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cracovian
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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:37 am

Discount Tire - $40 bucks or $60 for lifetime balance and rotation. The dealer will only rotate them and give you shitty coffee.
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ttweed
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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:03 am

cracovian wrote:Discount Tire - $40 bucks or $60 for lifetime balance and rotation.
Wow--$40-60?!?! The Discount Tire shop out here in CA has always done free rotations w/ balance for me, even on tires I didn't purchase from them, like the OEM tires on the Leaf. They will even do it every 3000 miles instead of the 7500 recommended by Nissan. Of course, I have bought a sh!tload of tires from them over the last 30 years, so maybe I am a preferred customer or something. I have never paid for their extended warranty or "road hazard certificates" either, but they have always done free repairs for me as well. They have even matched prices from online suppliers like Tire Rack for me, will flip/mount/balance loose race tires I bring in for $10/wheel, and there is a shop less than 5 miles from my home, so I am a loyal customer and give them all my business.

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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:20 am

Ditto on free Discount Tire rotation in AZ. It doesn't hurt to call up your local Discount Tire stores and ask if they'd do it for you for free.

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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Discount Tire recommends a 5000-6000 mile interval for tire rotation and it's free.
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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:46 pm

Do it yourself.

See the LEAF Wiki regarding jacking the car.

I make it a point to rotate my tires myself, using a torque wrench. I have never had a shop torque lug nuts to the proper values. Under-tightening and over-tightening are both bad.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:17 pm

Nubo wrote:Do it yourself.

See the LEAF Wiki regarding jacking the car.

I make it a point to rotate my tires myself, using a torque wrench. I have never had a shop torque lug nuts to the proper values. Under-tightening and over-tightening are both bad.
And...what ft-lbs do you torque them to?
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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:51 am

Nubo wrote:I have never had a shop torque lug nuts to the proper values.
You are going to the wrong shops, apparently. My Discount Tire store always uses a torque stick on their impact drivers with a setting below the maximum for the car when mounting tires, and follows that up with a hand torque wrench set to the exact spec. This is exactly the same procedure I use when mounting my own wheels on my cars.

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3rd bar lost at 50,711 miles
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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:06 am

derkraut wrote:And...what ft-lbs do you torque them to?
Spec for wheel nut torque on the Leaf is 108 Nm or 80 ft.-lbs. per the service manual.

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2011 SLe #1317 del. 4/1/11
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2nd bar lost at 38,685 miles
3rd bar lost at 50,711 miles
4th bar lost at 59,758 miles after 64 months
Battery replaced at 61,307 miles.

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Re: Recommendations for tire rotation in North Raleigh area?

Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:51 am

ttweed wrote:
Nubo wrote:I have never had a shop torque lug nuts to the proper values.
You are going to the wrong shops, apparently. My Discount Tire store always uses a torque stick on their impact drivers with a setting below the maximum for the car when mounting tires, and follows that up with a hand torque wrench set to the exact spec. This is exactly the same procedure I use when mounting my own wheels on my cars.TT
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