PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
It finally happened............

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 04:21 am
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 59
Default It finally happened............

On Wed., about 11 am, I decided for the hell of it, I would call my Tires Plus dealer and check on my wheels I had ordered from the infamous American Racing 9 weeks ago and were promised delievry in 4 weeks. The dealer said something had just been delieved in the last 5-10 mins and and he had not opened them to see what it was. I waited with baited breath and churning stomach till he came back and said that it was the wheels and all 4 were there. I was off before his phone hit the cradle.

When I got there and checked them over, they were beautiful and I felt I gazing at the coverted lost arc, because they had been so hard to locate. I was after the Retro look in wheels and would have ordered the Torqs, but they don't make them for FWD cars like PT's.

Everything was going good until they went to put on the front wheels. AR must have sent the wrong offsets because the wheels were just nicking the front disk brakes. If they used a spacer plate, then the lug nuts would have been too short. With lug nuts they sent, they would hit the brakes. Arrrgh

It was a good thing that they had some good old fashion mechanics here that didn't have to consult and run codes etc. They ground down about 1/8" off the disk housing and Bingo....everything fit and worked. I now have my chromies on. Hooooray!!!

Despite AR best efforts to the contrary and 5 weeks of shell game tactics by AR, I have out lasted them. I have already sent them a nasty, but factual email of this 5 week "Chinese Fire Drill", but I don't expect to recieve a reply.
The next email will be to the Better Business Bureau.

Thanks for bearing with me and my rants on this and I will try and post some pics soon.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 06:00 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,744
Default Re: It finally happened............

OK! Congrats. Now we need some pictures.

__________________
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 06:14 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,787
Default Re: It finally happened............

congrats !!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 06:36 am
Johns Steel Blue's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Midlothian, Va.
Posts: 567
Default Re: It finally happened............

Quote:
Originally Posted by CREWZIN View Post
OK! Congrats. Now we need some pictures.


What he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
John








People say I have a drinking problem. I Drink... I Get Drunk... I Fall Down... No problem! ! !
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 08:46 am
Teekypt's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,428
Send a message via Skype™ to Teekypt
Default Re: It finally happened............

Quote:
Originally Posted by CruisnHskrJim View Post
On Wed., about 11 am, I decided for the hell of it, I would call my Tires Plus dealer and check on my wheels I had ordered from the infamous American Racing 9 weeks ago and were promised delievry in 4 weeks. The dealer said something had just been delieved in the last 5-10 mins and and he had not opened them to see what it was. I waited with baited breath and churning stomach till he came back and said that it was the wheels and all 4 were there. I was off before his phone hit the cradle.

When I got there and checked them over, they were beautiful and I felt I gazing at the coverted lost arc, because they had been so hard to locate. I was after the Retro look in wheels and would have ordered the Torqs, but they don't make them for FWD cars like PT's.

Everything was going good until they went to put on the front wheels. AR must have sent the wrong offsets because the wheels were just nicking the front disk brakes. If they used a spacer plate, then the lug nuts would have been too short. With lug nuts they sent, they would hit the brakes. Arrrgh

It was a good thing that they had some good old fashion mechanics here that didn't have to consult and run codes etc. They ground down about 1/8" off the disk housing and Bingo....everything fit and worked. I now have my chromies on. Hooooray!!!

Despite AR best efforts to the contrary and 5 weeks of shell game tactics by AR, I have out lasted them. I have already sent them a nasty, but factual email of this 5 week "Chinese Fire Drill", but I don't expect to recieve a reply.
The next email will be to the Better Business Bureau.

Thanks for bearing with me and my rants on this and I will try and post some pics soon.

Jim
!!!
__________________
2003, GT, "ShuggaPlum", xenon bumper kit, custom grey/black CoverKing seat covers (front & back).
Sunrise: July 2002
Sunset: June 2018

http://www.math.uh.edu/~tai/Today/Clean3.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 01:25 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Las Vegas,NV
Posts: 16
Send a message via MSN to hoppyloop Send a message via Yahoo to hoppyloop
Default Re: It finally happened............

Hello Jim
Glad your set . I have 15 inch AR - Aero chrome on mine with the factory tires. Did you get the 15 or 16 and what size tires did you install.
HOPPY
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 02:17 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 59
Default Re: It finally happened............

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoppyloop View Post
Hello Jim
Glad your set . I have 15 inch AR - Aero chrome on mine with the factory tires. Did you get the 15 or 16 and what size tires did you install.
HOPPY
Hoppy, I have 16" wheels all around and Kumho tires on it. I am going to clean it up a bit so I can take and post some pics of it so this won't be such a useless thread

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 05:26 pm
ucantcme's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wixom, Michigan
Posts: 1,486
Send a message via AIM to ucantcme Send a message via MSN to ucantcme Send a message via Skype™ to ucantcme
Default Re: It finally happened............

Awesome to hear...NOW WE NEED SOME PICS!!
__________________



My Baby:
01' Taupe Limited PT Cruiser w/ rear spoiler, Drop in K&N Air Filter, Limo tint all around, blue neon interior, blue LED windshield nozzles,
In-dash CD/DVD/Radio made by Jensen, Vent Visors, Chrome Antenna Bezel, Chrome Grille inserts, Dual Catback Exhaust, Scan Gauge II,
back-up camera, and a system containing 2 Lanzar 15" subwoofers and an MA Audio 1800watt amplifier.

Check me out on Car Domain!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 05:51 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tierra Verde, FL
Posts: 731
Default Re: It finally happened............

Seen the rims OFF the car, but now I am dying to see them on the car! Like everyone else! Congrats!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Candy Apple Tailights Are Here Finally Red GT Exterior Accessories Forum 8 24 Feb 2005 12:33 pm
Finally got a pic of my PT up jmack General PT Cruiser Discussions 5 03 Jan 2005 04:41 pm
My new grille finally arrived VellianPT Exterior Accessories Forum 15 26 Apr 2004 03:12 pm
new car finally home !! bobs turbo pt General Turbo Discussions 12 03 Sep 2003 11:41 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors