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I need to have a full set of tyres swapped onto my 19" BBS CK split rims as they currently have 215's fitted and don't really look or feel right on the R36. I have a full set of very lightly used eagle F1's ready to go on but I need a reputable/recommended place to do it as apparently due to the design of the rims, they have to be fit from the rear.
They also need treating with care as they would be almost impossible to replace!
Any recommendations?

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Anywhere that isnt costco! they are shit, had mine done by them, they scratched a freshly painted wheel, i had to go back for them rebalancing, and charged my dad to change a tyre and never bothered because he didnt buy it from them... still charged him though
 

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Anywhere that isnt costco! they are shit, had mine done by them, they scratched a freshly painted wheel, i had to go back for them rebalancing, and charged my dad to change a tyre and never bothered because he didnt buy it from them... still charged him though
That's the trouble isn't it, How do you know if the tyre fitter gives a shit about your pride and joy.
I normally get my tyres from the local kwik fit and they always say "we don't guarantee not to mark the rims", I even heard back from a friend that knows someone who works there, that I'm a bit of a moaner! wtf don't mark the rims and I won't have to moan!

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That's the trouble isn't it, How do you know if the tyre fitter gives a shit about your pride and joy.
I normally get my tyres from the local kwik fit and they always say "we don't guarantee not to mark the rims", I even heard back from a friend that knows someone who works there, that I'm a bit of a moaner! wtf don't mark the rims and I won't have to moan!

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Exactly, i literally had my wheels painted like 2-3 days before i had the tyres put on, and i said for gods sake man, don't damage them, they ended up chipping a corner somehow and that is in the paintshop now, i also said, i have spacers on and they will fall and hit the wheel if you dont hold them..... they said yeah ok, got it.... it fell and hit them, and thats from a huge company like costco ffs

kwik fit is ok, they do me favours cash in hand and have never messed up yet, but the tyres fitting and balancing came as part of the package with the tyres i bought from costco, next time id rather pay
 

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Do you have experience from using them?

That's the trouble isn't it, How do you know if the tyre fitter gives a shit about your pride and joy.
I normally get my tyres from the local kwik fit and they always say "we don't guarantee not to mark the rims", I even heard back from a friend that knows someone who works there, that I'm a bit of a moaner! wtf don't mark the rims and I won't have to moan!

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Not on this car but my s3 and m3 yes What do you want doing exactly. Just a tyre no stretch?
 

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Well the rims have 215's on at the moment but I have a full set of almost new 225's from a previous set of rims.
The wheels are a bit special though so need a bit of care

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Very special. I'm sure if you go anywhere and explain to the boss that you need extra care you will get it
 

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I'm sure you do m8 as a forum member you'll appreciate a nice set of rims and the care needed.
Looking at the rims then, is it a tricky job to do? I was told when I bought them that the tyres had to be fit from the reverse side as that's a removable stainless rim protector around the edge.

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Looking at the rims then, is it a tricky job to do? I was told when I bought them that the tyres had to be fit from the reverse side as that's a removable stainless rim protector around the edge.
I remember the reason now, the inside edge is chamfored so will not clamp onto the machine. Will the polished lip have to be removed before the wheel will clamp onto the machine?
 
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