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Old 12-30-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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I am thinking to get a set of new tires. Not sure if it is going to be all season or summers. Does anyone know where to get tires at a good price?

Thanks in advance

P.S. Anyone running Pirelli Zero Nero M+S? Any comments?
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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there is a big difference in summer and season tire performance. I'd seriously sit down and contemplate on what you want more. just my two cents
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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well, I just want to know which shop is good to purchase some tires. I dont want to step into an unknown shop and get rip off. Any good recommendations?

I done some search and most local members prefer to get tires mounted by Johnny at OK Tire, but I didnt seem to find which shop to get tires from.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:35 PM   #4
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Country tireland down by No 5 Rd and Steveston Hwy got good prices for the brands that they carry.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:43 PM   #5
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:57 PM   #6
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tirerack.com , can't beat the price, even with shipping/dutys
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:44 AM   #7
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I'm running 225/45/17 Pzero Nero M+S

They're great tires, very grippy, and tram lines less than I expected and quiet too.. only gripe I had is I have some run-off on it so it vibrates during high speeds.
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:07 AM   #8
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I'm running Pzero's on my STi. 225/45/17. I really like them. Not that great in the snow though. 300 hp really spins the tires so can't blame the tires. Dedicated snow tires would have been a better course of action. Still prefer the Pzero neros to the stock slicks. I didn't like how they handled in the colder weather. Found the stock tires very slippery when the temperature fell below 10 C.

I got mine at Volco. All 4 mounted for just over a grand (taxes included). Couldn't find a cheaper price. Tried several placed and was quoted in the area of $280 a tire for special order. Volco had the tires in stock and were $230 or so.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:01 AM   #9
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http://www.tiretrends.com/ has good prices (cheaper than Volco) and are local, too. I got my winter tires from them.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:20 AM   #10
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Bender from the board works at OK tire on Marine? You could check it out.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:06 PM   #11
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South Canada on Hastings and Commercial would alwasy give me a good deal.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:25 PM   #12
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thanks for all the replies guys!

I think if I decided to get AS tires, it would be the ZeroNero M+S.

Any recommendation on summer tires?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-31-2005, 11:50 PM   #13
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After some researches, my choices has narrowed down to

Summers:
1) Hankook Ventus R-S2
2) Falken FK-451

All Seasons:
1) Perelli Zero Nero M+S

Any comments or opinions on these tires?
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Old 01-01-2006, 01:29 AM   #14
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goodyear f1 gd somethign 3 won car dnd drivers comparosion i'll probalby use them as dmy next summers
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:52 AM   #15
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The tire rack is where I plan on getting my wheels and tires.

SSR comps with BF Goodrich G-force T/A KDW's.

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Old 01-01-2006, 05:12 AM   #16
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Try this place, great prices and quick shipping

http://www.edgeracing.com/

Also, for the All Weather wheels, you may want to also consider the Toyo Proxes 4. I've heard good things about the PZero Nero M+S (but make sure you get the M+S rated tires if you're going that route).
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Old 01-01-2006, 03:44 PM   #17
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i need to shop for some summer tires soon too..

holy crap, i was comparing tirerack and tiretrends, tirerack is soooo much cheaper.. not taking shipping and taxes into account though, but still..

for BS S03, tirerack - $205US, tiretrends - $376.32CDN

with the low US dollar, it seems like buying from the states is the way..
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:07 PM   #18
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i need to shop for some summer tires soon too..

holy crap, i was comparing tirerack and tiretrends, tirerack is soooo much cheaper.. not taking shipping and taxes into account though, but still..

for BS S03, tirerack - $205US, tiretrends - $376.32CDN

with the low US dollar, it seems like buying from the states is the way..
exactly right, from my experience add about $35cdn per tire for duty/brokerage/etc. Still WAAYYY cheaper.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:27 PM   #19
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Keep in mind tires purchased across the border may not be covered by tire warantees up here, unless you're willing to drive down to get the warantee work done.
Also Tire Rack needs a US address to deliever to. Got any friends down there?

Saying all this does not dispute the fact your total purchase will definately be much less. It's a personal choice.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:28 PM   #20
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Tire rack doesn't need a US address, I just ordered some tires 2 weeks ago, and got them up here in Calgary
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:05 PM   #21
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I don't really like buying from the states from personal experiences, but if the difference is that big, it's worth another try.

Back on topic, OK tire at SW Marine did a good job on my last set of tires.. look for bender (johnny)..
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:27 PM   #22
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tiretrends.ca is good when they have sales. I've bought a few sets from them in the past with no issues. Plus they have a tire machine now and they're based in Maple Ridge, so if you have issues, they're local.

I bought my truck tires from National Tire Wholesale on River road in Delta. They carry a few good brands, but when they have a sale, it's really a great price. I know my truck tires were very competitively priced compared to the US, and even Cdn distributors.

Although buying from the US is cheaper, it's not always the best value. Sure you save some cash, but you have to deal with brokerage and duties, deal with additional shipping charges across the border, and to hell with you if you have a flat, you're on your own. What you save now could cost you in the future.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:03 PM   #23
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:18 AM   #24
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+1 for tiretrends! I highly recommend them...
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:58 PM   #25
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Would going to a smaller shop like South Canada get me a better price? Will they have a more fexible price on tires? Afterall, they don't have to follow the retail price list.

Planning to buy tires from them and install it else where
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