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Melbourne people, tyre shops...

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AKA, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. AKA

    AKA F1 Rookie

    May 17, 2005
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    Anyone have any suggestions for good tyre places in the Eastern suburbs (I'm in Doncaster)

    Had one or suggested to me, but the people never get back to me, nice to me when i am in the shop, but no call backs to advised when they can get the tyres in etc etc...
     
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  3. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    I know this is a bit far, but this is the only tyre place gave good service. jump onto the freeway and drive 8 mins to Hoddle St, turn left and drive another 2 mins there is a Tyre shop on the left.
     
  4. AKA

    AKA F1 Rookie

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    Thanks, I don't mind travelling for good service..

    Is that just a little no name tyre place that sometimes has nice cars out the front near Johnston St? If so I know the one you mean (just by going past it every day)
     
  5. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    obviously carl888 is the man to see. carl jones automotive in richmond. might be a bit up-market....the bad news...phil's in the same building...but you can't have everything
     
  6. AKA

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    Thanks Aircon, didn't realise that there'd be member that might be able to do it directly.

    I'll have to PM him.

    Cheers.
     
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  8. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    is phil up market too?
     
  9. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    up himself, maybe...up market? never
     
  10. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Carl888 did the wheel work on my QV and the wheel alignment has given the car the best road feel I've felt in a car for a long time, well worth whatever Carl needs to charge ....
     
  11. stephens

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    Carl is THE wheel alignment man in Melbourne.
     
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  13. AKA

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    Good to hear, as this is in preparation for a run to Sydney for our Easter Convention, don't want to do 2000 or so kms with a badly set up car.
     
  14. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    what else does carl do?
     
  15. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    what do you want him to do ??
     
  16. stephens

    stephens F1 Rookie
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    Safer not to ask....
     
  17. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    uh......
     
  18. ferrarifixer

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    Carl's your man... well, person, anyway.

    As for me... If you behave like a pr1ck, you'll be told. Zero tolerance. And if I do, tell me and prove it!

    Carls own words... get a quote from Bob Jane or K mart, stick on a minimum of 10%, then call Carl to ask if he can do it.

    If it's an alignment you want, his equipment is the best out there, with live Caster readings and kept in tip top shape..

    And his tyre changer doesn't clamp onto the rim edges, or use tyre levers... No damage, guaranteed. Up to 24" rims I think, maybe 26.
     
  19. goober

    goober F1 World Champ

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    great public relations skills!
     
  20. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    so far, peepee has been successfully excluded using this method.

    That fact alone warrants its continued use.

    Another guy came close this week actually... Carl knows which one, as he was even more rude to him than me!
     
  21. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    errrrrrr...i think you've got that slightly the wrong way around. YOU were dumped by ME for screwing up my car and making me fight tooth and nail to get you to fix it for 13 months.

    I have noticed, however, that you like a little team of "yes" men as your preferred clients. That is something I'm certainly not...so as much as your shoddy methods didn't suit me, my ongoing and unrelenting quest for properly done work doesn't suit you. So this way, we're both happy. I don't have to put up with crap work from you, and you don't have to put up with me insisting on it.
     
  22. stephens

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    The best!!
     
  23. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    Like I said, my policy seems to sort certain types out. But this thread is about tyre shops, theres a dedicated one for fighting.
     
  24. carl888

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    Yes, my member does everything directly:)



    Regards,

    Carl.
     
  25. ashsimmonds

    ashsimmonds F1 World Champ

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    do you vote for him? how often does your member get an election?
     
  26. stephens

    stephens F1 Rookie
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    Everytime Phil's in the room. ;)
     
  27. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    No, only when I bend down to pick up one of your bouncing cheques....

    oh yeah, better not forget the :)
     
  28. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    so you ARE admitting there's a sexual tension btwn you and Carl? Awwww...that's sweet. do you have aromatherapy in your workshop?
     

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