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Oct 22, 2021 - 5:43:58 AM
7051 posts since 9/5/2006

wifes car gotta have new shoes,,, what a pain ,,,and they have went up alot since i bought the last set.... so many choices and prices. fun fun fun

Oct 22, 2021 - 5:56:48 AM
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9810 posts since 6/5/2011

...easy-peasy!             ..... just get a whole new vehicle.          cheeky

Oct 22, 2021 - 6:00:40 AM



31572 posts since 7/26/2006

I got a new set for my jeep back during the summer, i just about fell over when i saw the price, then about a month ago i had a nail in a tire, road hazzard warranty replaced the tire, but they had gone from 285 a tire to 320 a tire in just a couple of months

Oct 22, 2021 - 6:04:57 AM

1381 posts since 9/6/2019

A new set for my truck cost me almost $1300 last year.

Oct 22, 2021 - 6:33:59 AM
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14116 posts since 5/24/2005

Now that my third suburban has passed, I no longer need to buy 10-plies. Whew! glad I do not have that expense anymore, but I sure do miss my Z71s. Brad

I sold tires at a full service station in my past. It was such an important expense, but customers sure did whine.

I settled on one particular independent tire store in town about 25 years ago. That took one stress out of my life, and in the long run has been a good relationship.


Oct 22, 2021 - 7:03:34 AM

75136 posts since 5/9/2007

My new car ('18 Hyundai) came with a set of Continentals which carry a "guarantee" of 80k.
When they needed to be replaced at 28k the dealer said "They won't stand behind the 80k on new cars because those tires aren't as good as real new ones.

I went for lesser miles (50k) on a new set of Kellys and the dealer couldn't understand my reasoning,but put on the Kellys.
He said "See you at your next appointment."
I told him I'd never be back for anything.

Oct 22, 2021 - 7:18:40 AM

94 posts since 1/17/2019

It’s like shopping for a mattress.

Oct 22, 2021 - 8:24:07 AM
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1139 posts since 4/12/2004

You might want to consider the use of the Uniform Tire Quality Grading System from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Below is a link to their web site. You enter the name of the tire manufacturer and the site provides ratings for tread wear, traction and temperature for all of their tires.  The ratings are also molded into the side walls of the tires.  Your tax dollars at work.

NHTSA Ratings

When I've purchased tires in the past, I've always asked the salesperson about the Federal ratings of the tires I'm about to purchase.  Without fail, they always advise me that the Federal ratings are meaningless and should be ignored.  That's my basis for having faith in the validity of the those Federal ratings.

Edited by - RB3 on 10/22/2021 08:31:38

Oct 22, 2021 - 8:30:35 AM

2427 posts since 7/20/2004

When I finallly wore the OEM tires on my Wrangler down far enough to justify replacement after 8 years, I splurged on a set of 31x10.5s, having already replaced the wheels a couple of years before. The tires ran about $1300 for the set of 5, but they'll last until they take the keys away from me. On our 'good car', I base replacements on how long we intend to keep it.

Oct 22, 2021 - 8:52:35 AM



1411 posts since 6/21/2008

Since the Morris takes 145R14s and the Riley takes 145R10s, I never wind up in the position of "so many choices". I always wind up with my fingers crossed that someone, somewhere, is reproducing a set.

Right now, I just did a check, and CAMAC is the only manufacturer currently producing those sizes for sale in the US. Pirelli is promising to make another batch of 145R14s "soon", and I might buy a batch and hoard them. Yokohama makes a 145R10 still, but only for domestic sale in Japan.

Edited by - kww on 10/22/2021 08:57:11

Oct 22, 2021 - 4:21:13 PM

12688 posts since 1/15/2005

I just put a new set of Michelins on my Tahoe. I got 70,000 on the originals that came on the car and should get about the same with the Michelins. I rotate them every time I get the oil changed. I bought them at Costco and think I paid about $220 per tire after their usual sale price if you buy 4 tires.

Oct 23, 2021 - 8:29:30 AM

7051 posts since 9/5/2006

her car has 17s i found a set out the door for 610.00 a 50 dollar rebate
i bought a set of mickey thompson 10 ply for my truck 2 years ago. they were blems,, for 670.00 285/75/16... now they are 235 each.

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 10/23/2021 08:36:08

Oct 23, 2021 - 8:31:36 AM

7051 posts since 9/5/2006

Originally posted by stevebsq

It’s like shopping for a mattress.

did that 2 years ago..3 grand and now i don't even like it...she does though !

Oct 24, 2021 - 1:39:38 AM

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15149 posts since 1/28/2010

Got another flat on the Cinelli on the temporary tires I put on while waiting for the supplier to get the Vittorias I ordered. Went to check at the bicycle shop and was told the back order to October (I ordered in July) was now put back to next June! Carla looked up some stuff (I'm fussy - I "need" yellow trim to match the bicycle) and found a different brand and I got them yesterday. The Vittorias were going to cost $70 each. These ones were $40 each. 700 x 23 c, 100 psi.

Oct 24, 2021 - 6:07:40 AM

75136 posts since 5/9/2007

My cheap Kellys are doing fine.They cost $66 each,installed.

Oct 24, 2021 - 7:09:50 AM

1196 posts since 12/2/2013

I've stuck with on-line Tire Rack for 20 years. Prices can't be beat no matter what tire you want and any service station worthy of the name can mount and balance the tires for a reasonable cost

Oct 24, 2021 - 1:31:21 PM

7051 posts since 9/5/2006

Originally posted by flyingsquirrelinlay

I've stuck with on-line Tire Rack for 20 years. Prices can't be beat no matter what tire you want and any service station worthy of the name can mount and balance the tires for a reasonable cost

most of the time you are right ,,but in this case i got mine for 610.00 out the door mounted and balanced minus the 50 rebate...which is 560.00.

tire rack shipped to me was 599.00 minus 50 rebate = 549.00 i still have to get them i did ok  this time.

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