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« on: September 09, 2013, 04:42:28 PM »

Getting a set of six later this week (move my steer tires to tag).

315/80 22.5

Out the door including balance, new stems, and disposal for $3200
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 04:55:23 PM »

I'm curious, are you getting the Roadmaster RM185 tires?  I paid about $90 less for my 11R24.5 tire out the door the other day, but I know the 315/80 are much more expensive.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 05:09:29 PM »

Just for Giggles Info,  Not sure if this has been around this forum, but FMCA has a setup with Michelin tire, for a large discount as reprted by many members.  Of course some do not like that brand name, just thought would mention in case someone was interested.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 05:50:22 PM »

I'm curious, are you getting the Roadmaster RM185 tires?  I paid about $90 less for my 11R24.5 tire out the door the other day, but I know the 315/80 are much more expensive.

I don't know of any other model identification.  Maybe I can let you know after I get them on.  I'm not currently a FMCA member, but maybe I should be. 

The place I'm going has been recommended by a number of folks in this area.  I'm also going for some general maintenance tomorrow (oil change, filters, check air lines, one hub seal, etc.). Nothing major I hope.

Should I have them do fuel filters as a matter of course?

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 06:24:41 PM »

That is not a bad price the 315 is a good tire your bus had 12r x 22.5 from the factory which is also a expensive tire even with the advantage program through FMCA 6 Michelin's would be close to 5 grand ,save your 40 dollars a year FMCA has nothing to offer now days
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 07:31:39 PM »

The Michelin prices are right on the FMCA website, at least for some of the popular sizes.  The prices are decent for Michelins.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 03:43:09 AM »

Brothers coach just got 6 new 315's after discount, $560 balanced out the door, yep he sure got screwed eh
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 05:17:13 AM »

You're right, Michelins price on FMCA is suprisingly good. I'll be getting some in  realnear future. Anyone can check the FMCA price without joining.

http://www.fmca.com/images/stories/pdf/michelin-prices.pdf
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 06:38:52 AM »

No he didn't Dave you pay Michelin direct for the tire and federal tax by credit card only then they email you a receipt,the mounting,balance, local taxes and disposal fee are paid direct to the dealer besides who would want a 315/20 ply tire on a bus ?  

The Advantage program is not just for FMCA members I have had one for years, anyone can get the Advantage program  with out FMCA just fill the paper work out and not all Michelin dealers will honor the Advantage program Toyo,Goodyear and any major tire supplier has the about the same program fwiw
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 11:08:50 AM »

   Those are example prices on some of the versions available. You can get 16 or other ply versions also. They also tell you in their literature to check that the dealer works with the advantage program, or locate one that does.   
It sure beats this price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/315-80R22-5-Michelin-XZA-2-Energy-lot-of-8-tires-/250853376403?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Tires&hash=item3a6806c193&vxp=mtr
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 11:46:13 AM »

I have not needed to use the FMCA program but I understand that FMCA sends the info and they send you the invoice. You pay the install & balance fee to dealer. That is my understanding, we all know that goes.
As usual, do what makes you happy.
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 12:20:15 PM »

The point being Dave he got 6 with everything included instead of 3500.00 with nothing included
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2013, 12:23:12 PM »

OK, he got screwed, should have gotten the Chinese or north korea  jobs.  Instead of saving hundreds per tire, good thinking.
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2013, 12:31:38 PM »

I think I'm happy with my purchase... thank you for the kind discussion.

Dave
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2013, 12:34:06 PM »

Your Cooper bus tires are probably made in OH,Ms,or AR they make a good tire I ran Cooper for years on my trucks there was never any BS if warranty was ever needed 

I did run Toyo on the bus I like the soft ride of the Toyo on a Eagle non air bag system 
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