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Old 12-01-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Spidertrax Install Question

I'm going to install my RK 2.5 Stock Mod lift on Saturday. Once i get it on and put the stock tires back on, I've got to take my Jeep down to the local tire store and have them mount and balance my new Trail Grapplers.

My question is should I install the Spidertrax before I take it to the tire shop to have the new tires mounted, or just wait and let them do it? With my Harley, I'm usually a little weary of anyone working on my stuff if I can do it myself, but not sure which direction to go here since the tires need to be mounted and balanced anyway. Will cost another $5 per tire to have them do it. I guess the advantage would be that if they install, then there is some kind of workmanship 'guarantee' when going through some place like Goodyear, etc., and I'll need to bring back after 50-60 miles to ensure that they are still secure.

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My guess is that they won't do it for liability reasons, but it could be a shop where they don't care about that. I've heard some people say that place like Discount Tire won't do ANY work that involves the spacers/adapters.

I just did mine myself.

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Yeah, it really depends on the shop. I called one Goodyear and two Tire Kings. 2 of the 3 said that they would do it. There is also an independent that said they would do it as well. Really wouldn't be much of a time difference to do it, put my stockers back on, and then just have them mount and balance the new tires.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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Unless you don't trust them, I'd have them do it for $5 per wheel.
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I don't have any reason not to trust the local Goodyear shop. However, the second Tire Kingdom I called hadn't really heard of Spidertrax spacers, but didn't think that it would be a big deal to install them, so of course i would rather have someone who's installed something similar before.
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