I just bought 4 Goodyear Wrangler Radial tires (235-75-15) at my local WalMart. I checked for pricing at 2 other WalMart stores and they would only sell me tires that tag on the door said (209-75-15). They said that they could only install the original size. The store that I got my tires from they said that was a common problem at some stores but they would sell me what I wanted.
My local Wal-marts are the same way....they don't want to get all tied up in lawsuits and whatnot. The local tire shops don't really care....they want the $$$, and I can't blame them. I would rather spend the extra $$ and go to a shop, instead of having to deal with all the WM drama and excuses!
You may have misunderstood what they said. I'm pretty sure that their policy is if they are only installing 2 tires that they will only install them in the rear.
Even so, just have the newer rear tires moved to the front, and put the brand new tires on the rear - it's not that hard... wait.. it's Walmart.. nevermind. As long as the tires and wheels are the same size this will work.
As for the speed rating issue, I have heard of a few issues where it comes up, again, I'm not driving the Jeep over 100 mph even if the tires can go faster.
I have never been to Walmart in my 29 years of existence.
I don't believe that.. everyone's been to Walmart.
1998 Jeep Wrangler
4.0 : 5 Speed : Green with Black hard top : 33X12.50 Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip's on Eagle Alloy 15x7's : e-AutoGrille's Rock Crawler front bumper with an Engo E9000 with synthetic line
Every since the kids at Walmart were given air ratchets to install lug nuts I have been carrying my wheels in to have the tires installed. According to the service manager that releases them from the responsibility of checking that the tire is suited for the vehicle and they will mount any tire on your wheel that you like. Even ones that I got from tire rack and carried in. Your results may vary.