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surlyoldbill
08-17-2014, 03:53 AM
Any "special offers", internet coupons or limited time discounts anyone know of? Costco is no longer the place for cheaper tires.

225/75/16 E highway tread (HT or M/S)

flman
08-17-2014, 01:28 PM
I buy mine on Ebay, no sales tax, free shipping, but it is up to you to mount them or find a source for doing so.

coalminer
08-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Discount tire has a special on the 225/75/16E tires, its an off brand, I have purchased them before, $78 a piece. The strange thing is that price is not at all of them, I live in Florida and its valid there, but when I checked at the store in the Cleveland Ohio area, it was not valid there.

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/findTireDetail.do?c=2&rcz=33810&ar=75&rf=true&rd=16&rc=FLOINT&cs=225&dVeh=dVeh&ra=searchForMostPopularTires.do&fl=&tc=GITVL2&yr=2005&pc=17870&vid=022473

Just checked, in your area, that tire is $116.

mendonsy
08-17-2014, 04:27 PM
The Discount Tire Online has Westlake (never heard of them before) for $96 ea. with free shipping.

surlyoldbill
08-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the tips.

I'm thinking more on the line of getting Michelins or other quality tires, but just checking for sales and cheapest source. My local Costco would be charging me about $1000 out the door. Evidently mounting/balancing/etc is no longer included in the price.

I didn't consider Ebay, I'll look at that. I think local tire shops would charge me about $20 per tire to mount/balance on the rim. My Holy Grail was missed last week, when someone posted on Craigslist a set of nearly new tires ON RIMS for $400. They didn't say what brand tires, but from what I could see they were LTX.

lindenengineering
08-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Just be careful about dates of manufacture.
NOS can present its own use hazards.
See:-
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11&affiliate=HM5&s_kwcid=AL!3756!3!55250840053!b!!g!!_cat:tires&ef_id=Uzt3eQAABd8KKPK4:20140817171136:s

Dennis

glas1700
08-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Check Tire Rack, www.tirerack.com . I've purchased many tires from them and shipping is generally from their NV warehouse for west coast orders. They have a list of installers online.

If you can find some LTX M/S used with the right date code and size (225/75R16), they will be replaced for free with M/S2 under a Michelin recall. The Michelin website has details.

NelsonSprinter
08-17-2014, 08:10 PM
The Discount Tire Online has Westlake (never heard of them before) for $96 ea. with free shipping.

Westlake is a Giant Chinese tire maker with low quality standards. I've seen a post crash investigative report online that showed the steel belts used inside were 1/4 the mfr stated size and were too weak for the tire weight rating. IMHO Fine for everyday empty use by those who cannot afford an expensive purchase, but not for commercial hauling, RV use etc.

Coast2Coast
08-18-2014, 03:32 AM
Any "special offers", internet coupons or limited time discounts anyone know of? Costco is no longer the place for cheaper tires.

225/75/16 E highway tread (HT or M/S)

I can get you a set of Kumho Road Ventures for $500 installed if you have a americas tire or discount tire near you they can ship a set in. 60k warranty.

surlyoldbill
08-18-2014, 05:24 AM
I saw all kinds of strange brand names on Ebay. I also saw a new set of my beloved Toyo HT for $450, but they were manufactured in 2010 or something. I don't know the shelf life of tires.

I'm thinking there may be some Labor Day sales, so I'm going to peruse the flyers for the major tire dealers.

hayduke
08-18-2014, 12:52 PM
My Costco lists the Michelins for $760
Well worth it.
Mine are looking like the tread may go 100,000 miles
Strange since I only got 35000 on a VW

EZoilburner
08-18-2014, 12:56 PM
I got a new set of off brand tires locally for $560 at mr tire mounted and balanced. The only issue I see with buying tires online is in case of a failure it becomes a real hassle to get any warranty on it.

surlyoldbill
08-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Check Tire Rack, www.tirerack.com . I've purchased many tires from them and shipping is generally from their NV warehouse for west coast orders. They have a list of installers online.

If you can find some LTX M/S used with the right date code and size (225/75R16), they will be replaced for free with M/S2 under a Michelin recall. The Michelin website has details.

I found a used set for $180, I'll look up the date code and see if they are in the recall. I may get them anyway, because that's cheaper than a single tire, and they have 80% tread.

surlyoldbill
08-18-2014, 04:51 PM
My Costco lists the Michelins for $760
Well worth it.
Mine are looking like the tread may go 100,000 miles
Strange since I only got 35000 on a VW

Mine has them for over $200 each and then about $35 each to install.

Simon
08-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Yo Bill I'm heading down from Alaska to the East Bay in a couple weeks- I'm also runnin thin on rubber. Got the same size tires- but have been sailing on Mich XPS Ribs for waaaay too long.
They're hard, long-lasting, rough-riding tires. I too checked at a local Costco and replacements will run about $1000.
Let me know if you find any deals- I'll do the same!

I'm wondering if anyone can testify for their favorites?
Also thoughts appreciated on previously requested "freshness" expiration time, i.e. buying a set manufactured after 2010 etc.