[BiturboS4] Tire time

Ian McCloghrie ian at codrus.com
Thu Feb 27 12:32:15 EST 2003

On Feb 27, 2003 Steven Lin wrote:
> Mitchell Leben writes:
> > Tires I am considering in 225/45-17:
> > Bridgestone S-03 Pole Position: $216 @ discount tire
> > Michelin Pilot Sport: $256 @ discount tire
> > What else should I look at? I am looking for the best handling, tread life
> > is not too important, 20K miles is OK.
> > Of course tirerack.com is cheaper, but I'm not sure how I would get them
> > mounted.

Take them to a tire store.  Most tire stores don't charge any more to
mount loose tires that you bring in with you than they do to mount the
ones that you bought there.  Tire Rack has a list of recommended

> I just replaced my Bridgestone RE040s with S-03s.  I got them locally,
> but the shop pricematched TireRack + $19/tire.  The last time I
> checked TireRack was selling them for ~$156, so that works out to be $175/tir

They're $162 right now.

Why pay a pricematch + $19?  You'll wind up paying local sales tax on
top of that, and shipping is more like $8/tire (at least it is to
California -- that may vary depending upon where you live).  So, $162
+ $8 from tire rack, or $162 + $19 + $15 or so in sales tax from a
local store.

Mail order tires sounds like a big hassle, but it really isn't.


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