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New wheels and tires!

So I bought some nismo wheels off craigslist. Had had them mount on 265/75/16 Cooper AT3. I'm very happy with the tires for the most part. At some speeds I get a weird vibration in the steering wheel. I had my tires put on by a local place called Ken Towery. I was there for 3.5 hours they made me buy new tpms sensors saying the old ones where stuck in the 17" LE 4 spoke wheels. So that cost me $260.00 more then I thought it would. I get home and discover they put the wrong size tires on 265/70/16 and I ordered 265/75/16 and my new sensors after driving 20 miles tripped the dash light. So take it back the next day to get correct size tires and the sensors reprogrammed. They had the truck all day Saturday. I go pick it up they tell me you need to bring back the LE 17' wheels with sensors in them so we can copy the id from them to reprogram the new sensors. I cleaned up my truck sunday washed, detailed it and took the pictures attached for before and after shots. Monday I go back in it takes them hour to reprogram the new sensors with the old wheels ids. I get home and go eat with my wife. We come back home and open the garage and that when I notice that they dropped a tool behind the tailgate and opened in on the tool! This caused the tail gate right side corner to be sticking out a half inch!!! i call them and they told me they never got into the bed and they figured out how to reprogram the wheels without needing the old ones. I'm ****ing pissed cost me over thousand dollars for alignment, tires, and sensors. And what do they give me in return body damage thanks ********.

**update** I was able to get the old sensors out of the wheels the tire shop said they would swap them out and refund me my money.
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sorry to say you got hosed. stop falling and paying for their lies
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Wow, sounds like this place didn't really know what they were doing. Think you really got shafted on the TPMS gig and actually the whole thing. But the wheels and tires look nice.
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next time, try this for your sensors, it worked for me on my winter wheels:

Reset TPMS Warning By Yourself - IT WORKS!!!

I needed to use different pressures, on page 2
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they look nice! sorry to hijack but how did you mount those lights on the airdam? do you have a write up?

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You need to have em' rebalance those...
I've never tolerated any vibration - it can be corrected, if not, then a tire is bad.
Altho - considering the "expertise" at this place I may just pay someone else to do it right.

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I had tires with a very similar tread to those (Mickey Thompson Baja STZ) and they were amazingly quiet and smooth on the road. They didn't do too bad off road either for being a street oriented all-terrain tire. If the speed related vibrations started with the tire swap, they must not have properly balanced one or more of them. They should correct that for you (for free) asap.

One thing is for sure, Nismo 6-spoke > LE 4-spoke. Looks great!

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The hinge on my tailgate worked its way loose or was never really tight enough. After driving on a very bumpy trail, with lots of flex, I noticed the tailgate was now sticking out about a half inch on the bottom. Passenger side. All I had to do was lift-off the tailgate, loosen the hinge on the tailgate side, readjust it, and tighten it back down. You could see the paintline where the hinge had moved. Maybe the shop floor jack lifted your truck, causing similar body flex that I had? Hopefully this makes sense. I'd think a tool would cause a crease in the lower lip of the tailgate? Good luck either way.
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Does anyone know what psi I should be running on these tires?

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