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#4439919 - 06/23/17 09:51 PM "New" source for tires
otis24 Offline


Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1656
Loc: South Dakota
I discovered a "new" source for automobile tires. There is a huge salvage yard in the Sioux Falls area. These guys are a top-notch modernized organization. Doubtful that you could find anything much over ten years old. When Hurricane Katrina hit, they were one of only a handful of salvage yard that could take in new flooded vehicles from dealerships. I scored a set of Michelin Latitude Touring tires with 70% tread for $250.
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#4439971 - 06/23/17 11:10 PM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3704
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: otis24
I discovered a "new" source for automobile tires. There is a huge salvage yard in the Sioux Falls area. These guys are a top-notch modernized organization. Doubtful that you could find anything much over ten years old. When Hurricane Katrina hit, they were one of only a handful of salvage yard that could take in new flooded vehicles from dealerships. I scored a set of Michelin Latitude Touring tires with 70% tread for $250.



Congrats! How were they stored? Off the car-or sitting out in the elements?

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#4439981 - 06/23/17 11:22 PM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4858
Loc: Houston, Texas
I went to a salvage yard in my area and the newest vehicle they had was from like 1985. I thought a salvage yard was full of wrecked vehicles new and old that you can take parts off of.
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#4439982 - 06/23/17 11:22 PM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
otis24 Offline


Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1656
Loc: South Dakota
These were on the vehicle, a 2013 Equinox. The vehicle was inside on a lift. Generally speaking, these guys are professional. I think things get disassembled, tagged, catorogized and stored in bins, shelves, etc...
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#4440043 - 06/24/17 04:22 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I went to a salvage yard in my area and the newest vehicle they had was from like 1985. I thought a salvage yard was full of wrecked vehicles new and old that you can take parts off of.


You are in HOUSTON?!?!?

Every salvage yard I have been to in the Houston area has NOTHING OLDER than about 1993.

Tell me, where is this fabled "vintage" wrecking yard in the Houston area?
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#4440065 - 06/24/17 05:43 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10054
Loc: Indiana
70% tread life doesn't mean a thing if they're old. I realize your came from a 2013, but that just won't always be the case. Most salvage yards I've been to have the rims and tires on racks outside. Even if they are stored indoors, the age will be a poop shoot.

How much more would it have cost you for new tires at Tire Barn, Discount Tire etc? They have several sales a year.

I am thankful for my junkyards up here with old stuff. I saw the prettiest orange 2 door Cherokee (the actual Cherokee; not the XJ). Of all the full sized Jeeps they had with the straight 6's and V8's, this one was the only one missing the engine, which tells me it most likely had the AMC 401. Also, about 10 years ago, I saw a Pontiac truck with my dad at one about 2 hours west of me.
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#4440087 - 06/24/17 06:51 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4740
Loc: MTL, CANADA
I bought used tires once but never again. Id rather buy new rubber and know they will perform and not have issues..not crticizing your decision to buy used, its just..to each your own opinion on the matter. 100% tread to start and changing them out less often gets my vote.
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#4440101 - 06/24/17 07:35 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: dlundblad]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4388
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
70% tread life doesn't mean a thing if they're old. I realize your came from a 2013, but that just won't always be the case. Most salvage yards I've been to have the rims and tires on racks outside. Even if they are stored indoors, the age will be a poop shoot.


Checking the date code should..er..take the poop out of the shoot.

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#4440102 - 06/24/17 07:38 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32656
Loc: ME
I used to get my tires from a junkyard here (CIA, Limerick ME). They were pretty awesome, the last pick-n-pull in my area, a "second tier" of classic cars, etc. But they got organized and jacked their prices up, as it tends to happen.

They used to have an ankle biting tire pile outside and I'd just plow through until I found my size, $5-10. Now they're organized and want $20-25 for small sizes, like 205/65/15. I can get new ones from DTD for that!

With my own tire machine it made sense at one time.

How much is $250 off from list for new rubber?

The one nice thing is flipping a used car and putting some 70% rubber on. The buyer will think the alignment's good b/c the wear is even.

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#4440103 - 06/24/17 07:41 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: Ducked]
dlundblad Online   happy


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10054
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
70% tread life doesn't mean a thing if they're old. I realize your came from a 2013, but that just won't always be the case. Most salvage yards I've been to have the rims and tires on racks outside. Even if they are stored indoors, the age will be a poop shoot.


Checking the date code should..er..take the poop out of the shoot.


It sure would!

Better have a smart phone ready to google and decipher all the date codes from brand to brand...
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#4440155 - 06/24/17 08:56 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: dlundblad]
Seventh Offline


Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 234
Loc: NorCal
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
70% tread life doesn't mean a thing if they're old. I realize your came from a 2013, but that just won't always be the case. Most salvage yards I've been to have the rims and tires on racks outside. Even if they are stored indoors, the age will be a poop shoot.


Checking the date code should..er..take the poop out of the shoot.


It sure would!

Better have a smart phone ready to google and decipher all the date codes from brand to brand...


Don't need a phone. The last 4 digits of the DOT number is the week and year of production. Same on all tires.

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#4440206 - 06/24/17 09:53 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: Seventh]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5257
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hey dlundblad....
What year was the non-XJ Chreokee? Is that similar to CJ7 vs. Wrangler?
What year was the Pontiac truck? I'm thinking it was from the 30's or 40's, no? Kira

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#4440281 - 06/24/17 11:47 AM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: otis24]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10590
Loc: Buffalo, NY
It's probably been said here, but I've had great luck with a few pairs of mail order tires from BestUsedTires. Their prices aren't quite what they used to be, but what is.
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#4440302 - 06/24/17 12:29 PM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: Kira]
Jarlaxle Offline


Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 8163
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Kira
Hey dlundblad....
What year was the non-XJ Chreokee? Is that similar to CJ7 vs. Wrangler?
What year was the Pontiac truck? I'm thinking it was from the 30's or 40's, no? Kira


Full-size Jeep-basically, a 2-door Wagoneer. IIRC, they ran early 70's to 1983. (Big Wagoneers ran to 1992.)
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#4440578 - 06/24/17 08:11 PM Re: "New" source for tires [Re: Jarlaxle]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32656
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: Jarlaxle
Originally Posted By: Kira
Hey dlundblad....
What year was the non-XJ Chreokee? Is that similar to CJ7 vs. Wrangler?
What year was the Pontiac truck? I'm thinking it was from the 30's or 40's, no? Kira


Full-size Jeep-basically, a 2-door Wagoneer. IIRC, they ran early 70's to 1983. (Big Wagoneers ran to 1992.)


Try 1963 to 1992. laugh

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