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Anti
22-09-12, 12:35 AM
Let's hear them! what've you encountered?

First time I got an alignment on my "stanced" z32 it was at the same shop that it was getting engineered at. I wound up the coils for the inspection, and said to the aligner to wind them down, then even the camber and set toe in to .5mm/.2mm F/R.

Came back the next day -

- Ride height is fucked. VISUALLY 1" higher on one side than the other. Aligner said he was compensating for unevenly distributed weight... that's why it leans like the tower of pisa, right?
- Camber arms are adjusted completely differently on each side to compensate for ride height difference
- Advised me I should run 2mm toe in for each degree of camber for "even tread wear across the tyre", so I should run 8mm toe in. Awesome. Even tread wear for... 500 clicks 'til I have to replace them.
- Pulled my rear guards WITH A CROWBAR for more clearance (even though it didn't scrub) WITHOUT my consent... are you fucking kidding me?!

I expressed my displeasure, and the owner (who was very accommodating, put up with my shit and was all 'round a very nice guy who I'd recommend) allowed me to stay after hours and do it myself. Killer.

Next place I went to for a rear alignment after deleting rear wheel steering said they'd only do a full assessment, not just the rear... right, fine, but it took us literally 20 minutes to get the car off the hoist it was beached so badly. The owner clearly by the end didn't want the business, but the fellow doing the alignment was pretty cool.

Lastly, there was my experience at Marks and Wallings City Discount Tyres West Ryde, whom I used a few times for supply/fit/alignment services. I used their car park to visit a nearby store, returned and found my CBR parked in by their company van (very deliberately). I ask what's up, two floor staff chronies that look like they're the result of someone mating with a god damned donkey on crack cocaine come out and threaten (in a very irate, aggressive and loud) that if I ever park there again my bike will disappear and they'll kick my head in. I get that I was in the wrong - but that's not how you deal with people (that are recurring customers as well). If they simply said the car park was too small to accommodate non-visiting public, I would've said fair enough and continued using them.

If somebody can suggest an aligner in Sydney that isn't operated by inbred dropkick deadshit retards who can't tell left from right, I'd love to hear the details. Where do the Sydney drift cars get set up?

-A

big fat paulie
22-09-12, 01:12 AM
Took my car to get new tyres fitted (i have my own contacts for rubber so i dont buy from any retailer).

Taken from my build thread.

"So long story short... I got some new rubber for my C-Ultras and decided after about 4 drift days it was time for a wheel alignment.

Anyway, the place i go to had been good to me in the past with previous cars.

Long story short their new wheel alignment guy decided to drive my car up on to the machine at quite a speed resulting in the exhaust catching on the hoist and in turn snapping some studs on the dump.

I didnt realise for a couple of hours (its not bad till it comes on boost), and by then they were closed. I return the on the monday and they deny all responsibility and refuse to fix the car. "

Jax haberfield.

Prancer
22-09-12, 07:26 AM
Jobsons Campsie stripped 2 of the studs on my Type x and needed 2 goes to balance, also didnt balance the wheels properly on my corolla.

took them to Taleb and they balanced them without any problem

They are cheap and have RE002 but damn they cant balance or align a car for shit, tried to tell me they couldnt do the rear camber on my type x

tom-storm
22-09-12, 09:22 AM
Tyre shops aren't always the best place to get a decent alignment. I always use Wholesale Suspension and would definitely recommend them.

declanbehan
22-09-12, 09:34 AM
When the guy at Beaurepairs orders in 215 instead of 205 because it was easier and thought I "wouldn't mind"
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what

Boogs
22-09-12, 10:53 AM
lol Mark and Wallings at West Ryde..
Bunch of knobjockeys. Always have, always will be.

A mate of mine used to work next door. West Ryde discount tyres - big yellow building.
He left there to work at Subaru, but at rego time 3 months later I still took my Corolla down to get inspected.
The new pink slip guy went over it like it was going for a blue slip. Told me I needed 4 brand new tyres which it didn't as they were only 30,000km old anyway and still had receipts to prove it.
He said to me stop doing burnouts in it and tyres would last longer - yes cos I can do burnouts in an automatic 4AC carby AE82 Flatback Corolla for sure :lol:
Couldn't be bothered arguing, so I got 4 cheapies fitted as the car was going up for sale that week as it was..
New tyre fitter was there and not the other usual guy.
Get tyres fitted. All good. Pay for it, $250, alignment. etc
Pick car up, no probs.
Drive home. MASSIVE WHEEL WOBBLE. Get no more 500m up the road turn into a side street near West Ryde station/shops to inspect and the front left wheel nuts weren't even tied up properly and I lost one. Front wheel was virtually hanging off the car. So here I am at 4pm Thursday arvo peak hour jacking the car up to tightening the wheels up so I can get home.
Car still steers to the left with slightly less wheel wobble.

Find out, one other nut is threaded, and the car's alignment was still way way out.
Get home rang them and abused shit out of them.

Never been back and explained situation to my mate. He said, after they left they went full dodge (worse than before, like they passed my Satria GTi each year without even looking at it most years) and to avoid.

Now I have another mate that works for Bridgestone at Merrylands.
Recently got new tyres for the Lib.
Great price, fitted me in no probs. Perfect service, not just to me, but ANYONE who walked in the door that day I was there.
Manager also found out he lives in the next street to me.
Another tyre fitter there who i haven't seen for years I used to rave with and be eshays.

No problems, happy little family.


Word of mouth is best form of business.

aly in underland
22-09-12, 03:28 PM
If somebody can suggest an aligner in Sydney that isn't operated by inbred dropkick deadshit retards who can't tell left from right, I'd love to hear the details.

I'd recommend Heasmans in Sydenham, who have lots of experience with unconventional suspension setups, performance and racing cars and generally are known to do a top-notch job. But, don't go there expecting lasers and computerised printouts - they do things the old fashioned way by hand, and take plenty to time and care doing so.

Jace.
22-09-12, 03:52 PM
i fit and balance my tires myself. it takes very little expertise, hence why you get such useless ****s working at tire shops who don't give a fuck.

has anybody got a wheel alignment place recommendation in western Melbourne? all of the places in geelong are useless and i need a very precise alignment having a lightweight car.

jeffy
22-09-12, 04:22 PM
has anybody got a wheel alignment place recommendation in western Melbourne? all of the places in geelong are useless and i need a very precise alignment having a lightweight car.


Tyre Power North Melb.

AE092
22-09-12, 04:42 PM
^ What Jeff said. Speak to Chris the owner.

