need new tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by powerboatr, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. TobyU

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    I read a few reports that people are not liking the Defenders but any new tires better than crummy old ones.
     
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    I have used Coopers ATA 3 when needed second set.On 3rd set now good traction wet, dry, snow. Average about 60,000 on the 2 sets.Probably could get more but its wife's daily ride with the kids!!!
     
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    That's pretty steep for those tires. They're about $730 + tax for 4 w/ mount, lifetime balance/rotation, and road hazard at Costco/Sam's. Sam's will also honor the treadwear warranty for any brand they carry provided you have proof of rotation every X miles. I paid less than $300 out-the-door for an entire set after they credited me for my dealer supplied Pirellis, which wore out after ~50% of the rated mileage. I think most tires shops could have beat $987 though.
     
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    I got the LTX M/S2's at Costco last month for $798 out the door (mounted, etc) at Costco. It was the normally running $70 of a set deal and the occasionally running free mounting deal. They do need to go back and get balance checked though. Feel a vibration a 70 - 80 that is new with these tires.
     
  5. JerEazy

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    FWIW check your local craigslist/facebook. My last 2 sets of tires for truck and wifes car were OE takeoffs. There's a guy here in Tampa that runs a custom wheel and tire shop. Re-sells the OE wheels and tires with minimal mileage for half of what a new set of tires cost. And then you can re-sell your wheels a similar way and make up a portion of the cost.

    Just my .02
     
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    Be careful on the take off ones though. I bought a set of 20 inch takeoffs from a doctor who said they didn't work right on his wife's SUV. Me being a trusting soul, I payed him the $250.00 and went on my way. The reason he was selling them was their was a big ass plug that some shop put in one of the tires. I've fixed the leak that the plug was causing, but God that ticked me off. Like buying a used car, buyer beware! If you buy any used tires, even less than 100 mile ones like mine, look them over well.

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  7. powerboatr

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    well if i move to a BIG city i might buy into costco....as in 90 miles is closest costco and its in a high tax rate city of rockwall...

    this is a local guy, rotate rebalance for life etc.. its still less than discount tire
    i am happy.
     
  8. Adieu

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    Dunno what size you need, but seems excessive... '12 Gator EL stock 18" LTX M/S2 's are currently $110/ea

    https://www.discountedwheelwarehous...MIks6p4sno3wIVCh6tBh2-IwnuEAQYAyABEgKIafD_BwE


    If you don't trust smaller name merchants, Walmart.com runs a lot of sales pretty much all the time.. michelins are currently expensive again @ $160something, but they got Bridgestone Duellers @ $102
     
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    I looked up the 20" Michelin LTX for a 2012 and they are $197. Almost double the 18". This may explain your great tire deal and why other members are paying more.
     
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    What size do you need? And did you google, amazon, and walmart it properly?
     

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