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driving tires through the border..

Discussion in 'Canada' started by skichiiwa, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    skichiiwa

    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    Has anyone bought tires and drove them through the border?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    nope. but i might just have too. i dont live 2 far from the border. we'll i should probable wear out my stock tires first? or what
     
  3. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    Cogge89

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    I've drove tires through the border a several times.
    It would depend on how strict the border is, and if the officer wants to make a name for his/her self. I know here the borders are really slack.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    JAG

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    Are tires really expensive in canada?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    Cogge89

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    Everything is really expensive in Canada.. It's crazy. What we pay for our Tacoma's would scare most people haha! The duratracs i'll be ordering next week are $1100 local, and like 840 - rebates online. But I live on the border, so i take advantage of the good prices!
     
  6. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    Gatorstaco

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    Go on a rainy day and bring back food or clothing with you. You need to declare something. Don't come back with clean tires and a dirty truck, you know what I mean. My Michelin were 750 for 2 at home and 600 across the border.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    are you having them mounted or just putting them in your bed and driving them back?
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 3:49 AM
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    84Hilux

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    One of my friends at work said he bought tires in the States and had them mounted at Sears. When he went back to the border, the asshole at Sears had phoned and told them he had had tires mounted!! Get a life Sears dude!!
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    The shop I deal with give you 10% discount because you're a Canuck and will take you to the shopping mall if you need to get other stuff while they put the tires on.
     
  10. May 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    bluesteel731

    bluesteel731 Toy taco

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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm planning a trip down there during this long weekend and I need new tires. can someone point me in the right direction?? Crossing through peace arch and will be heading just past south center.
     
  11. May 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    sears matches shipped prices online and they are in bellingham. I bought mine from discount tire, had them send them to my mail box brought them back over the border , paid the taxes and had them put on here in van. either way you save money... discount tire, tire rack are usually the lowest prices.
     
  12. May 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    I was thinking of getting a set of winters this fall in Maine,but a friend at work told me that Canada Customs can tax the whole truck as new.if the tires are on it when you cross,of course this does depend on the border guards mood.

    later tig1
     
  13. Jun 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    A friend just bought a Silverado in Phoenix and got new tires for it before leaving for Edmonton. He had all the paperwork for the truck but told Customs that the tires were on it when he bought it - big mistake. Instead of roughly $50 in duty for the tires, he spent more than $500 in duty and fines and more than half a day having his truck searched.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Tell them you got a flat and because it's 4WD you have to get all matching tires so the traction is equal.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    i'd say this!! lol. thats what i will tell mom and had on the 4wheeler when it needs new tires.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Biff What could go wrong?

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    I live in Winnipeg and am about 50 min to the border. Last summer i bought wheels and tires and went across to pick them up. For the tires alone they were $550 taxes in where if i bought them in Canada from Sturgeon Tire $1200.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    n fabs,window visor tonneau ,bilstein 5100's all round.245/75R16Toyo A/T II
    it is a sad, sad thing that we have to go over the border to get good prices on tires and parts for our trucks,but it is a fact of life.I'm only 2 hours away from the Maine/ Canadian border and I am thinking of going down myself just for winter tires.one company wanted 333.00 for a winter tire and in Maine I can get it for 185.00.


    later tig1
     
  18. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    No problems. Get them a little dirty so they don't stick out like a sore thumb and grab a few groceries and a case of beer and your good to go. Yes sir, no sir and they'll most likely let you go without paying anything.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    false
     
  20. Jul 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    Cogge89

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    I would say false as well. Canadian truck, you've already paid your taxes, can't see how they could tax you again.

    Also, there are places in Calais you can have items shipped to. Order your tires online, drive down, pick them up, and get VIP to mount them. That is what I do, even cheaper that way.
     
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