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Old 12-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Know it all tech's WTF !!!

Me: The lug nut covers pull straight off, they don't spin off like others.
Know it all tech: Sir, I know my job, I've been doing this for some time.
Me: This isn't a typical Pontiac...
Know it all tech: sir please...
Me: ok...

Annnnd here are the results...


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Old 12-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Typical what did he say after that happened?
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #3
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Typical what did he say after that happened?
Ohh you were right...

Getting replaced bla bla...
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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That is why I take my wheels off and take them to the shop.

They thought that was weird but I made a crazy excuse that had a special torque procedure per GM Specs.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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I'd have been SCREAMING at him. hahahaha
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:45 PM   #7
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You would think GM knew better...
I went for a oil change and tire rotation....
I usually don't have to tell the guy but he looked new.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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Shiet atleast you got new ones lol
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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Know it all tech's WTF !!!

No kidding...I've worked with a few in the past.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Hot damn, I'm sure you also checked checked again the overall condition of your wheels afterward too.

"Sir, please..." lmao
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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Hot damn, I'm sure you also checked checked again the overall condition of your wheels afterward too.

"Sir, please..." lmao
Ya no more damage then what's on there
I need a new set of wheels...
Not their fault.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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Ya no more damage then what's on there
I need a new set of wheels...
Not their fault.
If you want to sell your oem gxp wheels let me know I'm just 30 min away. In case you were considering on going the aftermarket rout.


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Old 12-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #13
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What's funny is that all my previous Pontiacs had pull off caps.
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I would have twisted his "nut covers" off.
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If you want to sell your oem gxp wheels let me know I'm just 30 min away. In case you were considering on going the aftermarket rout.


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thinking I'm just gonna widen what I have ! Love the stock look...
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I too am thinking of sending a set off for another 1" and go with 275s at all corners. Wish they could add another 1/2" to the offset.
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That is why I take my wheels off and take them to the shop.

They thought that was weird but I made a crazy excuse that had a special torque procedure per GM Specs.
I normally do this. I have a good tire shop aobut a mile from my office and its very easy to drop my wheels/new tires off at lunch and have them done by the time im off work. Plus I can torque my lug nuts the proper way instead of having some monkey slam them on with an impact gun.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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I don't let people work on my car (or my anything) if they're not willing to do things exactly as I tell them. As soon as someone tells me, "Sir, I know my job," I would tell them to give me back my keys and send a manager over. Even if he'd been right, that is NOT something you say to a customer.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #19
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When I traded my '06 GTO to the local Chevrolet dealership they had to replace the worn out tires before they could put it back on the lot.

Around the 13th lugnet the tech realized he was doing it wrong.... hahaha.(GTO's have similar covers) I laughed b/c it was no longer my car and those bitches are expensive to replace.
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You would think GM knew better...
I went for a oil change and tire rotation....
I usually don't have to tell the guy but he looked new.
Lord, I hope he put 8 qts in and not the usual 5 that "an experienced" tech of his caliber is used to doing....
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