My own account:
Sold a set of rare Sprint Hart CP wheels but the buyer did not want the tyres so we agreed he could pick it up the following day if I removed I had the tyres removed. Quickly jotted down to Kmart Tyre & Auto and requested to have the tyres removed. Long story short; the lazy/incompetent arse.hole of a tyre fitter decided to have a smoke while removing the tyres which resulted in the crowbar gouging out fine metal shavings from the beaded lip to a knife edge finish. Needless to say the deal did not go through and manager at said tyre place denied all wrong-doing. Absolute fuck tards

tez
22-09-12, 04:55 PM
I really feel for the guys having to rely on someone else for work like this (most of you). To really get a proper job done requires experience and skill and even the seasoned technicians can fuck up once in a while. As for the rest who are complete monkeys and shouldn't be allowed near a car with a spanner.... they're at every joe and dicks tyre shop/dealership - sad reality. You basically need to pay premium and go to a reputable place who has experience working on modified vehicles. I've had too many bad experiences to document, shit like castor rod bolts left loose, rose joints not centred correctly, etc etc the list goes for miles. The jax quickfit down the road has no experience working on cars with adjustable caster rods/camber arms/eccentric bushes etc etc thus CANNOT be trusted working on a car equipped with such parts, they'll do a mighty fine job aligning your yaris or commodore but will not be able to properly carry out the job on a vehicle with adjustable this and that. Off the top of my head I'd recommend you lot to go straight to Proconcept or Heasmans. Any other place.... fucking take care.

lowdwn
22-09-12, 07:21 PM
Jax haberfield.

yeah jaxquickfit are fucked, took my car there just after i installed my coils (was a while ago now), but the guy was honestly the biggest drip. i specifically said on the phone and when i got there what i wanted done and the guy at the counter assured me it wouldnt be a problem. 5 minutes later im down watching the guy from outside the workshop to make sure he was doing what i asked, and he's screaming to himself 'fucking camber fucking arms i hate this shit fuck' honestly losing the plot. so im thinking okay then... then he starts banging the underbody with a spanner - evidently in a fit of rage? so i asked him if he was right, he ignored me. so i went upstairs to the office only to look back and see him reversing my car off the ramp at speed, hits the bumper (later inspection saw the paint was 'creased' on the lower portion). so i told the guy at the counter that this was bullshit and im not paying - he handed me a print out of the specs and says 'nah mate that didnt happen, if we did that we wouldnt get any business, take a look in the carpark, its full. When your car is low you've gotta expect that kinda stuff'

- sorry mate but i fucking dont you clown.


End rant. By the way this was jax in maroochydore on the sunshine coast.

87seca
22-09-12, 09:47 PM
Spinning Wheels in Sydney, the only place I will go to.

After having two sets of tyres fitted to my rims, I still had a weird vibration. If I switched another set of rims on, no problem. So after months of trying to get someone to balance the rims correctly I was told to go to Spinning wheels. Asked them to balance and complete a wheel alignment, as the last peanut did something wrong, and the car was all over the place.

Got a call, the center of the rim is bent. Not cool, but at least I know what the hell it is now! Oh, and it drives better than it ever has before, even with a bent rim.

declanbehan
23-09-12, 08:25 PM
He said to me stop doing burnouts in it and tyres would last longer - yes cos I can do burnouts in an automatic 4AC carby AE82 Flatback Corolla for sure

Hahahahhahahah

Macca_Rcolt
23-09-12, 10:08 PM
Like others have mentioned, Never go to a tire shop for an alignment, Find a front end specialist. They know what they are doing.

I finally found a guy down wollongong who is the above and also a mechanic. Does awesome work and I trust his work as well. Might not be the cheapest, but is still competitive.

Noteven
23-09-12, 10:12 PM
Local shop that has now closed down.
Wanted to fit some 195/50/15 's i bought off them to just a set of 8's
at first tells me the tires are the wrong size..
i was like no.. the rims are 15's.. 5 mins of arguement that they were 16s he agrees that they are 15.5's hahah fkn tripper.
...alas... he put the tires on backwards *Facepalm*
And stripped wheelnuts when i asked not to use the rattle gun ill put them back on myself with a breaker bar..

Peggy
23-09-12, 10:48 PM
Local shop that has now closed down.
Wanted to fit some 195/50/15 's i bought off them to just a set of 8's
at first tells me the tires are the wrong size..
i was like no.. the rims are 15's.. 5 mins of arguement that they were 16s he agrees that they are 15.5's hahah fkn tripper.
...alas... he put the tires on backwards *Facepalm*
And stripped wheelnuts when i asked not to use the rattle gun ill put them back on myself with a breaker bar..

Sounds like Jax at Mona Vale. Stripped the wheelnut threads on my old car because of rattlegun and didn't put it on properly.

Noteven
24-09-12, 12:02 AM
deadshits.
Love when they put weights on perfectly polished wheels outer lip.
Or place them face down on the floor... No biggie :/

BR14AN
24-09-12, 12:09 AM
deadshits.
Love when they put weights on perfectly polished wheels outer lip.
Or place them face down on the floor... No biggie :/



omfg my old watanabes they put the weights on the lip, i lost my shit when i saw it, i now make a point of always telling them to weight it on the back - sometimes i get the 'are you serious' look as if i think they are dumb

muzukashi
24-09-12, 04:03 PM
Went to get an alignment done at the start of the yr at the place i usually go to and the guy i usually deal with wasn't there so another fellow served me fair enough - after about 15mins explaining that i had a camber kit on i drove it in and handed the keys over he said something along the lines of "could you please drive it in aswell since its a big car and manual" at this point i'm already thinking wtf rightio

anyway after i drove it in he then says "can you wait about 15-20mins its lunch time and i have maccas" so i just thought to myself fuck this shit is sad and just left

FD7
24-09-12, 04:14 PM
This happens all over the place sadly

I took my Drift Onevia over to Bob Jane at Coorparoo in Brisbane QLD and they hooked me up with a wheel alignment for $100 and did not even do up the top bolts on the coilovers where they are attached to the knuckles. As the car was on the track drifting it gave itself MAX camber like a BOSS... These guys also quoted me $100 each to fit a Federal Tyre to a Work XT7 because the wheels were expensive? WTF.. Rather a poke in the eye then deal with those homo's

After that incident I change Tyre shops and then started using Bridgstone Tyres at Buranda.... The result was with 4 x brand new wheels right out of the box, they damaged every single rim fitting the tyres!!!! each rim had 4 serious clamp marks on them from the machine when the Tyres were being mounted which sucked ass..... I understand that sometimes wheels are marked a little bit when Tyres are mounted but it is pretty serious to take 4 x 10mm paint scrapes off every new rim....

I am not using Hacketts Discount Tyres in Coopers Plains... all I can say is that they are totally awesome guys and super careful... I still get some marks here and there on my rims but you get that unfortunately... they are awesome guys to deal with as well and super relaxed

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Starwarz
24-09-12, 04:15 PM
First ever alighment in the R34, took it to tempe tyres. The guy supposed to be doing it was telling me something along the lines of you cant really do one in this type of car "-" but he will try anyway. Worst customer service didnt explain shit, i dont think i even got a spec sheet back from them......Spinning wheels seems to be the choice in Sydney will go there next time because i left unsure of what the hell happened.

Run-It-Hard
24-09-12, 04:49 PM
Truth be told, most tyre shops are dodge. Most times the managers are top notch, but the guys working on your car are complete dead shits, whether it be changing tyres or doing an alingment.

A shop I regually use (JAX Smithfield) did an alingment on the missus' S14 and the dropkick doing it forgot to tighten the rear left camber and toe arm. I didn't notice it until a week or so later (car doesn't get driven much), and fixed it up in the garage.

Another thing they did when fucking around with my 12.5J wheels is clamp the front of the wheel down to fit tyres. It left indents in the dish and all that shit.

The franchisee is a great guy though, unfortunately his workers just don't give a fuck.

