REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Technical Discussion > Suspension, Brakes , Wheels & Tires Tech

Suspension, Brakes , Wheels & Tires Tech THIS SPACE OPEN FOR ADVERTISEMENT. YOU SHOULD BE ADVERTISING HERE!
Suspension components, brakes, Wheels and Tires. All things related to how your car handles...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 31,967
Thanked 11,218 Times in 4,131 Posts
Lowest priced tires? / ordering from states?

So wheres the best place to get tires from? looking for specifically light truck tires such as BFG Rugged Terrain or BFG All/Terrain

tire rack has the rugged TA for 600 and A/T for 800, i'm asuming prices like that cannot be had locally?

worth it to ship to blaine and pickup?
Advertisement
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Timpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: ...
Posts: 20,300
Thanked 4,523 Times in 1,357 Posts
Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More Online Shopping | eBay
Timpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
Wanna have a threesome?
 
MindBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish
Posts: 4,889
Thanked 5,054 Times in 1,657 Posts
Not too long ago, Racing Greed mentioned they're able to supply tires at prices equivalent to those found in America.
MindBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
I answer every Emotion with an emoticon
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Richmond
Posts: 7,725
Thanked 13,527 Times in 3,512 Posts
Search, this topic has been covered multiple times.
Posted via RS Mobile
320icar is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
RS Veteran
 
bcrdukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: TOS'd
Posts: 26,732
Thanked 8,433 Times in 3,356 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 320icar View Post
Search, this topic has been covered multiple times.
Posted via RS Mobile
wut is surch?
bcrdukes is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
MiX iT Up!
 
tiger_handheld's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,073
Thanked 2,045 Times in 851 Posts
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Tire Reviews (2 Reviews)

I bought those tires from states for $650 out the door. Local $202 per tire + fees + tax

Achhilies ATR sport - Local $800 ; states - $575 out the door

Most shops in the GVRD cannot compete with online/states prices. I've been told a variety of reasons from "lower buying power to taxes/duty to everything is cheaper in the states". Some of those reasons maybe true but the fact remains - buying tires from states is cheaper if you are willing to put in a bit of work.


Agreed - use the search function. I alone have at least 2 threads!!
__________________

Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who couldn't give up on them.


Make the effort and take the risk..

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." - Eleanor Roosevelt
tiger_handheld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
My homepage has been set to RS
 
melloman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: #604
Posts: 2,267
Thanked 2,454 Times in 813 Posts
Best spots for tires from the USA:

onlinetires.com
tirerack.com
discount-tire-direct
Spoiler!


Locals:

Volco Tires (1010tires.com is the wholesaler, while Volco is the local retailer)
National Tire Wholesale
RS Sponsors
__________________
Quote:
[17-03, 09:23] Amuro Ray is it normal for my dick to have things growing on it?
Quote:
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna You guise are like diet coke and I am the mentos
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna Incredible. How easy it is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by murd0c View Post
I'm scared of spiders... When I see one I toss my cats at it
melloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
RS Veteran
 
bcrdukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: TOS'd
Posts: 26,732
Thanked 8,433 Times in 3,356 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by melloman View Post
discount-tire-direct
DTD is willing to price match tireracks price and they will "transfer" your tires to your "local" retailer. The closest shop is in Bellingham, which essentially means you can get your tires for tireracks price, plus free shipping if you go pick up in Bellingham.
In your experience, were you subject to paying WA state tax?
bcrdukes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #9
Survivor MOD
 
T4RAWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,096
Thanked 1,583 Times in 557 Posts
Just outta curiosity what vehicle are you planning to put the bfg at kos on?
T4RAWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Gtrr33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 655
Thanked 469 Times in 109 Posts
Sorat in north van, very close to even price plus free install with touchless machine
Posted via RS Mobile
Gtrr33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 11:02 AM   #11
My homepage has been set to RS
 
melloman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: #604
Posts: 2,267
Thanked 2,454 Times in 813 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bcrdukes View Post
In your experience, were you subject to paying WA state tax?
Only gotten it once. And nope.

Friends do it alot, and only been taxed afew times. (4/20+ times)
__________________
Quote:
[17-03, 09:23] Amuro Ray is it normal for my dick to have things growing on it?
Quote:
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna You guise are like diet coke and I am the mentos
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna Incredible. How easy it is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by murd0c View Post
I'm scared of spiders... When I see one I toss my cats at it
melloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 11:10 AM   #12
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 31,967
Thanked 11,218 Times in 4,131 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by T4RAWR View Post
Just outta curiosity what vehicle are you planning to put the bfg at kos on?
04 F150 4x4

So buying in the states are you having them mounted and installed there or just picking them up and hoping to not pay at the border?
Posted via RS Mobile
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #13
Throw yo paws in da air!
 
