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Old October 19th, 2005, 07:03 PM
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Tires --> Mounting/Balancing Prices

What are you guys paying to have tires mounted and balanced? I have been looking around and the prices seem ridiculously high? Anywhere form 20 per tire *4 = $$80 up to $$150. I would appreciate the input. Thanks!

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Old October 19th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Discount Tire just mounted & balanced 4 for me for about $55.00...that was after they charged me $23.00 to dismount them 2 weeks ago so that I could have the rims powdercoated. I think you get a better deal if you buy the tires from them.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 07:35 PM
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I've found that the local retailers aren't to happy to mount web retailers' tires... Might do better to use the online for negotiating prices, but purchase locally. But, I recently paid about 20 per tire to have tires I already purchased mounted and balanced.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 08:20 PM
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Old October 19th, 2005, 11:06 PM
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$10 a tire for small $20 a tire for big. No more than that.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 12:15 AM
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about a year ago I paid $8 per tire, from some ghetto wheel shop in Compton.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 01:20 AM
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about a year ago I paid $8 per tire, from some ghetto wheel shop in Compton.
Not worth the $2 to have to dodge bullets, IMHO.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 01:26 AM
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it wasn't my intended destination. I bought the wheels from BP and the tires from 4 wheel parts. 4 Wheel Parts only had them at there warehouse, so I went and picked them up. Once there, they told me the warehouse doesn't mount tires, they only do that at their stores. So I drove around in LA traffic with 5 tires and 5 wheels in my truck until I came across the first wheel shop. No shots were fired while I was there.
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Talked to a shop today. $15CDN for steel rims, $20 for aluminum or mags.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 09:26 AM
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A couple of things:

Since mounting a tire isn't really all that big a deal, does anyone balance their own? It would be nice to take the tire shop completely out of the equation. I wonder if something like this actually works?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=39741

The other thing:
I tried some dynamic wheel balancers from this place

http://www.centramatic.com

They say they can fit any vehicle but I guess that didn't include 5 on 6.5 rover hubs-they weren't very helpful.
I called back (and disguised my voice he he!) and ordered some balancers for a similar sized vehicle. When they arrived I put them on a milling machine and drilled new holes. I thought I did a pretty good job, but when I mounted them I was disappointed. They don't seem to spin up and even out the balance until about 40 mph.
Bumpy and shuddery as hell until that point. -really annoying.

And I was so hoping I could provide a good idea to the Source! The way a tire will slip on a rim when aired down makes tire balancing of little value for any length of time.

Any ideas?
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If your the do it yourselfer, poor some BB's in there. Works great. Then there's my personal methode, don't balance, don't care. Works well for me
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Old October 21st, 2005, 11:20 AM
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I tried no balancing David, and I really wanted it to work....but WOW, I thought shit was going to start flying off my rig! It was terrible!!! I was shaking back and forth and up and down so bad my eyes wouldn't focus!

Does that beast of yours do o.k. on pavement at highway speed?

Maybe it's my tires...
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I tried no balancing David, and I really wanted it to work....but WOW, I thought shit was going to start flying off my rig! It was terrible!!! I was shaking back and forth and up and down so bad my eyes wouldn't focus!

Does that beast of yours do o.k. on pavement at highway speed?

Maybe it's my tires...
Mine does fine, but I hear it's the luck of the draw. I was serious about the DD's. They work really well.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 12:34 PM
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Yeah that fake sugar stuff that people put in their coffee
So that's what I've been doing wrong!! I've been putting packets of sugar in my tires all this time
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Mine does fine, but I hear it's the luck of the draw. I was serious about the DD's. They work really well.
BB's?...BB's...? Now, why would I have a bunch of BB's laying around?

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