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Old 08-29-2018, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default North Jersey - Looking for local shop to buy winter wheels + tire setup

As the title says, currently have a 2019 STI and would like some recommendation on a reputable local shop to buy and install an 18" wheel winter setup. Not a fan of having wheels shipped by mail especially if something goes wrong (or doesn't fit), so rather do it locally. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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Understand about the desire not to ship, but if you can get past that I'll recommend AZP as I've used them for a bunch of tire installs. One-day drop-shipping from Tire Rack in Delaware and they just got a brand new road-force balancer. If you're concerned about whether a particular wheel/tire combo will fit they can advise you on that. They are also a supporting vendor of this forum and have been serving the local Subaru community for many years.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:05 PM   #3
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Understand about the desire not to ship, but if you can get past that I'll recommend AZP as I've used them for a bunch of tire installs. One-day drop-shipping from Tire Rack in Delaware and they just got a brand new road-force balancer. If you're concerned about whether a particular wheel/tire combo will fit they can advise you on that. They are also a supporting vendor of this forum and have been serving the local Subaru community for many years.
www.azpinstalls.com
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply and info, I'll give them a call for sure.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:55 AM   #4
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If you can get passed the shipping and know what you want you will be good. I got 4 rims Drag Series and hancook icept evo snows from Discount Tire Direct in 2014 for my WRX. Got all sorts of discounts should have been 12-1300 but it was 980 shipped mounted balanced,lugs, centric rings. Want to get another set for my 2017 FXT because the all seasons suck.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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If you can get passed the shipping and know what you want you will be good. I got 4 rims Drag Series and hancook icept evo snows from Discount Tire Direct in 2014 for my WRX. Got all sorts of discounts should have been 12-1300 but it was 980 shipped mounted balanced,lugs, centric rings. Want to get another set for my 2017 FXT because the all seasons suck.
Gotcha. My only issue with shipping is more of making sure what ever 18" will fit on the 2019 STI, especially with those new breaks. If it doesn't, then I'll be stuck with it. Are their 18" wheels mentioned on their site tested and be assured that they will fit?
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:20 PM   #6
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As the title says, currently have a 2019 STI and would like some recommendation on a reputable local shop to buy and install an 18" wheel winter setup. Not a fan of having wheels shipped by mail especially if something goes wrong (or doesn't fit), so rather do it locally. Any suggestions?
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Understand about the desire not to ship, but if you can get past that I'll recommend AZP as I've used them for a bunch of tire installs. One-day drop-shipping from Tire Rack in Delaware and they just got a brand new road-force balancer. If you're concerned about whether a particular wheel/tire combo will fit they can advise you on that. They are also a supporting vendor of this forum and have been serving the local Subaru community for many years.
www.azpinstalls.com
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Gotcha. My only issue with shipping is more of making sure what ever 18" will fit on the 2019 STI, especially with those new breaks. If it doesn't, then I'll be stuck with it. Are their 18" wheels mentioned on their site tested and be assured that they will fit?
Knowing where in NJ you are helps.
I totally support AZP. While I have not used them (mostly distance), I know many hat have and I know some peeps from there, so I have no issues.
For a decent online seller (I prefer TireRack), if you put in your vehicle info, they only list what FIT'S!
So if your order info (on the car) is correct, the setup should fit, or, it's their issue.
Granted, you have a BBK or other suspension work, then it's sorta your issue.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:01 PM   #7
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If fitment is a concern, just use Tirerack plus one of their "certified" local installers. The company drop ships it directly to them and you just make an appointment to come in. Cheaper than buying it local and you get the security / peace of mind of a local install.

Look on the tirerack website and see if there is one near you.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:02 PM   #8
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Knowing where in NJ you are helps.
I totally support AZP. While I have not used them (mostly distance), I know many hat have and I know some peeps from there, so I have no issues.
For a decent online seller (I prefer TireRack), if you put in your vehicle info, they only list what FIT'S!
So if your order info (on the car) is correct, the setup should fit, or, it's their issue.
Granted, you have a BBK or other suspension work, then it's sorta your issue.
I live in Clifton if that helps at all. Everything is bone stock so suspension won't be an issue. I'm happy to hear about TireRack, last thing I want is spend 2k on a winter setup only to not fit properly because of break displacement. Being "mechanically challenged" myself doesn't help so these little details might be silly to some. I'm just doing my due diligence. So I definitely appreciate the feedback!
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:04 PM   #9
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If fitment is a concern, just use Tirerack plus one of their "certified" local installers. The company drop ships it directly to them and you just make an appointment to come in. Cheaper than buying it local and you get the security / peace of mind of a local install.

Look on the tirerack website and see if there is one near you.
Good point. I believe if you send it to their certified dealer you save the shipping fee which comes back cheaper than buying local. Wasn't sure on how reliable TireRack was so the feedback is welcomed.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:51 AM   #10
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AZP does great work and would be a good option. Also FAP Auto in Union City NJ.
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