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#6700307 - 11/08/12 10:07 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: xza8]
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$20 to install?

ya recover gas you didnt have to burn to begin with.
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#6700374 - 11/08/12 10:21 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: Euphoric]
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^^ Tire rack installed and balanced my tires for free. They do that when you buy rims and tires.
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#6700412 - 11/08/12 10:26 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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I agree with Euphoric.

at saving $600.

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#6700515 - 11/08/12 10:50 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
^^ Tire rack installed and balanced my tires for free. They do that when you buy rims and tires.
derp obviously
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#6701421 - 11/08/12 04:25 PM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: xza8]
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 Originally Posted By: xza8
Ordered 2 sets, 17" and 18" through TireRack instead of SimplyTire, saving about $700, after paying taxes at the border. Then $20 to install a set of wheels so savings down to $640. Gas - $50 (but can recover the bulk of this if you start driving with a half tank to States and fill it up in States). Then you pick up packages from the mailbox, buy groceries at Walmart and head back.


It's more like $20 per tire to install,mount and balance
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#6701601 - 11/08/12 06:19 PM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: iamfob]
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The savings of about $700 is likely not on 8 tires alone. I'm thinking the $20 is to have someone jack the car, remove 20 lugs/nuts/whatever your car has, and replace the wheels.
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#6701917 - 11/08/12 09:27 PM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: 87ZCSi]
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Tires and winter wheels are mounted and balanced already for free from TireRack.

It's only $5/tire to swap wheels at iGarage or $10/tire to mount/balance... definitely not $20/tire.

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#6702282 - 11/09/12 06:42 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: xza8]
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^^ You really can't swap them yourself? It took me about 20 minutes to do the Mini, I have a compressor in the garage.
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#6702318 - 11/09/12 07:18 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
^^ You really can't swap them yourself? It took me about 20 minutes to do the Mini, I have a compressor in the garage.


o rly? can I come over and use your tools to do a motor swap?

b16 style all over again plz?
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#6702330 - 11/09/12 07:29 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: c2k]
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^^ That would be Flexin5, he has a cherry picker, compressor and a garage (at least he used to). Don't know if he will have at his new house.
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#6702471 - 11/09/12 08:42 AM Re: Bring on the snow! [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
^^ You really can't swap them yourself? It took me about 20 minutes to do the Mini, I have a compressor in the garage.


I can but I rather just pay someone down the street $20 to swap it.

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