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post #1 of 8 Old 17th September 2011, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone tried getting tyres from Tire rack in the US

Interested to hear if anyone has bought from Tire Rack. How was the shipping /delivery process and do you think it was worthwhile? The price difference is substantial but not sure about how it stacks up with the shipping cost. Also does the $1000 limit before getting hit with duty/taxes mean it's better to do 2 separate buys (for 4 tyres)?
Any advice?
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I've bought a couple of sets now without problem and saved a fortune. Email [email protected]. However they only take a bank transfer, no credit cards or Paypal for international transactions.
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I've also ordered a set from them and found them very helpful. I can't remember the exact shipping costs but it was a very substantial saving over the Australian retail prices, definately worth it. I think you had to email them to get them to process an international order manually.
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After gagging at the price of tyres back in Australia, I was wondering what to do as I'd read on a few forums that Tire Rack could no longer ship Michelin's outside the US.

I was probably going to use a sea container freight forwarder but fortunately didn't need to

$1340 AUD landed, no GST, delivered on the 6th day after the wire payment cleared.



Compare that to local quotes of $600 for a single rear tyre from one of the big brands!
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Hi Ben

Have you got a contact there?

I'm keen to get:

2 x 285/35 ZR 19
2 x 255/40 ZR 19

Don't really mind if the Conti's or the Michelins. Imagine Conti's cheapest and I'm happy with the Conti's I've got though they'll need replacing soon.

Cheers

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I would like a PM as well for you tyre contact.

Ben you can share your hints on the E39 M5 owners Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/144665752404240/

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