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    i was just curious where all of ya'll shop for tire and then also where you get them mounted?
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    I've used edgeracing, discounttiredirect.com, vulcantire and I think highperformancetire. I used to get them mounted for a bit of cash in hand from a friend at pepboys but I don't think that connection exists so much any more.

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    • #3
      I go to Porterfield in Athens, not sure if that's just a Athens area thing or what though.

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      • #4
        yeah well I've usually taken my cars to discount tire. I like that place because it seems those people are easy to work with and have good equipment, but they don't seem to want to order any RS-2s for me. They don't have an alignment machine. I would by them from tire rack but the whole warranty seems difficult to deal with.
        So the ideal shop for me would have 4 things
        1. Able to order RS-2s
        2. Good equipment to mount and balance them really well
        3. Good people to work with
        4. Alignment machine
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        • #5
          america's best auto alignment are the place to go for an alignment.

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          • #6
            i order online(did have a problem with Edge Racing's security, as did a bunch of other people) and then go to a nearby America's best for the mounting

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            • #7
              I can't say enough good things about Tire Rack - great selection (besides not carrying Azenis), pricing, customer service, and support of motorsports programs.

              As for tire mounting/balancing, I use Kram Tire. They are on the south side of town, but do great work for a great price. Mounting and balancing for anything 17" or less is only $10 per wheel. They are open Saturdays too.
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              • #8
                10 bucks a wheel thats not bad at all

                are you aware of how updated there equipment is?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ericsbestshot View Post
                  i was just curious where all of ya'll shop for tire and then also where you get them mounted?
                  gran turisomo east. Will mount and balance tires purchased somehwere else.
                  Will align the car with you in the drivers seat if you would like. Do a lot of race cars.

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                  • #10
                    I don't know how new their equipment is. They've been there since 1995, and have two sides of their shop - one does heavy equipment/tractor trailers, and the other side does automotive. They mostly sell "rimz" (20"-24" blinged out kind of stuff), and are always curious when I bring in race tires, but are pretty nice and usually work pretty quickly.

                    If you show up early enough, they can usually mount tires while you wait. Also, they are right up the street from Pull-a-Part, so you can go cruising the junkyard while you wait! They never have Miatas, but I got a hood, horn, clock, cup holder, and some miscellaneous trim for my Integra this weekend all for under $50!
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                    • #11
                      I use my company discount to buy tires through TireRack, and then hand one of the guys here a $20 to slap 'em on the car. It was fun watching the last guy swearing at the machine trying to put my RE-01Rs on.
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                      • #12
                        how are the prices at gran turisomo east?
                        2000 Brilliant Black & tan: 1.9L Sr20 turbo with begi log manifold and SGDP--DIYPNP--ID1000s--Bilstien coilovers--MSW type 16 wheels--FM stage 1 clutch w/ 10.3lb flywheel

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                        • #13
                          If CostCo carries the tires you are looking for, get them there. Good prices, friendly, fast if you don't go during peak weekend times. They inflate with nitrogen and install wheels with a torque wrench. Also lifetime roadhazard, inflation, rotations, and rebalance are all included at no extra charge. Plus quite often they run a coupon for anywhere between $40-80 off a set of 4 tires, on top of already good prices. I got my last 3 sets of tires from Steve at the Costco by Mall of GA. They went way out of their way to get runout (balance) at 0 on 3 of the wheels. The fourth had a little runout, even after removing and remounting 3 times. They told me if I had any problems, they'd special order a new tire for that wheel, but it was fine. Really impressive service.
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                          • #14
                            my uncle owns all tire and brake, its in gwinnett between lawrenceville and dacula. they do really good work, have nice equipment, and have pretty fair prices. not just a shameless plug, because if they sucked i would have no problem being honest about it. my uncle can be a dick. lol
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nickt93 View Post
                              I don't know how new their equipment is. They've been there since 1995, and have two sides of their shop - one does heavy equipment/tractor trailers, and the other side does automotive. They mostly sell "rimz" (20"-24" blinged out kind of stuff), and are always curious when I bring in race tires, but are pretty nice and usually work pretty quickly.

                              If you show up early enough, they can usually mount tires while you wait. Also, they are right up the street from Pull-a-Part, so you can go cruising the junkyard while you wait! They never have Miatas, but I got a hood, horn, clock, cup holder, and some miscellaneous trim for my Integra this weekend all for under $50!
                              it would help if you said what shop and where they are located. There's a PaP on the north and south sides of town, so that doesn't help much either.
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