I have a customer vehicle rolling out the door today that was right in the middle of this issue.
2009 Challenger R/T with a 5.7 Hemi under the hood.
Has A/M 20" wheels holding on TOYO Proxis 4 rubber. The tires are even staggered (different size front vs. back)
P245/45 ZR 20 103Y on 8.5" wide rim on the front and P275/40 ZR20 106Y on 10" wide rim mounted on the rear.
Customer forced off the road into a curb. It blew out the r.f. wheel and tire. The r.r. tire smacked the curb hard as well damaging the sidewall.
TOYO discontinued these tires plus they are 1/2 used up. So we had to buy all 4 tires to make this thing handle properly.
Insurance is only covering the 2 right side tires. The customer will have to pay for the left side.
One on the joys of being the owner is that I make the rules. So I decided that I would be the one to test drive this little beauty. We replaced 2 wheels and 4 HANKOOK Ventus V12 EVO tires. This vehicle had been modified a bit and now has a short throw 6 speed tranny in it. The customer told me how he drives the car and he does whoop it up a bit while driving. Me, as the trained professional that I am,
had to try to duplicate the owner's driving to make sure that there is nothing else wrong with the vehicle and that it will handle just as the owner drives it. I cannot stress how important it is for me to make sure the customer's vehicle is returned to him in the same condition that it was before the accident.
So out on the road I go. Get on the 4 lane road and open her up a bit. Hit the century mark in no time flat in 4th gear no less. Then turned onto some of the twisty back roads. Yep the handling is still there. Then out in front of the shop to make sure the quick acceleration capabilites are still there. (Also known as a burn out) Yep that still works. All in all a very successful test drive.
Yep sometimes I do like being the boss !!!!!!!