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27
27.00%
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Where do you buy your tires?

Old 02-15-2003, 12:48 PM
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Old 02-15-2003, 01:24 PM
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Went to a Bridgestone shop to get RE-950's. A little more expensive per tire, but they had a buy 3 get 1 free deal. Plus no shipping and free rotation... the price came out to be pretty close to Tire Rack.
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Costco. Their price can't be touched except possibly by another one of those wholesale/membership joints.
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I bought my RE730's from Costco and I bought my Dunlop M2 Wintersports from Tire Rack.
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I go directly to Tirerack in S.Bend since I only live 45min away.
It is always fun to see some cars going around their track and all the hot cars always parked there. Last time I was there getting my SO-3's there were 4 wrx's there.
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Tire Rack - S03's were $150 each and at my local tire place they wanted $250 EACH (includes mount and balance)!

Cost to mount and balance them though is always around $20 each and it's still cheaper.
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my SO-3 (225/40-18)were 172+15 for mount and balance each. But I also got a free set of lugnuts for my subzero's that I carried in (bought from revolutions b4 the management change)
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I use the local Big-O, but that's because the manager price matches, so I get Tire Rack prices but no shipping charges. 215/45R17 S-O3s will run me $165 each installed.
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Here's the thing...

If you can find the tires you want locally for the same or better than the Rack. Then that's where I would go. I've purchased from the Rack and got the tires the frick'n next day. They shipped out of Reno so it was only a quick drive to Sacramento : )

Then one time I got a smoken hot deal at Tires for Less right in town.

For some reason the Firestone/Bridgstone dealers here in town want an arm and a leg for the S-03's so I got them from the Rack. But when I got my SP Sport 5000's Tires 4 Less had a better price and it was installed as well.
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I went to the Merchants Tires in Woodbridge, Va. I got the Michelin Pilot Sports for 197.50 per tire, with the fourth tire free..plus free mount, lifetime balance/rotation, and road hazard ins. for extra $60...came out to like 694$ for the four tires..and...they stick like flypaper, wet/dry/snow..etc.
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Originally posted by dcfireman
I went to the Merchants Tires in Woodbridge, Va. I got the Michelin Pilot Sports for 197.50 per tire, with the fourth tire free..plus free mount, lifetime balance/rotation, and road hazard ins. for extra $60...came out to like 694$ for the four tires..and...they stick like flypaper, wet/dry/snow..etc.
Yeah, I heard some HUGE chain/distributer back east was doing the buy 3 get 1 free thing. Otherwise, I hope those are 215/45R17s you got, since Tire Rack only want $159 for Pilot sports in stock size now.
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I have been buying tires from the same guy for over 15 years. He became my bud in the late 80's when I was running Yokohama A008Rs on my Celica, man did those tires stick but they wore out quickly. He can always get me a good price on the tires that I want.

If you are in the San Gabriel area. Company C Tires on San Gabriel Blvd. in Rosemead is a good place to go. Ask for Nefty.
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:45 PM
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Yeah, I heard some HUGE chain/distributer back east was doing the buy 3 get 1 free thing. Otherwise, I hope those are 215/45R17s you got, since Tire Rack only want $159 for Pilot sports in stock size now.
Yeah. Sorry...forgot to mention the size...they are 225 45 R17's... I switched out to a 17" rim, shortly after buying the car...
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Lukes always been very helpfull and the prices are not to bad...



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