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It’s tire time. Where do you shop?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Matt30, Oct 3, 2022.

  1. Matt30

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    Time for tires for the truck and sales are starting to pop up. Just wondering where you guys have been shopping. I’ve checked out some local stores, Canadian tire, and I thought I heard of black circles tires on here. Prices seem to vary widely for the same tire, so where is the best bang for the buck right now?
     
  2. Grifter

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    I got an awesome sale on mine at Canadian Tire. Yokohama Geolanders A/T. They were $1300 installed, balanced etc.

    Wouldn't go there for any work on my truck, but for tires yeah. Ive seen some of the guys on here mention black circles too but over the years haven't caught them on any actual good deals. Other than that I always just shop between my local tire stores and find the best deal. Haven't found a "hidden gem" yet. And personally, I'd never buy no name tires that are usually the "screaming" deals.
     
  3. Boots

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    my last three sets came from blackcircles.ca
     
  4. MRA

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    locally apex tire in Dartmouth or the tire man in Sackville

    blackcircles.ca online
     
  5. Scott

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    Tire man or BlackCircles
     
  6. Wayne

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    Black circles or quattrotires
     
  7. Wayne

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    I highly recommend Duratrac tires. They were always great to me.
     
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    At a better price point Ive heard good things about grabber at as well
     
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    I have 33” falken wildpeaks on my truck i got from performance edge. They are by far the best tires I’ve ever ran

    costco for my wife’s, they were $40 less at black circles but with costcos price including install, rotations and road hazard it was a better deal
     
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    I was happy with the WIldpeaks I had on the Sierra. Don't think I had a chance to run them in the winter before trading it in.
     
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    I have Wildpeaks on my Tacoma. Just drove from southern NWT through BC, Yukon and to Northern NWT all the way to teh Arctic ocean -- over 6500km -- and the Wildpeaks ran like a champ through some challenging terrain.

    Would recommend.

    I usually just get mine locally sourced, due to where I live.
     
  12. HairyAss

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    Sounds like a cool trip - more details on where you hit?
     
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    The truck lease includes maintenance so I rotate them every oil change, I have 85k on them and they still have a ton of life left.
     
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    You should stop and see me when you drive through next time. :bounce:
    Oh and a tire thread :bowdownro Good one Matt30Matt30 :splooge:
    I run BFG KO2 All Terrain on the truck, and run them all year. On the car we have pirelli all season and some studded nokians for the winter.

    And last but not least hi HairyAssHairyAss :elgranto:
     
  15. Grifter

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    I've run KO's and KO2's year round until I saw the deal on the Geolanders.

    Wildpeaks are also a tire I've heard nothing but great things about. I've got duratracs on my work trucks for years now. I can testify they are great but wear rather quickly if you do any amount of highway driving.
     
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    I switched from KO2's to Firestone AT2, and I'm loving the increased gas mileage.

    I picked mine up from the Ferd dealer, who's prices were on par with the likes of Costco, crappy tire, etc. I tried cross shopping with online sellers, but the price was better at the stealership this time around (plus no shipping charges). In the past I've bought from TireRack, but that was back when the dollar was a hell of a lot closer to par.
     
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    whereabouts are you? If memory serves me right -- somewhere in BC?
    Liard Highway to Alaska Highway -> Liard Hot Springs - Whitehorse -> Dawson City -> Dempster Highway -> Inuvik -> Tuktoyaktuk ---- and back!

    Camped half the nights in amazingly secluded places, and the rest in hotels. Amazing scenery. Tons of wildlife. 14/10 would recommend
     
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    I am in Prince George almost exactly in the geographic center of the province, it's almost like I am half a bubble off center.:bowdownro
    Those are beautiful spots I have traveled up there and I would rather go North than South any day of the week as long as it's summer.
     
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    Sounds epic. I've done various parts of those routes a few times and want to go back - family has moved away from Dawson City now so the built in reason to visit has gone but having been there, I know it's worth the trip!
     
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    Northern BC is a hidden gem. Banff and Jasper-like views --- without the people!
    The top of the world highway was pretty sweet too. Dawson's a neat area. Camped along the river (across the ferry) and of course had the Sourtoe Cocktail
     
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    Top of the World Highway into Chicken is a lot of fun.

    I’ve camped in that campground across the ferry. My brother in law lived in West Dawson (that side of the ferry) for a number of years before moving in town.

    I’m a card carrying Sourtoe kisser.
     
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