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iggy Nov 17, 12:43am - #328011 
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Ok I took my car in yesterday for the final We Owe List when I purchased the car. I said something to them about it pulling to the right, they checked it and said they will replace all four tires. spineyes

Ok here's where it gets interesting, after three people test drove the car wtf.

They said they are replacing my stock GTS Yocos with Michelins. I don't know if I like that idea, so I thought b4 it's to late I would ask here. What should I go with, maybe pay a difference to get better huh. Or should I ask for the old ones back and use them as a backup? confused Or just live with the Pull?

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ExNihilo Nov 17, 1:25am - #328012 
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Well, I've heard that "pulling" is often caused by tires, and so-called wheel alignment sometimes has nothing to do with it. So if one tire is causing the problem and needs to be replaced, since the car is pretty new I suppose they think all the tires need to be replaced. JMHO

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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Well, I've heard that "pulling" is often caused by tires, and so-called wheel alignment sometimes has nothing to do with it. So if one tire is causing the problem and needs to be replaced, since the car is pretty new I suppose they think all the tires need to be replaced. JMHO


Improper alignment will cause the car to pull, and will eventually damage the tire(s), so after that point, even if you get the car aligned, the car will still pull because of the tire.

Could also be caused by improper inflation among other things.

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Dude - I don't think the dealer is obligated to put stock quality tires on a pre-owned. Just a thought. I'm sure the Michelins are adequate until you want to upgrade, then good spares. thumbsup

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iggy Nov 17, 4:12am - #328016 
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Originally Posted by jonnyess

Dude - I don't think the dealer is obligated to put stock quality tires on a pre-owned. Just a thought. I'm sure the Michelins are adequate until you want to upgrade, then good spares. thumbsup


This is a brand new car happywink

well less than 1500 miles now spineyes

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^ bumb help I have to call them in a few hours and decide. Thanks all thumbsup

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In general, it's my impression that Michelin makes pretty good tires. It seems like they tend to be more expensive than a lot of other brands. Like every manufacturer though, I'm sure they make cheap tires and really good tires, so it all depends on what model they intend to use.

Personally, I wouldn't really want a standard touring model on a Celica; I'd want at least sport touring or a performance tire.
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I just got a call from the dealer, they said they will be using these > http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...romCompare1=yes

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Looks like a DAMN good tire to me... thumbsup

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nah, i heard they wear out fast and no traction in wet surface...
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
nah, i heard they wear out fast and no traction in wet surface...


so what then?

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what options do you have? i would do nitto nt555...
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this is what I have now http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...artnum=05VR6680

so what they want to put on for FREE mind you has to be better right. Or yes Toyo t1-s, nitto nt555 or yokohama AVSES100 in that order. If I don't get the Mich then I will have to leave whats on for now they said. Since they have these in stock I guess. Toyota dealer. http://www.bobbyrahaltoyota.com of PA.

Thanks for the help. thumbsup

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uhhh i stick with the stock yokos for now...
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Well I did it, since it was a free so called upgrade. They spent mad money on these bad boys. They do make a lil noise but handle very well from what I can tell at this point. They respond instantly. thumbsup

The jury is still out on whether I like them or not. thumbsup thumbsdown

There invoice that I would have paid said $772 I'm thinking that's way to much, thank god I didn't get that bill. I'm sure I could get some nice treads for around the 400 mark. grin
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I have not seen that, Thanks for the info. thumbsup Hope I didn't make a mistake. confused

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Paint those calipers man! thumbsup
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^^ plan on it, or I may be getting Brembo's
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boy she looks nice clean tasty
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Very Clean. Nice job man! thumbsup
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aye man!! fucking sweet eek but you need to get the windows tinted bro, it's a must grin
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aye man!! fucking sweet eek but you need to get the windows tinted bro, it's a must grin


Thanks Bro. Tint will go on all in good time, have many planned mods, that is one of them. Not sure I'm goin to put 60K like some ppl but maybe a few K to make her scream oh god. thumbsup

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Ok I had this We Owe from the dealer since day one. They have not completed what they said they would. So I made a few calls and now they are saying they may have to completely repaint the car. Since I'm paranoid at this point, can they do this and I will not notice it. There is no cost to me yet, but the hassle is making me nuts. I had the car in the Shop so to speak now four times and the car is only a few months old. There we own if very vague btw, I'm wondering what I should do. Live with it, or let them repair it. Also you can't notice most of the problems unless you look for it, but keep in mind this is a so called brand new car. Plus it bugs me, I want it to be as they said it was when I bought it. spineyes
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let them paint it bro lol. dont you wish they paint ur car every 3000 miles? i wish!
if they can, let em paint that new gunmetal color.
next time ask for pirelli p zeros happywink
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Originally Posted by stefanoc
let them paint it bro lol. dont you wish they paint ur car every 3000 miles? i wish!
if they can, let em paint that new gunmetal color.
next time ask for pirelli p zeros happywink

There will not be a next time, well not for free that is. laughsilly

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rofl

Is that the original stock bumper they say they owe, or a kit? The seats are supposed to be leather?

Wow, for all the stuff they're doing, I'd just ask if they could maybe throw in a 2nd Celica. grin

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they have an I Owe U form rofl now i see why you're getting tired of all this

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