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Old 12-22-2014, 02:48 PM
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Best place to have non-oem tires mounted, balanced and swapped?

I am about to put an order in for Continental ExtremeContact DWS to replace my Goodyear LS2 Run-flats. Lowest I've seen from the BMW Dealership is 45.00 / tire. I looked on Tirerack and found that my nearest AAA service center is only 15.00 / tire and uses Hunter GSP 9700 Roadforce Balancer.

Where has everyone else taken their cars to switch out the run flats? A local shop / chain shop or strictly BMW?
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Find a place with a lever-less tire machine. Google "lever-less tire machine" and see the models. Start asking tire stores and dealerships what kind of tire machine they have, make and model, and then research them. These machines are new and expensive. Expect to pay for part of them, or end up with scratches on your rims, and for road salt to attack the scratches.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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I ordered my continental DWS's from discount tire direct and paid tire discounters $150 to install. The $150 included a 3 year alignment service and lifetime balance
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As long as they are a reputable place and have the GSP 9700 you should be good. I've done that for years at a local tire chain.
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I am about to put an order in for Continental ExtremeContact DWS to replace my Goodyear LS2 Run-flats. Lowest I've seen from the BMW Dealership is 45.00 / tire. I looked on Tirerack and found that my nearest AAA service center is only 15.00 / tire and uses Hunter GSP 9700 Roadforce Balancer.

Where has everyone else taken their cars to switch out the run flats? A local shop / chain shop or strictly BMW?
How do you like those tires? I'm considering the same ones, along with the spare/jack set up, to replace the horrific RFT's.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:14 PM
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How do you like those tires? I'm considering the same ones, along with the spare/jack set up, to replace the horrific RFT's.

Continentals are great. Got them mounted and balanced at a AAA location for about 100.00...a lot less than the 250 BMW wanted.
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