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Getting the best tire price? #4595507
12/05/17 09:53 PM
12/05/17 09:53 PM
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WI
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Doing some shopping for my next set of tires... Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws for my Liberty in P245/75/16, full set of 5. Just curious if I'm missing out on any retailers.
Here's the ones I've looked at:
1. Tirerack - doesn't carry them
2. Simple Tires - so far best price
3. Discount Tire direct - second best price
4. Easy tires - more expensive
5. Onlinetires - best per tire price but no free shipping

I'm also exploring local options, it seems like no one wants to match prices. One shop that I like/admire can't get them, but he said if I bring them in, he'll mount/balance for $20/tire.

The closest Discount Tire is an hour away and they'll match anyone. I've used them in the past before and been very pleased but thought I'd go local first. I'm in the La Crosse, WI area if anyone has any connections...lol.

Last edited by HoosierJeeper; 12/05/17 09:56 PM.

15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595509
12/05/17 09:55 PM
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Do you have a Discount Tire in the area? They'll match DTD pricing, they won't upsell you on an alignment or anything else you don't need, and when you need rotation or rebalance, you'll be in and out without a long wait.


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595516
12/05/17 10:06 PM
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Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595517
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HoosierJeeper Offline OP
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I think I just edited my post after you posted - closest DT is an hour away, which I'll do, used them before.

One concern I have is what if I got a bum tire that wouldn't balance or something. If I buy them from an online vendor and take them somewhere to be mounted, that would kind of be a messy situation, no? If I just find a place to order them and install them, it's all on them. Is that an unfounded worry?


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595521
12/05/17 10:11 PM
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Another vote for Discount Tire, I ordered Cooper AT3s from them and brought it to my installer no issues.


2017 Camaro SS 1LE (Motul 8100 X-clean 5W40)
1997 Jeep XJ 4x4 (15W40 HDEO Maxlife)
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595545
12/05/17 10:51 PM
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Walmart. They have insane online tire prices. They will ship them to the store and install with warranty.
Example. I bought 4 Nankang 17" Load E tires for my Dodge 2500. $535 installed for all four. Last time I paid over a $1100 for 4 Michelins and I like the Nankangs better.



2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595565
12/05/17 11:35 PM
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Simple Tire. Fast and free shipping smile


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Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595651
12/06/17 05:00 AM
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Darn, you just missed the Discount Tire Black Friday rebates.

I haven't heard of the other stores you mention aside from DT. At least here, the tire chains are pretty dang close to each other in terms of price. Much like certain parts stores being priced nearly identical to their competition. They all price match and I want to say I could have saved about $20 all together if I had one store match another. Not good, not bad.. but it's $20.

I am personally a fan of our local Tire Barn. Get there early enough on a Saturday especially when it's super cold OR right after work and it's a nice 30 min wait for a set of 4. Going to try DT today though.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595691
12/06/17 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
I think I just edited my post after you posted - closest DT is an hour away, which I'll do, used them before.

One concern I have is what if I got a bum tire that wouldn't balance or something. If I buy them from an online vendor and take them somewhere to be mounted, that would kind of be a messy situation, no? If I just find a place to order them and install them, it's all on them. Is that an unfounded worry?


It appears to me that you've made your decision. You've decided that the hour drive to Discount Tire with their slightly higher price is better than the ordering the tires on line and risking that there may be a problem you will have to deal with.


CapriRacer

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Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: CapriRacer] #4595713
12/06/17 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: CapriRacer
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
I think I just edited my post after you posted - closest DT is an hour away, which I'll do, used them before.

One concern I have is what if I got a bum tire that wouldn't balance or something. If I buy them from an online vendor and take them somewhere to be mounted, that would kind of be a messy situation, no? If I just find a place to order them and install them, it's all on them. Is that an unfounded worry?


It appears to me that you've made your decision. You've decided that the hour drive to Discount Tire with their slightly higher price is better than the ordering the tires on line and risking that there may be a problem you will have to deal with.


Sometimes buying local is better.

Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595718
12/06/17 06:50 AM
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Discount Tire seems to be such a hit or miss with sloppy work,I'm highly considering going to one of those small mom and pop tire shops next time I buy tires. They may be a little more expensive and not as fast,but if you've ever seen them do their work they're MUCH more meticulous and take their time being careful.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595746
12/06/17 07:37 AM
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Great choice for tires, I am running 4 of those on my '12 Xterra Pro-4X and am about 13,000 miles into them and they are GREAT especially for the price that I got them for..

I find the best deal I can online then I email [email protected] at DTD and he ALWAYS beats the price by a good margin and has FREE shipping to my door. Then I get them mounted where-ever is most convenient to me, (Usually DT but not always)

I have bought 6 sets of tires through him and he always has the best price and great customer service.


Licensed FFL Dealer / Small Business Owner
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4595778
12/06/17 08:09 AM
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Try searching craigslist for the tire size and model.

If you find a place that has them and advertises on CL, call and get a price for installation OTD.

Call Americas Tire or any other nationwide tire chain and see if they will beat the price.

I did this a couple years ago on some Falken 235/45/17s. Americas Tire price was ~ $120 each + M/B installation. After finding them on craigslist for $90 each, I negotiated the price down to $80 each with everything included, even tax and disposal fees. Basically $320 installed. I don't think they made any money on that job but they got the sale.

Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: CapriRacer] #4595839
12/06/17 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted By: CapriRacer
It appears to me that you've made your decision. You've decided that the hour drive to Discount Tire with their slightly higher price is better than the ordering the tires on line and risking that there may be a problem you will have to deal with.


really starting to hate all the posts like this on this forum.... If you don't have anything of value to add, then just stay out of the conversation. Whether you intend it or not, all these types of responses do is intimidate people into not asking questions. It's not like one more thread is going to break the site. What are you trying to do? Shut down the conversation? I don't get the point of what you said. The OP knows what he said in his posts and doesn't need you to recap.


Tirebuyer has em @ 120 each after the $75 rebate. Otherwise, I've found it can be hard to find small dealers that sell falken - I don't know why. Most of the small shops around here are pretty heavy into cooper or continental. When it comes to truck/suv tires, I always recommend checking Sams and Costco. Even if you're pretty set on a tire, they sometimes can make you an offer you can't refuse on a set of something different - my father picked up a set of 4 Kanati Trail Hogs for his 05 FX4 F-150 for just over $600 installed a few years back (on clearance, can't remember normal price). They've been great tires.

Last edited by HorseThief; 12/06/17 09:30 AM.

I saw a brown dog
Re: Getting the best tire price? [Re: Panzerman] #4595862
12/06/17 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted By: Panzerman
Walmart. They have insane online tire prices. They will ship them to the store and install with warranty.
Example. I bought 4 Nankang 17" Load E tires for my Dodge 2500. $535 installed for all four. Last time I paid over a $1100 for 4 Michelins and I like the Nankangs better.


WalMart can be a huge PIA sometimes though, especially if the door sticker is different than what size you actually have on the car. My Jeep has factory 16" wheels that came on certain trim level 2000 and 2001 Cherokees. The tires are the stock size for that wheel size. The door sticker on all Cherokees lists the base size wheels and tires. WalMart refused to mount the tires on the vehicle.

Same thing happened on my GF's BMW. She has an upgraded trim package with 17" wheels, most come with 16" wheels. The door sticker lists the 16". Walmart refused to mount them, even if I took just the wheels to another WalMart.

My sister bought snow tires for her '13 Jetta, just the fronts for now since it would be better than nothing, and all she could really afford. WalMart wouldn't mount them, since they claimed they didn't match, even though the tire and wheel size was exactly the same as the rear.

I've stopped bothering with WalMart. The best solution I have found is to order online (Discount Tire Direct is great) and have them mounted at a local mom and pop tire shop. The mom and pop tire shop would probably mount a bicycle tire on a car wheel if it fit properly with no questions asked.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
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