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Author Topic: Bought 2 tires yesterday  (Read 2127 times)
Ed Hackenbruch
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« on: February 26, 2013, 06:37:57 AM »

 Got 2 Hankook steer tires at Purcell Tire Co. in Yuma yesterday.  Model AL07+   11R 22.5  $376 each.  By the time i got out the door after the fees it came to  $1006.  Mount/dismount  $44,  computer wheel balance $58,  Tire disposal fee $8, (for one, kept one), Brass valve stems $13.90, Shop materials $7.14, Az waste tire fee $4,  F.E.T. $50.45, sales tax $68.49   Gary W was with me and for a 12 r 22.5 for his bus they wanted $575.  He just wanted to use it for a spare, didn't want to spend that much for one, he ended up with a very good deal, got one for $32 and change,  mounted.......I gave him my best one of the 2 i replaced! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 06:47:40 AM »

Did they kiss ya.
I have not had to to pay for mount and dismount, valve stems or balance, on any bus tires ive bought, at Swabes or Purcell in Elko
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 06:54:45 AM »

With those numbers you are talking over four grand for a whole new set of shoes!  Shocked

And they say girls spend a lot on shoes!

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 06:57:37 AM »

Only 3 grand for me, no tag axle.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 07:03:10 AM »

When i bought 4 tires for the back a few years ago it came to $1400 so if they would cost $2000 today they have gone up $150 a tire......not good, but not as bad as i was expecting after reading some of the other posts over the last year or so about tire prices.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 07:57:22 AM »

Good price. I looked up the tires and since they are long haul tires, they will have thinner side walls. Not a bad thing, except if you kiss a curb or go over a curb. I personally like having regional tires since they have reinforced side walls and some have curb scrape ridges on the side walls.
Now the next thing to do is to weigh your front axle so you can look up the exact tire pressure to use. DO NOT use the maximum pressure on the tire-it will just make your bus ride like a fork lift-unless you're that heavy. When you have the correct tire inflation for the axle weight, you'll barely know there are those big tires under you. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 08:35:47 AM »

I got the catalog before i bought the tires, has the tire pressure chart in it, also know what my weights are so all is well.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 02:50:43 PM »

You're paying for tire mounting, balancing, and valve stems one way or the other.  The tire dealer's employees don't work for free and the machinery isn't free either.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 06:01:09 AM »

When you buy new tires, ALL tires should be spun balanced. Also when buying new brake drums, they too should be balanced-you can tell if the drum has weights welded to it. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 08:55:01 AM »

I paid a little more than that per tire for Ohtsu 12R's, but I have to admit, I can't tell the difference in the ride vs the Michelin's that were on it. How is the ride with the Hankooks? They seem to be very popular on the west coast with the loggers. Will
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 01:38:39 PM »

Won't know how the ride is until we leave towards the end of March for the Blytheville rally.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 08:15:50 PM »

And the answer is,........after 514 miles on the new tires today i couldn't tell any difference from the Goodyears that i replaced. Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2013, 04:50:14 AM »


I replaced Michelins with Hankook's about two years ago.

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 09:43:30 AM »

I was looking at a pallet of new Chink brake drums and noticed that the balancing weight was welded on in the exact same spot on all the drums!  To make you think they had been balanced.  I don't buy chinese drums, tires or anything else if I can help it, is it really worth it?
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 11:56:53 AM »

And the answer is,........after 514 miles on the new tires today i couldn't tell any difference from the Goodyears that i replaced. Grin

Thanks Ed. Good to know, Will Cheesy
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