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scootsk

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Posted: 04/27/21 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So today I brought my Ram dually in for rear tires. The shop wanted to upcharge me $20.00 per tire because they said changing rear dually tires requires more work. When I told him to cancel my order the fee was waived. When asked what the extra work was he said Dually’s have double lug nuts. My reaction was Um, no. I said that doing the four rear tires was easier than four tires on a 3/4 ton. 32 lugs to remove for tire from a 3/4 ton. 16 for the rear on a 1 ton dually.

What are your thoughts?


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Posted: 04/27/21 08:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He was correct when talking bigger trucks, but haven't seen that on my last three Dually 3500 series trucks.


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Michelle.S wrote:

He was correct when talking bigger trucks, but haven't seen that on my last three Dually 3500 series trucks.


In times past, he and you where right. But for at least a quarter century most big truck have had hub-piloted wheels, no longer have the inner/outer nuts you refer to.

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Posted: 04/27/21 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds about normal for Ram.

Ram is as Ram does.


The dodge fan boys hate the dodge/ram dealerships. Now that I own a Fiat Qui-Qui, I understand why.

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You're probably correct, the Big Truck I had was a 1967 used Lumber Company truck.

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Devo the dog wrote:

Sounds about normal for Ram.

Ram is as Ram does.


He didn’t even say he took it to the dealer....
Give it a rest and quit pissing and moaning about your truck. We don’t actually care anymore....
You got a lemon and a schitty dealer. Happens with all brands.
Your most recent post in the gasser v diesel thread was about as priceless as it gets.
Sounds like your life would be much less stressful if you sold your Ram and moved on.
If you didn’t get ripped off on the price 2 years ago, you could sell it for about the same $ as you bought it for.


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Posted: 04/27/21 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like an extra fee for profit. I would find a honest shop and spread the word about what I was incorrecty told.


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OP, shop was just trying to get extra $ out of you. This is fairly normal. Not right, but SOP for a lot of shops.

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Not a valid charge.

OP be sure to get your front aligned to 1/64" toe. This stops the outer edge "Stepping".

ONLY rotate the fronts side to side keeping rotation the same. YES than means dismounting the tires from wheels. Puts both outside edges on the inside.

I have 44k on my DRW tires and all 6 measure 5/32" tread depth. Rears never get touched.

Run 80 psi fronts all the time and 30 psi unloaded rear and inflate to what the chart dictates per your rear tires weight plus 5psi.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Not a valid charge.

OP be sure to get your front aligned to 1/64" toe. This stops the outer edge "Stepping".

ONLY rotate the fronts side to side keeping rotation the same. YES than means dismounting the tires from wheels. Puts both outside edges on the inside.

I have 44k on my DRW tires and all 6 measure 5/32" tread depth. Rears never get touched.

Run 80 psi fronts all the time and 30 psi unloaded rear and inflate to what the chart dictates per your rear tires weight plus 5psi.


What prompted this rear tire change at 40k was one tire was bald. The rest were seven years old but had good tread left.

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