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I really don't care what your title is. And guess what this is a site for RANGERS and were talking about tires for his RANGER. So who gives a **** about load range E and tires for semis?? Cause I don't. He isn't going to be running those tires so why even talk about them?
dang... Im pretty sure he specifically said the BFG A/T's. Saying that, I run my A/T's at 35 PSI for street which is what the guys at Americas Tire said was best.
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You can buy a 31x10.5r15 load range C BFG AT and have it shipped to your nearest Costco store for installation...
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on that BFG site it says that the 33x12.5R15s are C load range...weird at NTB i got a quote on the same size but they were D
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i don't get why you would jump all over someone when you don't really know everything that he's talking about. now im not saying he's not certified, but certification only makes a difference if its on a wider range of things not just one tire and one load range.

Im SEMA certified custom wheel & tire specialist
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Half the time certification means you attended a class (that probably only lasted a day or 2) and you maybe took a **** *ss test showing you halfway paid attention... certification means very little to me (no offense to the real certifications out there).
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i think that you are correct most of the time that is the case. i would much rather have someone with a good amount of work experience.
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I need to make some corrections here. I worked for the first time today since last Tuesday.

I took a look in our computer system and sure enough we do sell C,D and E, but it depends on the size. I then took a look in our certification literature and there is one sentence about the C and D load ranges for the BFG A/T's. I asked my manager about it and he said that for the most part we sell the LRE's unless they do not make them in the size in a LRE. He agrees with me that it was pretty odd that it only mentions one line when for other tires it it mentions a whole page. Im not absolutely sure but I think its because the BFG A/T isnt as popular as our other tires. I did grab the email addy and write them a email saying that it was a bit misleading and it should be changed so that we can give our members the best available information.

And its not just the big tires that come in a LRE today I worked on a ranger with 225/75r16 BFG A/T's LRE's.

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That's what kinda info you get when working at a Costco tire store... Malydeen... weren't you collecting carts 2 weeks ago??
Yes I was, right now is a really slow time and so we get pawned off to every other dept. Tire shop is my home dept. Anything to fill the hours and get a paycheck until the spring when business picks up again. Tonight I driving a forklift, I used to be a cashier, I stock, if you see it done there and its not preparing food, ive done it. Ive been there since Dec 06 and ive been in the tire shop since April of 08.

Costco tire centers have gotten best in the industry for service for many years. Don't take my mistakes as the way we all work. If I was in the market for a new set of tires, thats where I would take it. After you buy your tires, you never have to pay for anything again, free lifetime balance, rotation and flat repairs. As well as a VERY generous road hazard warentee.

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Lets see. According to BFgs website there are only certain sizes that come in load range E.

So if I went to Costco for tires and I wanted to purchase BFG A/Ts you wouldn't be able to sell me any as they (BFG) don't make my stock tire size (255/70/16) in load range E. I picked stock as I believe it's Costcos policy/rule that that won't put on any other size than what the auto manufacture recommends.

I'm not trying to argue, but after reading all of this, it sounds silly that they would only sell load range E tires which have a rougher ride. My stock tires weren't load range E so why would Costco only use those? Your stuff doesn't add up.
Costco only carries a certain number of tire models. This helps keep our costs down. No matter what load range a A/T tire is you are going to get a rougher ride. We should be able to get in the lower load rating. For the most part we only carry the LRE's.

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on that BFG site it says that the 33x12.5R15s are C load range...weird at NTB i got a quote on the same size but they were D
Hmm I would go ask some questions. Dont take my word for it, but there is a chance that they are discontinued and they have the last of them. BFG wont list them but they still might be other there. Ask to see the tire. Take a look at the load range and then look at the date code (last 4 digits of the DOT number. 4308 would be the 43rd week of 2008) if it is over a year and a half old keep looking around (yes tires do age) Maybe


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Half the time certification means you attended a class (that probably only lasted a day or 2) and you maybe took a **** *ss test showing you halfway paid attention... certification means very little to me (no offense to the real certifications out there).
A one day class and a "**** a**" test would have been nice. Costco's certifications are tough. For the Installer Cert. You have to work for 30 days under supervision and read this big a** book that talks about all the machines and equipment we used to have, currently have, and will have in the next couple years. Also it discusses all the techniques you need to use as well as safety. The test consists of 2-100 question "modules". I passed with 197 out of 200.

The Sales Cert requires you to be an installer for 6 months AND have 100 hours of supervised (from the TS manager) sales experience. Along with that you need to read another long a** book about ALL the tires we sell. Then after you get all through that you get to take a test that consists of 3-100 question "modules". On that one I think I scored a 280 something. Both of those scores are very very good.

Costco like to certify there people, dont even get me started on how tough the forklift cert test was. Hell theres even a Cert test for using the cart pusher (shhhh dont tell anyone I havnt taken that one).

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^^been waiting for the spillige like that. lol.
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