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    Getting new tyres on SWMBO's Tigra and seeing as its a 1.4 and never close to racing speeds, got a couple of budget tyres (Autogrip - Chinese rebranded). Asked for and paid for a couple of 205/45/17's for the front and was chatting with the fitters. They went to put the wheels back on and I noticed they had put on 225/45's accidentally. I pointed the mistake out and felt bad for the fitters having a bit extra work.

    Would you have said anything? Or would you have let the sleeping dog lie?

    The difference in radius would have left a reading of 2.9% slow so would be doing about 62 when showing 60.

    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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    Too right I would have pointed it out. If your paying for it then you should get what your paying for. I also wouldn't feel that sorry for him as it was his fault in the first place.

    If he was fitting michelins instead of the cheap tyres youd asked for I wouldn't have pointed it out though

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Too right I would have pointed it out. If your paying for it then you should get what your paying for. I also wouldn't feel that sorry for him as it was his fault in the first place.

    If he was fitting michelins instead of the cheap tyres youd asked for I wouldn't have pointed it out though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
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    It's not theft if they fit it onto your car

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    It's not theft if they fit it onto your car
    They all say that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Too right I would have pointed it out. If your paying for it then you should get what your paying for. I also wouldn't feel that sorry for him as it was his fault in the first place.
    Ah, but the 225's would have been a more expensive tyre? Better for summer fun!! The garage has a seperate warehouse so it would have been the dingbat who sent the wrong ones up IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    If he was fitting michelins instead of the cheap tyres youd asked for I wouldn't have pointed it out though
    Well, if that had been the case, I would have not noticed!! Until it was WAY too late!!

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    lol i got auto grips on my vectra not bad tyres, at all.

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    They have made a huge difference in the snow on the Tigra. Got Dunflops on the Vec which seem to handle things nicely.

    Need to find a good high mileage tyre for winter though. Doing in excess of 30k per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    Ah, but the 225's would have been a more expensive tyre? Better for summer fun!! The garage has a seperate warehouse so it would have been the dingbat who sent the wrong ones up IMO.
    Well, if that had been the case, I would have not noticed!! Until it was WAY too late!!
    Thing you will find the 225x45 are actually cheaper as they are a more popular size

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