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Old 09-30-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Winter Tires.. where?

guys, looking for a set of new or decent used winter tires for my 01' 330xi.. something cheap.. not looking to break the bank here.

whos got hookups or has good places to refer me to.

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Old 10-02-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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nobody? ....
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:06 AM   #3
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www.tires23.com
www.tiredepot.ca

Ive used both shops and both are great ! Very busy places though.

Hankook and Firestone are decent for the price.
use this to search

http://www.1010tires.com/tires.asp

these have great ratings !

http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...rowinter+HS439

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Old 10-02-2009, 01:38 AM   #4
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try simply tire? Last time I called they had good prices.


+1 on tires23 as well.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:33 AM   #5
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+1 for Simply. I picked up Hankook W300 225/50-17 for $630. For the STi though, I did discounttiredirect.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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I'm buying winter tires this year. I looked at a few canadian sites, and called a few shops. I researched some tires and decided to go with Bridgestone WS60. I just looked at 1010tires and the price was about $175.99/tire or about $758 CAD with shipping. Tire garages quoted about $225 a tire, or just over $1000 with install/balance.

Today I'm gonna order these tires from tirerack.com. I'd check it out if I were you. They have awesome prices. With shipping, duties, brokerage fees I'm gonna pay $720 CAD for these tires.

If you are using stock 16'' rims like me (205/55/16). They also have for ~$680CAD 205/55R16 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D which are good tires. Something to consider.
You don't want to buy crappy winter tires just for the sake of putting on winter tires. You get what you pay for.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:06 AM   #7
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1402 Martingrove Road
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OR YOU CAN CALL ME ON MY DIRECT LINE @ 647 505 2276 OR 647 215 8473
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I spoke to those guys, he was quoting me $472 installed + taxes for Wanli Winter Challenger tires in 225/45/17. Thats the cheapest 17'' winters i've found. Other guys were selling the same tires for $530ish + taxes.

I'm not sure if i wanted to go with Wanli's thou, but the next option up is $200 more per set. Hankook W409 and the thread pattern is almost the same, so im not sure if i should take a chance on the Wanli's.



or for $200 more per set. Hankook W409


Any thoughts? Take a chance on the Wanli's?
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:11 AM   #8
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Since your probably looking for 17'' snows also to clear 330 brakes.
Here are my prices from Simply Tires:

225-45-17 Snows:
4 x Mount, Balance and Install
Semperit Speed Grip - $570.00
Hankook W409 iPike - $630.00
Hankook W300 Winterbear - $690.00
Gislaved Nordfrost 5 - $790.00
Michelin Xi2 - $920.00
Blizzak WS60 - $980.00
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 - $1,100.00
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:05 PM   #9
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^ where did you find these prices. i want to look for my car, but can't find a winter tire section on the website.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:19 PM   #10
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emailed to me from Allen at Simply Tire.

allen@simplytire.com

or you can call:
515 Champagne Drive
Toronto, Ont. M3J2C6
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #11
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Simply Tires is a great shop, but Tires23 outpriced them for me on the Hankook W409s last winter. Call both.
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i'l make a few phone calls.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #13
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Since your probably looking for 17'' snows also to clear 330 brakes.
Here are my prices from Simply Tires:

225-45-17 Snows:
4 x Mount, Balance and Install
Semperit Speed Grip - $570.00
Hankook W409 iPike - $630.00
Hankook W300 Winterbear - $690.00
Gislaved Nordfrost 5 - $790.00
Michelin Xi2 - $920.00
Blizzak WS60 - $980.00
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 - $1,100.00
thanks everyone for stepping up.. ill let you know. i have someone who might have a set of rims and winters for sale.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:10 PM   #14
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Tires23 can often undercut Simply by a bit, but the customer service at Simply is usually better. Not to say Tires23 can't provide a good experience, but when they get busy, scary things can start happening.

In any case, the Semperits are my budget choice of the year. Likely picking up a set for my new beater and my mom's E46.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:56 PM   #15
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Simply, he is running a few group buys you should jump in on one of those.
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