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    Quote Originally Posted by adl
    Hey man,

    I purchased some Yoko Avid Tourings through Tirerack, so it was somewhat similar to what you're thinking about doing. I had them delivered to my local Big O tires. I think Big O wanted about $80/tire (before installation), whereas tirerack wanted around $43/tire (before shipping, which was around $30). They were quite courteous about it. However, be sure you're comparing apples to apples. The deal I got did not include lifetime rotations/balance. Just make sure you add that in to your cost. The tread was pretty much gone a little before 50k miles. I asked Yokohoma and Tirerack about getting warranty on them. Tirerack was more than happy to comply (they'd give something like $10-15/tire back), IF I'd send the tires back to them. So think about that, as well.

    I replaced the Yokos about a month ago or so with Michelin X Radials (#2 in the recent consumer reports test). Went to Sam's and was very happy with the experience. $71/tire (that's installed and with road hazard, lifetime rotate/balance, tax, etc.).

    Who pays shipping for warranty returns with tires.com and tirerack.com? Is it the consumer or the company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pks485
    Quote Originally Posted by adl
    Hey man,

    I purchased some Yoko Avid Tourings through Tirerack, so it was somewhat similar to what you're thinking about doing. I had them delivered to my local Big O tires. I think Big O wanted about $80/tire (before installation), whereas tirerack wanted around $43/tire (before shipping, which was around $30). They were quite courteous about it. However, be sure you're comparing apples to apples. The deal I got did not include lifetime rotations/balance. Just make sure you add that in to your cost. The tread was pretty much gone a little before 50k miles. I asked Yokohoma and Tirerack about getting warranty on them. Tirerack was more than happy to comply (they'd give something like $10-15/tire back), IF I'd send the tires back to them. So think about that, as well.

    I replaced the Yokos about a month ago or so with Michelin X Radials (#2 in the recent consumer reports test). Went to Sam's and was very happy with the experience. $71/tire (that's installed and with road hazard, lifetime rotate/balance, tax, etc.).

    Who pays shipping for warranty returns with tires.com and tirerack.com? Is it the consumer or the company?
    The consumer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adl
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    Quote Originally Posted by adl
    Hey man,

    I purchased some Yoko Avid Tourings through Tirerack, so it was somewhat similar to what you're thinking about doing. I had them delivered to my local Big O tires. I think Big O wanted about $80/tire (before installation), whereas tirerack wanted around $43/tire (before shipping, which was around $30). They were quite courteous about it. However, be sure you're comparing apples to apples. The deal I got did not include lifetime rotations/balance. Just make sure you add that in to your cost. The tread was pretty much gone a little before 50k miles. I asked Yokohoma and Tirerack about getting warranty on them. Tirerack was more than happy to comply (they'd give something like $10-15/tire back), IF I'd send the tires back to them. So think about that, as well.

    I replaced the Yokos about a month ago or so with Michelin X Radials (#2 in the recent consumer reports test). Went to Sam's and was very happy with the experience. $71/tire (that's installed and with road hazard, lifetime rotate/balance, tax, etc.).

    Who pays shipping for warranty returns with tires.com and tirerack.com? Is it the consumer or the company?
    The consumer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidfuel88
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    Quote Originally Posted by adl
    Hey man,

    I purchased some Yoko Avid Tourings through Tirerack, so it was somewhat similar to what you're thinking about doing. I had them delivered to my local Big O tires. I think Big O wanted about $80/tire (before installation), whereas tirerack wanted around $43/tire (before shipping, which was around $30). They were quite courteous about it. However, be sure you're comparing apples to apples. The deal I got did not include lifetime rotations/balance. Just make sure you add that in to your cost. The tread was pretty much gone a little before 50k miles. I asked Yokohoma and Tirerack about getting warranty on them. Tirerack was more than happy to comply (they'd give something like $10-15/tire back), IF I'd send the tires back to them. So think about that, as well.

    I replaced the Yokos about a month ago or so with Michelin X Radials (#2 in the recent consumer reports test). Went to Sam's and was very happy with the experience. $71/tire (that's installed and with road hazard, lifetime rotate/balance, tax, etc.).

    Who pays shipping for warranty returns with tires.com and tirerack.com? Is it the consumer or the company?
    The consumer.
    Yeah, that's one of the reasons I decided to go local this time. I did call the local Big O dealer who installed them. I asked if they could help me out with the warranty (they carry Yokohamas), I'd buy my next set directly through them. They were unable to help out.

    And by the way, I typed the wrong price above for what I paid for the X Radials. That was $71/tire before installation and everything else. The installed price was right at $340 or $85/tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adl
    And by the way, I typed the wrong price above for what I paid for the X Radials. That was $71/tire before installation and everything else. The installed price was right at $340 or $85/tire.

    That is still not a bad price.

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    Well, I finally broke down and got new tires. Futura Touring HT. The total with tax, installation and lifetime balancing was $352 - $50 Mail in rebate = $302. I Up Zeroed to 225/60-16.







    I just drove around the neighorhood, and these are so much quieter than the stockies. I will see how they wear over time.

    PepBoys would not put them on the car because of the legal issues and the non-OEM size, so I just dropped off the rims there.

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    Good looking tires with good tread pattern. Middle picture threw me. Looked like two set of weights which is incorrect way to balance a new tire on rim. Old weight was at 3:00, new weight is at 8:00. Happy touring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hondaowner
    Good looking tires with good tread pattern. Middle picture threw me. Looked like two set of weights which is incorrect way to balance a new tire on rim. Old weight was at 3:00, new weight is at 8:00. Happy touring!
    These tires are a little bit heavier than the OEM Duelers. Maybe that is why they were balanced this way. There are some weights on the inside of the rim as well. I will find out how bad it is when I take her on the highway, for some high speed driving.

    The tires are actually labeled as Mud and snow tires (M+S on them).

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    Dave,
    looks like a good deal. What is the "legal" issue that kept Pep Boys from installing the tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestTexan
    Dave,
    looks like a good deal. What is the "legal" issue that kept Pep Boys from installing the tires?
    plus sizing

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