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Unread 07-15-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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RANT!!! wheels and tires

Why do businesses only want to sell and give deals on a set of 4 wheels and tires???? I need a spare tire too!!! Then you ask if you get a deal if you buy a fifth and they basically laugh at you. I think its a legitamate question. "Im gunna buy one more tire or wheel from you than you advertise for and you wont cut me a deal?!" ADIOS!!

I think its hilarious when I see people driving around in Jeeps or OTHER off road vehicles with 4 huge wheels and tires and a stock spare. WHADDAYA GUNNA DO WHEN YOU NEED A SPARE NUMBNUTS. Only two reasons for it.......1. you didnt have enuff money to buy a fifth (i feel for ya, some tires can be expensive) or 2. ya just wanna look cool with your for big off road tires in the city.

Anybody know of any places that give deals on five tires?

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Unread 07-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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Best deal you can get on 5 tires if to buy them used. I bought my MT Baja claws with about 3000 KMs on them, pretty much brand new. I got all 5 and I paid 700 canadian for them.
My buddy bought his from JC whitney he got a sweet deal as well.
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Unread 07-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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A salesperson once told me, and I swear it's true, you don't need a spare --- I don't carry a spare and I never got a flat...
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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A salesperson once told me, and I swear it's true, you don't need a spare --- I don't carry a spare and I never got a flat...
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Yeah, salespeople are pretty dumb sometimes. When I bought my wheels and tires I didn't really go out looking for a deal, just found the cheapest price I could on the tires I wanted, and bought some cheap steelies.

Unless you are planning on a 5-tire-rotation, I'd say just buy a cheap wheel and tire of another brand that is the same size as the other 4 for the spare. Unless you are just getting the spare because it looks good on the back of your rig for the street
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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Free Road Side assistance Why bother changing a spare when u can get towed and have your tired fixed for free

Road hazzard warranty ftw.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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Free Road Side assistance Why bother changing a spare when u can get towed and have your tired fixed for free
That would be a funny phone call to listen to from somewhere on Trail 6 at Tellico...

...okay, sir; we're dispatching a truck right now.
Where did you say you were again? The nearest cross streets?


Well, I can give you GPS coordinates, ma'am. I'm almost at Trail 4; I'll hang my orange treesaver on a big branch so the driver can spot me...
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Unread 07-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #7
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And when you are on the trail? Do they offer trail side assistance? Nope.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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I have roadside assistance on the company car. I've had 4 flats on the freeway in the last 2 years. Everytime I've changed the tire myself and continued to work (or home). Taking 10 minutes to change a tire is much more convient to me than making a call, waiting who knows how long, getting towed to who knows where, waiting longer to get the tire fixed or replaced, etc etc. Really, how hard is it to change a freaking tire?!!?!?!?

After the last flat I started carrying my compressor and a plug kit, and go figure, probably 8+ months without a flat.

Probably wouldn't have done me much good on this one though.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 09:22 AM   #9
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That would be a funny phone call to listen to from somewhere on Trail 6 at Tellico...

...okay, sir; we're dispatching a truck right now.
Where did you say you were again? The nearest cross streets?


Well, I can give you GPS coordinates, ma'am. I'm almost at Trail 4; I'll hang my orange treesaver on a big branch so the driver can spot me...
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I have roadside assistance on the company car. I've had 4 flats on the freeway in the last 2 years. Everytime I've changed the tire myself and continued to work (or home). Taking 10 minutes to change a tire is much more convient to me than making a call, waiting who knows how long, getting towed to who knows where, waiting longer to get the tire fixed or replaced, etc etc. Really, how hard is it to change a freaking tire?!!?!?!?
Exactly. I didn't have a full size spare for a little while, but definitely got one before I did any sort of hard wheeling. Roadside assistance means that you have to be on the road to get help. If I'm getting a flat, I'm planning on it being caused by a rock through my sidewall or slipping a bead on the trail.

Plus I hate dealing with tow trucks and all that nonsense. Had my Cobra towed a few weeks ago because it cut off on the way to work. They put it on a regular tow truck lifting the rear wheels. It was only 25 miles to my house and somehow during the ride, one of my brand new rear tires rubbed on the ground enough to wear a complete flat spot all the way down through the tread. 2 month old, $310 tire was ruined (315/30/18).
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Unread 07-17-2009, 11:35 AM   #10
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I won't be running a spare... I don't need another 160lbs hanging off my tailgate.

I do however carry a ton of tire plugs and have an onboard compressor for just in case situations.

I don't think it will fill my 40s up that quickly so I'll be buying a CO2 kit for when I'm offroad and need to air up all 4 tires quickly.
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Don't get a sidewall tear then ....
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Unread 07-19-2009, 05:50 PM   #12
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If you've got the skills and the kit, you can repair a sidewall tear on the trail. It's something they teach in the Overlanding lectures from Expeditions West.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 02:52 PM   #13
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If you've got the skills and the kit, you can repair a sidewall tear on the trail. It's something they teach in the Overlanding lectures from Expeditions West.
yes!! because everyone has or will be taking that seminar, or does some extreme wheeling enough to worry about an extra 160 lbs.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 02:53 PM   #14
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All I Want Is A Matching Full Size Spare!!!!
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Unread 07-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #15
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yes!! because everyone has or will be taking that seminar, or does some extreme wheeling enough to worry about an extra 160 lbs.
I'd love to take that class. I invited them to come to our spring camping trip in Moab ---- it's pretty darn close to their class schedule though.

There are people in our "community" with mad survival skills. Sewing up a sidewall gash and driving off after a popped bead is science fiction to me but something they've done....
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