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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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75 bucks.

F'n A.

I'd pay someone (except andrew) 75 to rotate my tires. I hate those heavy bastards.
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75 bucks.

F'n A.

I'd pay someone (except andrew) 75 to rotate my tires. I hate those heavy bastards.
you took the words right out of my mouth!

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I hate rotating tires with a bottle jack. With a lift, 10 minutes, with a single bottle jack. A little bit longer.




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75 bucks.

F'n A.

I'd pay someone (except andrew) 75 to rotate my tires. I hate those heavy bastards.

What size tires do you have?

I've never had much trouble with my 38s or 40s.


I understand the not paying andrew part


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I went into the DIY shop on base this morning to R/R my front brake rotors and pads b/c the rotors are warped and I'm tired of dealing with the shaking when I'm on the "whoa" pedal. After almost an hour of trying to break just one caliper mounting bolt loose, I gave up and made an appointment to have a professional shop change the brakes. I had this feeling that if I kept trying to get that bolt out something bad (read: very very expensive) was going to happen and for the $75 the shop quoted for labor to R/R the rotors, pads, and caliper slide pins, it just wasn't worth the money savings to do the brakes myself.

I might feel bad about not being able to do the job myself, but trying to save $75 just wasn't worth the hassle or potential for damaging the truck beyond my pitifully small amount of ability to fix it.
Yeah $75 is cheap.

I think the caliper bracket bolts have thread locker from the factory.
I normally use a 4' pipe slid over a breaker bar.


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pipe on a breaker bar


But as far as the rotating I think $75 is cheap!
is it the same for duallys???

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75 bucks.

F'n A.

I'd pay someone (except andrew) 75 to rotate my tires. I hate those heavy bastards.
P*ssy!!!!!

I used to rotate my tires myself, i have a 3 ton roll around jack and jack stands. Then i bought some BFGs from Big O tire and they had free rotations for the life of the tire. It was easy to take it in, let them rotate it and 10 minutes later i was out the door.

Now i have some GoodYear Wrangler MTRs waiting to put on before winter next year, and i need to figure out where i want to take them. Maybe LEs Schwab will do them for me and maybe i can pay extra to have lifetime rotations. I paid $240 for all 4 tires, so i would still be ahead moneywise with these. Will be my 5th set of tires. I go thru them quickly!!!
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What size tires do you have?

I've never had much trouble with my 38s or 40s.


I understand the not paying andrew part
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Ah my friend helps me out . . . His first name is Impact and last name Wrench. He always brings his friend Air Compressor too.


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