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Cheap Commuter or Tire Machine?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Maticuno, Mar 30, 2013.

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Cheap Commuter or Tire Machines?

Poll closed Apr 29, 2013.
  1. Cheap Commuter

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  2. Tire Machines

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  1. Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    My plan has been to sell my dual sport and use that as the majority of the down payment for a cheap, used commuter car. My wife was not thrilled with this plan. Today I saw an add for a used tire machine and joked about buying it (I have a fetish for tires) and my wife said that if I give up the plan of getting the car, I can buy the tire machine instead. So...2006 Hyundai Tiburon or tire machine and balancer. Wut do?
     
  2. isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    Tiburons are garbage.
     
  3. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    x2.
     
  4. TrdSurgie

    TrdSurgie revised

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    Save your money......
     
  5. Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    So...two votes for a tire machine?
     
  6. WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    Buy an s2k. Hyundai are junk
     
  7. isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    Can't you get a lot of tires installed for the price of the machine? I like using a legit shop because they honor the mileage claims if the tires wear out early. And free rotation and balance is pretty easy.
     
  8. Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    It would pay for itself after about 30 uses. Plus, I can charge friends a much cheaper rate than the local shops and help pay for it faster.
     
  9. Nunavut

    Nunavut Senior Member. HA. I'm not a senior. I'm young...

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    Thats a good idea.
     
  10. Rich91710

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    Including mine, sounds like 4 votes for "neither"
     
  11. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Well, if either of them, I'd say tire machine. Just my opinion.

    Right, Honda FTMFW.
     
  12. Hardscrabble

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    Tire machine.
     
  13. Project.paradigm

    Project.paradigm Well-Known Member

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    Tire machine cause you can make money, than buy an older corolla. Cheap on gas, bullit proof. Hyundai has made leaps and bounds in reliability over the last few years. I wouldn't hesitate to buy anything 08 and up.
     
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    tostidos Well-Known Member

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    TIRE MACHINE! Not too many shops will touch my beadlocks and you still need a spreader to get the one edge over the lip. So can I come to you when I need a tire change :D
     
  16. Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    Sure! Until then, I'm pretty sure Toys for Trucks in Hesperia can deal with your wheel/tire setup.
     
  17. Alderleet

    Alderleet Ace of Spades

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    Sorry, but atleast my opinion will get more valuable with time...
     
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    tostidos Well-Known Member

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    They can, As a matter of fact that's where I had them mounted and balanced. But people have changed there recently and the guy I dealt with all the time is no longer there and they are giving me different prices for things. Not really a fan of that. My same wheel was 20 bucks more expensive when I went to the next guy. And told him that, he looked at the invoice even and said, "thats why he no longer works here". and couldnt give me the same price...
     
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