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Post by oncesubtle on Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:27 pm

We need to replace 2 tires. Any recommendations for a lakeside vendor who sells/installs/balances? Thanks!
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Post by Pogo on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:38 pm

Out on the Libramiento on the mountain side there is a tire store. They have good selection and do excellent work.

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Post by David on Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:45 pm

The one located in the Pemex on the caraterra in Ajijic is good too.
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Post by Go Solar on Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:43 am

GoodYear Chapala. Antonio. Top Marks, good selection, prices, service.
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Post by skurvish on Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:57 pm

FYI - always check the date code of any tires you purchase. See here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11

Date code should not be more than 12 months old, preferably 6. More important here in Mexico as tires are not likely stored in climate controlled environments.

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Post by Hensley on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:09 pm

We second the place in Ajijic behind the Pemex, we just got new tires then end of last year.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:14 pm

I bought Brazil made Goodyear Tires but did not buy Mexican made tires. After driving on
a new March with Mexican made tires I spent the extra money for nothing. They are fine.
Unless you drive a lot the tires will sun rot before they wear out here even on the cobbles.

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Post by CHILLIN on Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:37 pm

I should say that in Canada (B.C. at least) you have to buy 4 matching tires. The tire store will not, can not, sell just two. Unmatching tires can make the wheel alignment and braking irregular. Also tires have to be "rotated" - moved on the car to get maximum life and tread. This is a problem in winter, when many people only want two traction tires for the snow. Not that Canada is the world leader in tire technology or safety - just saying.
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Post by Go Solar on Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:47 pm

Are you sure about that? No sign of it in the BC regs, they only get as specific as not mixing radial and bias ply tires on vehicles with 4 wheels:

http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/26_58_04
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Post by CHILLIN on Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:25 pm

It's the policy at the major tire stores - I don't think anyone has been to court over it. I think the tire store on Libramento has a sign "4 for price of 3 special".
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Post by Go Solar on Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:28 pm

Thanks for clarifying!
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Post by oncesubtle on Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Thanks folks, got the tires this morning at the Pemex in Ajijic.
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Post by Flamingo on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:47 pm

I have bought one tire, or two tires, as needed, in Colorado forever. Maybe a scam to sell more tires???
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Post by hockables on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:50 pm

CHILLIN wrote:I should say that in Canada (B.C. at least) you have to buy 4 matching tires. The tire store will not, can not, sell just two. Unmatching tires can make the wheel alignment and braking irregular. Also tires have to be "rotated" - moved on the car to get maximum life and tread. This is a problem in winter, when many people only want two traction tires for the snow. Not that Canada is the world leader in tire technology or safety - just saying.


Thatz Funny....

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Post by CHILLIN on Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:42 pm

What's funny is I was buying a set of V rated tires ($$$) and the tire store said I had to buy a full set or the manufacturer wouldn't honor the warranty (as if the matter was out of his hands). Then I mentioned that if one tire was defective, after 25,000 kms lets say, would the manufacturer pay for a whole new set? He kind of mumbled and really didn't answer the question. I laughed.
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Post by hockables on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:28 pm

CHILLIN wrote:What's funny is I was buying a set of V rated tires ($$$) and the tire store said I had to buy a full set or the manufacturer wouldn't honor the warranty (as if the matter was out of his hands). Then I mentioned that if one tire was defective, after 25,000 kms lets say, would the manufacturer pay for a whole new set? He kind of mumbled and really didn't answer the question. I laughed.


The Dealer wuz Fulla Shit.... were it true... I'd look to a more user friendly manufacturer...

90% of todays tires are steel belted, they rotate front to back only... not diagonally... as they are directional.... With normal wear, you might replace in pairs...always keep the best pair in front

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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Except when tire manufacturers recommend best tires on the rear:
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTiresRear.dos

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Post by hockables on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:05 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:Except when tire manufacturers recommend best tires on the rear:
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTiresRear.dos


Opinions R Like Assholes... Everybody's Got 1.... Snork

Steering, Braking, & Accelerating are All In Front... Which Would U Rather Have The Most Tread With....

Stay Outta Puddles!! :)

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Post by David on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Go Solar wrote:GoodYear Chapala.   Antonio.   Top Marks, good selection, prices, service.

Their other store is at the Pemex in Ajijic.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Logic says that I would agree with you especially on a vehicle with front wheel drive! This position being taken by tire manufacturers is a fairly new development and totally disregards whether the drive is front or rear.

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Post by hockables on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:17 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:Logic says that I would agree with you especially on a vehicle with front wheel drive!  This position being taken by tire manufacturers is a fairly new development and totally disregards whether the drive is front or rear.  

just tugg'n yer nuts  Beer 

It depends on environment... In wintery Canada.... definitely Front....
Soggy Great Lake Region.... probable Back...

And I have always avoided Front Wheel Drive ... hate the way they drive!!



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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:27 pm

I wasn't aware of this new development until just last Thursday when Discount Tire said that they would only put new tires on the rear of this particular front wheel drive vehicle. Wonder what they will do for a tire rotation since the tires are directional? Here in NM, we don't much have to worry about being "snowy" or "soggy".

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Post by hockables on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:34 pm

I wonder how much a surplus Half Trac would cost?  Beer 

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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:41 pm

$25,500 for the one below:

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Post by Mainecoons on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:04 pm

Pogo wrote:Out on the Libramiento on the mountain side there is a tire store. They have good selection and do excellent work.  

Agree! And an excellent place to get your tires rotated as well.
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