Trend in tire discontinuation

Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:56 am

I suspect that the "Tire Rack" has this sister company that I do all my tire business with--it's called--the "USED-TIRE RACK" Never had any problems :clap: toothy
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Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:04 pm

I was looking at the tire rack website. The prices seem good.

But, if you don't have your own tire mounting and balancing equipment, in my area using the "recommended" installers between installation, valve stem and old tire disposal, you're looking adding $30 to $50 per tire to the cost of each one.

That kind of wipes out the savings.
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Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:09 pm

Local garage will remove old tires, mount and balance for $40 total. Usually sell the 4 used tires as long as they have runnable thread, if they are barely inspectable, a free sign in front of the house will have all 4 taken away in a day or 2. I also dismount used tires myself with a set of spoons and a little sweat. Taking 4 tires up to Sams club, they will mount and balance 4 tires for $18 if you are a member. One thing i like about Tirerack (and Newegg and Rockauto) is when i order, they are at my door in 1 or 2 days tops.
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Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: snuffy On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:05 pm

Just took delivery from Tire Rack today. Cost $683 for four tires plus $55 shipping. Michelin is offering $70 Visa Card so the price is down to about $606. Salty but beats buying a new vehicle all over discontinued tires and I can get another 55,000 miles from the Eurovan, 83k on it now. Just looked into getting a Ekornes Stressless recliner to replace the rear bench seat - now that would be traveling in comfort.
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Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:02 am

freetown fred wrote:I suspect that the "Tire Rack" has this sister company that I do all my tire business with--it's called--the "USED-TIRE RACK" Never had any problems .. ..

:punk: toothy Not to be confused with ... THE RETREAD RACK! :woot: :funny:
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Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:03 am

Talk about discontinuation............You should try to get some 7:00x16 bias ply tires to restore a 62 Willys pickup and see how easy that goes. Mike
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Re: Trend in tire discontinuation

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:58 pm

SMITTY wrote:
freetown fred wrote:I suspect that the "Tire Rack" has this sister company that I do all my tire business with--it's called--the "USED-TIRE RACK" Never had any problems .. ..

:punk: toothy Not to be confused with ... THE RETREAD RACK!

Back in the OLDEN DAYS -- when I was 15 -- the local Firestone dealer did his own retreading. Most retreads would last only a few thousand miles on my Ford Falcon before blowing out a sidewall. And this is the strange thing I have never understood: :?: :?: the retreads were FAR more likely to pick up a nail and go flat. I got used to replacing tires several times a year, until I scrounged up the cash to buy a set of new tires, and in the 50 years since then I have only picked up maybe five nails.

P.S. Here's another vote for Tire Rack. Great place.
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