Roger999
24-09-12, 05:18 PM
I call Bob Jane up for a quote on what I want, and they give me a lecture saying that what I want is wrong. They play the salesman treating me like an idiot, saying that the tyre size I asked for is wrong. So I go Tempe tyres, they got me what I wanted, and even wrapped my stockies up and put them back in the trunk. 2 days later Bob Jane calls me up saying asking why i would pay 250 for the tyres I wanted, and said i got ripped off even though they said it was going to be 300 for the exact same tyres 2 days ago.

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zahmad
24-09-12, 05:27 PM
Truth be told, most tyre shops are dodge. Most times the managers are top notch, but the guys working on your car are complete dead shits, whether it be changing tyres or doing an alingment.

The franchisee is a great guy though, unfortunately his workers just don't give a fuck.

That's also what I have experienced...
I was left waiting longer than expected to get new wheels fitted with new tyres at my local Bob Jane.
The manager was super friendly and a top notch bloke, apologised to me and mentioned it is hard to get reliable staff these days....what I assume happened is that they forgot my car was next on their list, then they forgot I wanted an alignment done too....

Dori*mon
24-09-12, 06:30 PM
My local Bob Jane wanted to charge a $100 premium for a wheel alignment on my R34 cause it 'is an import car'. lols

dnegative
24-09-12, 07:10 PM
I've had 4 wheel alignments by tyre shops, all were complete and utter shit. The last one I got by Blairs Narellen was so bad it was dangerous to drive, drove it home, swore, then found someone who knew what the fuck they were doing.
Ended up taking it to Pedders at Moorebank, the manager there was an old twincam member who knew his shit and they spent 2.5 hours on my car putting the wheels on, checking it, lowering the hoist, removing the wheels, adjusting, putting wheels back on, raising and checking fuck knows how many times in order to get it right. He got it to exactly what I wanted and the before and after specifications were a complete and utter joke, the moron at Blairs had put massive uneven toe and camber on the front and significant toe in on the rear.

The bloke at Pedders want surprised I got fucked over by a tyre shop (again), only charged me $60 because they make me wait for a few hours (I'm more than happy to wait if your doing good work) and handed me a fistful of stickers on the way out. Drove the car at WP the next week, no complaints.

mfbamba
24-09-12, 09:07 PM
For any Adelaide people I recommend Regal Wheel Alignment in Thebarton. He drives your car before and after the alignment as well. Very cheap too.

White ep
24-09-12, 09:38 PM
I figured this is a good place to ask.
Where is a good place to get a wheel alignment in Melbourne 3172 area.

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autechlol
24-09-12, 10:03 PM
My local Bob Jane wanted to charge a $100 premium for a wheel alignment on my R34 cause it 'is an import car'. lols

I would seriously go down there and crack the shits

R0yalT
24-09-12, 10:56 PM
Taleb tyres fitted 315 tyres on my 10.5 rims. No scratches at all. It took a while but they were just being careful. Will go to Heasman for alignment when coils and hicas delete goes in.

5TI
24-09-12, 11:06 PM
Taleb tyres fitted 315 tyres on my 10.5 rims. No scratches at all. It took a while but they were just being careful. Will go to Heasman for alignment when coils and hicas delete goes in.

yep been to taleb a couple of times now and Ive been very satisfied with their work each time! no scratches on my rims aswell

rehevoli
25-09-12, 12:37 AM
I figured this is a good place to ask.
Where is a good place to get a wheel alignment in Melbourne 3172 area.

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e240
25-09-12, 02:22 AM
3rd prop here for Taleb tyres... and they've got well priced tyres too.

tommmoe
25-09-12, 08:12 AM
the amount of Tyre shops that have tried to tell me what I want for MY car is wrong. my car is too low *whinge whinge* and that I need more rubber is through the roof.. 1. I understand the risks, 2. ITS MY CAR
Lucky the guys at Taleb know what they are on about..

oh and for wheel alignments if you live in Sydney and don't spend the little extra to go heasmans then keep going back to your local Tyre shop that have no idea about alignments and GTFO this thread.

LOE200
25-09-12, 11:57 AM
I use Jax Smithfield for tyre fitting and have had no issues.

Decent bunch of guys who dont mind stretch

brasher
25-09-12, 01:44 PM
Taleb ftw!

Guys at pedders bankstown also know there stuff when it comes to alignment, actual car guys and will listen.

Run-It-Hard
25-09-12, 01:55 PM
I figured this is a good place to ask.
Where is a good place to get a wheel alignment in Melbourne 3172 area.

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Give these blokes a shot. They are the Vic Motorsport dealer for ADVAN/Yokohama ... they know their shit.

http://www.tyresandmore.com.au/stores/Rowville

TONTON
25-09-12, 01:58 PM
Bob jane at bankstown is the worst.

They keep fucking up and not starting the nut on a the bolt.. and just rattle gunning it straight on... ive had 4 snapped studs from these guys,

Run-It-Hard
25-09-12, 01:59 PM
I use Jax Smithfield for tyre fitting and have had no issues.

Decent bunch of guys who dont mind stretch

This is true, great for getting stretched tyres fitted. Alingments are good most of the time. Next time I go I'll be reminding them to check all the adjustment bolts though.

Oh and they are happy to do the alingment to your specs too. Also don't mind alinging slammed cars (they've done all mine over the years), they take car of getting it on the hoist and all that shit too.

Downfalls:

Saturdays are super busy, if you need to get stuff done be there when they open or book it in! Most times there is a wait to do things, but I'm sure if you book you'll be fine (I barely book).

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Truth be told, most tyre shops are dodge. Most times the managers are top notch, but the guys working on your car are complete dead shits, whether it be changing tyres or doing an alingment.

A shop I regually use (JAX Smithfield) did an alingment on the missus' S14 and the dropkick doing it forgot to tighten the rear left camber and toe arm. I didn't notice it until a week or so later (car doesn't get driven much), and fixed it up in the garage.



Speak to Michael, he's the franchisee and a top bloke.

http://www.jaxquickfit.com.au/tyre-stores/nsw/smithfield

rixii
25-09-12, 02:00 PM
Anymore info on Jax Liverpool and Jax Smithfield?

Run-It-Hard
25-09-12, 02:09 PM
Anymore info on Jax Liverpool and Jax Smithfield?

See my post above :)

I've heard good things about Jax Liverpool, never been there myself though. I've spoken to the managers/workers a few times and seem nice.

Run-It-Hard
25-09-12, 02:18 PM
That's also what I have experienced...
I was left waiting longer than expected to get new wheels fitted with new tyres at my local Bob Jane.
The manager was super friendly and a top notch bloke, apologised to me and mentioned it is hard to get reliable staff these days....what I assume happened is that they forgot my car was next on their list, then they forgot I wanted an alignment done too....

Yeah it's a job that seems to attract dropkicks and/or unreliable people. It doesn't pay much and I suppose that's why no one sticks around, nor do they have any pride in their work.

Which BJ was it out of curiousity?

brasher
25-09-12, 02:46 PM
Anymore info on Jax Liverpool and Jax Smithfield?

heard good things about the livo shop, 2 guys at work take their cars there and were happy with the work done.

