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Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 11, 2011, 05:03:32 PM
Well,Lady luck had been shining on me.
When I returned to my old slave post,Goodyear had a sales spiff on where if I sold an X number of tires,I get a free set.
Did that and won the tires.
Then...I took part in one of our suppliers product trade show and had to stay to the end for the big draw of 3 major prizes.
Well..I WON A SET OF WHEELS!!
Just in the nick of time,too.
The old 2157514 Hankooks that were donated to me by my good buddy Ray started to develope broken belts.
Crap.
Dont really want to drive long distances on the original bias-ply tires,either.
I jammed on the snow tires for a while,but they were getting noisy and wearing on the hot pavement.
I chose 2356016 Goodyear Comfortred Touring and mounted them on 16X8 Fast wheels.
The tires are now 27.1 inches in diameter which is the closest to the factory original diamter of the old bias ply's.
Now my speedo reads bang on,and the engine revs are lower at speed.
 
So..without any further ado..here she is wearing her new shoes..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/waygunwheels004.jpg)
CBarge2011-09-11 22:11:25
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 11, 2011, 05:04:25 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/waygunwheels005.jpg)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 11, 2011, 05:05:25 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/waygunwheels006.jpg)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 11, 2011, 05:10:39 PM
Quite a difference on how it changes the look of the car..
Here is a shot a year ago when i picked her up--factory 14 inch hubcaps and bias ply tires..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/IM0000621.jpg)
Installed  the new booties on Saturday.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/waygunwheels003.jpg)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: azblackhemi on September 11, 2011, 06:08:32 PM
Loooking Goood! It's not Grampa's wagon any more.
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Ken on September 11, 2011, 06:33:36 PM
*wolf-whistles* Sexy!


Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Brian on September 11, 2011, 07:26:46 PM
Wow you must be living right there Leaburn!!  Win new tires AND rims!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Looks great...and Waygun has never looked better.  Only thing I'd change...and this is a personal taste..would be raised white letters.

Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Snotty on September 12, 2011, 09:03:02 AM
Looks good!
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Guests on September 12, 2011, 10:25:38 AM
I take it you are going through male menopause(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif).
 
In other words, I like them, too!
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Tom Dawson on September 12, 2011, 12:15:20 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wheels make the difference, great choice.



Tom



Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 03:35:22 PM
Looks great! Kinda reminds me of classic Cragars.

Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2011, 04:16:38 PM


Now all it needs is flames
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Robert Rottman on September 13, 2011, 07:12:36 AM
What a huge difference. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) A major improvement there Leaburn. Congratulations! I really like the black wall look with the chrome wheels. I bet people do this...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif)when you drive by.
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 18, 2011, 06:30:39 PM
Well.....
my excitement over the wheels and tires was quickly deflated when I woke up this morning...
to a flat tire.
Dammit!
I picked up a piece of broken beer bottle glas somewhere along the way in the sidewall.
The tire is not  repairable and will have to pay put of pocket for a new tire.
This really sucks since they are only a week old brand new tires.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/waygunwheels001-1.jpg)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2011, 08:06:18 PM


Maybe the Goodyear gremlin is following you around so they can get paid back for you winning (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: firedome on September 19, 2011, 03:14:59 AM
Bummer.... but at least you'll still come out way ahead on the whole deal. Really looks sweet!

Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Robert Rottman on September 19, 2011, 03:55:43 AM
What a shame Leaburn...That piece of glass looks to be in the side of the tread....not actually the sidewall...Can't it be patched from the inside and saved?...at least for a spare?
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Bob Schaefer on September 19, 2011, 05:40:57 AM
At least it won't be out of place, like it would have been if they had 20K miles on them. Still a bummer, but the wheels still look great. Kinda answers some questions as to what kind I want to put on my wagon.

Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 19, 2011, 07:57:48 AM
My cost is 174.90 taxes included..
There goes the money I made delivering pizza this weekend.
Just cannot seem to get ahead.
But at least when I do deliver I will put on the old cop rims and used 2157015 tires I can grab from the scrap pile.
I will no longer use the new rims and tires delivering.
At least it is for only a few hours an night on weekends only.
Bottom line I need a 4 cyl beater box to deliver in.
The wagon is a big hit with the pizza customers (mostly college students) and that is reflected in the good tips I recieved.
I was averaging 4.18 per order in tips.
I have a small area to cover  (mostly college campus of 3 major colleges) so the wagon does not get  driven hard at all.
I take my time 'cause speeding is just not worth it.
Starting in 1973, Domino's Pizza had a guarantee that customers would receive their pizzas within 30 minutes of placing an order, or they would receive the pizzas free. The guarantee was reduced to $3 off in the mid 1980s. In 1992, the company settled a lawsuit brought by the family of an Indiana woman who had been killed by a Domino's delivery driver, paying the family $2.8 million. In another 1993 lawsuit, brought by a woman who was injured when a Domino's delivery driver ran a red light and collided with her vehicle, the woman was awarded nearly $80 million, but accepted a payout of $15 million.[48] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominos_Pizza#cite_note-Snopes-47) The guarantee was dropped that same year because of the "public perception of reckless driving and irresponsibility", according to Monaghan. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominos_Pizza#cite_note-Snopes-47)
 
 
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 19, 2011, 12:25:10 PM


Part of the driver training?
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: azblackhemi on September 19, 2011, 01:58:58 PM
$175 your cost for 1 tire! Tire prices have gone through the roof lately due to the price of oil rising. Why is it then when oil prices eventually go way down tire prices won't?
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: on September 19, 2011, 04:41:33 PM
Not fair! :(
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 19, 2011, 05:35:21 PM
Well..i have one more card to play.
I have used it for MY customers now its my turn to ask a favor from Goodyear for ME.
I will try to play the sob story with Consumer Relations and see if they can help me out.
 
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2011, 12:22:45 PM
Man that's a real bummer about the piece of glass in the side wall....ain't that how it always works....old tires will run forever with no damage...as soon as new tires go on you pick something up.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Hope your "hard luck" story work with customer service/PR.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)



Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2011, 01:17:39 PM


A good 10 or 12 ply can remedy that
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Robert Rottman on September 21, 2011, 04:30:57 AM
Quote from: furyfever
What a shame Leaburn...That piece of glass looks to be in the side of the tread....not actually the sidewall...Can't it be patched from the inside and saved?...at least for a spare?


 
Ignorring me = nice way of saying "what a stupid question"? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Snotty on September 21, 2011, 12:30:44 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
$175 your cost for 1 tire! Tire prices have gone through the roof lately due to the price of oil rising. Why is it then when oil prices eventually go way down tire prices won't?

Amen!!!  I was shocked at the price of oil when I changed it on the Dakota last month.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
Quote from: Snotty
Quote from: azblackhemi
$175 your cost for 1 tire! Tire prices have gone through the roof lately due to the price of oil rising. Why is it then when oil prices eventually go way down tire prices won't?

Amen!!!  I was shocked at the price of oil when I changed it on the Dakota last month.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)

 
Lucky you don't have a cummins to change oil on...13 Liters, or 3.5 Gallons!!  Think my neighbours Ford Powestroke is 16 liters, or 4.25 Gallons!!
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 21, 2011, 05:27:46 PM
Well..the crying and whining to Consumer relations worked.
They will split the cost with me since the tires are brand new.
Better than a hole in my head..er...wallett
now i am back on all fours.
 
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Brian on September 22, 2011, 12:20:26 PM
Quote from: CBarge
Well..the crying and whining to Consumer relations worked.
They will split the cost with me since the tires are brand new.
Better than a hole in my head..er...wallett
now i am back on all fours.



 
 
Good to hear Leaburn!!  See it pays to shed a tear once in a while.....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: firedome on September 22, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
Squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Never hurts to speak up.





Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 22, 2011, 03:26:59 PM


Colleges = Beer Bottles
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: R. Dave Carr on September 24, 2011, 05:26:45 AM
Quote from: CBarge
My cost is 174.90 taxes included..
There goes the money I made delivering pizza this weekend.
Just cannot seem to get ahead.
But at least when I do deliver I will put on the old cop rims and used 2157015 tires I can grab from the scrap pile.
I will no longer use the new rims and tires delivering.
At least it is for only a few hours an night on weekends only.
Bottom line I need a 4 cyl beater box to deliver in.
The wagon is a big hit with the pizza customers (mostly college students) and that is reflected in the good tips I recieved.
I was averaging 4.18 per order in tips.
I have a small area to cover  (mostly college campus of 3 major colleges) so the wagon does not get  driven hard at all.
I take my time 'cause speeding is just not worth it.
Starting in 1973, Domino's Pizza had a guarantee that customers would receive their pizzas within 30 minutes of placing an order, or they would receive the pizzas free. The guarantee was reduced to $3 off in the mid 1980s. In 1992, the company settled a lawsuit brought by the family of an Indiana woman who had been killed by a Domino's delivery driver, paying the family $2.8 million. In another 1993 lawsuit, brought by a woman who was injured when a Domino's delivery driver ran a red light and collided with her vehicle, the woman was awarded nearly $80 million, but accepted a payout of $15 million.[48] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominos_Pizza#cite_note-Snopes-47) The guarantee was dropped that same year because of the "public perception of reckless driving and irresponsibility", according to Monaghan. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominos_Pizza#cite_note-Snopes-47)
 
 
Paddy cake, paddy cake pizza man,
make me a pizza, fast as you can,
30 minutes, fast or free,
run 10 people over, trying to get to me.
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: R. Dave Carr on September 24, 2011, 05:29:43 AM

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Try servicing a big truck.  11 gallons of oil.  269.99 is our deal at major truck stop chains.  We have 330 trucks.  Do the math.....
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Guests on September 24, 2011, 06:29:53 AM
Yes, but you don't have to change that 11 gallons of oil every 3000-5000 miles, which helps.
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: R. Dave Carr on September 24, 2011, 06:39:57 PM
Yeah, but we run 10-13 thousand miles a month per truck!carrman2011-09-24 23:40:24
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2011, 07:54:42 PM


You must buy oil in bulk
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Guests on September 24, 2011, 08:04:22 PM
No kidding. What is the normal interval of oil change with that volume? I would figure you could go at least three months, even with that amount of driving, maybe a filter change at 15K or so.
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2011, 09:00:26 PM



But as you know, mine has been modified.  Even more since you saw it.  It's really clean now.  I can't make this thing smoke, no matter what I do.  So the oil has been staying much cleaner
POLARACO2011-09-25 02:02:08
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: R. Dave Carr on September 25, 2011, 10:31:46 AM
Quote from: dana44
No kidding. What is the normal interval of oil change with that volume? I would figure you could go at least three months, even with that amount of driving, maybe a filter change at 15K or so.
 
 
We do oil changes every 30k and a "short service" which is fuel filters and a lube at 10 and 20k between changes.  For trucks over 500k miles or severe duty heavy haul, we dump at 15k, and a short service at 7500.  We are contemplating going to 50k between oil changes on the under 500k trucks, Chevron says we can.
Title: Waygun wins new wheels
Post by: Guests on September 25, 2011, 01:13:28 PM
I would think you could, especially if short services are done in between, helps filter a little bit better in between. Since the diesels turn slower and as long as the oil pressure is good, should not be an issue, oil itself doesn't break down, contaminants within it is what the problem is, wears parts out because the micron particles start collecting in bad places and slowly grind things down.
 
I had to laugh when I heard the first "recycled oil" commercials. All oil is recycled one way ro another (unless you dump it down a drain)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif).