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Tire Prices Make Me Go Rhaaaaaaaaaa  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

So it appears I needed to change the four tires on my new acquisition (see the Twingo thread).

Four 165/65R13 tyres (read:skateboard wheels), mounted and balanced = 192 Euro !!!!!!

Rhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Four 165/65R13 tyres (read:skateboard wheels), mounted and balanced = 192 Euro !!!!!!

What brand are you buying and how much from that amount is cost of work?


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

It's probably China and India's fault for using all the rubber along with all the oil.  biggrin 

I pay $130 per tire for my Honda Accord. For some reason the tire places in and around ATL have some high and mighty approach to tires and won't put a lower speed rated tire on my car than the manufacturer suggests. Never mind the fact my Accord won't do 160mph they still want to put those type of tires on it.



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I convinced my wife to replace my original equipment 245/75-16's with Michelins. We paid quite a bit more, but they've lasted a loooooong time!

User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2108 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Just buy the tyres from a trade outlet and fit them yourself!


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 1):
What brand are you buying and how much from that amount is cost of work?

Some cheap Korean brand (Hankook) and the labor costs are not detailed on the invoice.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Four 165/65R13 tyres (read:skateboard wheels), mounted and balanced = 192 Euro !!!!!!

That'll buy me 1 tire on the BAFDT . . . quit yer bitchin'  wink 


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Four 165/65R13 tyres (read:skateboard wheels), mounted and balanced = 192 Euro !!!!!!

That's cheap. Don't complain.


User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 5):
Some cheap Korean brand (Hankook)

I've one of them on my garden wheelbarrow. The handling is superb, especially over rough terrain  Smile


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Four 165/65R13 tyres (read:skateboard wheels), mounted and balanced = 192 Euro !!!!!!

If I am going to replace all four tyres on my car it will cost at least 410 Euro for 195/65/R15H.

or

All four tyres for my banger (the one with the bullet holes on the back if you remember the picture in another post) which is 380 Euro for 175/65/R14H.

I costs me at least twice as much to get tyres for my car.

Rhaa!



[Edited 2006-05-03 20:08:41]


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User currently onlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12250 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
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I need tires for mine. 205/60R16. About $370 for a set and free rotation and flat repair. Think I'll stick it out until the end of the summer though, since I'll be putting on probably 7-8000 miles this summer.


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Buying tires in the USA is kinda of joke as to pricing. You see sale prices of "4 for $99". That is for the cheapest (maybe 30K miles wear), smallest tires (like 155 R 13 and similar to those used on some of the cheapest small cars, like your Tingo). Then you have to add on top of that base price:
Installation and Balancing $10/tire ($40)
Disposial fee for old tires at $3-6 each ($12-24)
Sales Tax 0% to 8 1/2%, so if 6%, then $10
Total: like about $169.
For my Mercury Cougar, it cost me $300 for 2 tires on 2 occasions on my car(or $600 for 4 total, for all-season, correct speed rated tires, and tires are only used on a few cars, mostly on my model).


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Buying tires in the USA is kinda of joke as to pricing.

Another joke is if you trade your car in, in some states you get nailed with a "tire disposal fee." I forgot how much it was here in FL, but I remember noting how ridiculous it was considering the fact that they were still using them on the car and weren't "disposing" them at all


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Four 165/65R13 tyres (read:skateboard wheels), mounted and balanced = 192 Euro !!!!!!

Wow, that does sound like alot.

I just put new tires on my car. I have a BMW 323i Sportwagon. The tires are directional, and staggered. 225/45/17 front, and 245/40/17 rear. I bought General Exxclaim UHP (Made by Continental, and the same exact tire as the Conti Extreme Sport Contact) Price at www.tirerack.com , $73.00US(front), $89.00US(rears). Had them mounted and computer balanced for $34/pair. delivered next day via UPS.

Can't beat those Tire Rack deals! bigthumbsup 

Russ

BTW, the same tires, carrying the Continental branding: $143.00(front), $168.00(rear)



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

I got four P255/70R16 Bridgestone Dueler A/T tires mounted, balanced, restemmed for $460 at Sam's Club.

Mark

[Edited 2006-05-04 01:50:10]

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Ah, the disadvantages of living in the Euro-zone, eh?  Wink


Lee



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