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#977002 - 08/29/07 06:14 AM Whats it cost to get studs put into tires?
kcryan Offline


Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 536
Loc: Rochester NY
I just got 4 free studded snow tires, and want to know about what it will cost to get studs put in, also what are my options on studs? where can i get them put in?

Thanks
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#977003 - 08/29/07 06:50 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: kcryan]
alanu Offline


Registered: 01/14/06
Posts: 384
Loc: Vancouver, BC
if its old used snow tires a shop may not put studs in them. Cant say about cost but it is very labour intensive to put studs on tires. Not cheap.

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#977004 - 08/29/07 06:53 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: alanu]
kcryan Offline


Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 536
Loc: Rochester NY
----, nah they maybe have 1000 in them....maybe
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#977005 - 08/29/07 06:55 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: kcryan]
kcryan Offline


Registered: 12/17/04
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Loc: Rochester NY
i meant on them...miles that is
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#977006 - 08/29/07 07:24 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: kcryan]
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 3161
Loc: North Arkansas
At my shop I normally charge $8.00 to stud a tire I sell, $12.00 to stud a carry in. WILL NOT STUD a tire that's been on the ground (no, not even across the street and back) because the little holes to install studs will pick up small gravel. These small stones will ocassionally break the "fingers" of the stud gun. To replace fingers, one must buy a complete rebuild kit,somewhere over $100.00 last time I checked. You, or the next Joe Bloe aren't willing to ante-up for broken parts, so, I'm not willing to take that chance for the pittance involved. New tire customers should'nt have to pay more to cover my losses from attempting to stud used tires.

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#977007 - 08/29/07 07:53 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: alreadygone]
kcryan Offline


Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 536
Loc: Rochester NY
Thanks bob,

Now I'll have to check around, that isnt too bad of a price, ill also have to talk to the guy who gave em to me, i know they were mounted but im not sure if he ever even drove on em.

Thanks again
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#977008 - 08/29/07 10:15 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: kcryan]
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Registered: 05/17/06
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Loc: Central Wisconsin
Since they(studs)tear up the road way, some states have outlawed them. Check first.
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#977009 - 08/29/07 07:39 PM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: dwendt44]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 6265
Loc: beaver land EH?
yes, check your local authorities for approval for using studs on city/township roads otherwise you'll be penalised.

We here do not allow studded tires to run within the metro-city area, period.

Lastly: I personally would not bother to use studded tires anyways, just get some grippy Blizzak snows and you'll be good for about 4 winters.
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#977010 - 08/29/07 11:10 PM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: Quest]
Master ACiD Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 2364
Loc: sebring, florida
are studs more for ice anyways? as long as they take good care of the roads i thought most ice was preventable. but what do i know i live where it never gets colder than 40F
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#977011 - 08/29/07 11:42 PM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: Master ACiD]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 6265
Loc: beaver land EH?
studs are more for biting sheet ice than slush, IMHO.

Good modern studless snow and ice tires such as blizzak, Dunlop Graspic, Toyo Observe, etc. works out extremely well esp. in hilly terrains such as where yours-truely lives.

They are quiet, handles really well (compared to some old-fashioned winter tires that allows you to spike) esp. when trying to tackle the coquihalla highway or uphills along WA states highways in the midst of snowstorm.
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#977012 - 08/30/07 02:42 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: Master ACiD]
onion Offline


Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 2097
Loc: kansastan
Quote:

as long as they take good care of the roads i thought most ice was preventable.




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#977013 - 08/30/07 11:00 AM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: onion]
rpn453 Offline


Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 4840
Loc: Saskatchewan
Nope, you can't always prevent ice.

There are a lot of winter tires that do very well on most icy surfaces without studs. I doubt they'd do as well on wet ice though.

I'm glad studded tires are allowed here!
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#977014 - 08/30/07 04:44 PM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: rpn453]
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 707
Loc: Elizabeth. Colorado
I tried the Blizzaks and while they work better than a tire without studs, they in no way compare to a dedicated snow tire with studs. You can work the roads all you want to minimize ice but especially at intersections you'll always have ice and that is where studded tires shine the most.
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#977015 - 08/30/07 05:53 PM Re: Whats it cost to get studs put into tires? [Re: c502cid]
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Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 4378
Loc: Camas, WA
Look at ice racing rules; for studless just show up with a helmet, but even with production studded tires you often need a harness and roll cage.

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