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Where to get my tires mounted and balanced

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rclark430, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    rclark430

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    This has probably been asked before, but I've searched on here and searched on Google and haven't gotten too much information. I bought a set of tires from my work and I need to find a place to get them mounted and balanced. Some people say Walmart, some say this or that, but it's all mixed.

    Has anyone recently had to take a set of tires to have them mounted and balanced? Where did you go and what did you pay? I know I could call a few places, but I'm looking more for your experience quality-wise... and I'm just lazy.

    BTW, I live in NE Georgia.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    i just had mine mounted on tuesday at discount tire. paid 15 a wheel.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    i got mine done 2 times at walmart and 1 time at sams, they all really couldnt do it, i had a really bad vibration. took it to Toyota i think they charged me like 60$ i would have paid 100 by the time it came down to it.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    any reputable tire shop like tire kingdom or pep boys or a few other places should be fine. the average charge is about $15-20 per tire.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    jcayce

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    Depends on what you care about more, how it looks when they are done or how it rides when they are done.

    I had mine mounted and balanced at the dealership I bought the truck from and told them to be especially careful as I had waited a long time for my FJ TRD rims. I didn't want Discount Tire to do it because I thought that the teenage tire jockey would screw them up. Turns out the Toyota dealership was the one that screwed them up by gouging and scratching all 4 rims. All this after I specifically told the service writer on three seperate occassions to PLEASE BE CAREFUL and IF YOU CANNOT BE CAREFUL I WILL TAKE THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE. On a side note they ride smooth as glass...

    If you care about looks and ride, take them to some Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover dealership where people actually care and have them do it. They probably get some pretty anal retentive clients and know to do things right the first time.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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    Drainbung

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    Find a shop that uses the Hunter "Road Force" system where they match mount the tire/wheel. Here's a link to Hunter with the shop locator. If the link doesn't work just search Hunter Tire Equipment and search through the website.

    http://www.gsp9700.com/pub/search/findgsp9700.cfm
     
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