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Old 12-02-2009, 09:03 PM
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I feel that not tightening the lugnuts is INEXCUSABLE and could have caused and accident. it sounds like your shop is well run but that is not true of all of the CTs.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:05 PM
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i would never take my car to CN Tires, my college friends worked there, they tell me stories
That's really funny. I have been a tech there for the last 9 years and have not only worked on my 911 there, but many Audis, other porsches, volvos, lexus, infinity, you name it...Or I could take it to the dealer where they charge $135 an hour and don't have anyone there that works on a car older than 5 years old!! Gotta love some people's attitudes....
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:01 PM
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Not all Techs Treat others property as thier own... Very Few out there like that
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:55 PM
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Oh, and for $30 I get complete road hazard coverage on all four tires! Not bad considering they retail for over $2000.
My buddy directed me to this forum, i am interested in some tires for my 911, as a matter of fact i bought tires from this location and had them installed recently on my wife's car, and had a pleasant conversation with the technician in the parking lot, very knowledgeable, infact i think it was the guy in the photo, anyhow i will be buying some tires for my 911 from there come spring, thanks again..satisfied customer
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by atr911 View Post
Oh, and for $30 I get complete road hazard coverage on all four tires! Not bad considering they retail for over $2000.
My buddy directed me to this forum, i am interested in some tires for my 911, as a matter of fact i bought tires from this location and had them installed recently on my wife's car, and had a pleasant conversation with the technician in the parking lot, very knowledgeable, infact i think it was the guy in the photo, anyhow i will be buying some tires for my 911 from there come spring, thanks again..satisfied customer
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:43 AM
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You are a brave man to go to Canadian Tire but then again if the service was good why not. Good luck with the Porsche in the winter
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:53 AM
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I prefer a specialist who has extensive knowledge and experience with my cars. I have a shop that has multiple tech specialists who know their air cooled 911's work on my 911. I also take my BMW to a BMW specialist. I have my tires/rims for all my cars done at a shop that I trust and they only does rims and tires. They have the best equipment in the business. If I have to pay a bit extra, so be it. It's worth it to me. Expertise counts.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:16 AM
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I prefer a specialist who has extensive knowledge and experience with my cars.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:22 AM
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I prefer an enthusiast with the proper tools....

"Specialists" are quite often a state of mind, owned by the "specialist" and paid for by the customer....

To each his own!
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:25 AM
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.. i am not a mechanic but i did stay at a holiday inn last night ......
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:08 PM
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I am not for a second expecting to pick up any rebuilds or even maintenance at the store, just hopefully get some nice cars in for tires and such. It would just be nice to get some pcars cars around and offer up some help to the Porsche community.

If anyone is interested, I also have the professional Durametric kit, so I can do all kinds of diagnostics and module activations at a fraction of the cost at a dealer. The dealer here can be a bit difficult anyways.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:22 PM
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well, i definitely need some good tires for my 911 come spring, I'm sure you will give me a great deal , I used to own a ZR1 and used to bring it to frisby to do my alignments and tires, i used to go through tires every summer, and they seemed to have the only guy around that did quality work on installs
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:56 PM
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I really do feel that every rim, regardless of cost or quality, should be torques with a manual torque wrench. Unless you have an accurate way of setting your impact gun, how the heck do you know what torque the gun is banging those lug nuts to? I know this is not practical for a high volume facility like CT but if you really cared about quality work, this should be a must.

Few years ago had Wal-Mart re-balance a set of tires for a car I used for DD. They forgot to tighten the right front wheel and it almost came off on the 401. The tightest was 2.5 turn and the loosest 6 turns out. Went back hoping they will cover the damages to the rim (the holes got elongated) and all I got was an offer for a free fuel injection service.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:24 PM
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When we torque wheels we use torque sticks. They are sockets that are designed to only torque to a specified value. There is a chart for each car that tells you what colour torque stick to use.

As long as your compressor maintained the appropriate pressure, the sticks are accurate. There have been instances where shops got very busy and the compressors weren't properly maintained and therefore psi was too low and as a result torques would be off.

I'm astually looking at a digital torque gun that runs off a battery and has a built in regulator. It gets calibrated on regular intervals depending on usage.

For expensive alloy wheels there is no substitute to the delicasy of a manual torque wrench.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:37 PM
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