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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    New tires today. The damage? $2,100 [​IMG]
    Criminey. I just put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus's on my Grand Am and that was $900. And they are not cheap tires, by any means. What did you get? ~ H
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Criminey. I just put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus's on my Grand Am and that was $900. And they are not cheap tires, by any means. What did you get?

    Tire prices are somewhat proportional to their size: 19s > 18s > 17s. PS A/S are very expensive, but that sounds too expensive for, I assume, 16-inch tires. What were the tire sizes?

    --Andre
     


  3. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    I usually pay about 1300 for ps2s, 1200 for re11s, 1100 for re01r etc think you got taken gnatty.

    Probably, but after you posted that, I checked Tire Rack and they have PS2s for about $360 each. Add 9.25% sales tax, and you are at $1,600 before installation, road hazard insurance (a must on almost $400 tires) tire disposal, and fucking with the TPM in the valve stems. I am sure I paid a dealer premium, but then again, I probably could have saved a hundred bucks or so if I'd shopped around, but my time is too valuable for that shit.
     


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    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^The total price you paid is in the ball park of what I usually pay for the p-car. Unfortunately, it's become an annual expense.
     


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    In this thread: tires that cost $2100
    In that other thread: cars that cost $2000
     


  6. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    ^^^The total price you paid is in the ball park of what I usually pay for the p-car. Unfortunately, it's become an annual expense.

    That is the cross we must bear for having tires that cannot be rotated.. [​IMG]
     


  7. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Criminey. I just put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus's on my Grand Am and that was $900. And they are not cheap tires, by any means. What did you get?

    ~ H


    What else? PS2s
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just to stir up the h8rs here, red BMW 3-something coupe pulled up next to me this morning, at one of those intersections where you have two lanes at the light and quickly narrow back down to one. I was in the through lane, BMW had to merge.

    Yeah, I smoked it. [​IMG]
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    I am sure I paid a dealer premium, but then again, I probably could have saved a hundred bucks or so if I'd shopped around, but my time is too valuable for that shit.

    It's not very hard if you want to try Tire Rack the next time you need tires. Order online and have the tires drop shipped to your favorite local shop --- Tire Rack has a list of recommended installers in your area. When the tires arrive, drop the car off, and have them installed. For my last tire change on the Porsche, which has TPMS, the total I paid the shop for labor, stems, and disposal was $100, but no tire insurance.

    TR's hazard insurance for 19-inch PS2s for your car is $173, so the total for your tires installed should be around $1506+173+100 = $1779. That includes shipping for the tires, too.

    ^^^The total price you paid is in the ball park of what I usually pay for the p-car. Unfortunately, it's become an annual expense.

    Wow, how do you drive your car? I get between 20K and 30K miles from my PS2s on both vehicles, with track days on them, no rotation.

    --Andre
     


  10. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Wow, how do you drive your car? I get between 20K and 30K miles from my PS2s on both vehicles, with track days on them, no rotation.

    --Andre


    Are you serious? I got 16,000 miles out of mine, no tracking.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Are you serious? I got 16,000 miles out of mine, no tracking.

    Fewer burnouts? [​IMG]

    --Andre
     


  12. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Are you serious? I got 16,000 miles out of mine, no tracking.

    Ya I don't normally pay much for install, tax, disposal etc and just tip the dude nice for not scratching my rims making sure he uses the italian tire changer instead of the hunter garbage (which is in the right hands is fine). I normally only get 10-12k if I don't track, don't care much for ps2s (plus sidewal flexes too much) since I been running potenzas.
     


  13. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Ya I don't normally pay much for install, tax, disposal etc and just tip the dude nice for not scratching my rims making sure he uses the italian tire changer instead of the hunter garbage (which is in the right hands is fine). I normally only get 10-12k if I don't track, don't care much for ps2s (plus sidewal flexes too much) since I been running potenzas.

    What size wheels do you have?

    I thought about the potenzas, but didn't follow through, although I might next time..
     


  14. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    These were 19s, 245/35 fronts and 275/30 rears but keep in mind tire sizes vary between manufacturers. The pilots weren't crispy on turn in for me but they ride the best so if you're happne with them then I'd just stick with them until the next generation. The potenzas are excellent if you get the right ones like I mentioned, stiffer sidewall, reasonable ride, no tramlining, amazing dry and wet traction (hardly rains here so I don't care about that). If you want to add a bit of performance with a slight sacrifice in ride quality without doing anything else get the bstones. All depends on what kind of driver/person you are.

    Thinking about coppin a new m3 with 20" Lms and remote res. shocks again but would have to lease since I don't plan on owning anymore bmws out of warranty (lease rates currently are terrible bc of residuals).
     


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    Are you serious? I got 16,000 miles out of mine, no tracking.

    Get an E46...problem solved [​IMG]
     


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