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Old 03-11-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Tires, Where do you shop?

OK guys its that time where I need to get new tires. I went to Americas tire co. and got a quote of $600.00 for 4 (kumho ecsta) tires. I was looking online and I can get tires for about half the price, I dont know about anyone else but I REALLY dont want to pay $600 for tires! Not that im cheap or anything but I just want the best deal I can get so I can have $$ left over from my tax return to do a few mods. So where do you guys get your tires from? Online prices are crazy and if I do decide to get my tires online do you know how much a shop would charge to install/balance etc.? thanks
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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OK guys its that time where I need to get new tires. I went to Americas tire co. and got a quote of $600.00 for 4 (kumho ecsta) tires. I was looking online and I can get tires for about half the price, I dont know about anyone else but I REALLY dont want to pay $600 for tires! Not that im cheap or anything but I just want the best deal I can get so I can have $$ left over from my tax return to do a few mods. So where do you guys get your tires from? Online prices are crazy and if I do decide to get my tires online do you know how much a shop would charge to install/balance etc.? thanks
Well, MustangGirl took her tires to a friend of mine's shop, and Sean charged her $50.00 to mount and balance all 4. That's not too bad. Considering I used to charge $15.00 each to mount and $10.00 each to balance plus $2.00 each for wheel weights..unless we used Mag weights or tape weights, then I charged $3.00 each wheel. If you want, I can ask Sean to do the same for you, but you will need to drive to south San Jose.
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:14 PM   #3
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buy online and find a good place that will mount and balance at a reasonable price...
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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i can get Kuhmo ecsta's here for $96/tire in 275-40-17

try EBAY there is usually a ton of tires on there for good prices
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:12 AM   #5
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i can get the normal kumho escta mx tires for $70/tire. the asx tires for $96/tire. lemme know.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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tictac that sounds good can you pm me an let me know thanks
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
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the hell with kumho. i regret ever buying them. i should have gotton Bfgoodwrench kd's for my fronts and nitto t555r dragradials for my rear
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:57 PM   #9
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the hell with kumho. i regret ever buying them. i should have gotton Bfgoodwrench kd's for my fronts and nitto t555r dragradials for my rear
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:03 PM   #10
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Well I can get Nitto 555's all 4 for $400 plus installation so im lookin at about 500 for everything installed/mounted/balanced etc. is this a good buy?
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