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Old 03-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Tires

So, apparently I need new tires. 47,000 kms and they need to be replaced! Is that normal for the Camaro? I never lay rubber either!

I don't necessarily want to replace the rims, but if I can get a set of good tires and rims for a reasonable price (plus selling my original stock RS/SS rims), I might go for it.

Recommendations? Where can I go shopping in Calgary?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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I'd shop south of the border and save yourself some cash. I would try to run them down to the nub and buy new in the fall.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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Innovative Autoworx they have saved me so much cash on tires. I have Falken 452's on my Camaro and I shopped around and everywhere else was about 600 bucks more then anywhere else in town. Also they saved me about 500 bucks on my Toyo MT's for my Truck.

Other option is Discount Tire Direct online. They are cheap.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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With everybody buying aftermarket, buy some takeoffs from the for sale section, and send them to at the border storage in sweet grass Montana to save the a$$rape shipping prices to canada, they don't charge much to hold them there, I've done several parts/tires and even engine shipments to them and it works well
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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Talk to Bob at UrbanX he is awesome.

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:42 AM   #6
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ugh...so many tire brands to choose from, and even more rim options...

I'm such a noob when it comes to tires and rims, I have no idea whats good or whats bad...
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #7
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KX Wheels out of Vancouver is a good outlet to deal with, some of the best pricing in Canada. Will ship to your door mounted and balanced as well. Check out their website and if you feel better calling ask to speak to Christian, tell him Layla out of Brooks referred you. Who knows might get you a little better deal, Oh and my Pirellis have about 6/32rds left, can have them if you want should get you through another summer
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Thanks. I went to the KX Wheels site, and tried searching for tires for my car, and it comes up empty?!? Maybe it doesn't like Windows 8/IE 10?

The inspection says my tires are:
Front 3/32 and 3/32
Rear 1/32 and 1/32

I'm assuming those numbers are really bad, and I need tires now? Won't make it through the summer?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #9
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Thanks. I went to the KX Wheels site, and tried searching for tires for my car, and it comes up empty?!? Maybe it doesn't like Windows 8/IE 10?

The inspection says my tires are:
Front 3/32 and 3/32
Rear 1/32 and 1/32

I'm assuming those numbers are really bad, and I need tires now? Won't make it through the summer?
KX is awesome! Lots of my friends have ordered rims and tires from them without any issues.

As for getting through the summer with what you are showing for tread depth...maybe. However you won't have good traction in wet weather or a decent rain without tread to move the water safely away from the tire. If it were me...I would be putting new tires on.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #10
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Yeah I figured that tread depth wouldn't get me through summer. Thanks!
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What your showing for tread depth is absolutely un safe! Most people get max 35-40,000kms out of a set of pirellis. You need new shoes ASAP
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #12
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What your showing for tread depth is absolutely un safe! Most people get max 35-40,000kms out of a set of pirellis. You need new shoes ASAP
Wow. I doubt I'll buy those again then. I'll want something that will last me a little longer!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #13
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High performance tires don't last as long
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #14
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Went to a few places to get quotes today.

Davenport had some Pirelli's they were selling from another Camaro that was getting an upgrade. They wanted around $1200.

Quoted some forgeline rims and Falken tires, around $1500/rim and $1200 for the tires to with the rims.

CMP Dealership had the same Pirelli PZero's for about $1800 (installed, included taxes). They also quoted me some Conti Extreme Contact, for $1800 ish as well.

Also went to Kal Tire. They quoted me some Nitto Invo's for around $1300, and some Nitto Motivo for $1300.

Tried to find a fountain tire, but they were all closed. Same with OK Tire. Tried Crappy Tire, but they don't have anything for the SS, and if they did, they wouldn't honor the warranty for them...lol.

I did notice I was sliding around a lot today...lol. Figured it was the power, now I know its the lack of tread!
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #15
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Oh, and do I absolutely need "Z" rated tires, and "run flats"?
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #16
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....utoModClar=2SS

These are what I run in the warmer months, will last longer than any summer only performance tire
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Nitto Invo or Motivo for 1032.00 delivered to your door from Discount Tire Direct.com.
All taxes,shipping and brokerage included. There is no need for local dealers to be charging us an extra 30-40%
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Nitto Invo or Motivo for 1032.00 delivered to your door from Discount Tire Direct.com.
All taxes,shipping and brokerage included. There is no need for local dealers to be charging us an extra 30-40%
Yes, but that $1300 includes installation, balancing, etc. is that still too much?

If I did order online, I have no idea where I'd take the tires to get them installed! I'm sure these tire shops would only install their own tires?
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #19
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These are what I run in the warmer months, will last longer than any summer only performance tire
Did you have your dealership install them? Would a dealership in calgary install tires I bought elsewhere?
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Invos are summer tires motivos are all seasons my gf runs motivos and I'm running invos I really like mine but gf really likes hers they did really good this winter too and they have a crazy high tread wear rating she got em for 1127 installed balance and tps sensors
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Invos are summer tires motivos are all seasons my gf runs motivos and I'm running invos I really like mine but gf really likes hers they did really good this winter too and they have a crazy high tread wear rating she got em for 1127 installed balance and tps sensors
Where'd she get them for that price?
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All-Season Ultra High Performance Radial

Motivo is the evolution of Nitto's Ultra High Performance street tires engineered to perform in all weather conditions while providing ride comfort, minimal road noise, and increased mileage. Motivo's all-season capability fulfills the demands of your active lifestyle by navigating you safely through challenging road and weather conditions.

The Motivo is available with a 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty, the industry's #1 warranty for all-season performance tires*.

UTQG Treadwear: 560
Traction: A
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*Nitto Motivo 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. Longest treadwear warranty among all manufacturer published (as of May 2012) warranties for W & Y speed rated all-season ultra high performance tires. Please refer to Nitto's warranty manual for full details.
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Kal tire on 52 st se I'm sure she gets deal through work price em out there lemme know what they say
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My dealership ordered them in for me, ask around lots of places can get them. Check the tire forum lots of guys are running them....mind you if you can get the Nitto all seasons for a good price I'd go with them
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Thanks everyone. Was hoping to take the camaro to red deer tomorrow, but now I'm all worried about the tires, so it's going to stay parked until she gets some new shoes.
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