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Old 08-12-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Douglas Tires?? need tires in NY

Anyone tried them?

Well.. long story short.. I need to replace the tires before heading back up to Canada which is Sunday.. ya.. last minute.. nice..

they are worned ununiformly.. and instead of spending money just to balance them then having to replace it in a few months before winter.. I thought I"d look around for tires..

( and on a side note.. I have noticed a sticking front passenger side caliper.. which I"m hopin the shop I get my tires from can lube the slide pins till I can get home and see if the caliper is dead or not )

called around Queens NY ( which is where I'm sitting right now till tomorrow afternoon )
and no one has BFGoodrich Traction T/A in my size. WTF !!! special order won't help me as I"m gone tomorrow..

I remember I was at wally world and I"m swinging back there ( in middletown ) to pick up some Techron and Gumout REgane Max.. and I notice they have these Douglas GT-H tires with wat feels and looks like aggressive all season thread design.. the only downfall is the treadwear rating of 380. The goodyear Viva series has a way higher treadwear rating thats almost double.. but the tread design doesn't seem to do so well in winter Back on topic.. anyone tried Douglas tires.. or know of any good shop thats open on sunday with good tires and deals?
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P.*.

On a side note.. I went to Sears and they have Falken Ziex ZE-512 at a reasonable price.. I will call them in the morning and cross my fingers to see if they have it in stock and if they can have it done tomorrow if they have it in
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Heard of them. They are a budget brand of Kelly tires. Ya get what you pay for and I would be skeptical.
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Check out DunnTire.. there might be one on your way home.. there a realy good pleace!
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I've got Republic Enterprises on my Bonnie right now, and they've been pretty nice, especially considering the price I got on them. I don't have a lift, so I just got them installed. 60,000 mile warrenty, free rotation/balancing for the life of the tires, and they're a Goodyear design (or they have some relations to goodyear, idk). 200 dollars mounted/balanced etc. (just for the fronts) Good deal? I think so. Oh yeah, I got them at the Goodyear store

One more thing, most places I went to were very flexible on pricing, so take those prices with a grain of salt
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Back... I bent over and got Goodyear Assurance Triplethread and all 4'*.. nice quiet tires compared to the Uniroyal tiger paws and grippier

Thanx everyone. I was debating between that and the BFgoodrich Traction T/A V. But the tread life sold me on the Goodyear.. We'll see how it works out.

Very slight shaking ( I think cause its from the passenger side brake caliper not releasing fully )

The **** wanted to charge me $15 to inspect my brakes.. I asked.. are you going to pull the slider pin then out and grease it like I've been asking.. No was the answer.. so BAH.. I sprayed some PB blaster on the part of the pins that is exposed.. it helped some I think.. but I won't know for sure till later when tomorrow.. next is padsnow

Wow.. I go down to the States and I need rubbers and pads.. go figure
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Triple Treds were a pita to find, (national backorder) and where they were available they were even more pricier then my BFG Traction T/A. I think the triple treds may not be as good down the line due to the middle tred section having raised and lowerd parts. Nice tires though!
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Triple Treds were a pita to find, (national backorder) and where they were available they were even more pricier then my BFG Traction T/A. I think the triple treds may not be as good down the line due to the middle tred section having raised and lowerd parts. Nice tires though!
They are pricier then the BFgoodrich Traction T/A when I priced it out by bout $17 per tire.. but IF and a big IF is if the treadwear # is correct.. and providing how they are down the road doesn't deteriorate too badly.. it should be worth the extra $17 per tire if it gets 10K Mile more. At this point.. they are better then even when I first got the uniroyal Tiger paw Only time can tell.. maybe next time I"ll get Traction T/A to compare.. providing something else newer doesn't catch my eye then
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It'* interesting because my mom'* 01 camry has Traction T/A'* on it in a smaller size, and they're LOUD. the 225'* on mine are as quiet as a sleeping baby.
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Corvettecrazy got GY TTA yesterday because of VERY poor wear on his Traction TA'*,
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