I think one of the guys who works there is on here and drifts or something. I cant remember.

tim33h
25-09-12, 05:01 PM
a few years back, got some tyres fitted at Tyre King in Baulkham Hills.
Young apprentice fitted the tyres on, no probs, on the hoist, i noticed the rear treads patterns on both left and right side looked exactly the same. SO i thought, one of them must have been fitted the wrong way round. I told the apprentice, and he looked at me like i was an idiot and said it was fine.
I spoke to the manager and after one quick look and slammed the apprentice asking him if he knew how to read, "inside/outside" labels on the tyre walls.
Surely, if u fit tyres all day long, you would know something so basic ... ??

Geo
25-09-12, 05:18 PM
I got recommended JAX Liverpool by Built To Order and they are great. Great service, great job. Perfect alignment done by them and fitted stretched tyres on with no problem. Would definitely recommend them every time.

TaKz
25-09-12, 09:08 PM
+1 Taleb Tyres

Always take care when putting tyres on my various different rims. Dont rip you a new asshole for basic fit and balance or strips. Happy to stretch even refitted a tyre for me when it lost pressure and came off the bead (235 on a 10 inch). Cheap Achilles for the drifters

st162er
25-09-12, 11:10 PM
had a tyre change at bob jane in mt gravatt. they cracked a wheel, didn't take the blame. I had to get it temporary welded up and purchased new wheels
didn't really care as they were crappy Chinese wheels. now have oz racings. will never get tyres there again.

Peggy
25-09-12, 11:41 PM
Went to get an alignment done at the start of the yr at the place i usually go to and the guy i usually deal with wasn't there so another fellow served me fair enough - after about 15mins explaining that i had a camber kit on i drove it in and handed the keys over he said something along the lines of "could you please drive it in aswell since its a big car and manual" at this point i'm already thinking wtf rightio

anyway after i drove it in he then says "can you wait about 15-20mins its lunch time and i have maccas" so i just thought to myself fuck this shit is sad and just left

"can you please wait 15 mins i have lunch n its mccas" LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL hahahaha that's retarded.

I'm curious as to what was his reaction was as you drove it back out lol.

Caldina
26-09-12, 12:04 AM
Rate BT Motorsport at Smithfield, I drove the car on/off both hoists (fitment & alignment). Also did the test drive myself post alignment before coming back to pay.

viper33
26-09-12, 05:51 PM
To anyone whinging about bob jane/jax or your local tyre shop charging more for a alignment when you've got adjustable everything(toe, camber, caster), you have no idea how long it takes to get it all right
Most tyre shops have a set price and thats for a simple front & rear toe and maybe the occasional camber adjust, and the reason is coz it generally won't take more than 30-45 mins to do it properly, so labour isn't much and the price is low
Now when you wanna get done a 2 hour wheel alignment for the price of a 30 minute wheel alignment you can't really complain if 1. they make you wait, 2. they charge you more and 3. if they fuck it up because they're not used to it
Its the equivalent of taking your supra into a toyota dealership to upgrade your turbo, fit a bigger intercooler, fit other aftermarket parts etc etc

elisss
26-09-12, 05:55 PM
+1 Taleb Tyres

Always take care when putting tyres on my various different rims. Dont rip you a new asshole for basic fit and balance or strips. Happy to stretch even refitted a tyre for me when it lost pressure and came off the bead (235 on a 10 inch). Cheap Achilles for the drifters

I'm only surprised that you put it back on..

TaKz
26-09-12, 06:21 PM
I'm only surprised that you put it back on..

its not much stretch and i've run more then that previously.

Sometimes like sticker on the side of the tyre causes air to come out not a big deal. It wasn't on the car when it lost all its air pressure

sugz
27-09-12, 07:53 AM
heard good things about the livo shop, 2 guys at work take their cars there and were happy with the work done.

I think one of the guys who works there is on here and drifts or something. I cant remember.

Anything wheels related I always go to jax livo
Keiran is a top bloke who knows his shit and he's on jdmst as well
And yeah he drift his s13

The wheel alignment bloke - aaron is another top bloke
He will spend 2 hrs if he has to just to get the right spec you wanted

I've had numerous wheels stripped and fitted without any dramas
Wheel alignment always 100% satisfied with it

Highly recommended

CH45EN
27-09-12, 08:54 AM
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DakDak
27-09-12, 02:54 PM
Yea Jax liverpool is good. I go there.

aydin
27-09-12, 03:08 PM
took my car to a tyre shop in moorebank to get new tyres fitted.. guy took the car for a drive and came back walking, said my wheel had fallen off!

Bozanceroz
29-09-12, 05:10 AM
took my car to a tyre shop in moorebank to get new tyres fitted.. guy took the car for a drive and came back walking, said my wheel had fallen off!

LMFAOOOO what the [email protected] which shop is this

White ep
29-09-12, 10:02 AM
took my car to a tyre shop in moorebank to get new tyres fitted.. guy took the car for a drive and came back walking, said my wheel had fallen off!

This is the best quote ever.

Name and shame.

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Deeran
10-10-12, 03:05 AM
took my car to a tyre shop in moorebank to get new tyres fitted.. guy took the car for a drive and came back walking, said my wheel had fallen off!
/Thread haha

Did he hit a curb/roundabout or was it stud failure.

aydin
10-10-12, 09:04 AM
Snapped studs. guy snapped it at the apprentice who put the wheels on.. Lucky no damage at all to the wheel, just my bumper and side skirt had small amounts of scratches

elisss
10-10-12, 09:42 AM
It snapped while you were driving?????

Bang A Dang
10-10-12, 09:59 AM
apparently guys at Jax livo are 10000000% certain mirages cannot have camber adjusted at the back...
i just laugh at their faces and show them the camber bolt in the LCA, still they refuse and try to charge full price...

I mainly deal with the people @ BT Motorsports or Bridgestone Liverpool, depends when and where the guy who does my alignment how i like it works

aydin
10-10-12, 11:19 AM
It snapped while you were driving?????

not while i was driving, while the tyre shop bloke was taking it to see if the alignment was done properly. was on my corolla back when sex spec was the crazee! haha

toddxxx
28-10-12, 05:59 AM
After reading this thread i will now be going to JAX smithfield or liverpool to get my tyres fitted. Thanks guys

dj_konix
28-10-12, 05:31 PM
I goto a mate to get tyres fitted and balanced and wheel alignments goto Flemings as they do it all old style, no computers and it's exactly how you want it (just not cheap!)

Drifter995
28-10-12, 09:50 PM
I goto a mate to get tyres fitted and balanced and wheel alignments goto Flemings as they do it all old style, no computers and it's exactly how you want it (just not cheap!)

How do they handle lower cars, with adjustable crap?

MrVu
29-10-12, 06:24 PM
After reading this thread i will now be going to JAX smithfield or liverpool to get my tyres fitted. Thanks guys

watch out for jax smithfield...
i went there and they used a rattle gun to tighten nuts for the strut bar and it over tightened and bent the braces/bracket on the strut bar

Grifty
29-10-12, 08:37 PM
watch out for jax smithfield...
i went there and they used a rattle gun to tighten nuts for the strut bar and it over tightened and bent the braces/bracket on the strut bar

Jax Smithfield are a bunch of fkn idiots...

they bolted my front wheel back on without the spacer, so the caliper bracket was rubbing the rim. They didnt even notice when they drive the car off/on hoists.....

