Any issues using Tire Rack for wheels and tires?

Don Ashcraft

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I live really close to a Tire Rack distribution center so I can save a ton of money buying wheels and tires from them. Has anyone had any experience with them? Good or bad? Should I contact them and request they use weights on inside of wheel when balancing...etc?
 

cliffish

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you would be fine, I have used discounttiredirect.com for several sets of wheels/tires, all shipped free, mounted and balanced - no issues. I really tried to buy local but for $100 more I got 4 new wheels and new duratracs than I could get just the tires anywhere near me.
 
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Don Ashcraft

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you would be fine, I have used discounttiredirect.com for several sets of wheels/tires, all shipped free, mounted and balanced - no issues. I really tried to buy local but for $100 more I got 4 new wheels and new duratracs than I could get just the tires anywhere near me.
Well, I usually use discount tire but they don’t carry the wheel I want. Also, Tire Rack beats their price by $150. Figured they be fine but experience is experience so I figured I’d ask.

They road force balance which I've heard is the most accurate way to balance a tire
Yeah right, they seem to be pretty solid on reputation.
 

ac_

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The only issue I had was they gave me a date that they were going to be delivered and I took the day off so they wouldn't sit outside of the front of my house, and they didn't show that day, then when I called they told me they were lost in shipping. This was a Friday and I told them I couldn't take another day off so they need to cancel my order and they showed up the next day on Saturday. They gambled that I was going to be home and they happened to be right.

Oh on the website it said it didn't come with center caps so I paid and extra 60 bucks for center caps and they came with them so now I have two sets of center caps. That was kind of a bummer.

Outside of that they were balanced perfectly and packaged up nice and came with all new lug nuts. I would definitely use them again but double check what's coming and the shipping day. I don't really care when the ship them but if they tell me they are coming on a certain day I expect them to show up that day. I have to make arrangements for that.
 
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Don Ashcraft

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Thanks for the feedback @ac_
Yeah that would piss anyone off. I’m not a huge fan of ordering online for the most part. I’ve been using my local tire place for years. I just happened to be checking prices (because I am impatient and have to wait until after Xmas to buy anything lol) and saw I can save a bunch with them. Only catch is I’d have to pick them up versus have them shipped. So that could be good from what you said. I’m about 30-45 minutes away from a distribution center.
 
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mots

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I’ve ordered from them several times with great and quick service when items are in stock. The tires come mounted and road force balanced. You can have them shipped to a home address or to an installer. I’ve done only tires before and used the installer option at a place near me.
 
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Don Ashcraft

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I’ve ordered from them several times with great and quick service when items are in stock. The tires come mounted and road force balanced. You can have them shipped to a home address or to an installer. I’ve done only tires before and used the installer option at a place near me.
Thanks for the feedback! I think I’m gonna use them.
 
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I ordered my 33x12.5x15 Cooper STT Pros mounted on 15x8 wheels from tire rack. They arrived at my door mounted and balanced.

I paid a little more than if I had ordered the wheels and tires separately, but I felt it was worth it for the convenience.

The wheels were well protected. I would definitely order from them again.
 
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Don Ashcraft

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I ordered my 33x12.5x15 Cooper STT Pros mounted on 15x8 wheels from tire rack. They arrived at my door mounted and balanced.

I paid a little more than if I had ordered the wheels and tires separately, but I felt it was worth it for the convenience.

The wheels were well protected. I would definitely order from them again.
Did they put the weights on the inside of the wheels? I'm curious if I need to reach out to them before hand; or if they avoid marring the face of the wheel normally.
 

ac_

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Did they put the weights on the inside of the wheels? I'm curious if I need to reach out to them before hand; or if they avoid marring the face of the wheel normally.
They road forced static tape weight balanced mine (weights on the inside) I didn't even request that. I personally would have preferred the weights on the outside, but they did a perfect job with the tape weights so I was happy in the end.

if you picked a rim that doesn't have a lip they won't have any choice to weight it on the inside, Mine actually had a lip purposely so I could have weights on the outside and they didn't use them, so I think you are pretty safe.
 
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