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Old 01-31-2014, 05:16 PM
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Don't let other people's inability to do quality work affect your ability to enjoy your car. Whether you drive a GTI, 993 or a ****ing Taurus, you're still going to have to deal with incompetent people unless you do all the work yourself. I've been there several times, but refuse to let it come between me and my love for my Porsche(s).

If you do sell, shoot Al a note. He keeps asking to buy my 993 back and I won't sell, so maybe he'll settle on one much nicer than mine
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:23 PM
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I don't see the big deal, but if its such a concern, buy some stick on weights (cheap), stick it on, and remove the lip weight.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:49 PM
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Selling is not an option. I know where you live.
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For the car? Cactus? or the wheel guy?
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Cactus.



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Old 01-31-2014, 06:29 PM
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The fight finally did me in. Tired of doing everything twice. My area is just bad news I guess
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:29 PM
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one of my favorite lines from the film, Fargo

"so, that would be your partner in the wood chipper?"

Those bang on weights qualify for a future road force balance certificate.

and...$60 is CHEAP. That tells me they didn't do it right, cause if they did...it takes time. Local Pcar dealer charges $90 to mount/dismount 4 tires, and road force balance. Pretty much the only task I let them handle.

I trust them to do the Tramont's when that time comes.

and cactus, my suggestion to you is to start drinking heavily. But not until Andreas and I can get there.
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Cactus needs a hug. And a beer.

993 intervention to the rescue.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jstyer View Post
Come on Cactus, you can't give up hope over some damn wheel weights... They're on the inside, they do the job just as well, and they cause no long term damage to your car. What's the big deal? I too think a few beers will bring back some perspective.
Actually our rims were not designed for clip-ons and these weights have a tendency to fly off at high speed. Hate to know what damage a metal wheel weight can do at high speed.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by timothymoffat View Post
Cactus needs a hug. And a beer.
Tim,
Sorry to disappoint, but that boy needs more than a beer & a hug. Much more.



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Cactus, post the number for the shop. Everyone here will politely call and request that they rectify the situation. And if they won't, we'll send Andreas and Joe around to "chat" with them......after a night out......hell, I'll come too!
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Originally Posted by mgianzero View Post
Actually our rims were not designed for clip-ons and these weights have a tendency to fly off at high speed. Hate to know what damage a metal wheel weight can do at high speed.
Isn't the make-or-break whether the wheel has a flange? Sure looks like it on these wheels. Just checked on come Cup 1's over my shoulder, and no flange. So I'd definitely use stick-ons.

Anyway, if we've got specfic factory instructions, anyone feel free to correct me. But I've seen all manner of alloy wheels over the decades with clip on weights in wheel-to-wheel competition. Not saying it's the spiffy solution, but I've not witnessed carnage.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by AOW162435 View Post
Tim,
Sorry to disappoint, but that boy needs more than a beer & a hug. Much more.



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Do I need to call my wife and ask if she remembers where the "hookers 'n blow" section of Lancaster Co. is located??????
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Do I need to call my wife and ask if she remembers where the "hookers 'n blow" section of Lancaster Co. is located??????
Gonna file that as Plan B.
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