They managed to do one side properly, not the other side....

joeyybruh
29-10-12, 09:18 PM
yeah jax Smithfield is a no go .

bad customer service when I went , Aussie guy doing the wheel alignments . . not sure if he still works there doesn't give two shits about cars

2JZ-0VA
29-10-12, 09:52 PM
Mount Druitt Suspension (on kurrajong ave, Mount druitt) oh how much i dislike them. They cracked my rim costing me $150 to fix and after 10 days of waiting for it to come back: "what rims, we dont have your rims" then after 15 mins of intense arguing they find them behind some tyres. 1 week later, tyre pops and straight into a pole and most immac prelude written off in. Thank you Mount Druitt Exhaust you bunch of .....

SSSKid
31-10-12, 07:19 AM
Give these blokes a shot. They are the Vic Motorsport dealer for ADVAN/Yokohama ... they know their shit.

http://www.tyresandmore.com.au/stores/Rowville

Traction Tyres are amazing, the blokes working there 100% trustworthy! They ask how'd you like it all set up and explain what they did.

Run-It-Hard
31-10-12, 01:16 PM
Forget everything I said about Jax Smithfield, they've turned to shit lately.

I went to get an alignment on the Stagea a few weeks ago and they had a sook taht they couldn't get it on the hoist to align it, or that they could get the lasers to sit on my wheels/tyres. (after having the car for 3 hours). So I took it home, raised it and brang it back the next day. Car sat there for another 2 hours, then they had a sook about the jack hitting the undercarrige when getting on the hoist.

Michael said, he doesn't have time with this, come pick your car up.

Get into the store, ask them what the go is and why they wasted my time if they knew they couldn't do it and all this shit. Michael chucked the keys at me and told me to "fuck off". Lol, so naturally I clicked at him.

So cliffnotes on Jax smithfield:

Careless on wheel alingments, leave bolts loose.
Careless on fitting wheels, left marks on my big Lehrmeisters
Won't do anything on the spot, car needs to sit around half the day.
Poor customer service, and poor workmanship

Run-It-Hard
31-10-12, 01:18 PM
I've heard good and bad things about Jax liverpool so I decided to check them out.

They fitted 225's on a 10J wheel and 245 on a 11.5J wheel without problems, happy with their service and didn't need to wait around too long.

DLO01
31-10-12, 02:12 PM
Got the front motorbike tyre replaced with a new one. Got home and front brake calipers were loose and not tightened up. Bolts were loose and just finger turned on a couple of times.

Had a couple of run ins with tyre places, after putting a new tyre on, charging for extras like replacing the valve, but when you look closer they have not been replaced, dirt and grime consistent with that on the wheel. This seems to be common practice with a number of outlets.

toddxxx
31-10-12, 05:00 PM
looks like jax liverpool it is then. almost was going to go to smithfield too :S

bluesprinter
31-10-12, 05:09 PM
Jax Liverpool is ok

i get my wheel alignment done there, considering my car has all rose joint suspension, they just put the specs to my choice for $35 or so, no more then $50 ever
i installed everything myself and made my own measurements up such as adjusting lower control arm length and what not, but i just get them to make the car steer straight and they have been nothing be easy and fast to deal with.

pretty sure if i asked for more technical shit it would get interesting but i rather not for my own sakes

Elbow
31-10-12, 05:29 PM
I got recomended to go to Road and Race in Rydalmere. Was real happy with his work and care for the car and the wheels. The bloke has a few circuit cars too. Adjusted my coilovers, camber and alignment front and back in about an hour.

toddxxx
31-10-12, 05:36 PM
Jax Liverpool is ok

i get my wheel alignment done there, considering my car has all rose joint suspension, they just put the specs to my choice for $35 or so, no more then $50 ever
i installed everything myself and made my own measurements up such as adjusting lower control arm length and what not, but i just get them to make the car steer straight and they have been nothing be easy and fast to deal with.

pretty sure if i asked for more technical shit it would get interesting but i rather not for my own sakes
im just looking for tyres fitted to rims with care, allignment and camber adjustment so nothing crazy.

Run-It-Hard
31-10-12, 06:16 PM
Jax livo seem pretty good dude, I was happy with their services and they seem to have pride in their work.

Stoogey
31-10-12, 06:58 PM
Big plus for Jax Liverpool here as well. My car doesn't go there but it's the only place I'll take my missus and my mums car (n16 and yaris). Glenn is a good bloke to have a chat to and we've never left unhappy.

toddxxx
31-10-12, 11:37 PM
Jax livo seem pretty good dude, I was happy with their services and they seem to have pride in their work.

the only thing holding me back from them/anywhere is being afraid of rim scratches etc during tyre fitting haha
guess ill just have to bite the bullet soon enough and just commit and get it done

MaikuL
01-11-12, 12:11 AM
How are BT Motorsports with fitting stretched tyres?

dj_konix
01-11-12, 07:10 AM
How do they handle lower cars, with adjustable crap?

Easy man, they do tonnes of circuit cars etc. Be warned they are not cheap at all though. But if you have spare time, hang around and they will show you how they do it :)

sugz
01-11-12, 07:25 AM
Jax livo FTW!
Just try to avoid going on weekends
They wont do camber adjustment or anything fancy on weekends
They're simply too busy

bluesprinter
01-11-12, 01:39 PM
um..my brand new watanabes had re001 installed at Jax Liverpool, as soon as they saw the wheels their eyes lit up like a shining star and they were all over it, being by 8.5 and by 9 they knew 195 would have the stretched look and confirmed if i was ok with that, +1 here

i was watching them like a hawk though because i did not want a single spec of DUST on the wheel after they fitted the tyres, but they did a great job and used rubber things here and there to make sure nothing hard would touch the wheel, they were so keen to see the wheels go on the car but i told them i will install the wheels myself at home.

if your scared just tell them you want them to take extra care.

Run-It-Hard
01-11-12, 01:46 PM
All ready for Raleigh Richard?

duanemc
02-01-13, 04:53 PM
So where is good to go in Brisbane then? :S

Conman657
03-01-13, 01:36 AM
Nowhere in Brisbane, apparently. Bob Jane at Coorparoo has fucked me over one too many times, in the market for a new place that does a decent job.

Junny123
03-01-13, 02:42 AM
Bob jane Coorparoo out right told me that Bob jane all rounders were better than Yokohamas..... i know they have to try sell their own product but cut the bull crap and blanket statements with no facts, when I want better than average tyres for my daily i dont want you pushing Bob janes on me.

elisss
03-01-13, 08:13 AM
Big plus for Bonnyrigg Tyres.

Front and back wheel alignment (only have aftermarket camber arms). $50

DakDak
05-01-13, 12:19 PM
Big plus for Bonnyrigg Tyres.

Front and back wheel alignment (only have aftermarket camber arms). $50
Im gonna hold you to this lol. need a wheel alignment soon only have castor rods



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mig
13-01-13, 09:31 PM
Blairs Tyres Narellan.

Back then their printer ran out of ink or they had no paper...I took their word. They said they set the toe within specs of 1mm-2mm total toe. My rear tyres looked bad months later.

