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Old 10-01-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Any Goodyear dealers in Anchorage?

So far I've called Wingfoot, Tire Factory, and American Tire.

Anyone else?

I'm looking for a specific Goodyear all-season tire, and once again, it seems that Alaska sucks for having any tires worth a goddamn outside of winter tires.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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+1 to American Tire.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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American Tire doesn't have them, nor can they order them.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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order whatever you want from Costco.

I ordered in tires that they paid the shipping on that weren't sold anywhere else in town. Picked them, ordered them, they mounted them and I was quite pleased.

Still down on Alaska, eh?
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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order whatever you want from Costco.

I ordered in tires that they paid the shipping on that weren't sold anywhere else in town. Picked them, ordered them, they mounted them and I was quite pleased.

Still down on Alaska, eh?
I don't have a Costco card, so I can't buy from there. I just got off the phone with the Shoppette and I'm gonna order the tires from there. Only a little more expensive than Tire Rack, but they'll be installed and have the road hazard warranty.

I'm not really "down" on Alaska per se, but there's a lot of little things such as this that irritate me.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:19 PM   #6
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I'm not really "down" on Alaska per se, but there's a lot of little things such as this that irritate me.

All season tires not being available when snow is about to fly isn't exactly unusual. Not too many people consider all seasons the tire of choice for our ice and snow season.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:43 PM   #7
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All season tires not being available when snow is about to fly isn't exactly unusual. Not too many people consider all seasons the tire of choice for our ice and snow season.
Oh they have all sorts of inferior Goodyear (and other brand) all-seasons. That's not it at all.

My wife's Outlander did just fine with its half-worn OEM all-seasons last winter. Check out Tire Rack's survey results on the Goodyear Eagle LS2's. They aren't rated high at all for light or deep snow...but we did fine. Logic would only point to the fact that the higher rated tires in the same class would just do fine...even better than her OEM tires.

Plus, with her car I don't want to have to deal with swapping tires every season. With the TPMS sensors, it presents a huge PITA to deal with during the winter.

I can:

1) Put steelies/winter tires on and deal with the annoying chime b/c the TPMS sensors aren't there
2) Get another set of wheels/tires with TPMS sensors and pay Mitsu to reflash sensors every time I swap wheels
3) Buy a set of winter tires and have wait in line to get them swapped every season change (18" winter tires aren't cheap)
4) Buy the best set of all-seasons possible and call it good year-round


I'm going with #4.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:18 PM   #8
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do you guys remember that day at nascar?

"Goodyear Bad Day"
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