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Old 05-21-2008, 09:06 AM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will be calling around today.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:17 AM   #12
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What a coincidence,

I spent an hour or two calling around yesterday finding a set for my wifes truck. I have to suggest Tires Plus in Gulf Breeze (800) 847-3775 area code 32563 across from IHOP (automated store locator). Ask for Mark. He has worked with me before and did some work on my truck. I must have called there 5 times yesterday while working with the wife to find what she liked. I will also suggest Gulf Breeze Tire Center (850) 932-4250they came in a very close second. Everyone knew I was bargain shopping and they were very patient. Times are hard for everyone, tire buyers and tire sellers. They want to sell you tires and will cut a deal.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:31 AM   #13
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For those of you that buy top of the line tires, like myself:banghead:banghead (towing a 12,000# trailer or a 7,000# boatyou don't want to take chances) take heed. Was just yesterday my Dad talked to aGoodyear repabout the tires on his van. He wasn't satisfied with them (he's going to trade them in andpay forthe ones he wants @ 50% off), and to make a long story short the rep told him to check with his dealer he uses AND then call Sears. Come to find out, the Goodyear dealer wants $140.00 per tire, and Sears wants for the SAME tire $104.00. Historically Sears has been kind of pricey, seems that with the problems they have had in the past, they realized something needed to be done to get customers back into their store. A $160.00 disparity is kind of high.



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Old 05-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #14
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I checked the size of the tires onmy truck. They are 225/75/R15, not 265.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #15
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Ok, after calling around some more, I found an interesting tire that seems to have good reviews. It is a Fuzion XTi. It is made by Bridgstone/Firestone.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....es&place=0

It is on the lower end of the price scale and I can get them out the door for less than $500 for 265/70/16 size tires. This is very interesting and I may give it a go.

Has anyone ever heard of these tires?
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:57 PM   #16
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Robert at firestone on pace has some lemans all terrain tax tag title out the door $457. 433 3125 call him tell him colin sent you.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:09 PM   #17
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I bought a set for my truck at Pep-boys there like the BFG's but knock-offs... I like em I paid around 530.00 after tax for mine,but then they gave me a 100 dollar rebate.. so it turned out to be around 430... Never had aproblem with them and got a nail in one close to the sidewall, which could of been repaired but they said they did'nt want to and replaced it for 10bucks...

O Btw... Mine are 17's.. so they were probably alittle more then your size..
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:48 PM   #18
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Stay away from Goodyear Wrangler...slip bad as soon as they start to wear and they are hard to keep balanced.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:09 PM   #19
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I just got home from the shop. I got the Fuzion XTI tires. They are made by Bridgstone and I'll try and remember to post back in a bit about how I like them. The cheapest name brand tire I could get was the Bridgstone A/T and they were about $100 more. I got these for $500 out the door. I love the way the look and fill out the wheel well much better than the dounuts that I had on there before. I went two sizes up on width. From 245 to 265. Plus these have a much more aggressive tread pattern.

Tirerack has them for $96.00 per tire with an $84.00 shipping charge. So with the money it would have taken a shop to mount them, I got them for cheaper than I could get them off tirerack. So I think I got a decent deal. I guess as with everything else, the tire business is slow and needs customers.
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