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Old 01-14-2015
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I know tires are expensive but Wow.

Just got a quote for 6 XZA2 energy in 315/80 22.5..... $4712 out the door with a "liquid balance"? Tires are $600 a piece through FMCA. So basically its almost $200 a tire for taxes and install.

I've asked if they have a lower price option like Toyos or Bridgestones. Nothing heard yet.

Current set has 06 date codes. May just be worth paying the extra $$ for an 8-10 year tire. Just tough to swallow.

Does this seem like a fair price for 6 Michelins installed?

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Lots of tire threads here on WOG. I believe simple tire has a website with lower priced options, meaning other brands.
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Many members have gotten reliable service from other brands.
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Lots of tire threads here on WOG. I believe simple tire has a website with lower priced options, meaning other brands.

Simple Tires has many options... I'm only listing brands I've gotten good feedback from;

$418 - Hankook AM06, 315/80R-22.5, Load Range L (20 ply)
http://simpletire.com/hankook-am06-3...3001310-tires?
utm_source=Pricegrabber&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=41 072

$439 - Double Coin RR200L, 315/80R-22.5, Load Range L (20 ply)
http://simpletire.com/double-coin-rr200l-315-80r22.5-1133311258-tires?utm_source=Pricegrabber&utm_medium=cse&utm_t erm=40330

$552 - Kumho KRS03, 315/80R-22.5, Load Range L (20 ply)
http://simpletire.com/kumho-krs03-315-80r22.5-1671013-tires?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=41 380&gclid=CJGX9ceXlcMCFUVgfgodZJwATQ

$599 - Toyo M320Z, 315/80R-22.5, Load Range L (20 ply)
http://simpletire.com/toyo-m320z-315...utm_term=41735
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I appreciate the feedback.
I think I have looked at every tire thread in the forum at this point.
Based on advertised life, Michelins should "last" 2-3 years longer before they age out. I figure that's 25-30%. A few of the other brands come in 30% below Michelin cost and then it becomes a question of an extra 80-100 bucks a tire for the michelin.
kind of a no brainer... $4700 is just a tough pill to swallow.
I have my carcasses on CL. a few bucks for them would make it more palatable.
thanks again.
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Wait a min 4700 for ten tires comes out to 470 each,4700 for 8 tires equals 585? Am I missing something in this conversation , my degree is in engineering so I can divide somewhat ?
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you said 6 tires comes out to basically 200 out the door , that should be 1200 ?
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only replacing drives and tags. $600 a tire through advantage and almost $200 for taxes and install.
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Deet, I'm in Kitty Hawk and set to pick up a bus this weekend and I'm gonna need new tires for it. Where are you going to get your tires and have them installed?
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First things first... Congratulations on your new bird! Have been following your search. Which one did you end up getting?

I am going through Colony Tire in Norfolk. Fairly widespread network of dealers in the Hampton roads area. They offered me FCMA pricing which is the same as Michelin advantage without having to go through credit card registration.

Still choke cash, but as I previously posted, the middle of the road brands are all within a hundred or so dollars of the michelins, prorated.

If you are getting your new coach out of area, you may want to coordinate with a tire dealer on the way back, preferably one where there is more truck traffic. I have found the selection lacking around here. Based on what I have read in the forum, I believe you could get a decent set of tires for substantially less.

Good Luck and as Randy says... welcome to the zoo.
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