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Old 06-07-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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hahaha...tire place mixup and near scare

well, I needed to get a passenger side front tire before next weekend when we leave for florida. The reason being, it was worn down from driving with my alignment off after changing out the one bad strut/spring (i know, dumb on my part) anyway, I go to the shop. I tell them I need a 205/50/16 Fuzion HRI, which is what I have on my car. "Good timing, we've got 4 in stock!" he says. So I go to pull in my car, and I'm trying to find the key of the locknut when the guy comes walking out to my car. "Actually, it turns out someone sent them back for a credit about a week ago. I can order you one for tommorrow if you'd like though." So, he orders it and off I go. Something was nagging me though, something one of the guys said to another when he was putting stuff in the system. More on that in a minute.
So, today, I go back, he gets me to pull in the one bay. I pull in, he jacks it up, pulls off the tire, pulls the tire off the rim, cleans it, and gets the new tire. Instantly, I know something is amiss, but I want to see where this is going. One of guys calls me in the office to pay so I go in, pay (same amount he quoted me yesterday) and go back to the shop. He's got it balanced, installed and the car lowered back down. I back out of the shop, wave goodbye to the tire guy, and drive off. I starting laughing, and my fiancee is: "what's so funny?" I explain to her. They ordered me a Fuzion ZRI instead of an HRI...lol..charged me the same price as an HRI for it...I'm not complaining...I'll order another ZRI to match the front atleast one of these days, but still funny...

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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now about the near scare. Last night, we are going to walmart, and as I got to accellerate away for a 4-way stop, it seems like I missed 2nd gear, which has happened before. I take it out, put it in neutral, and put it back into 2nd. Nothing. Uh oh. I shift into 3rd and drive into the parking lot. She's asking me what's wrong, and I'm trying to calmly explain this could be a very BAD thing. Like, new tranny bad. I try to move it, but can't get reverse either. WTF? So, she goes into walmart, I pull out my toolbag (always carry some!) and pull the console out. Turns out, the shift cable that connects at the bottom of the shifter for 2nd, 4th, and reverse has come loose. what I mean is, the plastic bushing thing that is seated in the front of shifter base has popped out, so instead of the cable moving, the cable bends, not moving the shift linkage. WHEW! So I pop it back in, throw the console back together and wait for her to come out. She comes out and gets in the car.
"did you fix it?" I give her my most serious look.
"Well, you remember that guy I was telling out about that was selling the SVT 6 speed?"
"Are you joking?"
"of course, it was only the shift cable"
she hits me hit her purse "Your a jerk!"

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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is it a good idea to have mismatched tires?
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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is it a good idea to have mismatched tires?
eh...they're the same size, so I don't see a problem. Besides, I'm going to pick up atleast one more ZRI eventually anyway..
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That would scare me too!
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Out of curiousity do you notice any traction issues (dry/wet) with having an all season tire and a summer only tire on at the same time?

Lol, just be careful if you ever drive in the snow...speaking from first hand experience the ZRi's aren't that bad but they can definately give you a scare
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:51 PM   #8
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Out of curiousity do you notice any traction issues (dry/wet) with having an all season tire and a summer only tire on at the same time?

Lol, just be careful if you ever drive in the snow...speaking from first hand experience the ZRi's aren't that bad but they can definately give you a scare
I don't know...haven't noticed anything yet...I'll keep ya posted though. Hasn't rained yet either..I drove on the HRI's in the winter, they're not TOO bad...I think if I don't get snow tires this winter, I'll swap the tires (by then I'll certainly have another ZRI) so the HRI's are on the front and ZRI's back...he he
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:22 PM   #9
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lol, well i would hope not...the HRi's are the all season ones :p it's the ZRi's that you should be worried about ;) but nonetheless...i still wouldn't trust having the zri's anywhere on the car during the winter...i've had way to many scares with them before i knew better :(
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Yeah my first ZX3 used to fishtail all over the place with the ZRIs.
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