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Pookies
12-25-2004, 08:54 PM
I am looking for a good place to get some tires. The nokian WR are not available in 215/70/16. I hear Yokohama geolanders are good. Where is a good place to order them from and have them installed.

Thanks

Type X
12-25-2004, 08:58 PM
I am looking for a good place to get some tires. The nokian WR are not available in 215/70/16. I hear Yokohama geolanders are good. Where is a good place to order them from and have them installed.

Thanks


tirerack.com

Theelements
12-26-2004, 08:00 PM
tirerack.com

ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

martinaj
12-27-2004, 09:02 AM
See the thread "Need new tires but don't want to spend a lot?" for a variety of views, including my experience with Tirerack for buying Geolandars. Tirerack has excellent prices and delivered my tires from their Delaware warehouse to Virginia the next day. They have tire shops signed up around the country who will mount your tires. However, I used WalMart with good results at a lower price, including lifetime balancing/rotation. My experience with tire mounting is that unless you have a friend who works at a tire shop and will make sure that they're done properly, it's hit and miss based not so much on the shop, but on which employee had what for breakfast that morning.

Have 2,500 miles on the Geolandars now, and have had a couple torrential rains and our first small snow/ice storm last week. Traction is far superior to the original equipment Wranglers.

NoRegrets78
12-27-2004, 10:36 AM
Good to hear that, i'm looking at the geolanders too.

Also check www.discounttiredirect.com

ELEMENTDUDE
12-27-2004, 01:42 PM
When you guys buy tires on the net where do you take them to be mounted? How much do you pay for mounting?? I usually get my tires at Costco, and find their prices can't be beat.

I am open to new ideas.

Type X
12-27-2004, 01:51 PM
When you guys buy tires on the net where do you take them to be mounted? How much do you pay for mounting?? I usually get my tires at Costco, and find their prices can't be beat.

I am open to new ideas.
I just bring them to anyone local for under 40-50 dollars have them mounted balance

& alignment

hownowcb
12-27-2004, 09:40 PM
Elementdude: The key is, the sluggo actually mounting and balancing your tires is the guy whose friendship you need to cultivate; not the guy behind the counter. It's one thing to "buy" somebody dinner at your local tire store (dinner = the mark-up on mounting and balancing a set of tires); but it's another thing to finance their damned kids' college educations! If you don't buy your tires via mail-order, you've got to be nuts! Shipping has never cost me more than the mark-up did on any local "deal" on tires. If you happen to be buying tires already mounted and balanced on rims (as is often the case for winter tires) you can just slap them on yourself, and that's one of the motivations for having winter tires on separate rims.

I've never adhered to the posted signs that say "Customers not allowed in the shop". Make them escort you out, if they insist. Otherwise, make friends with the guy handling your tires. He doesn't care where you bought them because he's getting paid either way. It takes a while, but you can get used to not caring about the livelihood of whoever it is that owns the shop. Unless, of course, he's your neighbor. But if that's the case, he'd better be giving you one sweet deal in the first place! :twisted:

joemama
12-30-2004, 12:15 AM
Hardwired71 suggested www.discounttiredirect.com.

I took a look at that site and they have an installer search available. Just dump in your zip code and it helps you find people who will help with installation of the tires. Prices look pretty good as well.

I have been to a Discount Tire retailer before with a nail stuck in my Porsche tire and it was still leaking air like crazy. The repair guys ran right out and jacked up my car so it didnít do any damage to the Fuch rims. When they were finished the manager would not charge me for the repair. I didn't buy the tires there; they said they did it out of courtesy to their neighbors. They just asked that I think of them when I buy my next set of tires. I gave the guy who did the work $10 and they made themselves a new customer. Maybe it was just that store but I left with a good experience and I did go back and buy several sets of tires from them.

Honu
01-02-2005, 12:57 AM
I am looking for a good place to get some tires. The nokian WR are not available in 215/70/16. I hear Yokohama geolanders are good. Where is a good place to order them from and have them installed.

Thanks

The Nokian WR-suv tires ARE available in the 225 size, which is a negligable diameter difference and a TINY bit wider. "Tire Factory" is listed as the local distributor in my area. They are a bit pricey, but I am EXTREMELY impressed by these tires on the E. They are rated for 40,000 miles and if they last that long, I will indeed buy them again, even though they are above my usual price range for tires. They are AWESOME.