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Old 03-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Anyone know a good one in the dallas/plano/lewisville/denton/etc area?

A coworker recommended Joe's used tire shop in Denton, but when I called he said he doesn't do full sets anymore.

I'm just looking for someone who does good business and isn't super shady. The tires will be for a track day and I need new ones now but don't want to destroy a brand new set of tires for a weekend. I also don't want to unwittingly purchase a set of retreads that fall apart at the track. That would make me sad.

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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I'd look online. I've found several sets recently at decent prices. Tell me the size and I can normally find a steal. There are a few on craigslist that aren't that bad either.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Call Hamm's, ive use the one in watauga for over 10 yrs now. I hear the dallas one isnt in a great location, but its worth a shot
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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Call Hamm's, ive use the one in watauga for over 10 yrs now. I hear the dallas one isnt in a great location, but its worth a shot
That or even Discount. We used to go get used tires for around $25 each at Discount for our drift events back in the day. They were also very good used tires that actually had some life to them if used as dailies. Didnt last very long after drifting them tho!!

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Mill street tire. In lewisville tx.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

I've checked with discount tire. I heard Todd Eaddy was a good contact for this and he now working at the discount in plano. Unfortunately he's on vacation this week, but the guy I spoke with said they don't really do that and it would be hard to find a full matching set.

I contacted a couple places in lewisville, Number 1 New and Used tire and Mike's tires. Neither one had 225/45/17 or 215/45/17. I'd prefer the 225s but would settle for the 215s. Mike's tires had 205/55/16 but the guy I spoke with on the phone was not the nicest person in the world and I'd rather do business with someone a little more friendly. At the other place, the guy said he could get some by the next day if I came in to place an order, but that seems iffy.

I will check out Hamms and Mill street otherwise I'll be doing a race event on my stock wheels and that makes me a
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Or 7 day tire next to Lewisville high school.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #8
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Another thought would be to ask people at the events your are attending to see if they have any old sets with some life on them they would be willing to sell you.

Just a thought.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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Another thought would be to ask people at the events your are attending to see if they have any old sets with some life on them they would be willing to sell you.

Just a thought.
That is a good thought. I will def give that a try in the future. Unfortunately I need a set of tires for next weekend and am not attending any events beforehand.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #10
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I'd look online. I've found several sets recently at decent prices. Tell me the size and I can normally find a steal. There are a few on craigslist that aren't that bad either.
So I'm looking for 225/45/17 and I would settle for 215/45/17 of course in a W, V, Z, or similar rating.

I called every shop mentioned here plus a couple more not mentioned. I've also scoured local internet (this forum, other forums, and craigslist) and no one has them.

I guess I'm gonna have to settle for racing on the stock 16" rims. Those tires seem to be easy to find (205/55/16).
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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Its always good, even great, to hone your skills on a set of crappy tires before moving on to really nice ones!
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #12
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I don't disagree. I was just hoping to use the larger rim, but beggars can't be choosers. Racing around on my stock rims all these years has still been tons of fun!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:25 AM   #13
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^Just have to air those stock tires up a tad more to get rid of the sidewall flex.


These should be fun to use, offer the guy less of course.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/pts/3675015535.html

They have the best ultimate grip out of the neova, star spec, and re-11. But the khumo's aren't as good in the wet. Also initial bite isn't great.

Or just get these..... http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/3662239808.html
They have much better tread and you can use them as dailies. I'm sure someone will want them.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
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^Just have to air those stock tires up a tad more to get rid of the sidewall flex.


These should be fun to use, offer the guy less of course.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/pts/3675015535.html

They have the best ultimate grip out of the neova, star spec, and re-11. But the khumo's aren't as good in the wet. Also initial bite isn't great.

Or just get these..... http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/3662239808.html
They have much better tread and you can use them as dailies. I'm sure someone will want them.
I scoured CL. I saw the kumhos you are talking about, but even if I lowballed the **** out of the guy with $200 I would still need to put another $100 or so in to get them mounted and balanced and then I'm spending $300 for tires for one weekend....ef that.

The other link was expired but it was probably something I already looked at.

I found out the tires I have on now will be good enough for the weekend! They only require 3/32" (.0938") and the lowest point on my tires was like .104" , huzzah!

Thanks for all the info guys and gals. This information will surely come in handy in the near future. I will prepare earlier next time...of course, that's what I always say...
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:17 PM   #15
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I scoured CL. I saw the kumhos you are talking about, but even if I lowballed the **** out of the guy with $200 I would still need to put another $100 or so in to get them mounted and balanced and then I'm spending $300 for tires for one weekend....ef that.

The other link was expired but it was probably something I already looked at.

I found out the tires I have on now will be good enough for the weekend! They only require 3/32" (.0938") and the lowest point on my tires was like .104" , huzzah!

Thanks for all the info guys and gals. This information will surely come in handy in the near future. I will prepare earlier next time...of course, that's what I always say...
What kind of event is this anyway? AutoX or roadcourse?
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