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Jeepin4x4
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Is there a sure fire way to get a good deal?

Local tire company here had a "Buy 3 Get 4th Free" deal which sounded great. But they spiked their labor so much that the overall savings only came out to be about $50.

2/19/2016 3:29:10 PM

sumfoo1
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use tire rack and have people match the price. (look for close out tires)

occasionally you can get a set for super cheap. I just got 4 285/70/r17 pirelli scorpion atrs for $360 shipped to my door. Had them installed at discount for $130

2/19/2016 3:36:33 PM

optmusprimer
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Buy a tire machine now, enjoy a lifetime of savings

3/27/2016 2:31:16 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Costco

3/27/2016 2:37:43 PM

GrimReap3r
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discount tire direct

3/27/2016 4:26:39 PM

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Discount Tire

and keep an eye on this: http://tinyurl.com/h2tgt6a

3/27/2016 7:54:01 PM

Bobby Light
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My dad has a tire business so I just order them through him and mount/balance them myself at his shop.

$$Profit$$.

3/28/2016 8:37:32 AM

underPSI
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I used to shop around but now I just go to Discount Tire. Very rarely have I found a better deal. Plus, I love being able to just show up and get the tires balanced and rotated every 2,000 miles.

3/30/2016 8:24:23 AM

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^ yah those guys are great. been going there for over a decade. they've always given me the best price (i usually call around just to be safe), but what really puts them over the top is their service. they always give me tire warranty credits on unrotated/staggered tires. I get 13k out of my 50k treadwear warrantied rear tires and instead of nearly $500 for two new ones it's usually $150. They'll also fix screws/holes etc for free, even if they didn't sell you the tires.

[Edited on March 30, 2016 at 9:36 AM. Reason : they do usually have promotions on sets of 4, and are fairly negotiable]

3/30/2016 9:36:01 AM

TKE-Teg
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another vote for Discount Tire. Also if you have a certain tire in mind that they don't offer they will usually still find a way to get it for you.

4/5/2016 9:09:06 AM

Hiro
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I give Discount Tires my bidnes

4/5/2016 9:59:38 AM

neodata686
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Anyone recommend the best all-season tires for off-road and snow? I'm due new tires in October for my Outback and I've heard a lot of good things about Goodyear Tripletred tires. I'm debating going full on snow tires for the winter but not looking forward to swapping/storing them. I never had any issues with AWD and the current stock tires on my car even in deep snow so I'm thinking of sticking to all-season for now.

8/26/2016 4:21:35 PM

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snow lol

8/26/2016 4:26:00 PM

neodata686
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I assume at least one person ITT lives somewhere where it snows regularly...

This list looks good:

http://tires.about.com/od/buyers_guide/tp/The-Best-All-season-Tires-For-2013.htm

I have Nokian tires for my bike commuter in the winter. Haha.

[Edited on August 26, 2016 at 4:29 PM. Reason : s]

8/26/2016 4:27:15 PM

Hiro
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Continental DWS are rated pretty well, and I enjoyed them as far as all season tires go. Performed very well in the slush/ 1-2" of snow Raleigh got a few years ago.

[Edited on August 26, 2016 at 4:33 PM. Reason : .]

8/26/2016 4:32:12 PM

neodata686
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^Thanks! Those were #2 on that list. The ones that came with my car were Continental Procontact. They just didn't last very long.

8/26/2016 4:33:39 PM

TerdFerguson
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Do you have a 17" wheel?

Lots of people putting 215/60R17 yoko geolanders on their subies from the forums I occasionally check in on. Good reviews although I think some were wishing for a stiffer sidewall, but that's a pretty minor complaint unless you really slice up curvy road or air down for soft roading.

I have Michelin Defenders on my Wife's car in 215/60R16 I think, and they were pretty horrible in the ice/snow I've driven it in (it's also a 2wd Kia). Good tire otherwise.

[Edited on August 26, 2016 at 5:16 PM. Reason : 16" wheel gets you into general grabber at2, regarded as the best soft-roader all terrain]

8/26/2016 5:14:27 PM

neodata686
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Yeah they're 17" wheels. I'm looking for the best snow/ice performance in an all-weather/all-season. I've heard about the yoko geolanders as well. They look like a solid tire.

8/26/2016 5:22:00 PM

TreeTwista10
Cool Jerk
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Got my current set of Michelins from Costco

8/28/2016 12:04:34 AM

TKE-Teg
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Why not get dedicated snow tires? Keep them on a cheap set of steel wheels and swap them out every year. Pretty easy to do and they'll last 2-4 winters that way.

8/29/2016 9:24:04 AM

neodata686
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^That's the eventual goal but I currently live in an apartment and don't want to deal with storing them. Plus with decent all-weather tires and AWD I haven't had any issues on ice, slush, and even deeper snow. From what I'm reading many of the best all-weather tires border on being decent snow tires as well.

8/29/2016 11:23:44 AM

TKE-Teg
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Ah, was unaware of the apartment situation.

You can always store extra tires underneath your bed! As long as you love the smell of rubber, that is...

8/29/2016 1:12:44 PM

neodata686
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Yeah house with a garage is next on the list of big purchases.

8/29/2016 1:18:00 PM

neodata686
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Went with Goodyear Tripletreds. They're awesome. Drove in a foot of snow and ice and had no traction issues. Both my cousins are happy with them and they look new on their cars after 30k miles.

1/25/2017 6:53:02 PM

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