*UPDATE* CARiD wheel/tire package

Bobbystill

Apprentice
Mar 24, 2019
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Long story short, they sent me a new wheel and tire and I'm getting to keep the messed up one as a spare. I'm very happy with their customer service, but they could use a better QA process.

So earlier this month I ordered new wheels and tires from CARiD as a package. The tires have a directional tread pattern and one was installed backwards, so I got 3 passenger side and one driver side. Also, one of the passenger side wheels was damaged in shipping because the lug nut box (which was taped to the inside of the wheel) had come open and the lug nuts had bounced around inside the wheel. I worked with customer service in their wheel and tire department and they had a new wheel with the tire mounted for the driver side shipped out to me within two weeks (not bad considering there is a global pandemic going on). Ordinarily, UPS would have picked up the damaged wheel for a return, but right now they're not picking up from people's homes and after 3 weeks CARiD closes out the return.

U.S. MAGS U111 17x8 +1mm offset with Toyo Extenza HP II in 255/45R17.
How they got shipped (obviously I had opened the pair on the right):
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Damage on the wheel from the lug nuts:
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How they look!!
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565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
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Michigan
I am not really a fan of that style wheel but they look really good on your car with that color, maybe because you have 17" instead of the larger sizes people typically run, Also that is a really nice spare you got there.
 

Bobbystill

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Thread starter
Mar 24, 2019
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Thanks! Yeah, I like these a lot on Montes and Elcos, but I think the rest of the gbody family is better suited to 5 spokes or other wheels of the era. I'm setting this car up for cruising and autocross, so I wanted to go with the same size tire all around. The 255 just barely rubs on the stock lower control arm, but aftermarket suspension is in the works.
 

Nate Cox

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 4, 2020
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Tampa, Florida
"I am not really a fan of that style wheel but they look really good on your car with that color, maybe because you have 17" instead of the larger sizes people typically run, Also that is a really nice spare you got there."

I agree. Something seems to be off about it. You might be better off with these wheel and tire packages instead. They're also being sold for a very affordable price.
 

UNGN

Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 6, 2016
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Southlake, TX
Those look really good.

It's weird that with that offset they would rub the lower control arm. I can see it rubbing the back of the fender liner.

255's will rub the frame and Front sway bar at full lock with pretty much any offset that fits inside the stock fender, unless the steering is limited.
 
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mclellan83

Royal Smart Person
Jun 27, 2017
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Pgh, PA
I am not really a fan of that style wheel but they look really good on your car with that color, maybe because you have 17" instead of the larger sizes people typically run, Also that is a really nice spare you got there.
 

Bobbystill

Apprentice
Thread starter
Mar 24, 2019
58
18
Those look really good.

It's weird that with that offset they would rub the lower control arm. I can see it rubbing the back of the fender liner.

255's will rub the frame and Front sway bar at full lock with pretty much any offset that fits inside the stock fender, unless the steering is limited.
Thanks, I am really happy with them. Not sure what to tell you about the rubbing though. It's still on V6 springs with an iron 350. At full lock they just barely rub on the back of the lower control arms but that's it.
 

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