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Old 11-18-2006, 05:06 PM
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I've got about 8k miles on my Kumho Ecsta 911s. 235/60/17 or something like that. Total was like $370 or so from Tire Rack (drove down to them in South Bend, really cool place). Treadwear rating'* 320, which isn't the best, but decent and my parents bought them for me . These tires are pretty good to me.
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Originally Posted by Jim W
When it comes to shopping for tires, you just have to be creative and shop around. My BFG 255'* only cost me $88 buxs a piece. My Kumho KW11'* (winters) only cost $78 a piece.

Tires are so expensive and retail markup is about 50%, so if you can take advantage of wholesale prices somehow...its worth the shopping around.
You definitely need to shop around as well as haggle. When I first took the car to Discount Tire to have it fixed and they said they couldn't, he quoted me $194. So I talked to the dealer to see if they had a warranty on the tires they put on, but they didn't. The salesman told me that they could get me the tire for $170 plus installation, but he didn't think to ask what that cost was. So I just called Discount and told them I could get the tire done at the dealer for $180, and the guy agreed on the spot. I expected them to call the dealer to confirm, but they never did.
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Originally Posted by Grimm
Originally Posted by Jim W
When it comes to shopping for tires, you just have to be creative and shop around. My BFG 255'* only cost me $88 buxs a piece. My Kumho KW11'* (winters) only cost $78 a piece.

Tires are so expensive and retail markup is about 50%, so if you can take advantage of wholesale prices somehow...its worth the shopping around.
You definitely need to shop around as well as haggle. When I first took the car to Discount Tire to have it fixed and they said they couldn't, he quoted me $194. So I talked to the dealer to see if they had a warranty on the tires they put on, but they didn't. The salesman told me that they could get me the tire for $170 plus installation, but he didn't think to ask what that cost was. So I just called Discount and told them I could get the tire done at the dealer for $180, and the guy agreed on the spot. I expected them to call the dealer to confirm, but they never did.
now as long as they dont call the dealer between the installation, youre golden
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I have Michelin Harmony on the 93 and they are rated excellent for rain and snow. Very quiet too.
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Originally Posted by GoldenBullet

now as long as they dont call the dealer between the installation, youre golden
I'm good to go. Ordered it Tues, came in and was installed Friday.
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