After my initial set of Tiger Paws on my Focus went, I put on some
Sumitomo Srixon4 (from TireRack), which only lasted 60,000 with regular
changing. The Tiger Paws though, only lasted me about 40,000. They
were chopping even though I was changing them as suggested.
When I just replaced the Srixon4's, I wanted something comparable but
thought about another set based on Consumer Reports tire reviews, and
settled on Yokohama Avid TRZ. They have a great warranty and because
my local shop was out of them and tried to bait and switch me into the
lower quality Yoko's, they gave me free balance/rotation for their
So, I have had pretty good luck with random Korean brands.. and you
might find them locally instead of on TireRack, and get your free
rotation at least. Lots of local shops will install tires you have
shipped to them but they may not spring for the free rotation....
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > James wrote:
> >>Anyway I got a pair of them from TireRack today. The place I got them
> >>mounted told me I could have brought from them for about the same total
> >>price. Unless you're buying at the TireRack store, you end up paying
> >>for freight and installation which eats up the price advantage. Buying
> >>from a local mom & pop tire store also have the advantage of not
> >>waiting for freight.
> > Buying from the local mom and pop can also mean buying a brand that
> > might have not been your first choice. Even with freight and
> > installation, I saved $60 and got the tires I wanted, not the tires
> > they wanted to sell me.
> I always buy from the local mom & pop store because they give good
> service. If they don't have what I want they will get it for me and it
> will still cost less than tirerack.