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Old 02-09-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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check with your local tire shops.

Avoid Calling around, just drive to the shop. Often shops will keep tires that still have more than 50% tread remaining behind the store.

I had to go to 4 different tire shops but at the 4th shop we found a set of Goodyears (255/55/17) with 80% or more tread left. The best part about it was all 4 tires were $100 mounted and balanced.

The car handles and drives 1000% better now.

Just a tip for people that are strapped for cash and have bald tires. Or people like Harofreak00 that have reall realy really really tiny tires
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yada yada yada.. this had been my idea all along.. i have never bought new tires.. always the kind you just got.. i get along just fine.. until this set
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I've never bought a new tire. I've bought new take-offs from salvage yards, but in the past 5 yrs I've never spent more than $40 on a tire.
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the older person in me talking........ back in the day, the tire shops didnt even charge you.
If you were willing to fish through the pile they would give them away.
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All we ever got was used tires until my dad got his Coopers on his truck.
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I like new tires! I'll be needing some 17"ers this summer. Unless I found some used Potenzas at a good price, I'm going new. 16" Potenzas cost me $400. Hopefully 17s won't be too much.
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nothing like a new set of rubbers to use
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Good tip. I never really thought about it much before!
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This concept is new to me... Don't people give tires to the tire places because they have no tread? Well, I guess I'll give it a shot; my rears are more bald than Steve Balmer
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Hans are you sure they are 255/55 R 17 size
Those are 28" diameter tires.

Stock is 27" diameter. That would be 255/50 R 17.
Anything larger is too big and will rub.
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