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I couldnt believe what i was hearing. I called tirerack because I was ready to buy my HRTZ II 285/35/18 rear and 255/40/18 front for my 1987 toyota supra turbo with my 18" adr m sport rims 8.5" front and 9.5" rear and the guy tells me that you cant put wider than 225's on the supra. He said, you go any wider even in the back you'll hit the struts, and if u go any wider in the front, you'll rub when you turn. I wanna hear what yall have to say bout this lol. Peaz
 
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I couldnt believe what i was hearing. I called tirerack because I was ready to buy my HRTZ II 285/35/18 rear and 255/40/18 front for my 1987 toyota supra turbo with my 18" adr m sport rims 8.5" front and 9.5" rear and the guy tells me that you cant put wider than 225's on the supra. He said, you go any wider even in the back you'll hit the struts, and if u go any wider in the front, you'll rub when you turn. I wanna hear what yall have to say bout this lol. Peaz
Whether it will rub or not, why the hell does he care? I sell stuff to people all day that won't work right....they're just too dumb to realize it. I don't care though...If they're too dumb to realize all Chevy 350's are not the same...let'em learn the hard way....stupid people....I hate em
 

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wow, i never thought tire reack was THAT dumb... I have 235's and no rub, some run 275's with no rub, if i remember correctly
 
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well that guy with the decked out Supra in West Palm Beach, FL(that navy one with the sweet body kit) runs 285's on the rear on the same rims i have, and hes gonna put 295's on them after his 285's are gone. So i know i can for a fact run 285's i dunno where tirerack gets that kinda information
 

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from my experience Tirerack has not specified on any car for years, most of their technical advisor are overall advisors, they must know tons of cars, not just supras, youll be lucky to find one with the knowledege that the people here have. all you need to do is order them, and thats it no need to get into a discussion.

and please enough with your ADR Fucking will my tire fit crap.
yes they fit, so get them. period
 
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exactly porn-adkt sorry bout our past bad feuds, we good now? thanks for ur posting i will do that, ur rignt no need to get into discussion with people, mostly women that answer as well, that say you cant go wider than 225.
 
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Tire Rack is usually good about that kind of stuff. They are the one place I can trust to not have a car rubbing and all that. But, sounds like this time they don't know what the hell they are talking about.

Talk to A.J. there, he is no moron.

Also, to LANKY189...dude that is why the repair and replace industry has such a bad name! SO many people just want to make the customer look like an idiot for not listening to them. Bottom line, if you have a customer who REALLY doesn't get it but wants it a certain way anyway, you need to have them sign a waiver stating that they are doing what they are doing against your better judgement...CUZ PEOPLE SUE! And we have such a bad rep that the judge will simply assume that you installed something to make money, regardless of risk of damage or personal injury.

I bring to light the first few times I sold people wire wheels....lets just say after a few times of that I got rid of my line of them.

Sorry to hijack the thread but that is BULL.

Also, Brent, I already said it will work, trust me, K?
 

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275's in the rear...even doe u kant see em lol, bak dropped pretty low, maddd wide, no rub at all, looks tough, no complaints.

 
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well im for sure going 285 not 275 in the rear and probably 255 front, if i cant get that 285 255 combo in the tire i want, i'll go 285 rear 245 front
 
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Re: Re: You guys are gonna laugh ur ass off at this

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Whether it will rub or not, why the hell does he care? I sell stuff to people all day that won't work right....they're just too dumb to realize it. I don't care though...If they're too dumb to realize all Chevy 350's are not the same...let'em learn the hard way....stupid people....I hate em
Where do you work? Just want to know so I can be sure you dont get any of my business. That is one of the shittiest attitudes I have ever heard. Sorry not all people are as "smart" as you. :rolleyes:
 
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Yoo......easy everybody.....I'm referring to the dumb people who are too ignorant to understand the basic idea that not all cars are the same. Where I work I have to deal with people that, like I said, think all SB Chevy 350's are the same, to which I reply...if they were the same, would we have all these parts? referring to the 15,000 behind me. I work at Autozone...and whether the Autozone in your area is any good, doesn't mean the one I work at reflects that at all. I will be the first to admit when I do not know something....Hell, when it comes to most Ford motor's I don't have a clue.....I've worked on Chevy's and now my Toyota more than anything else. I DO NOT know everything, nor will I ever..but I constantly deal with people who think THEY DO, and insist that I am wrong when they want the GM alternator to fit a Honda because it's cheaper.....yes' its happened. I have learned to give my input when I can, try to make them understand and hten let what ever they want go.
I'm not a douche, lots of people call up and ask specifically for me.
I swear I'm not a douche!!!! Sorry if it sounded that way....
 
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I have 245/45/16 's all around on my stock '92 5 spoke rims. No problem with rubbing or anything.
 

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one time i ordered tires from the tire rack and the guy called back and refused to send em because "they were not the right ones for the car" even though they were 225/50/16 on a stock MKIII

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omg that is fuc*in great, what an idiot, that guy should be shot lol, jk. I just dont get why I actually happen to recieve women 80% more of the time when i call than a guy, and all they do is tell me the price and go "wanna get these" lol and the guys arn't much better according to my past experiances saying u cant go any wider than 225 lol what im gonna do from now on, no question to tirerack, when im ready to order, i'll order but obvioulsy im not gonna ask any questions if i get back stupid responses like that
 

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Signal to noise ratio sucked at the begining of this thread and is even worse now. I really wish people stopped trying to be funny on this board.
:agreed: Thread is currently closed, but I'm going to delete all the worthless posts and re open it.


As for the original post, Tirerack is a big company and some of its employees are going to be more with it than others. I've had nothing but good experiences with them, but I bet there are lots of people who have had bad. I mean how many of you guys have ever taken a job just for the money -- not because you liked doing what you do? So I suggest talking to Supraforum's tirerack rep -- Luke. While he drives a 300zx tt, he is an auto enthusiast -- not just someone looking to make ends meet. His contact info is available in this thread:

http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=145101
 

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In my opinion... Tire Rack ROCKS! I placed my order online... and within 15 minutes they were calling me to verify. I had put in 1989 Toyota Supra as the base vehicle and according to their records the tires that fit the factory rims were 225/50/16. I was ordering tires for the 17" Supra rims and so had put in different numbers. They simply called me to confirm that I had in fact put in the correct size. Once I told them that I had the 17" rims they said no problem and quickly processed my order.

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Keithh said:
In my opinion... Tire Rack ROCKS! I placed my order online... and within 15 minutes they were calling me to verify. I had put in 1989 Toyota Supra as the base vehicle and according to their records the tires that fit the factory rims were 225/50/16. I was ordering tires for the 17" Supra rims and so had put in different numbers. They simply called me to confirm that I had in fact put in the correct size. Once I told them that I had the 17" rims they said no problem and quickly processed my order.

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:agreed: Basically same situation as well.
 

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MightyAl said:
I had a friend run 315s on the rears and they fit just fine
No rubbing at all?

Fenders rolled?

Who's the friend? <---Is this person on the forums?

Pics?

Thanks.
 
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