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Old 08-20-2008, 09:42 AM
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That was obviously not a "rim getting away" situation! That looks like a tech doing his job and doing a courtesy check on the brake wear but unfortunately he did it incorrectly!

I totally agree with Robbie.......if that groove is deep it has compromised the wheels strength by creating a shear line. If it is shallow then it's not much of a concern.
Discount Tire doesn't do brake checks. No one is trained on brakes. I'm not trying to say they weren't at fault.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:54 PM
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This is an example of one of the reasons I pulled all my work back "in-house" (my own garage, me doing the work). It's hard to find a place that ALWAYS does top notch work, and when you do, they have a long lead time and are expensive.

Agreed with the other posts about not raising a stink, but simply bringing it to their attention.

Last, when I was having new tires put on my FJ45 right before the Rally, I did notice above the bay doors at Discount they had "Brakes" prominently on their sign.

As always, as soon as I got home, I rechecked the torque on all the lug nuts (they were in spec) and checked pressure (they were all as I specified). Been going to Discount for a lot of years, but only to buy tires and have them siped and balanced. Often as not, I bring in loose tires and take them back home and mount them myself. This time I had them mount them and they did good.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:37 PM
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This is an example of one of the reasons I pulled all my work back "in-house" (my own garage, me doing the work). It's hard to find a place that ALWAYS does top notch work, and when you do, they have a long lead time and are expensive.

Agreed with the other posts about not raising a stink, but simply bringing it to their attention.

Funny, the wife asked me why I didn't just do this myself? Well, I can rotate the tires myself but I don't have a way to balance them and it is hard to get 5 285/16 Toyo MTs up to Discount and back walking

Anyway, I called and talked to the manager Dave at the shop. Nice guy and he was very apologetic. He was going to mention the problem to the tech and encouraged me to have the wheel looked at by the dealer and let him know if the damage would be a problem. I'll have to measure the depth of the groove...

As for using it as a spare...Well, I do a 5 tire rotation so that would mean having two tires unmounted and remounted everytime
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:24 PM
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No doubt, rotating is easy at home, but balancing requires expensive equipment. I was making a more general comment about general mechanical work done in house. Happy cruisin'!
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