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Old 06-05-2003, 12:47 AM
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They'll sell you "air" if you're gullable

Stopped by Larry's Discount (sells mufflers and wheels/tires) here in Waipahu,Hawaii earlier this week and asked them about a set of rims they had on display for my 86' 300E.

The size they had were 18X8 (or 8.5 - salesman didn't know, nor did he know the offset). I told them that that size wouldn't work on my car and they were insistent that it would. They were a bunch of @ssholes treating me as if I didn't know what I was talking about. They kept saying "we put these rims on a car like yours w/o any problems".

When I inquired about smaller wheels (16 or 17) they said "I don't know of anyone who makes them that size anymore". (They carry lots of 18" and larger rims, although I'm sure they buy those at a discounted price...probably the ones other shops can't sell)

I snapped back at them telling them that AMG and Lorinsers makes 17". They must have thought I was clueless about upgrades for my car.

If you live in Hawaii, don't buy anything from these dumb@ss. They'll sell you "air" if you're gullable.
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Old 06-05-2003, 02:27 AM
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i heard scented air cost a dollar more.

i think it would be cheaper to buy rims online, but then again you are in hawaii, the shipping will suck.
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:06 AM
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Hehehe,but that scented air is from...

hehehe, but that scented air is their @ss.

But seriously folks, please do your research before buying things for your car. Don't get ripped off from amateur crooks like the folks at Larry's Discount in Waipahu, Hawaii. When they didn't know the offset nor width of the rim, I should have just walked out of the store.

I'm always on-line looking for a bargin. But as mentioned the freaking shipping cost to Hawaii is too much.

Maybe I can have the wheels sent to my brothers place in California and just pick them up when I visit him. Whatever...I'm not in a rush.
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