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Old 07-14-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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I am looking for a set of Nokian WR-G2's for my OBS and I am in the process of pricing them. I am in Allentown, PA and the best price I got was $157.95 installed at Jack Williams. Are there any places I can look either online or local that would give me a better deal?

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Old 07-14-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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Man...there just isn't any place that has them majorly cheap. Pretty much expect to pay a good $600 on a set of tires.

Also in terms of specifically buying the WR-G2, understand what you want from the tires and if the WR is the best choice. For example, it's mainly an all-season tire shaped into a winter pattern. It's of course more than this, but it's mostly a winter capable all-season tire. The compound is all-season. The tread is geared for all-season + snow + slush 1/2+ ice. It's a jack of all trades but a master of none. In this sense, do you want something that does everything or do you want a specialized device for snow and/or ice?

The point is there are a ton of winter tires out there and they vary quite a bit in their gearing and how well they perform for various tasks. You sort of have to weed through everything and find the best fit for your goals. Is it the SR-G2? It very well could be and is a great tire. However, it may also not be depending on your goals and expectations.

My only suggestion is to research a lot.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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Man...there just isn't any place that has them majorly cheap. Pretty much expect to pay a good $600 on a set of tires.

Also in terms of specifically buying the WR-G2, understand what you want from the tires and if the WR is the best choice. For example, it's mainly an all-season tire shaped into a winter pattern. It's of course more than this, but it's mostly a winter capable all-season tire. The compound is all-season. The tread is geared for all-season + snow + slush 1/2+ ice. It's a jack of all trades but a master of none. In this sense, do you want something that does everything or do you want a specialized device for snow and/or ice?

The point is there are a ton of winter tires out there and they vary quite a bit in their gearing and how well they perform for various tasks. You sort of have to weed through everything and find the best fit for your goals. Is it the SR-G2? It very well could be and is a great tire. However, it may also not be depending on your goals and expectations.

My only suggestion is to research a lot.
Yeah, I know the WR isn't the cheapest and I would be happy to get them for $600. I live in PA and I we see our share of snow. I am not looking for a dedicated snow tire and I have heard nothing but good things about the WR and subsequently, the G2. I spoke to a couple tire places today and everyone I spoke to said the G2 is a phenomenal tire.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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I just got a price on these in 205/55R16 for $139.90 + tax out the door. I really don't think I will do any better than that. Jack Williams says that they will match and they have free balancing and rotation for the life of the tire, but they want the quote in writing and am not sure the place that gave me that quote will do that. Besides, I think I'd rather give the smaller local dealer the business.
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$140/tire is a really good price.

I get distributor pricing through my rally connections and it's not much less than that.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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$140/tire is a really good price.

I get distributor pricing through my rally connections and it's not much less than that.
Yeah, it's definitely a really good price... never thought I'd get them that cheaply.
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