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Old 02-03-2009
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how much $$$ to swap tires over?

Hey guys, i have called a few shops and just been stunned by the amount of money they want to swap my tires.

Basically im selling my BFG AT's and putting my factory wrangler rt/s's back on ( ya i must be high)

I have had 4 quotes: $145, 200, 190, and $212.... (canadian prices)

Are these places cracked out? I used to work in a tire shop in highschool.... we used to charge $12.50 a tire to install and balance. WTF

If this is the case i might not sell my BFG's... it wouldnt be worth it.
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Wal-mart is $50 to install mount and balance with lifetime rotation and balance. Although last time they balanced my tires they were no where close to being balanced.
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I'd stick with the bfg's personally, but if you want to swap them then those prices are pretty steep.
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Yeah the BFG's are just so heavy, and i do a ton of highway driving it hurting the MPG's and i dont enjoy having the radio cranked, and want to hit the 1/4mile a bunch this spring... im planning to get something other than the RT/S's come spring but wow these swap over prices are terrible.
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I would run the bfg till winter is over at least. The wranglers are terrible in snow from what I hear.
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The last time I had tires swapped at Canadian Tire, I think they charged about $70 to remount and balance 4 tires (with taxes and everything).
I also had it done once at a Ford Dealer for $69.99 (+ tax of course)...
Keep looking.. it shouldn't be more than $15-20 a tire.

But yeah... I would stick with the BFG's. I compared my gas mileage with the stock RT/S and my current BFG's, and there was barely any difference.
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I'd try Canadian tire as well. Wal-mart is hit or miss so I would avoid them. The problem you face is because you didn't buy tires from a certain shop they charge you more. Good luck.
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Where I work in the U.S we charge $90 mount and balance. Those prices seem high.
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Yeah but your in the US, things are always cheaper there lol

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How far are you from the boarder? Is it worth you heading accross the line to get them done?

But check Crappy tire, or if you have it Kal-Tire.

If you can try taking the tires off the truck. I did that to mine at Kal-tire, and they only charged me $10 cash to do them.
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Ya the Wrangler RT/S's are TERRIBLE in the snow. Keep the BFG's. I'm running my stock Wrangler's now and they blow.
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