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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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yep got an appointment, it snows a lot more in ohio than here due to the lake effect snow.
 

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Any idea how much Discount Tire charges? I'm ordering tires through them, so maybe they'll give me a good deal on 'em. Anyone have experience?
 

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My dealer $80 bucks. But beware of discount shops - they will f*ck up your rims. No problems at mazda, but Goodyear shop left a couple nice gauges on the rim edge.
 

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[quote author=mikebb55 link=topic=67007.msg1183640#msg1183640 date=1170454930]
My dealer $80 bucks. But beware of discount shops - they will f*ck up your rims. No problems at mazda, but Goodyear shop left a couple nice gauges on the rim edge.
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It's not a discount shop, it's a chain. There are two in town, gonna hit up the closest one - http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/home.do
 

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[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=67007.msg1183650#msg1183650 date=1170455160]
[quote author=mikebb55 link=topic=67007.msg1183640#msg1183640 date=1170454930]
My dealer $80 bucks. But beware of discount shops - they will f*ck up your rims. No problems at mazda, but Goodyear shop left a couple nice gauges on the rim edge.
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It's not a discount shop, it's a chain. There are two in town, gonna hit up the closest one - http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/home.do
[/quote]Yeah I ve been to a discounttire and they left a few minor scuffs as well - and put regular valve caps back on instead of the chrome ones it came in with. Go where you want - just saying the sometimes its worth a little extra money at the dealership to get it done right.
 
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