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Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: wowzer
Date: February 08, 2006 11:22AM
I just ordered a pair of Yokohama's for my Acura. I ordered on late monday (about 5 pm), they arrived at 10am on Tuesday to my mechanic.

Totally awesome in terms of speed of delivery.

Just a plug...never bought from tirerack before.





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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 08, 2006 11:26AM
Yokohama make good tires. Kumho almost as good, IMHO.



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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 11:26AM
Yep. I like the ratings and reviews, too. Saved me a bunch a couple times.
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 11:28AM
The guys who name their tire companies apparently do the same market research as Chevy did when they tried to sell a car called "Nova" in Spanish speaking countries. That said I love my Kumhos. They give me a good ride every time.
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: February 08, 2006 11:29AM
Yes, that they do. They're based out of South Bend, Indiana, if I'm not mistaken, at least they have a huge warehouse there. It's about a ten minute drive from my house. They have a neat little test track where they run all kinds of vehicles from gokarts all the way up to WRC cars. It's a cool place!
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: troywellbuilt
Date: February 08, 2006 11:37AM
I like their reviews and have purchased tires based on them, but by the time I pay shipping and mounting, balancing, etc. I save maybe 20 bucks on a set of 4 tires. Not worth the effort to buy from them in my case.
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 11:43AM
My local tire shop matches WalMart for install, so $11 per for mount and balance. No tax on the sale helps too. I saved about $80 on my snow tires.
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 08, 2006 11:46AM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
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> The guys who name their tire companies apparently
> do the same market research as Chevy did when they
> tried to sell a car called "Nova" in Spanish
> speaking countries. That said I love my Kumhos.
> They give me a good ride every time.

Jeezus, are people still pulling up that total BS urban legend? Can we kill it, please!
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BGnR
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: February 08, 2006 11:56AM
did they arrive as just tires with ups labels on them?
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 12:07PM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
> Jeezus, are people still pulling up that total BS
> urban legend? Can we kill it, please!

Thanks for the correction. I suppose next you're going to deflate my assertion that pimps lowriders are most often shod with Kumhos, spoilsport.



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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: BW
Date: February 08, 2006 12:20PM
They do, indeed, rock.

My wife's RAV4 uses a strange tire size, and for the last batch a couple of years ago, we journeyed two hours north to their awe-inspiring warehouse in South Bend.

We enjoyed a pleasant spring morning of watching autocrossers zoom around on the track while our new tires were installed at an unbeatable price -- we saved about $200 over the best price we could find locally on name brand tires.

For the new set we just got, we went to CostCo. With a $60 instant rebate, the set still cost about $20 more than the TireRack price. However, this included lifetime balancing and rotation as well as a warranty, plus we didn't have to make the trek to South Bend.

Tire Rack still rocks, especially for high-performance, oddball, or expensive tires.

CostCo also rocks, but only if they can get your tire size and you happen to hit a rebate or sale period. They only sell a few brands, and they also strictly refuse to install anything except the OEM size, which can be a problem if you have aftermarket wheels or special needs. It was also rather irritating that they insist on inflating only to OEM pressure, which is ridiculously flaccid in many cases (26 psi on a RAV4).
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Pat
Date: February 08, 2006 12:27PM
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2006 09:36PM by Pat.
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 08, 2006 12:44PM
I had 4 B.F. Goodrich 235/75R15 Long Trails put on my '91
Explorer 2 months ago. I checked with Tirerack $336 just for
the tires. I went to Sams and had them put with lifetime
rotation and balance for $334 out the door, I was there 45 mins.
My normal tire guy, a local guy, wanted $360 for the
Uniroyal Tiger Paws I had been running, they were good tires
I got 92k out of one set and 85K out of the last set, had to
go for the cheaper set this time, same treadwear rating though.



Grateful11
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 08, 2006 12:50PM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
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> Thanks for the correction. I suppose next you're
> going to deflate my assertion that pimps lowriders
> are most often shod with Kumhos, spoilsport.


I love Kumhos, but I know nothing of your friends.

BGnR
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 02:40PM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
> I love Kumhos, but I know nothing of your
> friends.

If I had pimps for friends would I be spending so much time here?
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: bangman
Date: February 08, 2006 02:41PM
I'm a mental case but I love Sears for tires.

I got 4 tires mounted at Sears for my pickup for under $100. They're better than the BF Goodrich ones I had on before.

People have mocked me for buying from Sears but so far so good. One year's use and they look fine. I'm pretty good about rotating the tires though to maintain even treadware.



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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 08, 2006 02:45PM
Get the price from tirerack, and ask your local shop to meet it. Some will, and it just takes a phone call. "Hi, I'd like to use your shop, how close can you come to Tirerack's price of $XXX for a set of ZZZZ tires?"
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: shadow
Date: February 08, 2006 03:23PM
I found a local tire guy that is the best.

When you need a new tire, you call him up and tell him the car and tire size. He'll ask a few questions and recommend three options. You pick the one you want and he'll tell you that you can bring the car over anytime or you'll have to wait a day for the tires to make it down from the warehouse.

You bring the car in and they mount and balance the new tires and then put them on in under 10 minutes (the crew looks like a NASCAR pit crew).

The cost differential between tirerack is the sales tax.

- Shadow
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 08, 2006 03:27PM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
> If I had pimps for friends would I be spending so
> much time here?

I wouldn't touch no samples! Free, or otherwise! (-:

BGnR
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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: wowzer
Date: February 08, 2006 03:44PM
Wow...I made 1 post and went to a meeting. Look at all the replies!

BTW- the Michelin 215/50/17 are way expensive...about $178 for a single tire. I've found the Michelins to be completely unworthy of trust. That is, these michelins cost an arm and a leg, but easily bubble and sidewalls tear.

This is the second tire that I've had to replace. Thus, I went with Tirerack and the Yoko's. From my read, the Yoko's are a good tire...I just hope that they last longer than the Michelins.

I would have done Costco, but the last time I had to special order the tire. As it was, I really couldn't afford to have a doughnut on for the winter, and tirerack was able to delivery in a big way. When I have to replace my 2 front tires, I'll order more Yoko's and save myself about $200 in the long run.






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Re: Tirerack.com Rocks!
Posted by: Rain
Date: February 08, 2006 03:47PM
my local tire shop price matches Tire Rack. If they don't have the tire in stock, they will have it by Thursday.





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