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Netto
04-09-2012, 09:57 PM
Ok getting lead on a WS6 I may purchase, it need s tires Where do I buy tires for a fair price for 275/45-17? Has any body used or purchased tires from Tire Rack?? Whta is the effect on duty. Their price are awesome compared to Ontario.


LETZRIDE
04-09-2012, 10:13 PM
Ok getting lead on a WS6 I may purchase, it need s tires Where do I buy tires for a fair price for 275/45-17? Has any body used or purchased tires from Tire Rack?? Whta is the effect on duty. Their price are awesome compared to Ontario.

* Buy your tires in the U.S (ebay, discount tire, tire-rack wherever)
* Ship em here (usually places offer free shipping in USA) http://www.usaddressinc.com/

* Research tire install place...
* Pick up tires, drive over to install place, have them install new tires.
* Drive back to the border and say you went shopping, didnt see anything you wanted...what new tires? (no one looks at tires...just make sure your stickers/labels are cleaned off)
* Drive home no duty paid, and about 500$ richer

Netto
04-10-2012, 05:46 AM
* Buy your tires in the U.S (ebay, discount tire, tire-rack wherever)
* Ship em here (usually places offer free shipping in USA) http://www.usaddressinc.com/

* Research tire install place...
* Pick up tires, drive over to install place, have them install new tires.
* Drive back to the border and say you went shopping, didnt see anything you wanted...what new tires? (no one looks at tires...just make sure your stickers/labels are cleaned off)
* Drive home no duty paid, and about 500$ richer

I here you thought of that but the car I am driving is for sale in Canada and it has very poor tires on it and cannot pass safety. Other wise yes Tire Rack you can get a set for under $1000.00


95mysticta
04-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Check kijiji for used tires ive had awesome luck buying like new tires for half the price of new.

LETZRIDE
04-10-2012, 10:07 AM
Dont you have a 10 day pass to get the safety? How bad are the tires? can you drive 150km on them lol? If you can't get a 10 day pass, maybe see if you can borrow a set of tires from someone to get you to pass the safety, then throw yours back on and go down to the USA. I dunno how far you are from Toronto but I'd let you borrow my winter tires just to pass the safety if you want.

Otherwise you can google GTA tires, thats where Im likely headed after class today to nab a pair of front tires for my car. Just liekly gunna get some cheapy summito's for 112$...or maybe even cheaper nankangs for 77$ for the front. My rears I got Nittos from discount tire 275/40R18 for around 150$ from discount tire last year.

LETZRIDE
04-10-2012, 02:05 PM
Scrap that don't go to GTA tire, they have nothing in stock...I just got a decent deal at kipling tire on kipling and advace road...129.99 for BFG tires for the front of the camaro...not too too bad.

95mysticta
04-10-2012, 05:04 PM
Thats a pretty good deal on those nitto's! Might have to look into them when i need to look into some new rubber.

Netto
04-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Thanks Everyone
I did some searching too and found some reasonable prices. $200 a wheel is a good price. I was not going to pay big money for Goodyears etc. Just was not sure some of the cheaper brands made that tire size. But now I se Cooper for instance sells a tire for a WS6.

eseibel67
04-10-2012, 09:52 PM
I bought 275/40ZR17 Sumitomos from Tire Rack a few years ago. They were $88 a piece, and I have no complaints about them. I had to pay freight, but it wasn't too bad, and they were shipped right to my door. I saved hundreds.

But the $129 for BFG's that LETZRIDE is talking about sounds pretty good.

LETZRIDE
04-10-2012, 11:42 PM
I bought 275/40ZR17 Sumitomos from Tire Rack a few years ago. They were $88 a piece, and I have no complaints about them. I had to pay freight, but it wasn't too bad, and they were shipped right to my door. I saved hundreds.

But the $129 for BFG's that LETZRIDE is talking about sounds pretty good.

well it was 129$ for 245 45R17 as they were my front tires that I replaced. Not sure what the 275's were going for. I do know that the 245's are the same price on tirerack, so I lucked out pretty good today.

95mysticta
04-11-2012, 07:54 AM
When we bought some new Falken Ziex512 275 40 17s i paid 800 installed

DVS LT1
04-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Just drive over to my house in Toronto Netto - my Camaro is on jack stands, I'll lend you my 4 rims w/ Firestone tires on them for you to drive down to U.S. Just make sure you come back to drop them off (along with a case of beer! :P)

There use to be a website tire business called tiretrends.ca or .com based out of B.C. I remember scoping them out and they seemed to have decent prices on tires and the shipping was surprisingly not that bad either - compared to the price + shipping + brokerage/duty you'd pay from the tirerack I remember them being better. This was back before B.C. harmonized to HST. So unfortunately if you buy from Ontario you will have to pay the 13% HST. I know B.C> was set to repeal the harmonization but I'm not sure if they've done that already. If they did, you'd only have to pay the PST (i don't know what it is - 4-8%?)