in one direction.
Not all Z rated tires are directional.
Also what has a better rating than Z? Because you siad Z or higher.
Also on a side note, I got bridgestone tires on mine and they are awesome. Much cheaper than other choices and perform great! Not that anyone asked what kind of tires I have, but they are Z rated and are deffinatly not directional.
I looked because I was like "Man, that sucks because directionals are cool."
Anyway, what really sucks is the Vettes because they have 1 tire per wheel. No rotating available. Now that is awesome, expensive, but awesome.
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My michelins are ZR rated and are directional If you look in the middle tread area if it goes in one specific direction it is directional Mine even have arrows for the less than knowledgeable installer

OK here is a High speed rating breakdown

V rated to 149
Z rated 149 +
W rated 168 MPH
Y rated 186 MPH
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Re: tires backwards?

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sears put the tires on my 17" rims ..2 are one way, two are the other way.. i could get pictures but its just tread is going the other way
like:
/ \ / \ vs \ / \ /

i dunno if it matters, but i do happen to know that a sears employee happens to run this site so maybe he can help

thanks
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:02 PM   #12
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2 one way and 2 the other way sound right to me... 2 for the left side and 2 for the right side. If you look at them all head on at once, they "face" different directions. When installed, they should be pointing the same way.

Check the sidewall for directional arrows and make sure they point forward when installed on the car. If they don't line up right, do slap silly whomever mounted them.
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I cant wait till Charles reads this Sears Bashing thread... since he works at Sears!!!

Installing tires wrong Charles?
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DOOOOOOOOOH!!! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA they did snap off 2 of my wifes lugs on her 626 but they at least told us and fixed them at no charge
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LMAO!!! ill never go to sears again
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I think it is hit and miss I had pretty good luck with them and they are open 7 days a week and till 9:00 pm here in Greenville
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I cant wait till Charles reads this Sears Bashing thread... since he works at Sears!!!

Installing tires wrong Charles?
I thought Charles worked at WalMart!! or at least he used to.
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From what I've heard, Sears is his second job. I hear him talking about all those "people" who bring in a Mustang who have treated it like hell... it makes him sad
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yea i work there. There are alot of morons that work in these type of shops. Anywhere you go you get good people and sucky people.
Dont matter what it is.
Tire shops all hire people and train them. You just hope to get a more experienced person.

Now about your tires:
Some tires are rotational. 2 will be mounted on the rim 1 way, and the other 2 on the other side of the car will be mounted the other way. Their are arrows on the tires that have to be "pointing" in the way that the tire will travel on the car.

IF they mounted them wrong, go back to sears and they will fix it free and in no time. Trust me they will.
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I cant wait till Charles reads this Sears Bashing thread... since he works at Sears!!!

Installing tires wrong Charles?
I thought Charles worked at WalMart!! or at least he used to.
iam a sears tech, and i work at walmart distribution center as well.
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well i didn't get them on ..some other guy did, i just bought them from him. can i just go there and be like "you guys mounted these ..no receipt, but you did!"
dunno, whats weird is the tires are like this
[fowards] [fowards]
[backwards][backwards]

well they seem to work. i dont see any arrows ..
oh well, i guess ill just leave them
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ohh!

the guy before you got them mounted and balanced?
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