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Also note, I figured it out and admitted the situation in less than an hour and a half from posting.

Short of being smarter and not making the assumption in the first place or building a time machine this is the best I could do to right my wrong.(edited)

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By what i see in the picture and i don't see well might have been a fatiged tire hit a pot hole and formed a sand blister on the inside sidewall that you probably didn't see ...it probably in time rubbed to the point of poping and ripped a loose portion of the tire off .....i really don't mean any harm with my post but as i said your first post not giving the correct information led me to think that .i am glad you got it worked out...also you were really a little harsh with saying they were a rip off before finding out and could do harm to their business in a small way(edited)

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This is one of the things I dislike about the internet age, people just blast out whatever before taking the time to really sort out what happened. Like you said it was sorted in an hr or so, at least you admitted it. Good on you for not seeking free stuff, but be aware many people do, without the slightest feelings of guilt or shame, and most places will accommodate them, out of fear of internet blasting of the business. "The customer is always right" has been taken to an extreme, to mean you will do whatever I say, and no idea taken that far is a good thing. I know the genie is out of the bottle and we can never return to better times, but try and sort stuff out in real life before seeking internet validation of your latest discomfort.

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Well said. Stephen

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Thanks, That's the lesson I learned, I actually learn all sorts of things on here it's pretty cool.

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punkrock randy /

> Born to be WillD Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> my frame seems bent, the alignment is maxed out and still off, the left

> front tire sits very close to the back of the wheel well, while the

> right nearly touches the front. Not exactly sure what that means

I would say bent control arm 100%, like mildmod suggested. Probably all them curb checks u mentioned, the reason it was cheap. Previous owners negligence and abuse :-( But slappin on a control arm isn’t usually very difficult. Might need a pickle tho if you don’t have one. And definitely get it aligned afterwards

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> punkrock randy Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > Born to be WillD Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > my frame seems bent, the alignment is maxed out and still off, the

> left

>

> > front tire sits very close to the back of the wheel well, while the

>

> > right nearly touches the front. Not exactly sure what that means

>

> I would say bent control arm 100%, like mildmod suggested. Probably all

> them curb checks u mentioned, the reason it was cheap. Previous owners

> negligence and abuse :-( But slappin on a control arm isn’t usually

> very difficult. Might need a pickle tho if you don’t have one. And

> definitely get it aligned afterwards

It doesn't explain each wheel being to opposite sides of the wells. One forward and one rearward. Now, two bent control arms (in opposing directions) would explain one possibility

> Born to be WillD Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> the left

> front tire sits very close to the back of the wheel well, while the

> right nearly touches the front.

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> "A year ago someone serviced my car... I just started having bad

> symptoms and found my 140 year old tires are wearing unevenly... must

> have been the alignment I had done last year."

>

> This is the largest jump to conclusions I have seen in awhile.

We get this at work every so often. I call them “ever sincers”, as in “Ever since you changed my oil the brakes don’t feel right”, as though they’re implying that you fucked something up and they’re not spending a dime to have it fixed.

Just last week a lady claimed to have this burning smell ever since we did her brakes. She swore the smell was coming from the left front wheel. I went out with her to have a look. I instantly recognized the smell of burning plastic, so i knelt down to look under the car and sure enough there it was. I told her that when she ran over that plastic bag that stuck to the exhaust, it’s been burning ever since.

“symptoms similar to a bad tie rod (Shaking in the steering wheel)“

This is a tire symptom, not a tie rod symptom. Out of balance, or separated plies. The out of balance could be a result of a bad tie rod(toe alignment issue), which can result in an uneven wear of the tire.

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> Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > "A year ago someone serviced my car... I just started having bad

>

> > symptoms and found my 140 year old tires are wearing unevenly... must

>

> > have been the alignment I had done last year."

>

> >

>

> > This is the largest jump to conclusions I have seen in awhile.

>

> We get this at work every so often. I call them “ever sincers”, as in

> “Ever since you changed my oil the brakes don’t feel right”, as though

> they’re implying that you fucked something up and they’re not spending a

> dime to have it fixed.

>

> Just last week a lady claimed to have this burning smell ever since we

> e did her brakes. She swore the smell was coming from the left front

> wheel. I went out with her to have a look. I instantly recognized the

> smell of burning plastic, so i knelt down to look under the car and sure

> enough there it was. I told her that when she ran over that plastic bag

> that stuck to the exhaust, it’s been burning ever since.

>

> “symptoms similar to a bad tie rod (Shaking in the steering wheel)“

>

> This is a tire symptom, not a tie rod symptom. Out of balance, or

> r separated plies. The out of balance could be a result of a bad tie

> rod(toe alignment issue), which can result in an uneven wear of the

> tire.

THAT SUCKS!!

At least I never set foot in a shop and redacted my internet statement quickly. - live and learn.

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