The alignment was fixed by Tyrepower. The front alignment was okay but found out my rear tyres were gone due to 8mm of toe in...

Car handles so much better now with 0 toe front and rear...

BeastVS
22-01-13, 11:31 AM
I always go to Taleb for tyres and even bought my rims from there, Sent a few mates there as well, Always do a good job and the tyre prices are very reasonable. I had to go to Tempe once (Needed a tyre fitted on a Sunday) They didn't seem to bad either. Having said that it was only one tyre.

Had a bad experience with Bob Jane Bankstown though, I showed up on a Thursday afternoon at like 3pm and all i wanted was some wheel nuts changing. The entire workshop was empty, 3 guys standing around chatting and the manager inside told me they wouldn't have time today and to come back tomorrow.

EvoX
10-02-13, 09:09 PM
I can't remember which store I went to but I do remember leaving the tyre shop with a larger gap between my front wheels and tyres. Turns out the ran out of 35 and had to put 30 on it. I didn't bother replacing my tyres and ended up selling my car.

Trolls Royce
11-02-13, 01:58 PM
All my experiences with Tempe have been pretty good.

mr 988
11-02-13, 05:14 PM
All my experiences with Tempe have been pretty good.

+1

nate108
23-02-13, 06:56 AM
tempe tyres are good if you are in the area
they do so many sales they can offer some great prices

but if you are upper north shore - hornsby tyrepower
last time i was there they set up my camber really well and didnt charge me for the extra time and effort.

jwr_739
15-04-13, 05:48 PM
Gold Coast anyone? Been recommended to Performance Suspension by a mate..any others? If there wasn't any i was gunna ask bout Brisbane... But looks like that's a no go

Redbird
16-04-13, 10:08 AM
This good experiences at Tempe is surprising - the amount of shit i've heard about them on other forums is frightening.
Good and bad in here.
"How was your experience with Tempe? (http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11205251&highlight=Tempe)" thread

One comment though not a reflection on their tyre skills

had the pleasure a few years ago of booking accommodation in Canberra for Summernats, Tempe had booked out 3/4 of the motel. what a wonderfully delightful cultural experience it was

bahahahaha

mickr
16-04-13, 10:26 AM
tempe tyres are good if you are in the area
they do so many sales they can offer some great prices

but if you are upper north shore - hornsby tyrepower
last time i was there they set up my camber really well and didnt charge me for the extra time and effort.

+1 to hornsby tyrepower, I have been going there for about 4 years, always good service, good prices and they always go above and beyond. I see a few track cars out the front in there car park, so i think tthey have a bit of experience with race setup too ( note all cars I was getting tyres for where either standard or mildly modified)

Jon0
18-04-13, 05:24 PM
Epping Jax - The guys in there actually know what they are doing, when they fit tires that don't scratch the crap out of them and they will stretch whatever you want on them.
Northern Wheels and Tires- Always look after you in terms of price... but man they cant fit tires for shit.. Ive got SSR Formula mesh wheels which to them arnt some gay ass gmax's or whatever shit brands they have instore so they think it's not worth taking care of so they just grab an iron (Infront of me) and go hack... needless to say got sime nice tire iron marks on the dish...

toro seven
19-04-13, 02:48 PM
Had a bad experience with Bob Jane Bankstown though, I showed up on a Thursday afternoon at like 3pm and all i wanted was some wheel nuts changing. The entire workshop was empty, 3 guys standing around chatting and the manager inside told me they wouldn't have time today and to come back tomorrow.

Wait a minute.. You needed someone to change your wheel nuts? They probably didn't take you seriously!

ivandude
21-04-13, 01:55 PM
Good recommendation for HPR tyres in Fairfield for being open on a Sunday late afternoon!

And also another +1 on Bonnyrigg Tyres, they're always good and well priced. I've bought good second hand/retread from there before too.

Redbird
22-04-13, 02:52 PM
For those out in Windsor/Richmond area I'm gonna shamelessly self-rep and recommend my Dads Goodyear Autocare in Windsor. Dads recently bought the shop but he's used to running massive IT multi-nationals and now wanted to work for himself - he's in store 6 days a week. Will be run by the book so he won't be fitting stretched tyres, illegal fitments etc but if you want good quality service work and tyres give them a call. Tell them Mat sent you, Peter is his name. He should sort you out. Great if you need 4WD tyres too. Also wheel alignments, suspension work (shocks springs bushes etc), typical mechanical servicing.

Stocks Goodyear, Dunlop, Achiles, Nexen, Accellera, Khumo, Mickey Thompson - probably some other brands - if he doesn't have it he should be able to order it in. I don't work there so call them if you want a quote.

(I know its biased but I Just got a wheel alignment done, did an awesome job on it too. Terry the mechanic is a perfectionist with 25 years experience and his nephew is the apprentice.)

Starwarz
24-04-13, 09:50 PM
I'm going to avoid Tempe tyres, i don't like it prefer small shops with a good reputation and are enthusiastic about customer service. Usually i could
careless about customer service when it comes to shopping at west-field , especially after working in retail and knowing first hand what its like to service some retards. But my cars different its important the person working at the workshop shows to me his going to take of my pride and joy. If they screw up a little, fine as long as they
fix the problem i. Studies show that if a customer has been wronged they will tell twice to three times as many people about it then when they receive
good customer service. Also if the company fixes the problem in a timely and good will fashion they are even more enthusiastic about going back and telling people.
Thats why some smaller workshops have been around so long, they cant rely on economies of scale but rely on their service and expertise. Everytime i been
tempe tyres i felt like they just want to get you and your car out the lot as quickly as possible.

KidDynamite
25-04-13, 06:43 AM
only place i go to these days is taleb tyres fine with my special instructions on fitting tyres and doesnt make a big deal on your common stretch needs

big fat paulie
25-04-13, 09:47 AM
This good experiences at Tempe is surprising - the amount of shit i've heard about them on other forums is frightening.
Good and bad in here.
"How was your experience with Tempe? (http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11205251&highlight=Tempe)" thread

One comment though not a reflection on their tyre skills


bahahahaha

I am kind of shocked people are recommending tempe too. I have seen them drop a lotus elise when it had no wheels on it. Threaten to bash people when they werent happy or wanting refunds. Refuse to give the stockies back to a mate till the police were called (VE ss 18's).

I drive past there at early hours a couple of days a week for work, and on several occasions I have seen broken windows and damage to the building from what i can only assume is pissed off customers.

Redbird
26-04-13, 11:43 AM
I am kind of shocked people are recommending tempe too. I have seen them drop a lotus elise when it had no wheels on it. Threaten to bash people when they werent happy or wanting refunds. Refuse to give the stockies back to a mate till the police were called (VE ss 18's).

I drive past there at early hours a couple of days a week for work, and on several occasions I have seen broken windows and damage to the building from what i can only assume is pissed off customers.

Hahah good. There's a couple in that thread who've been threatened by Tempe staff, damage done etc

I read a story a lil while back about how another local tyre shop just up from Tempe (not sure who) was to receive a truckload of tyres. The dumbass driver delivers to Tempe, Tempe takes the load - interesting things then ensue. Can't confirm this however but it's just one of the many bad stories I've seen on the web about them.

