Where do you guys buy your tires

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Where do you buy your tires?

  1. Online: TireRack

    37.5%
  2. Online: Discount Tires

    50.0%
  3. Online: Ebay

    25.0%
  4. Online: Other

    25.0%
  5. Local Chain

    12.5%
  6. Local Private

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  1. CobraRed_96_GT

    CobraRed_96_GT Active Member

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    Since tires often cost more than wheels it's usually important to find a good deal. Where do you?
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  2. joshjwc9

    joshjwc9 Active Member

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    I usually only order online. I do not have a trust in any of my local tire shops for pricing and I've bought tires from Tire Rack, Discount, eBay (Discount's seller), American Muscle and truck tires off other sites too.
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  3. CobraRed_96_GT

    CobraRed_96_GT Active Member

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    American muscle is a good deal sometimes, but limited selection for sure.
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  4. Nightfire

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    Igot mine from AM. They had the best price.
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  5. gearheadboy

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    Tire Rack, Discount Tire Direct, Summit. In that order. I've found deals at each. Well if you call ET Streets a deal.
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  6. txredgt

    txredgt Well-Known Member

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    Discount tire chain store. You can talk them down or get mount/balance free generally.
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  7. Winters98GT

    Winters98GT Whoop...whoop-whoop-whoop-whoop...GANGNAM STYLE!!! Founding Member

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    I have 4 vehicles including my work Van. I've made friends with the manager of my discount tire over the last 14 years. He matches every price on tires found online and charges me no shipping. If your discount tire won't match, then go with Tirerack or whoever can ship your tires the cheapest.
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  8. Rejekt

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    I ordered mine from American Muscle.

    I got some off Ebay a few years ago and I had a terrible vibration. Come to find out, the tires were bad and I ended up having to replace them, so I basically ended up paying for tires twice.
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    Kornnut Founding Member

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    tirebuyer.com
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    flstang65 Well-Known Member

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    The local Discount Tire. I scratch your back, you scratch mine kind of deal. I take care of him and all of his employees and, he takes care of me and mine.
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  11. CobraRed_96_GT

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    I don't know why tiurerack doesn't carry more brands, tho
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  12. SteedaGT9150

    SteedaGT9150 Advanced Member

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    Your back! What are you driving now??

    Usually I get mine from Discount Tire Direct
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    flstang65 Well-Known Member

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    You buy online, you still have to pay for mounting, balancing (either at the online warehouse of you bought new wheels or, at a local tire shop) and shipping. By the time you are done with it all, you will still spend about the same as doing everything at the local tire shop.

    Btw, I payed $600 out the door for my 245/45r17 Dunlop Dirreza DZ 101's with road hazzard by buying local. I couldn't touch that with the online guys.
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  14. CobraRed_96_GT

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    A couple different vehicles. Still got a mustang, although not a daily.
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  15. Nightfire

    Nightfire Mustang Master

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    I seem to have all the luck in the world when it comes to my car :(

    I bought both my wheels from stangmods and tires from AM for a great price. I took them to Pep Boys to get them mounted/balanced (only because Discount Tire was closed and I wanted the wheels on IMMEDIATELY). They want $80 for the mount/balance. However, while mounting the last wheel (rear with the lip) the tech gouged/scratched the **** out of the lip on the wheel. They paid for a new rim and gave me the mount/balance for free :D
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  16. CobraRed_96_GT

    CobraRed_96_GT Active Member

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    Haha, wow. How do they do that? Dont modern tire machines not even touch the wheel?
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  17. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    Discount tire, last set was only $1200, yay... :(
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  18. Nightfire

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    They used some machine with steel clamps that grips one side of the wheel while the tire is laid on top on he other end. There's some sort of wedge that pops the tire on as the clamps rotate the wheel. Apparently because of the big lip on the wheel, it slipped off the clamps midway through the rotation, scratching the living crap out of the polished lip :shrug:
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