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Old January 13th, 2018, 12:08   #9
Steve Addy
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
TDI(s): 97 Mk3

I would ask the tire shop if there were any odd wear patterns on the tires. I've had tires balance out before but when I went for a ride they made a rumbling noise on the pavement because they had weird wear pattern across the tread surface.

The shop never said a thing because they didn't probably check for that, and it wasn't their job to do so. They were hired to balance and that they did.

Changed tires and problem solved.

I would also ask the shop if they made sure to reinstall the hub rings with the wheels like iluvmydiesel suggested.

I'm not criticizing Discount Tire, I think they do a fine job, probably better than some places and any more the tire mounting/balancing technology really takes care of any employee idiocy. The one benefit is that all they do is sell / mount / balance tires so they do have a degree of specialization.

Another question is whether you have directional tires and whether the shop mounted them back on the car correctly?

97 Jetta TDI, 90 B3V TDI, 92 MB 300SD

You didn't poison the coffee, did you? Not anymore than I usually do.
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