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Old 07-05-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Southwest Wake County
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Default Where is the best place to buy tires?

I need to replace my tires that make an awful road noise. They are size 235/65R17. What merchant on the western side of the Triangle has the best prices for smooth riding tires?
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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What type of car and what type of driving do you do?

Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels, select a local recommended installer. Enter your make/model and look at the options and read the tests/reviews. Lot's of info but if you use it right you can make a good decision.
Discount tire price matches tirerack's prices and they fix flats for free. Another option once you select the tire that you want.

I have found the best place to mount/balance to be Performance Chassis in Cary. They do road force testing on all mounts.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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I'm an avid auto-x racer and have always purchased my tires online, and then had them mounted/balanced at a local shop. However, I bought my most recent set of tires from Americas Tire off Harrison Blvd. in Cary. They had a great deal on an expensive and hard to find set of tires, and they did a great job on the install. Echoing what the previous poster asked, what type of car and driving do you do? We might be able to suggest some good tires based on past experience.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Durham
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I just replaced the tires on my wife's Camry. I used TireRack.com to get a sense of what tires were rated well and what the prices should be.

I added 20% to TireRack's prices, figuring I'd eat that in shipping and mounting, and called around.

Tire King on Miami Blvd. (they have a few locations) had the BF Goodrich Advantages I was looking for and the price was in line with what I expected. My wife took the car in and she says they treated her well, so I'm happy.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Discount tire - they will match tireracks price (or beat it) and it's local so no having to transport tires or ask the shop to let you ship them there. They get the tires same day or next day if they dont have them.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Southwest Wake County
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Cr-v
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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2WD, 4WD,EX,LX?

Tirerack will walk you through these questions and then present options that you can price out anywhere. Read the test specs where available. Noise, wet/dry handling, treadlife, etc are all displayed. You can search on reviews and pay attention to what other CR-V owners say. They list the OEM tire and you can compare it in tabular form to any other option. This will take less than a half hour.

For example, from that site choosing a 2009 CR-V EX 2WD the best sellers are (if it comes through :
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...ype=bestseller
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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Sam's Club! The service is excellent and if they carry the tire you want, the price can not be beat.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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If you buy your tires from Goodyear, you get free rotation for the life of the tires every 6mths.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Southwest Wake County
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LX

I was curious if small local tire shops would have better value.
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