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Old 03-01-2013, 02:18 PM
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Finished wiring my toolbox light!!!

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:37 PM
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Well today I and the Ranger took a 32 mile short cut through the national forest and we hit something that punched a tire.

So the TPMS light comes on and I stop at a wide spot to look and sure enough, the right front tire is going flat.

I'm in my good work clothes, as in, starched shirt ready to go to the office ...

Given that it was on a gravel road the tire change went as well as could be expected, and I took the tire to local shop to have it repaired. The belt was busted.

End of the day, a new Goodyear Wrangler 235/70 15 cost me $136.61 on sale, and not to forget, several hours lost.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:41 PM
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Well today I and the Ranger took a 32 mile short cut through the national forest and we hit something that punched a tire. End of the day, a new Goodyear Wrangler 235/70 15 cost me $136.61 on sale, and not to forget, several hours lost.
That sucks, but at least you were safe. Was the cost of the tire prorated because that doesn't seem too bad of a cost for that tire?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:43 PM
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That sucks, but at least you were safe. Was the cost of the tire prorated because that doesn't seem too bad of a cost for that tire?
Yes, that was a good price and there's a story there.

After getting the spare on the truck I went to a local shop I've used for years to have the flat tire checked and plugged or patched. After patching the tire it bulged, and the service manager told me the belt was trashed. However, they don't sell Goodyear tires and I didn't want to put an odd tire on the vehicle with three Goodyears.

So she (yes, very savvy female manager) called a local Goodyear store and got the price for me, and they were waiting on me when I got there.

When the guy at the desk rang up the sale he said, "$171.35."

I said, "whoa -- the price they quoted the other shop on the phone was $136.61 out the door, mounted and balanced."

So, he checked the notes on the computer and the first guy had mistakenly quoted me the sale price that that went off two weeks ago. However, the price off-sale is $157.00.

Years ago I was a customer service guy and I know mistakes can happen, so I volunteered to split the difference with them on the price. They insisted on honoring the quoted price.

If the first guy had not made the call notes in the system it would have seemed (from the desk guy's side) like I was trying to beat them out of something.

So yeah, I got a good price and they have probably earned my business forever.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:06 PM
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^ Wow. Awesome, and rare that shops are like that because they would typically rather try to get more money than do the right thing. I just put Mastercraft Avenger tires on my Ranger at $106/tire + $14/tire mount/balance + tax, so I know that tires aren't inexpensive.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:20 PM
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^ Wow. Awesome, and rare that shops are like that because they would typically rather try to get more money than do the right thing. I just put Mastercraft Avenger tires on my Ranger at $106/tire + $14/tire mount/balance + tax, so I know that tires aren't inexpensive.
Is that expensive? Lol

33" Goodyear Duratracs. 4 mounted, balanced and out the door for $925

At $195 a tire
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:22 PM
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106 for tires is nothing...paid 167 a tire for my duratracs and the F150 is gonna be 200+

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:32 PM
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Finished wiring my toolbox light!!!

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:16 PM
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Check out my build thread their all in there. I haven't got a night shit yet. I will once I get off work though.

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:26 PM
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New to the forum. Bought ours today, and its Going to be used as my commuter/ bike hauler.

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:31 PM
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New to the forum. Bought ours today, and its Going to be used as my commuter/ bike hauler.

98 XLT, 2wd, 5spd with the 2.5L.
Welcome!

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:36 PM
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Thanks! hoping to get more MPGs and take some of the abuse of a 100 mile daily commute off my JKU. If rather keep the JKU as a weekend toy.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:20 PM
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Got new rear license plate lights. These are white and super bright! They'll show the tag more . Should be getting em installed tomorrow
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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Drove her to the beach,
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:34 PM
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Drove her to the beach,
Looks like your bumper needs some shims
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