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Old 08-11-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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I recently spotted a few Really Great Sale Prices over on Tire Rack (Forum Sponsor) for common sizes that many of us use.

Make to check the box marked "Specials & Closeouts" on the left side of the screen.


225/45-17 https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...earDiameter=17

Check out the 225/45-17 Pirelli Winter Icecontrol" at ~$78 each, this is a STEAL for anyone needing snow tires this winter.

245/40-17 https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...earDiameter=17


225/40-18 https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...earDiameter=17



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Old 08-11-2016, 04:55 PM   #2
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Nice find but those prices aren't anything special. For example, 225/45/17 PSS is $141.54/each from tirerack and marked as special but it's $135 from discounttire all day, every day. The only time I buy from tirerack is when they're selling their new old stock tires for a little less.

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Old 08-11-2016, 05:28 PM   #3
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I hear you, the Pirelli winter tires for ~$52 & ~$81 each really caught my eye, most winter tires in that size are ~$110 to ~$160 in cost. And then there's the LOW budget Firestone, I'm not a fan but boy are they cheap for a so called name brand. Probably great for someone on a very tight budget...



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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.

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Old 08-18-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Hi Rob,
One of the good deals is on a 2012 production tire. Should this date be of concern?

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:40 PM   #5
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One of the good deals is on a 2012 production tire. Should this date be of concern?

Thanks, Tom
Tom, I guess that would depend on a few factors, certainly the number 1 factor for me would be price. I'd also consider buying an older production date tire if it was more for DD & long lasting mileage needs. But if it was for an aggressive summer tire where max grip was paramount, then maybe I'd go with a fresher mold date.


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I've bought a few sets of new old stock tires from tirerack before for a significant discount and have not had any problems with them so far. For example, last season, I bought a set of Dunlop Winter Sport 3D with a production date of 2012 for the winter and they performed fabulous on my E46. I still have them and planning to use them again this winter. I thought I remember reading somewhere that most tires have a life expectancy of 6 years regardless if new or used?
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Just picked up these wheels from Junior at the Tire Rack. He is my wholesale rep through work but Tire Rack does seem to have good customer service.
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"Pirelli Winter Icecontrol" at ~$81 each, this is a STEAL for anyone needing snow tires this winter.
That is a damn good deal indeed. Any word on how well this tire performs?

They're pricey, but I've been eying the Blizzak WS80 for my next winter set:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:37 PM   #13
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That is a damn good deal indeed. Any word on how well this tire performs?

They're pricey, but I've been eying the Blizzak WS80 for my next winter set:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

No idea, but at ~$78 dollars I personally wouldn't hesitate, certainly it's Crazy full of sipes. Remember it's a Pirelli built snow tire, not some Walmart brand.

Think about it like this: Even the middle of the pack Summer Performance tire is light years ahead of your average all-season tire for summer dry grip....especially one that cost ~$78 each.



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