We often get requests to do special rim and tire sets for super cars, vintage cars and big trucks. We can service almost all of these vehicles and their unique tire and rim set ups with our Corghi Artiglio Master 26 touchless tire machine.
This machine allows us to do very low profile tires without scratching the rims. The machine works differently than a traditional rim clamp machine. Instead of using metal clamps that grab onto the bead of the rim (or the barrel), the touchless tire machine uses a center post to secure the rim to the machine, just like on a balancer.
Then once the rim is secured to the machine, the touchless tire machine uses a unique duckhead design that does not touch the rim or require a bar to mount and dismount the tire. Most scratches come from either the bar or from the metal duckhead riding too close to the rim and scraping the edge. That doesn't happen on a touchless machine because the duckhead is 1/8" off the edge of the rim and can be adjusted in 1/10" increments in real time to avoid scratches.
I you've had a set of rims scratched and are looking for a shop with a touchless tire machine give us a call. We'd love to hear about your project. 952-929-0230
Wow!! What a great turn out and perfect weather on Saturday. We had a ton of interesting cars show up. Looking forward to doing it next year on August 20th, 2022. Mark your calendars!
Thanks so much to Copperwing Distillery, Business Centers, Impulse Performance, Special Interest Auto Service, AJs Garage and Warehouse Winery for helping to make all of this happen.
This customer came in complaining of a clunking sound when accelerating hard. I found that some of the bolts between the motor mount and the engine were sheered off. This is rather common in BMWs. The whole engine was shifting when he accelerated hard.
Many of the bolts in BMWs are made from aluminum and need to be torqued to a very specific torque which allows the bolt to stretch and clamp 2 parts together. If you tighten the aluminum bolts too much they can stretch too far and won't clamp, or they can break prematurely.
I had to very carefully work each broken bolt out to avoid having to drill them out. Luckily, I got all the bolts out without having to drill anything and was able to install and torque the new bolts without any trouble.
No more clunk.
Need a battery for your BMW? We install genuine BMW batteries. Careful with having the local parts store install a battery. Many BMWs need to have a scan tool reset the computer so it doesn't overcharge the new battery. If the computer isn't reset it can result in a shortened battery life or even a fire if the battery is overcharged too much.
I have a scan tool than can reset the computer.
Why? Well, when you see as many oil filters as we do, you start to have an appreciation for the better quality filters. They don't collapse, and they have more filter material in them so they last longer. It's a cheap way to protect your engine. We've found over the years that dirty oil leads to all sorts of problems, especially in the modern engine with higher tolerances. Quality oil filters help keep the oil cleaner, longer which prevents a lot of potential problems like plugged solenoids, low oil pressure etc...
Recently, VW came out with a new oil spec called VW 508/509. This new spec is required in most of the new 2020 models and will be the oil they use going forward. Sometimes when automakers come out with a new spec it takes shops awhile to catch up. I already have 0w-20 VW 508/509 on the shelf along with the correct Mann oil filter. If you need this spec for your next Volkswagen oil change we can take care of you.
So fun to see cars from when I was a kid. This Mercedes E55 AMG was in for an oil change today. I threw a Mann filter in it along with full synthetic Mobil1 motor oil. Only the best.
The next time you hop in your car and think about the cutting edge technology behind that digital screen...remember...the Corvette has had that since 1983.
Just shipped another set of wheels and tires across the country. An often overlooked and unadvertised part of our business is wheels, which has been growing over the past few months. We have access to all the big brands like Fuel, Asanti, XD, Moto Metal, ADV.1, Niche, Rotiform and more.
We also have a Hunter Road Force balancer and Corghi Artiglio Master 26 touchless tire machine, which means we can put together extremely low profile tires without any scratches.
This BMW was in for a set of new Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Notice the car is wrapped in gloss yellow on the right and matte yellow on the left. Very nice looking wrap on a small BMW 1 series.