Where y'all finding your 305 tires? Local or online

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  1. Meanbgreen

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    Well picked up two nails in my rear tire. I'm used to buying offroad tires for my other rig but not sure where best spot to get street tires. I am going to run 305's for street. I'll buy others for track if decide to have fun on the weekends.
     
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    i got mine online seems to be the best pricing im running 305/35/20 cooper rs3,s
     
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    I figured as much, I'm trying to stay with 19's. Just curious which site would be cheaper.
     
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    TireRack.com has been reliable and good prices for a long time, I usually start there and if I’m shopping a local vendor, I check TireRack’s prices before I buy.
     
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    I'm finding tears that are 30 sidewall for rear n 35 sidewalls for fronts.
     
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    I got 3 of the 4 Firestone Firehawks from my local tire shop. The 4th I bought from tirerack since the local guy could not source it quick enough.
     
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    you've got the wheels for 305? Your profile doesn't imply you do...
     
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    I’ve found local shops to be unreliable in sourcing specific tires. I tried for years before emotionally connecting with tire rack. The problem after that is the local tire guys aren’t very eager to mount tires you didn’t buy from them.
     
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    I don’t frequent the guys (ahem Discount Tire) that give me trouble or charge more for tires I didn’t buy from them. I’m willing to pay as much as $200 for a quality shop to do a set of tire changes, but there are local places which charge $80 for a set and do good work. We have local places that will come to your house or work to do the tire mounting (mount and balance equipment in a trailer), and I try to source the tires from the local guys or at least give them a chance, but if the price difference is too much or timing is a factor, Tire Rack gets the nod.
     
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    Ford dealers will price match. Wal-Mart is actually one of the cheapest places to buy tires. When I swapped out the 305 SC2's for 305 Bridgestones, my dealer price matched Wal-Mart for the tires and charged me $20 per tire for mounting and balancing. I do trust the service department at my dealer though. Some Ford service departments are questionable.
     
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