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Old 01-15-2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default How much will it cost me to mount and balance 4 tires

Hey,
I am just about to order 4 kuhmo tires 205/50/17 from tirerack and got quoted to have them mounted and balanced for 170 from the dealer, which seems ridiculous. How much should I pay to have them mounted and balanced? I did a search and didn't find any specifics.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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I went to a local Midas (because it was right next door to my office building... too convenient), and it cost me $168 to mount and balance 4 tires and an alignment. So yes $170 just to mount is too much.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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HOLY HELL!!!

you guys are paying waaaaaaaaaay too much.

check your local tire shops. never take anything simple like that to the dealership. they will rape you.

walmart's tire center is pretty cheap. i think it's only $15/tire to mount and balance.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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THere is a guy off route 1 in edison that did it for me...he dismounted the old tires, mounted and balanced for 89$....I dunno if he'll do the same for you cause he gives me discounts every here and there but it's worth a try...I'll PM you the number if you want me too.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:54 PM   #5
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What up salute long time no see on here, that would be great if you could pm me. How much is an alignment and how do I know if I need one.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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oh...i've been on here alot haha.

I have no idea about alignments. I doubt he does them cause he is a performance shop and I don;t think he has the equipment for that. but he would send you to a place if needed....I'm PM the number now.
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the only reason you would need an alignment is if you've lowered your car or you car isn't tracking straight.
ie, hit a curb or something to cause the alignment of the car to be off.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #8
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yea....true...since your speed3 is new, you shouldn't need one...if you do and didn't hit anything, I would have the dealer do it for free.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:27 PM   #9
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I am actually getting the tires for my 04 3 which is my wifes car now. She is taking it to ohio, so I want her to have some good tires on there and not a crappy set of rsa's with 21k on them and no tread. Sounds like I don't need an alignment, and I made an appointment, It will cost me 25 a tire which is better than the 45 the dealer wants. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:32 PM   #10
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oh, ok..nice.yea...WIth the weather how it's been in the mid west, RSA's=very bad idea.

You have an appointment at lees?
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