- Nov 1, 2022
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- Cranberry Township Pennsylvania
I recently ordered a new set of wheels and tires from Carid. On their selection tool they tell you which tire and wheel packages have guaranteed fitment and they will guarantee fit if you select one of the packages. I ended up selecting the package suggesting an 18x8.5" wheel with 245/45R18 tires. When I went to install the first tire on the rear, when the lugs were tightened, the center cap popped out. It turns out the dust cap for the rear bearing protrudes too far and pushes the center cap out. I took the tire back off and ordered 3mm spacers. When I installed the tires with the spacers the center cap had enough clearance to stay in. When I had all 4 installed and lowered the car down, the rear fenders actually rested on the tires. They were actually touching. I took them all back off and reached out to Carid, they said the car is either lowered or the springs are worn out and they refused to take them back. The car isn't lowered and the springs are new. I just bought the car and it had belonged to an 80 year old man who recently passed away. He had done a $38,000 restoration on the car and showed it (crazy right). It has all new spring and shocks as around. With the factory 16x6 wheels, the tires are actually tucked up behind the fenders. The new ones protrude too far and the tires stick out beyond the fenders and it is more than the 3mm spacers. I don't see how these could ever fit. Am I missing something? Carid has been miserable to deal with by the way. Interested in any thoughts.