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1TZSLO 04-29-2010 02:25pm

Where do you buy your tires from?
 
Where does everyone buy their tires from, I am in need of a new set of front ones soon and I was checking Tirerack.com and seen these.
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

I love the look. But still prefer Nittos on the rear, which still have decent amount left.

Where else is a good place to shop?

thegreenman 04-29-2010 03:02pm

I have used tirerack and was happy with how quick they delivered. I got my PS2's from Zip Corvette.

Z06PDQ 04-29-2010 03:25pm

Discount Tire [Good Year Supercars/Nittos] except the Firestone Wide Ovals. got those from Firestone.

1TZSLO 04-29-2010 03:53pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Z06PDQ (Post 34453)
Discount Tire [Good Year Supercars/Nittos] except the Firestone Wide Ovals. got those from Firestone.

Awesome prices at the store, seems like that is where I will be picking up my NItto Invos from.:cheers:

WKMCD 04-29-2010 04:51pm

I've bought a number of sets from Tire Rack. It went well every time but they don't carry all brands - most but not all. You can even have them shipped to the place that is doing the install.

1TZSLO 04-29-2010 05:12pm

WKMCD, I was reading that. Seems pretty cool that they do that.

Y2Kvert4me 04-29-2010 05:16pm

I used to buy from Tire Rack all the time, until I got this car and went to 19/20" wheels.
I had a very tough time finding a place around here willing and able to tackle the job of mounting those low-profile tires w/o fear of wheel damage, so once I found "that" place, I stuck with them.

They've done great work for me for many years now, and when I need tires, I shop Tire Rack first mainly for research and ballpark price, then have the local shop quote on what I end up deciding to buy.

Once Tire Rack shipping cost is factored in, the local shop usually comes in VERY close in total price, so I just toss the business their way and let them take care of it all. They usually get the tires in the next day too. Much more convenient for me, and I'm sure they appreciate the sale too, vs me just carrying in new tires to have them mounted/balanced.


:cheers:

1TZSLO 04-29-2010 05:36pm

Good point, I dare not spend the cash on 19/20 even though is a sick looking combo.

Y2Kvert4me 04-29-2010 05:50pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1TZSLO (Post 34474)
Good point, I dare not spend the cash on 19/20 even though is a sick looking combo.

Main point was....whoever is mounting your tires, give them a chance to bid on whatever tire you do decide to buy.

You might be surprised at how close in price they quote compared to the mail order discount shops when it's all said and done.

:cheers:

1TZSLO 04-29-2010 05:54pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Y2Kvert4me (Post 34476)
Main point was....whoever is mounting your tires, give them a chance to bid on whatever tire you do decide to buy.

You might be surprised at how close in price they quote compared to the mail order discount shops when it's all said and done.

:cheers:

Yeah, it is always nice to have a go to shop for things like this.:cheers:

Sneaks 04-29-2010 06:54pm

Most shops will match internet pricing if you print out the price. :thumbs:
I've bought several sets from tirerack, and never a problem. Discounttire.com has Invos for 700 a set, shipped, in stock C5 sizes. :yesnod:

1TZSLO 04-29-2010 07:01pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sneaks (Post 34482)
Most shops will match internet pricing if you print out the price. :thumbs:
I've bought several sets from tirerack, and never a problem. Discounttire.com has Invos for 700 a set, shipped, in stock C5 sizes. :yesnod:

I seen that about the invos, I really only need fronts but for a steal like that you kinda might as well get 4 lol

allthrottleandsomebottle 04-30-2010 05:20am

I price match locally............but, sometimes I buy from E-bay/Tire rack and on the CF through vendors/members.
The key as already said above is to get a GOOD local tire installer/shop.
Try to stick with 1 and build a relationship with them :)
My guy could dismount OEM RFs from an OEM mag wheel w/o chipping/maring the paint.....................thats dam good!

I have a little experience with tires.........
My consolidated list of personal stock :D
Wheel size,type, & weight in lbs ea
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5, 17.5
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5, 19.5
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ new Yoko 295/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats, 50
OEM MAG 18 x 8.5 w/ new Yoko 275/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats, 46

PWO 5 spoke Y2K repos 17 x 8.5 +58mm, 20
PWO 5 spoke Y2K repos 18 x 9.5 +65mm, 23
HRE 18 x 9.5 545 w/ clear center +58mm, 22
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ clear center +74mm, 27

PWO 17 x 8.5 +58mm w/ oem runflat 245/45/17 (8/32 tread), 50
PWO 17 X 8.5 +58mm w/ new MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 17 with TPS & lots of weights, 45
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ NITTO 555 275/40/17 (1/2 tread), 45
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ stock OEM 275/40/18 runflats, 53
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ stock OEM 245/45/17 runflats, 47
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ new MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17, 47
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ new Hoosier R3S05 275/35/18 road race radial 4.5 32nds tread with std valve stems 42

