« Last post by Bruggs bus on October 15, 2013, 01:31:53 PM »
Ok just a small report on my findings so far.
I started calling around to find this ‘’Rolling Lobe’’ as the garage said they would use my part vs finding it for me (I can see why now). I started out with the local places that advertise they are the ‘’Suspension experts’’. They didn’t have it, of course. NAPA was next and nothing there but they did turn me onto that it is a Goodyear item and can only be purchased from them. So back to looking for a Goodyear dealer. I found two in my area. They don’t have them either. Turns out that they were discontinued last year. However they can be special made and that takes about three weeks. I didn’t bother asking what that would cost. They said to keep calling around for places that might have one hidden on the shelf.
Well that got tiresome and finally just went to the MCI parts website. I was holding off on them because the other places had them advertised for $160. There they said ‘’Sure we have 13 of them here, BUT you need a ’’ MCI Customer Number’’…??? What the heck is that? So with 15 minutes on the phone, yet that wasn’t it. They said it would take no more than two days to process….process? Well ok, nothing I can do as this is my last hope.
Now a few hours later I get a phone call from them asking about my mailing address vs my home address. Is this some sort of FBI or Homeland Security check? Do I need to pee in a ziplock bag and mail that in too? I’m just trying to buy a piece of rubber that is way over priced for the amount of rubber that it is. Oh yeah $210 for this Lobe.12lbs of rubber – where as a tire for my truck is 4 times heavier / thicker and half the price.
So I get done with them and an hour later I get a call that I’m approved…yeah. I put my order in but wait … there is a $30 handling fee for orders under $250….grrrrr…so I guess I’ll buy a few marker lights. Nothing like paying twice the price on those items too. I bought some from Mohawk that I swear were way less than these but time is a wasting.
Now it’s time to checkout…but the credit card machine isn’t working. You will have to call back tomorrow morning….#@%$&*!!!
Called back at 8:30 this morning. Had to go back with all the info. Made sure I bought two more lights to go with it. The credit card machine is still broke…but now we have a form I can fill out to take care of that……Double .#@%$&*!!!
I’m still wanting to pull my hair out but I think it’s on its way.
Also found the Firestone #
Firestone Rolling Lobe – 12K-3-11CG
Goodyear rolling Lobe – 1R11-047
MCI Rolling Lobe - page - 12.0303 - part #40 = 12J-3-53
I thinks it goes like this … Gloom / despair and agony on me ~ deep dark depression excessive misery ~ if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.