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MadDriver20
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Since when does it cost $40 to mount and balance one tire!!

245/45/18 with TPMS stems......$40 per tire at Discount Tires

I bought two slightly used (less that 500 miles) tires and wanted to have them put on. Damn $40 a tire!!

5/20/2008 8:20:44 AM

baonest
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18" tires arent exactly the easiest tires out there to mount ('specially a 245). unless the machine is $1million, then they gotta make their money back.

dont be surprised, lots of other places would charge you more than their normal fee for mounting an 18" tire.

[Edited on May 20, 2008 at 8:37 AM. Reason : ]

5/20/2008 8:36:57 AM

tchenku
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thats pretty ridiculous though c'mon.

theyre just making money back on you because you didn't buy their tires

5/20/2008 9:14:43 AM

baonest
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well yeah i agree its pretty high.

i forgot how much we charged for tire mount/balance but it was typically couple bucks more for bigger rims.

but yeah, def. not $40.

why did you goto discount tire? did you not know the price before hand?

5/20/2008 9:18:19 AM

MadDriver20
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I just stopped by and checked prices. Tires are still in my trunk. The told me $40 a tire, i threw them the peace sign and bounced!

5/20/2008 10:08:28 AM

beethead
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try sears

5/20/2008 10:38:05 AM

buttseks
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crossroads exxon used to be pretty cheap, i dunno though, havent paid to mount tires for years

5/20/2008 12:20:33 PM

richthofen
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I am 100% sure I did not pay 40/tire when I got mine installed last fall, 235/50/18. I don't remember exactly how much it was, but I think it was somewhere in the 20's. This was at the Crossroads NTB.

5/20/2008 12:27:12 PM

BigBlueRam
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that's a little high, but not outrageous for a bigger rim/low profile tire. what kind of balance? static or force? were they putting them on the car and resetting the sensors also? all that adds up.

5/20/2008 12:49:39 PM

Noen
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yep its because it aint their tires. liability baby, gotta love it

5/20/2008 1:03:17 PM

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I was shopping around for mount and ballance and one of the places I stopped was at Just Tires.
The tires I was looking at were 255/30/19. They wanted $25 a piece if I bought them there, and $58 if I brought them in. I laughed and left.

The cheapest place I have found in Raleigh/ Cary/ Garner is Duty Tire off of tryon.
$25 total for 2 of the tire size mentioned above.

5/20/2008 1:07:19 PM

baonest
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there is also a duty tire in north raleigh.

didnt know they had a tryon location.

they are a good bunch of fellas there. (raleigh location)

5/20/2008 1:16:36 PM

BigBlueRam
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^there used to be a couple of kids that worked up there that had built toyota minitrucks. same crowd? i used to deliver pizzas to one of them's house (right around the corner from joel) and went 4 wheeling with them a couple of times.

you might consider calling one of the local performance shops that deal with nice stuff day in and day out. the last similar tires i had mounted on rims i actually care about was a pair of 305/35/r18's. i opted to have r.p.m. in garner do them vs. some chain store tire jockey. i think it was $40 plus tax, and that was with them taking the wheels on/off the car too. well worth it for the peace of mind that the tire bead wouldn't be damaged and my rims wouldn't be scuffed.

5/20/2008 3:57:00 PM

drunktyper
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I just had my car done at NTB at Crossroads. 4 tire Mount and Balance was $56 but that was for 17" wheels

5/20/2008 4:20:50 PM

baonest
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BBR: i dont know. i havnt been up there in a loooooong time. i use to stop by back in highschool and beginnings of college (like 5-6 years ago)

they were good friends with illegalregal and his pops. so we would go there and hang, swap tires and what not. im not even sure if the same guys run the place.

5/20/2008 4:23:27 PM

BigBlueRam
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yeah, that's about the same time frame i'm talking about. like 02-03 or something. seems like one of them had a beat bronco II or something too...? i dunno.

5/20/2008 4:30:42 PM

Norrin Radd
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"TPMS stems"


Quote :
"liability baby, gotta love it"


That's like an $80 part if it gets broken......they want to make enough profit to cover the risk.......otherwise they will be more than happy to throw you the peace sign

5/20/2008 8:56:40 PM

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thats why shops that know what they are doing dont charge for that, what if you took your car in for an oil change and they wanted to charge you $300, in case the plug stripped and they had to replace the pan

[Edited on May 20, 2008 at 9:23 PM. Reason : hey, louis nutzzzzzz is back]

5/20/2008 9:14:36 PM

slowblack96
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^wrong. you pay for the tpms, just like you pay for some to diagnose a problem with your car. sure they know what they are doing but they have to use specific tools for it. tpms on some cars requires the use of a magnetic tool to recalibrate the computer in the wheel. also its going to be manditory in all new cars as of dec 08 (dont quote me on that, might be a month or two off)
and if the goberment is makin money off it then tire shops will too.

5/20/2008 10:43:57 PM

BigBlueRam
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specific tools? yeah dude, a magnet is a real specialty tool! you're the snap on man's dream, aren't you? idiot.