CCW drag pack rear 16 x 10 classic full polished with well worn MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 (1/32 tread) with center cap, 34

CCW drag pack rear 16 x 10 classic full polished with 1/2 worn MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 (3/32” tread) with center caps, 38


CCW drag pack front 16 x 5 classic full polished with like new Firestone deluxe champion 5.00/5.25-16 (10/32 tread) with center cap, 33

OEM runflat 275/40/18 worn to wear bars, 29
Bridegstone expedia S-01 345/35/18 (9/32 tread), 37
New MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17 (6/32 tread), 30
New MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 (6/32 tread), 28
New MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 17 tires (6/32 tread), 25
MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 tires worn out (1/32” tread) 15.75
MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 tires (3/32” tread) 18
OEM runflat 245/45/17 (8/32 tread), 29
BFG G-force drag radial 345/30/18 new, 30
BFG G-force drag radial 345/30/18 1/32nd, 29.5
BFG KDW2 295/35/19 new, 32
Yoko 295/35-19 AVS sport non-runflats (2/32 tread), 29
Toyo Proxes RA1 335/30ZR18, new, (8/32 tread in the middle & 6/32 outside edges), 33.2

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 , 58

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new 275/35/18 BFG G-force TA drag radial, 53




Bob' House of Wheels 18 x 10.5 Chrome Y2K repos widened to 18 x 12. Work was done by Weldcraft Wheels.+56mm (with the 1.5" strip inserted, they should be right at 9.375" backspace, 31

HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/30/18 BFG DRS, 57
HRE 18 x 9.5 545 w/ clear center +58mm w/ new 275/35/18 BFG KDWs, 52
HRE 18 X 9.5" 545 full polished w/ Yoko 265/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats (8/32 tread), 50
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/35/18 EXPEDIA S-O1 (9/32 tread), 64
HRE 19 X 10" 545 w/ Yoko 295/35-19 AVS sport non-runflats (5/32 tread), 58
HRE 19 X 10" 545 w/ new BFG KDW2 295/35-19 (10/32 tread), 61
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/new Toyo Proxes RA1 335/30ZR18 & TPS, 58.4 lbs

My best 60' times on my 97':
New MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17 on C5 OEM 17 x 8.5 Magnesium wheels = 1.47 60'
Worn out 26 x 11.50 x 16" Mt ET Street on a 16 x 10 CCW drag pack = 1.51 60'
New 26 x 11.50 x 17" Mt ET Street on an PWO Y2K 5 spoke 17 x 8.5 = 1.53 60'
1/2 worn (3/32” tread) 26 x 11.50 x 16" Mt ET Street on a 16 x 10 CCW drag pack = 1.53 60'
1/2 worn 345/30/18 bfg dr on HRE 545 18 x 12 wheel = 1.49 60'
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/35/18 EXPEDIA S-O1 (9/32 tread) street tires = 1.75 60'

I have over 450 passes on these set-ups together and at different tracks....

My best 60' times on my 00' vert:
Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 = 1.69 60'

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new 275/35/18 BFG G-force TA drag radial = 1.69 60'

I have over 150 passes on these set-ups together and at different tracks....

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/phot...7_pics0003.jpg

DR launches:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/phot..._97_launch.jpg

Bias ply launches:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/phot...aunchsmall.jpg

vettex2 04-30-2010 08:19am

I use tirerack and mount them myself

Peter Pan 04-30-2010 11:52am

For Nitto's I always have used Discount Tires and have good resultshttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ons/3gears.gif

zz4vetteguy 04-30-2010 09:28pm

I use tire rack, I looked in Discount tires for the set I have now, but they were out of stock.

I KNOW I am going to get flack for this, but check with the dealership (I prefer RK, anything that I <read: my father with me fetching tools> can't do, always goes to RK, and after a Camaro and two vettes, never a complaint about their work)

I know that they were matching prices on tires AND giving a $50.00 gift card. It was $25.00 per tire to mount and balance them...that included them un-mounting the old tired and removing the TPMS.

nedih rotaredom 05-01-2010 08:58am

Quote:

Originally Posted by zz4vetteguy (Post 34540)
I KNOW I am going to get flack for this, but check with the dealership

The only stupid question...............is the one never asked grasshopper!
I check there, buy 30% of the time.........AMAZON also :D
just got a Gatback AC belt for my p/u delivered....best price..... <$15 Amazon of all places:yesnod:

Munch 05-01-2010 09:15am

I've always used Discount Tire in the past but I haven't had to buy fancy tires for the Vette yet so I'll see who has the best price when the time comes. I already have a shop who I would have do the mounting so I would give them first crack at giving me a deal on tires as well.


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