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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
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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

Jeepin4x4
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yay i get to bttt

Got about 65,000 out of my Bridgestone Alenza Plus. Had a blowout this morning on the highway.

5/31/2019 1:19:14 PM

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I always liked the DWS tires fwiw

[Edited on May 31, 2019 at 2:50 PM. Reason : I would check Costco to compare against Discount Tire]

5/31/2019 2:48:37 PM

dtownral
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Discount will price match and negotiate

5/31/2019 8:18:50 PM

theDuke866
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Quote :
"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.
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6/2/2019 6:30:50 PM

jaZon
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Time to come clean about something ebarassing. About a year and a half ago my front right tire got a puncture that couldn't be patched. My back tires were also bald and since I had a 100+ mile drive that night I needed tires pronto. I should have tried to get by with some sort of cheap used tires until what I wanted came in.

It was late in the day and all they had were the all weather version of the bfGoodrich comp-2. I say this with no reservations: those are the worst fucking tires i can ever remember buying. All weather? If it rained a light drizzle more than a few minutes I would slide all over the fucking highway. That alone lead me to prematurely replacing the things within a couple of months. I've only ever had max or extreme performance tires on this particular car and none of those have ever given me the slightest bit of trouble in the rain. Nevermind just being more fun to drive on. Any idea why in the hell they were so awful in the rain??

Anyway, for the latest set of tires I decided to try something I have before and went with hankook ventus r-s4 despite being kind of hesitant based on some reviews saying they tend to be fine up to the limit but not giving a good sense of where they're actually going to break away. Honestly haven't had any issues, but I haven't beaten on them like they deserve either.

I see there Direzza ZIII's (Dunlop drop star spec from the name?) are finally in stock at tire rack even though I'm pretty sure they've been available in Japan for years now. Anyone given them a shot? I loved the ZII's so I'll definitely check those out eventually. By the time I get around to new tires in 3 months or so tirerack may have stocked back up. Seriously, they only have 2 left of one of my sizes until August ffs. Then again, I'm wouldn't leave those things on to be exposed to freezing temperatures so maybe I won't get any until next year.

6/6/2019 6:31:15 AM

TKE-Teg
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Interesting news about those ZIII's, as I was considering ZII's for my next tire (even though they don't come exactly in my OEM size).

Really roasted my Michelin PSS's 2 weekends back at RRR. Front tires have 22k+ miles on them and this was their 3rd track weekend. Rears have 14k+ miles and this was their 2nd track weekend. Only took a few laps on the hot track for the fronts to get greasy and start understeering quite a bit. ABS engagement was pretty easy to trigger as well, lap after lap, braking from 130 to 80ish. lol.

Need something fresh before VIR in the fall, and the Pilot Super Sport successor, the Pilot Sport 4S, is apparently inferior in dry traction and track durability so that's quite disappointing.

[Edited on June 10, 2019 at 9:14 AM. Reason : ]

6/10/2019 9:11:51 AM

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