Subscription Saga Continues
I just read in your November ’11 issue of 8-Lug that you’re working on offering a subscription via Zinio. Is there somehow you could notify me when this subscription service through Zinio becomes available? I’d love to be able to get 8-Lug in this manner. Because even though I’ve got a local store that always carries the magazine, I like the ease with which Zinio magazines are delivered and the ability to keep them for future reference in an electronic format. I’ve currently got roughly 20 subscriptions through Zinio, having converted all my print-based subscriptions, and as soon as I can get your magazine in the same manner, I will be a happy man.
Daniel J. McGuire
Yes, we mentioned we were working on getting 8-Lug into Zinio so our readers could get a digital version. That would be especially helpful for the more rural readers who don’t want to drive an hour roundtrip only to discover the magazine is sold out! Unfortunately, a deal with Zinio has yet to be reached. We will let EVERYONE know when the magazine is available digitally…right here on these pages!
Just Mail Them To Me?
After missing the last two issues of 8-Lug, I’m not looking forward to trying to find the next one. We have six of the Top 10 stores you listed in our area (Portland, Oregon). I have talked to the managers and purchasers of all of them. Their common answer is: “We only order five to six issues per month to ensure we’re not stuck with any more than we can help.” I’ve never gone looking when one or two others aren’t looking for them, too. I’ve pointed that out every month. There are no 8-Lugs left, however, they have many, many other titles not sold. They say something about having a contract with wholesalers and they have to take a certain amount, even though they can’t sell them all. Is this the fight you’re up against? Put me down for “full price” subscriptions. I spend more on fuel looking than on the magazine itself. I had every issue sold till September. Maybe I’ll get lucky this month. Keep up the great mag. I’ll keep looking (or missing) for the next issue.
Tiny Tire Time
Here’s a conversation we had recently:
Hi, my name is Kyle Freitas. I would like to know if you would be interested in featuring my ’08 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax in 8-Lug HD Truck magazine. My truck is fully modified and lifted with custom features! I have a lot of time and money invested into my truck—it’s show quality.
I think it looks extremely nice, but the 35-inch tires are a bit small...
I figured the 35s would be good. I’ve seen guys run lil 33-inch tires before on these trucks, but that’s the style in Cali right now.
Sure, we’ve seen that, too. And a lot of people who don’t live in Northern California absolutely hate the look. We’re a national magazine, we have to please people in Texas, Florida, New England, and places like that. I definitely think the truck should have a feature shot—it’s outstanding. Got a buddy with 40s you can borrow for a day?
I honestly don’t think the tires are that small. In my opinion, the viewers might look past it—especially with the black rims and RBP grille. The usual Cali-style truck would be on some chrome rims on 33s, which would really show how small the tires are.
I’m sure you think the tires are perfect. That’s why you built the truck the way you wanted it. That’s every person’s right. I’m just saying that we get a lot of grumbling when we run big, lifted trucks with smallish tires. And I don’t want to hear anymore grumbling…