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Old 03-05-2013, 05:11 PM
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Does anyone know a good shop where I can get new tires installed/balanced on my 328i. I live in Des Plaines, IL

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:12 PM
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Go to the Tire Rack web site - and search for installers near you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:29 PM
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Discount Tire (tires.com) is also good, IME.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:50 AM
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thank you Princeton & floydarogers, have you had any experiences with tire sellers on ebay?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:50 AM
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If you can come to the city...Ashland Auto and Tire...on ashland and addison...They are great!! Look them up on yelp..great reviews..Used them for other german cars
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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have you had any experiences with tire sellers on ebay?
How much would you really be saving once you include all the costs? What happens if you have a problem with a tire; does the seller advance ship a replacement and pay for changing the tire out?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:26 AM
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I am saving about 70$ tire, the tire and wheel protection warranty would cover the issues
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:03 PM
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costco!
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:14 PM
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If you are installing new Run flats onto the rim, I do suggest you do not go to Costco, Bjs, pep boys for the install because they do not have the equipment because the sidewalls are very hard and made up of steel.

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:04 AM
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If you are installing new Run flats onto the rim, I do suggest you do not go to Costco, ...
I don't know why you believe that Costco can't (don't know about the others), because they can - and I'm talking from multiple first hand knowledge experiences. Their prices are also as low as tirerack (perhaps even a bit lower.) Please don't spread wrong information.

As for ebay, I'm a little leery of many of the sellers. Craigslist and ebay are less supportive and have poor service (ie, none), while the speciality online retailers have great service.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:24 AM
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I don't know why you believe that Costco can't (don't know about the others), because they can - and I'm talking from multiple first hand knowledge experiences. Their prices are also as low as tirerack (perhaps even a bit lower.) Please don't spread wrong information.
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they do not have the equipment because the sidewalls are very hard and made up of steel.
Go to your BMW Indy.

I even went to my local Bjs and Costco and pepboys in a 50mile radius.
They can change a tire but don't have the equipment for the run flats.

So if you are talking about 1st hand, I could also justify that I went there recently this 2 weeks ago to replace the worn out tires on my e70.


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Old 08-19-2013, 08:00 AM
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I even went to my local Bjs and Costco and pepboys in a 50mile radius. They can change a tire but don't have the equipment for the run flats.

So if you are talking about 1st hand, I could also justify that I went there recently this 2 weeks ago to replace the worn out tires on my e70.
Although Costco tries to have all their stores have the same capabilities and products, it's possible that they haven't been rolled out in the backwoods of NJ, yet. You do have to understand that the Costco I use (most) is the one across the street from their headquarters (in Issaquah, WA).

However, all the Costco tire centers in the Seattle area can handle RFTs. I might believe that there is little demand for RFT service at the Costco you frequent and they don't have the newer machines; it's not apparent to most people but each Costco has slightly different products on the floor and slightly different sets of services (in fact, the Issaquah Costco has many fewer things than, say Kent.)

Again, your blanket statement is simply untrue.

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Old 09-15-2013, 12:47 PM
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I know one place in orange, nj. They bought new machines for balancing etc. No one in nj has them, and there is only one more place around us, in New York so if anyone is interested-pm
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:45 PM
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Here's a tip inspect the rims before leaving. I had a bad experience and ended up with black lines on my outer portion of my rims from mounting. I didn't check because I trusted the shop. Really disappointed. Now I have to get them fixed.
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