XplicitLuder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: State of Trance
Posts: 5,116
Thanked 2,776 Times in 954 Posts
I bought new tires end of march from discount tire Bellingham. They match price of any online store just gotta bring them the flyer/print out. Even with paying all the taxes and also the tax from bringing them over. I still saved about 150$. Had them mounted there as well
Posted via RS Mobile
XplicitLuder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #14
Survivor MOD
 
T4RAWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,096
Thanked 1,583 Times in 557 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondaracer View Post
04 F150 4x4

So buying in the states are you having them mounted and installed there or just picking them up and hoping to not pay at the border?
Posted via RS Mobile
i would go with the atko's over the rugged terrains personally.

white lettering on the at ko's on an f150 =
T4RAWR is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #15
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
rubencruz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: vancouver
Posts: 823
Thanked 24 Times in 7 Posts
I don't want to jack the thread or start a new one but I was I am looking for some bbs lm reps . I checked out some adds on craigslist Seattle but I'm having a hard time finding reviews on some of the local shops down there.
Just wondering If you guys know any local or us shops that sell reps for a reasonable price .
Thanks !
Posted via RS Mobile
rubencruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #16
Throw yo paws in da air!
 
XplicitLuder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: State of Trance
Posts: 5,116
Thanked 2,776 Times in 954 Posts
http://www.revscene.net/forums/68394...s-%241100.html

^ , but im sure if you type bbs lm on CL there must be some ? i always see reps on there
__________________

Proud member of GRAPE Great Revscene Action Photography Enthusiasts


2008 Infiniti M45X - Y50 (Current)
2000 Honda Prelude SH (Sold)
1995 Dodge Spirit (Sold)
1998 Nissan Maxima SE (Sold)
1996 Honda Prelude SR-V (Sold)
XplicitLuder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #17
.
 
Domani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Richmond
Posts: 8,221
Thanked 83 Times in 59 Posts
Lowest price I found for the set of 20" I want for my E70 was $18xx. Went down to discount tire in bellingham, saved almost $700. They had great service and my car was done in 20 min!
__________________
NeoChaser.com
Domani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 5,209
Thanked 4,829 Times in 1,638 Posts
Get the KO's, 1000000x the tire than the rugged's...
dared3vil0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #19
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 31,967
Thanked 11,218 Times in 4,131 Posts
This may sound stupid but i'm assuming everyone who goes down to the states and having your tires mounted, balanced, and installed is still claiming that work/purchase at the Border and paying the duty and taxes on them?
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #20
Survivor MOD
 
T4RAWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,096
Thanked 1,583 Times in 557 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondaracer View Post
This may sound stupid but i'm assuming everyone who goes down to the states and having your tires mounted, balanced, and installed is still claiming that work/purchase at the Border and paying the duty and taxes on them?
if you have a nexus or plan to get a nexus i would claim it.

whatever small tax you pay isnt worth getting flagged and having your nexus revoked or taken away.
T4RAWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #21
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 5,209
Thanked 4,829 Times in 1,638 Posts
Always claim all your stuff... Just not worth it to save such a minute amount of money.
dared3vil0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 09:50 PM   #22
My homepage has been set to RS
 
SSM_DC5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,088
Thanked 786 Times in 294 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondaracer View Post
This may sound stupid but i'm assuming everyone who goes down to the states and having your tires mounted, balanced, and installed is still claiming that work/purchase at the Border and paying the duty and taxes on them?
on the topic of Nexus and bringing back goods. In the booklet they give u at the interview, it says something along the lines of.....If you're bringing back goods valued at more than what the tax exemption is, you can't use the nexus lane.

How many of you still use the Nexus lane when going down to Blaine or Point Roberts to just pick something up and come back?
SSM_DC5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #23
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 5,209
Thanked 4,829 Times in 1,638 Posts
^ Just asked a buddy with Nexus, you can either go to a normal line or hand them a declaration form.
dared3vil0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 11:29 PM   #24
Throw yo paws in da air!
 
XplicitLuder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: State of Trance
Posts: 5,116
Thanked 2,776 Times in 954 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSM_DC5 View Post
on the topic of Nexus and bringing back goods. In the booklet they give u at the interview, it says something along the lines of.....If you're bringing back goods valued at more than what the tax exemption is, you can't use the nexus lane.

How many of you still use the Nexus lane when going down to Blaine or Point Roberts to just pick something up and come back?
i use my nexus all the time, every time. dont care how big or small the package is lol they dont say anything

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondaracer View Post
This may sound stupid but i'm assuming everyone who goes down to the states and having your tires mounted, balanced, and installed is still claiming that work/purchase at the Border and paying the duty and taxes on them?
and yes. like t4 said, not worth the hassle if you get caught. Even with paying whatever you're still saving...now it depends if you wanna save more or not lol
__________________

Proud member of GRAPE Great Revscene Action Photography Enthusiasts


2008 Infiniti M45X - Y50 (Current)
2000 Honda Prelude SH (Sold)
1995 Dodge Spirit (Sold)
1998 Nissan Maxima SE (Sold)
1996 Honda Prelude SR-V (Sold)
XplicitLuder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #25
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 31,967
Thanked 11,218 Times in 4,131 Posts
Seems like through tirerack the difference is only about $30 per tire from Kal tire, and I'm sure somone could probably beat Kal tire so probably not even worth it to go across for the All-terrains
Posted via RS Mobile
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net