[Edited on May 20, 2008 at 10:50 PM. Reason : $free speaker magnet is all you need, assuming you're too dumb to access the bcm, use a scantool,etc]

5/20/2008 10:46:57 PM

slowblack96
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http://www.bartecusa.com/products.html?gclid=CK_6_bbKtpMCFQgqgAoddyS2Dw

yeah all these tools are "magnets"

5/20/2008 10:52:19 PM

BigBlueRam
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"you're the snap on man's dream, aren't you? idiot."

please name one vehicle that any of those "tools" are a requirement for.

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"recalibrate the computer in the wheel"

O RLY? wow...

[Edited on May 20, 2008 at 11:02 PM. Reason : computers in wheels now, damn technology has passed me by...]

5/20/2008 11:00:41 PM

buttseks
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Quote :
"but they have to use specific tools for it"


when did this idiot get unsuspended?

the only special tool you need is the owners manual to reset it for a different pressure

Quote :
"and if the goberment is makin money off it then tire shops will too."


how does the goberment make money off of it, and what the hell is the goberment anyway?

[Edited on May 21, 2008 at 9:46 AM. Reason : dumbass]

5/21/2008 9:45:36 AM

statepkt
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That is a tad bit expensive...

for a 45 on 18's $23 is reasonable......and thats on a hunter

what kind of car

[Edited on May 21, 2008 at 10:16 AM. Reason : .]

5/21/2008 10:16:03 AM

MadDriver20
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G35 Sedan.

5/21/2008 10:20:40 AM

statepkt
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^Go to tirerack.....they have local installers that are priced much less than your 40

5/21/2008 10:35:01 AM

slowblack96
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Quote :
"Quote :
"you're the snap on man's dream, aren't you? idiot."

please name one vehicle that any of those "tools" are a requirement for.

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"recalibrate the computer in the wheel"

O RLY? wow...

[Edited on May 20, 2008 at 11:02 PM. Reason : computers in wheels now, damn technology has passed me by...]

5/20/2008 11:
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ford, chevy, chrysler, nissan, MB,VW most newr models have the sensor built into the wheel or a ring aroung th inside of it. "tpms" that is. the tahoes do not use the hand head device. you flicker the headlights a few times and then let air out of tire until the horn blows.

5/21/2008 3:44:06 PM

JBaz
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sensor != computer...

5/21/2008 7:10:03 PM

BigBlueRam
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^^fuck you are clueless... NONE of those vehicles REQUIRE the stupid tools you posted. they're a waste of money. a gimick. a novelty. whatever you want to call it. you can do anything you need to with the tpms through the vehicle's bcm.

[Edited on May 22, 2008 at 12:13 AM. Reason : .]

5/22/2008 12:10:45 AM

MadDriver20
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Duty did it from 25 a tire

5/22/2008 7:53:02 AM

slowblack96
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"^^fuck you are clueless... NONE of those vehicles REQUIRE the stupid tools you posted. they're a waste of money. a gimick. a novelty. whatever you want to call it. you can do anything you need to with the tpms through the vehicle's bcm.

[Edited on May 22, 2008 at 12:13 AM. Reason : .]

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so how do you do it through the bcm?

5/22/2008 9:18:42 AM

BigBlueRam
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different vehicles have different procedures. how do you not know this? even lube boys are allowed to do tire stuff.

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"most newr models have the sensor built into the wheel or a ring aroung th inside of it."

huh? no... MOST models have the sensor integrated/connected to the valve stem.

5/22/2008 12:31:17 PM

baonest
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^true

5/22/2008 12:37:27 PM

slowblack96
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well ford and nissan dont. and your avoiding my question about how to reset.

[Edited on May 22, 2008 at 12:53 PM. Reason : please answer. ]

5/22/2008 12:51:50 PM

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Discount Tire. NOT Discount Mount and Tire.

5/22/2008 1:24:57 PM

MaximaDrvr

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So, when I was working at my shop, the snap-on man convinced management to buy a TPMS resetting tool. It was a brick with buttons on it that was bright green.
Never saw it once it was purchased and stuck in our cabinet.

95%, I would guess, of the vehicles can be reset through some system integrated into the car.

5/22/2008 2:14:51 PM

slowblack96
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the best part is when the retard busting the tire down doesnt pay attention to the tpms, and fucks it up with the bead braker on the machine.

5/22/2008 2:26:57 PM

baonest
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its not hard to avoid it.

heck, if you arent sure, just dont bust it near the stem, and dont rotate near it either.

5/22/2008 3:31:18 PM

BigBlueRam
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Quote :
"your avoiding my question about how to reset."

no, you just can't read:
Quote :
"different vehicles have different procedures."


you at least got one thing right. there's a handful of vehicles that use a sensor that's strapped to the wheel. i know you think fords are God and are all that fit in your tiny little brain, but that doesn't equal anywhere near "most" vehicles.

5/22/2008 3:47:34 PM

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