RyanMK
22-06-13, 08:57 PM
Anyone have a shop to recommend in Adelaide for a wheel allignment? :)

nikolaz01
22-06-13, 10:08 PM
Jax tyres in liverpool, had my car wheel alignment both front and rears with brand new bbs rs that i just refurbished. Photo is the one on my profile.

2 front wheels were fine but the rears were scratched from careless staff, major indentation to the lips when they fitted on the alignment machine onto the wheel.. these lips were brand new to i waited 3 weeks for my 2.5" lips to arrive from germany not the ones in the picture though these were mint... flawless.
Only fitted a day prior to getting an alignment never to jax liverpool again.

Fitted brand new lips and resprayed house of kolor candy red, they even scratched the actual wheel!!! i was more careful driving it from my house to liverpool which was literally 8mins away. I even checked my wheels prior to waiting in the que.
Mind you i even told them about it and they said it was already there what a joke.


So if you have brand new wheels or expensive ones i do not recommend jax tyres at all. There attitude changed when i confronted them above the scratches.

From good guy to gloomy face idgaf..


My vote is taleb all the way or st george tyres which is also on the same st as taleb.


+1 for tempe though they did stretch my tyres for free 2 of them lol

-10 to jax tyres liverpool for scratching my bbs rs wheels and saying it wasnt their fault

+1 for st george tyres decent price and great customer service they are car enthusiasts as well!

+1 taleb fast and they dont ask you questions when you ask them to stretch your tyres.

+1 bob jane liverpool did an alignment for me front and rear i only asked for the front gave me discount for waiting and charged me only $35 bargain!

TomThePanssy
22-06-13, 11:39 PM
here a story i took my mums car to bonny's tyre shop she said she told the guy she wanted new 100% tread tyres for her front her rear were about 70%
so 20 mins later i walk to big w and buying food i get a call saying its gone i was like ''all right on my way back'' thinking that was fast there were like 5 cars infront of me getting tyres changed too
well long sorry short they swapped the rear tyres to the front and tryed charge us for new tyres i picked it up and told them im not paying and so i took the keys and went
I Could Of Done That At Home For Free

mig
20-07-13, 11:21 AM
Forgot to post...

I got new tyres a while ago...couldn't drive more than 80kph down the motorway due to heaps of steering wheel and seat vibrations.

alan.chalkley
20-07-13, 02:08 PM
Is there anyone in sydney that can change tyres on alloy rims without scratching up the rims?

iNoob
20-07-13, 04:40 PM
Is there anyone in sydney that can change tyres on alloy rims without scratching up the rims?

Jax livo.

Went there the other week. Not a single scratch on my new wheels and fit a 235 on a 10.5" with ease/no complaints.

plAythiNG
20-07-13, 07:16 PM
Jax tyres in liverpool, had my car wheel alignment both front and rears with brand new bbs rs that i just refurbished. Photo is the one on my profile.

2 front wheels were fine but the rears were scratched from careless staff, major indentation to the lips when they fitted on the alignment machine onto the wheel.. these lips were brand new to i waited 3 weeks for my 2.5" lips to arrive from germany not the ones in the picture though these were mint... flawless.
Only fitted a day prior to getting an alignment never to jax liverpool again.

Fitted brand new lips and resprayed house of kolor candy red, they even scratched the actual wheel!!! i was more careful driving it from my house to liverpool which was literally 8mins away. I even checked my wheels prior to waiting in the que.
Mind you i even told them about it and they said it was already there what a joke.


So if you have brand new wheels or expensive ones i do not recommend jax tyres at all. There attitude changed when i confronted them above the scratches.

From good guy to gloomy face idgaf..


My vote is taleb all the way or st george tyres which is also on the same st as taleb.


+1 for tempe though they did stretch my tyres for free 2 of them lol

-10 to jax tyres liverpool for scratching my bbs rs wheels and saying it wasnt their fault

+1 for st george tyres decent price and great customer service they are car enthusiasts as well!

+1 taleb fast and they dont ask you questions when you ask them to stretch your tyres.

+1 bob jane liverpool did an alignment for me front and rear i only asked for the front gave me discount for waiting and charged me only $35 bargain!

Wow completely different to you.

Jax Tyres always look after me and my wheels when getting new tyres and countless alignments.

Even had brand new regamasters fitted to tyres and not a single mark.

I think u got unlucky where their usual staff didnt hadnle your car as the usuals, Kieran, Aaron and a couple others are top notch. Also St Geroge tyres are fucking shit. I rather pay a few extra bucks n go taleb/tempe them their worthless and lack of attention to detail.

woggin
20-07-13, 07:36 PM
ive had 2-3 good dealings with workshops of any kind.... i avoid workshops at all costs.....one of the latest incidents was with a mate of mine whos on ere

we went to this dodge as fuk tyre shop on parra road and they had risto barge on the hoist, the stupid arab/muslim/whatever the fuk he was, was a massiv fukwit.

took the lug nuts off these massive low offset viennas and left the wheels on the car, hardly staying on the car...so i told him, because we standing in the shop watching, you shouldnt be leaving rims like this on the car, you should b taking the wheels off as u take the nuts off....to which he responded are you telling me how to do my job??

i said it doesnt matter if iam telling you how to do your job, your leaving the rims on the car infront of the customers with nothing holding them on.....i said wat if it falls and gets damaged, to which he said are they worth more than ferrari? i said it doesnt fukn matter, iam the fukn customer... if u damage the fukn rims then wat you gna do, put ferrari rims on the fukn thing??? differe pcd for starters dickwad!

just a realy fukwit, could hardly speak english, then tells me to get out the shop, to which i said fine, i walked round n took watever rims where loose off teh car, to avoid damaging them...

then as he was working he was giving me dirty looks the whole fukn time and was dropping the rims on the lips (massive stretch) couldnt fukn believe it, almost walked in there n beat the shit out of him....

mate didnt complain but was mad pissed off...

couldnt understand the mentality of this fukwit, doesnt matter how much they are worth, the customer is watching....they are big, rare, expensive fukn rims...

just a real fukwit, happened months ago, still really pisses me off, just a disrespectful, stupid fukwit!

Paoooul
20-07-13, 09:54 PM
yea fukwits the lot if em ay

nizmo_man
21-07-13, 03:06 AM
Went to Tempe, cheap prices. That's where it ends. Got them to fit + align wheels (simple toe check would have been enough). The retard fked up my settings, car didn't drive straight and turned like a frozen turd.
Took it down to Ozzy (close to my house). Paid them $100, waited two hours. Car didn't drive any better.
Took car to someone who knows what they are doing (he now works at Bob Jane Artarmon, big bloke). Every single number was different. Now it drives pretty good.
I don't trust Jax Liverpool, but they seem to do a decent job on most cars. Shame I have to drive all the way to Chatswood to get a good wheel alignment. Not letting anyone else touch my car.

If you're up North Sydney way, speak to Jason from Bob Jane Artarmon (if you care how well your car steers). Tell him Ravi sent you ;)

plAythiNG
21-07-13, 08:23 AM
Well u made a noob mistake by having tempe tyres alignment.... you then went to ozzy tyres firan alignment yet you dont trust jax liverpool. Yeahhh ok

Stoogey
21-07-13, 09:48 AM
Yeah.

There's a reason why places like spinning wheels and heasmans exist.

Albeit they cost abit more for an alignment but they do things properly.

4age.sedan
22-07-13, 10:16 AM
I got a set of wheels powdercoated a few years back and the quality of work was awesome. Unfortunately I forgot to peel off 2 of the wheel weights and they ended up getting included in the powdercoating (and the surface under it subsequently didn't receive any powercoating). So I went to get the tyres put on them, I was super excited as the wheels were mint. I'm suprised that the paint strippers didn't remove the wheel weights for me :(

I get the wheels back with tyres and I notice the whole inner lip of where the hub cap sits in was brought back to bare metal........

When this place did the wheel balancing they must have used a razor sharp metal wheel holder. I'm very suprised they wouldn't have used a rubber wheel holder or would have been less rough. So I got my powdercoated wheels home scratched up. Only noticed when I got home.

My wheels didn't come with centre caps and I don't run them so it looks very obvious close up.

Then for some reason I had to get new tyres put on for a rwc and mentioned to them that when they balance the wheels they MUST leave the original wheel weights on that have paint on them.

I get the car back and the painted wheel weights have been removed and new ones placed elsewhere :(

Another experience with a "particular popular factory that sold tyres" was reversing my car off the ramps and ended up turning too early, the car dropped off the edge of the ramps and smashed my front bar.

Stoogey
22-07-13, 10:53 AM
Name and shame.

phillay
22-07-13, 01:25 PM
went to this place to get my wheel alignment done (on my S15) cause I just got a new set of tyres and I didn't have time to get it done at the place that orginally fitted the tyres.

guy puts my car up and says, what are all these (toe arms, etc) I can't (don't know) how to adjust these. I was like ok don't worry take my car off. but he's like oh don't worry I know, so he tells me to bugger off and wait in the waiting area, gets called 5 mins later saying the camber is too off it's not adjustable so he can't do the back properly but the front is fine it's now right. I'm like are you sure? he says yep they take my car off and rolls off they charged me $25. I was a bit suss..

so went home and on the drive home back feels loose, got home went under the back and all the nuts and bolts are loose, I can turn them with my hand.

next day went straight to my usual tyre place and they fixed everything and set all my geometry to my spec for nothing.

they printed the before and after measurements and sure enough the front had camber as 1.50 and 2.11 and some other shit that wasn;t the same

this was a place in braybrook in victoria, shop called number 1 tyre, they should be called fuckwits

i went back to the shop and had an argument with them got my $25 back

DR-JEKL
22-07-13, 06:59 PM
Got a new set of conti tyres fitted at st george tyres (I hadn't been there before and lined everything up over the phone prior) and the jerks removed the previous wheel weights with a screwdriver scratching the shit out of the inner barrels of my advan rims (they were an open 5 spoke design so you could easily see the scratches) and when i went to leave the premises the car done a massive fishtail as if i had floored the car with a 1000hp. I pulled over half expecting to find the nuts hanging off the studs but wouldn't you know it someone had taken the effort to put tyre shine not just on the sidewalls but all over the tread of the tyre also!!!

ksubi++
23-07-13, 02:57 AM
Has anyone had any experience with JAX Smithfield?

I've had other places put tyres on my wheels with no problems but my new set of wheels is significantly more than the previous.

Hearing all these stories really put me off.

Alderaan
23-07-13, 07:38 AM
Some idiot mechanic in Williamstown couldn't do the most simple wheel alignment in the world (stock r31 skyline)

he took the whole day because he was too booked up. I needed the car that night, so I ended up having to put the wheels on after I git a tyre changed.

his wheel alignment turned out worse than the one I had done by eye to get the car there. The steering wheel was no longer straight and it pulled to the left bad.

did I mention I hate mechanics?

MrVu
23-07-13, 11:54 AM
Has anyone had any experience with JAX Smithfield?

I've had other places put tyres on my wheels with no problems but my new set of wheels is significantly more than the previous.

Hearing all these stories really put me off.
there been bad reviews about this place in the last few pages, i too myself had a bad experience

phatty
23-07-13, 12:27 PM
I got my tyres put on by a shop called rollenso i think, right next to autotechnik (hoxton park road). Great guys, I asked them to take extra care on my brand new wheels. Used rattle gun to unlock nuts, then hand untightened them out. And hand tightened it in. No marks whatsoever on any wheels either.

Had a wheel alignment done by jax Liverpool because it pulled to the left. Did an alignment, no changes at all, still pulled to the left

ksubi++
09-08-13, 02:53 AM
there been bad reviews about this place in the last few pages, i too myself had a bad experience

I think you have the places mixed up. The last few pages referred to the Liverpool shop not the Smithfield :P

Anyone want to chime in?

plAythiNG
09-08-13, 07:11 AM
No. Had my new wheel and tyre setup redone by aaron at jax livo. N perfect. No issues

xntrik
09-08-13, 08:09 AM
I've had my wheel alignments done at Jax Liverpool.

By wheel alignment I mean camber, toe and alignment.

They print out the before and after sheets for you so you can see what they had done.

No problems for me there.
Never had tyres fitted by them though.

I've also been to the Bob Jane next to jax Liverpool as they are opened 7 days.

They don't do camber.
They don't print out the alignment details unless you ask them before they touch your car.

Just my 2 cents

Wongy
09-08-13, 08:28 AM
I go to bridgestone livo, good customer service and prints out a sheet telling you what theyve done to it, had camber and toe adjusted last time, and go there for new tires, very happy with the results.

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big fat paulie
09-08-13, 12:17 PM
Goodyear autocare Windsor.

Nice mum and dad owned shop. Great service.

layne31
03-09-13, 03:31 PM
What about surrounding Mornington peninsula area, who are the ones to go to and who are the ones to avoid?

I personally haven't had a horrific experience, but Jax quikfit Frankston was a little sus, they called my car a pintara and I don't think they know how to adjust Camber..

Roger999
30-09-13, 03:01 PM
Tempe tyres alignment guy tells me that there's no caster adjustment on my car, I show him the service manual which says there is caster adjustment for the fronts, he then says their machine can't measure caster......He tells me zero toe on the fronts will increase tyre wear and that toe in will reduce tyre wear and my after alignment readout has toe out on the left and toe in on the right.....

I'll probably go to heasmans or spinning wheels next time.

Redbird
30-09-13, 03:57 PM
get it realigned now before your tyres wear

williaming
12-08-15, 10:13 AM
Any one have any experience with BoB jane t Mart liverpool? or any surrounding the smithfield area?

tim33h
12-08-15, 11:43 AM
What do u need done? I've had wheel alignments at the Jax next-door to Bob Jane's and also Tyres & more in Wetherill Park. No issues at both with lowered cars.

nizmo_man
13-08-15, 03:32 PM
Any one have any experience with BoB jane t Mart liverpool? or any surrounding the smithfield area?
They could only do toe adjustments. I asked for custom camber, toe and caster, one guy took down my specs, went out the to the shop, came back inside and told me they only did toe lol.

I went to Jax a few times, they're okay. Heard good things about Bridgestone Liverpool, went there for a tyre swap and basic alignment on a Saturday, charged a bit more than usual/expected but the work was decent.

THEEYA
10-12-15, 05:37 PM
jax liverpool still all g?