: Some Advice on New tires ?



k1ko
06-16-07, 12:29 AM
I had to go back to the dealership cause that rattling noise came back. For the noise they have to replace the driveshaft. The technician later called and said there was a nail in the sidewall of the back tire :hmm: and noticed my front treads were worn. Thats all cool but he said a set of 4 new tires runs 2600. Does that sound right?

stkshkr
06-16-07, 02:19 AM
NO! What a rip!

darkman
06-16-07, 09:47 AM
I recently replaced my tires and did a lot of research first. The most expensive scenario I looked at was a set of Goodyear F1 Supercar run-flats, which were OEM on 2004 & 2005 CTS-Vs. That option was $2100 at Discount tire including almost $300 worth of Road Hazard warranty.

CIWS
06-16-07, 09:50 AM
I had to go back to the dealership cause that rattling noise came back. For the noise they have to replace the driveshaft. The technician later called and said there was a nail in the sidewall of the back tire :hmm: and noticed my front treads were worn. Thats all cool but he said a set of 4 new tires runs 2600. Does that sound right?

WOW ! what kind of tires were they pricing you, the F1s ?

fredcook
06-16-07, 09:53 AM
I had to go back to the dealership cause that rattling noise came back. For the noise they have to replace the driveshaft. The technician later called and said there was a nail in the sidewall of the back tire :hmm: and noticed my front treads were worn. Thats all cool but he said a set of 4 new tires runs 2600. Does that sound right?

That's high. The F1's are about $410 each at Discount Tire. About the same at Goodyear. There are several alternatives, many of which you will get a few more miles out of.

I got about 10k out of the F1's, and currently have 28k on a set of Nitto 555's (but won't get much more). The Nitto's aren't run flat and fall a little short of the F1's performance, but were half the cost.

theloanman219
06-16-07, 10:28 AM
That's high. The F1's are about $410 each at Discount Tire. About the same at Goodyear. There are several alternatives, many of which you will get a few more miles out of.

I got about 10k out of the F1's, and currently have 28k on a set of Nitto 555's (but won't get much more). The Nitto's aren't run flat and fall a little short of the F1's performance, but were half the cost.

Not even. My 20" 555 were only $165 mounted and balanced through a local shop.

My suggestions find a good mechanic. One that you would take your daily driver to (if this is your daily driver, then your moms car) and ask them how much for a set of nitto's 555. I would be shocked if it were more then $800

gene :thumbsup:

LV_V
06-16-07, 12:42 PM
Go and grab some Falken Azenis RT-615 255 40 18's all around. I did a few weeks back and I would never go back to "normal street tires". Of course, if it rains much where you live you may want to look at true street tires, i.e. the Falken 452. Very, very affordable, especially when compared to your stealership's quote LMFAO!

CIWS
06-16-07, 12:45 PM
Also, which D/FW dealership quoted you that price ?

k1ko
06-16-07, 05:22 PM
yah that is a silly price now that i have been doing some research. Thanks everyone.

CIWS - I took my car to sewell cadillac next to Love Field in dallas

CIWS
06-16-07, 07:18 PM
Ok, thanks for the warning :D