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topsites
06-22-2006, 11:40 PM
The Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com/)

I mean, look at these for my D-250:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Road+Venture+AT+825&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=475SR6VAT825SL&fromCompare1=yes&place=5
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Road+Venture+HT&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=385QR6VHT824

I especially like the Review / Ratings guide, you can see how other people rated the tire before you buy a POS.
I never buy any tire below ALL green (so, minimum ratings of Excellent all across, nothing less).
You gotta look for a bit, but there's always a great tire for a price that, after you pay for shipping AND you pay a mechanic to put them on your ride, is still likely somewhat cheaper but also, you finally get exactly what you want.

Oddly enough, 245/75's are cheaper than 235/85's, both fit the truck.

topsites
06-23-2006, 12:00 AM
Cost comparison example:

To buy ANY 16-inch tire for my 3/4 ton truck around here, plan on spending 500+ dollars all together, and hope you get a good tire.
If I want to make sure I get a good tire, so long I don't mind paying about 800, that should do it thou if I'm lucky, I'll squeak by on 600.

Vs. Tire Rack:
Let's get the Kumho Road Venture AT KL78 Off-road / Highway tire, unfortunately no ratings guide but the reviews rave.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Road+Venture+AT+KL-78&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=475SR6KL78&fromCompare1=yes&place=2

$75 each x 4 = 300 + 67.72 shipping = 367.72

Now, time to find an installer:
http://www.tirerack.com/installer/index.jsp

For me, I want BG NAYLOR ENTERPRISES who is 7 miles away.
Installation price per tire: $20 to include all those fees (tax?) uhm, ok so 85 total.

367.72 + 85 = 452.72

I could, to make 100% sure I'm getting a great tire, buy the Kumho Road Venture AT 825 at +$3 / tire for a total of about 465.00

auhanson
06-23-2006, 12:03 AM
I just put a set of Khumos (from Tirerack.com) on my wife's minivan. Wow, what a smooth, quiet ride. I love the Khumos....will buy again. Also had a great experience with Tirerack. The tires were at my doorstep 3 days after I placed the order!

topsites
06-23-2006, 12:09 AM
I bought these for my bmw:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Touring+Plus+732&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=06TR4TPL732

After shipping and installation, about 280 dollars.
Oh yeah, days ... I was ready to wait a week or two, you know... Wrong, I got them in 2-3 days!
You can't beat it, my BF Goodrich Grand Touring A/S tires ran me 400 installed!

So they're not GTAS but Standard Touring is right below that, hope I find no ice, I made this one time exception to the rule of nothing below excellent because of the price: $193.72 for all four, shipped to my house.

Had I just been in the mood to play, I would've bought these instead:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+H4&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=06HR4HTRH4

But, I need something that handles in the snow too, not something that looks cool.
Still, the reviews on the HTR H4 rave, pricewise this High performance tire is not bad, thou the Kumho appears to be just as good.

Palmer'sLS
06-23-2006, 12:38 AM
hey topsites, tire rack seems like a pretty good site.....have you ever used the kumho tires on your trailer-pullin truck?....if so how were they? thanks

grass_cuttin_fool
06-23-2006, 07:23 AM
I purchased a set of cooper tires 265/75/16 yesterday for my 4wd for 449.00 installed yesterday at my local tire shop.


wayne