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Old 02-03-2007
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I've never used Tire Rack before, and just started poking around on it. How does this work? Do they ship the tires to you and then you find a place to mount and balance? (oh for the days of my youth with the full shop, tire machine, etc...) How receptive are the tire shops to mounting and balancing a tire you didn't buy from them? I would think they might be a bit grouchy about a lost sale?
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W/ shipping then having to pay for balancing, and mounting the price will come very close to about what you would pay localy. I never had a problem finding a shop to mnt. & balance the superswampers I use to run. It is usually after the sale that it pays to buy locally. The tire shop I used would give free balancing on the tires I bought from them. Once I had my tires mounted that I ordered the service stopped there. Unless you are buying a tire that is special order, see what kind of deals the tire shops have, and you can probably even get them down on the price to better reflect the TireRack price. Then you'll still get better help w/ tire warrenty issues, balancing, and rotation.
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Thanks - I like to support the local merchants where possible. Just have heard all these references to Tire Rack, so thought it was the cat's meow ...
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TireRack is a good place to search for tire you want. A lot of good info on there, and customer reviews.
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I checked all the sites for the BFG 285/70R17 T/A KO's, and found them from $189 to $219+. My local Big O tire quoted them at $200.98 each. Either way it's plus mount and balance, but no shipping from the local guy. I have not shopped around locally yet, maybe I can beat the Big O price. I will buy local myself.

I used to buy all used tires from a shop that's long gone (no mounting service). Great deals, and never got any flack from the people who mounted them for me. Tires at 30-50% off just because they were driven around the block a few times was great for me at the time (young with no cares or money). The only drawback is that you buy what they have, not what you want.
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I bought a set (6) Yokahama Geolander Plus LT235 85 16LT's. Had a local shop mount and ballance. The price for mounting and ballancing was the same for me as if I had bought them there. The price I saved on the tires was almost half, including the shipping. I live in an area without a lot of choices so, the Tire Rac was deffinately a good deal for me. [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laughing.gif[/img]
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: gkainz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've never used Tire Rack before, and just started poking around on it. How does this work? Do they ship the tires to you and then you find a place to mount and balance? (oh for the days of my youth with the full shop, tire machine, etc...) How receptive are the tire shops to mounting and balancing a tire you didn't buy from them? I would think they might be a bit grouchy about a lost sale?
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How far are you from discount tire chain?
I know up here they won't be undersold by Tirerack. Just walk in with the tire price including shipping.
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I have a Discount Tire just around the corner, also Costco - got the best price for tires for my motorhome there a few years ago.
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Costco has a tire sale going on, $60.00 off a set. They have this a few times a year. I've used Tire Rack a couple times, they were the cheapest and had costco mount, balance and install for $16.00!!
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