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Old 12-18-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Where's a Good Place To Buy BF Goodrich R1 Tires??

I need to buy some 18" tires.
I want BF Goodrich R1's.

Where can I buy at a good price?
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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Does anybody know ???
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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Thanks, man, but I should have explained myself better. I'm familiar with Tire Rack and they pretty much sell at retail prices, plus you gotta pay shipping.

I'm looking for a tire dealer online willing to sell at discount prices.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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You think Tire Rack sells at "retail"? Price a tire at Tire Rack and then go to a local tire dealer and see what they charge.

Good luck finding R1's at a "discount" price.

Only other places I know for sure that sell the R1 is Discount Tire Direct and tire-easy.com.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Competition

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...sco=135&Achse=

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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Seems like Discount Tire has better pricing than Tires-Easy.

Any other online tire dealers that sell at discount prices???
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:42 PM   #7
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not really, tirerack buys a **** load of tires at discount then carries the savings on to you. Its a track tire, not that they make alot of them like regular ol tires.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:10 AM   #8
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track tire, or not...
nonetheless, someone I'm sure sells them at discount prices.
But, who?
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:04 AM   #9
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The only way you're going to get them at "discount prices" is to get sponsored by BFG, or someone that sells BFG.

If you do find a place that has them any cheaper than Tirerack, let us know.

And I'm curious, what are you going to use them for?
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #10
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If you do find a place that has them any cheaper than Tirerack, let us know.
I will. That's the whole purpose of these forums... sharing information. I checked prices with my local dealer, then Tire Rack. And it comes out to be a wash, plus the aggravation of needing to mount the tires when buying from TR.

Tire Rack actually gets off easy. No tire equipment, no employees, less hassle.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:19 AM   #11
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I've always had luck by doing price research and "jewing down" at tire shops. I once got goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3's at Discount Tire for the same price as if I would have bought them from the tirerack and had Discount install them.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:26 AM   #12
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I'm using the R1's for track days


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I'll give that a try. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:13 AM   #13
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If you're just going track days, the BFG R1's are a bit extreme. For Time Trial I could see it, but regular track days you'd be better off with something like a R888 or NT-01. Yeah, the grip will be fun, but they'll only last a couple weekends, and the cost will add up quickly. But hey, it's just my opinion.

What size are you looking to get?
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:15 PM   #14
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Extreme? Hardly. I drive pretty hard during the DE's I attend, and I go through alot of tires. I'm in the Red Run Group and also a PCA and NASA Instructor. I do tracks to the likes of, Summit Point, Pocono, the new NJMP, Watkins Glen, etc. Time Trials are on the menu for 2009.

I've been on NT-01's, RA-1 and R888's. The only reason I'm not going to Hoosiers is because they don't have my size (265/35/18).
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:10 PM   #15
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C'mon, don't tell me all you guys go to the dealer for your tires and pay full retail (?) .
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Extreme? Hardly. I drive pretty hard during the DE's I attend, and I go through alot of tires. I'm in the Red Run Group and also a PCA and NASA Instructor. I do tracks to the likes of, Summit Point, Pocono, the new NJMP, Watkins Glen, etc. Time Trials are on the menu for 2009.

I've been on NT-01's, RA-1 and R888's. The only reason I'm not going to Hoosiers is because they don't have my size (265/35/18).
Didn't mean to offend. No idea you had so much experience. I have about the same. I still run R888's and NT-01's. I'd love to run the R1's, but like I said, IMO it's not really worth it for just DE's. Running R1's would at least double my tire budget, and since I'm not competing, I see no need. I'm sure you have heard the joke, "I won HPDE!" Blah Blah Blah. You probably don't give a poop. Anyway, if you do get them, I'd be interested to see how long they last you.
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No offense taken. No one really knows anyone's background around here, because the Nasoic Forum doesn't allow a "signature" at the end of each post. On many boards like Rennlist, 6Speed, etc. you have the ability to post a signature. Anyway, I agree about the wear factor. But I've never ran on the R1's and at least want to try them once. I've been on R6 Hoosier's once on my last 911 Carrera and it's like glue on the track! BTW, I was northeast region DE Champion in 2008 !!

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