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Old 11-21-2008
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Tire & Wheel websites: Canada?

Anyone know of any good priced websites that are Canadian? I was looking on Summit and they do send to Canada, but I have know idea how much custom duties cost. I dont want to buy something online because its cheaper and end up paying more because of shipping across the border. Does anybody have a rough idea about how much that costs? Is it a percentage or a set fee?

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Call Summit and ask, or send then an e-mail. They will tell you the price of the border crossing thingy majigger stuff.
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www.tiretrends.com

they are located in BC I think.
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Fwiw

Im Canadian and just went through researching wheels and tires online, including summitracing.com and tiretrends. I ended up buying from a local tireshop (Kal Tire),which sold all the top brands i was looking for not much more $$ than the websites. I found that the money you save buying online you lose on the shipping and handling costs.
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Old 11-22-2008
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Thats what i figured. I'll look around some more at the local spots.

richyrich - how do your 33's handle in the snow? I'm still a little worried about how the MTZ's will be in the snow and slush streets.
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Well any MT's are generally not good on hard packed snow, they're great in deep snow, just not on packed snow or icy roads.

I realized this again 2 nights ago on my way home from work. The road just looked wet but apparently it had froze cuz as I was cornering onto an over pass bridge my back end slipped out on me and I was sent hurling down the highway at about 80+ km/h, SIDEWAYS, headed for the meridian on the other side of the road. I tried to counter-steer but there was nothing I could do, it was like an ice rink... I hung on and slid for like 10 seconds (trust me its a long time when sliding lol) and SOMEHOW the truck just stopped, mere inches before hitting the concrete barrier...I couldnt believe I didnt hit and total my truck off!!! How there was no traffic in the oncoming lane on what is normally a busy stretch of highway and how I didnt hit that barrier I'll never know. Well I have an idea... I have a cross hanging from my rear view mirror and it's the first thing my eyes were fixed on when I came to a stop... I just started the truck and kept on my way...The sign before the overpass wasnt lyin when it said "slippery when frosty" lol...

Now whether or not different tires would have made a difference in that situation, who knows. It was really sneaky black ice and if I would have known it was frozen I would have been going slower and im sure I would have been fine. Ive been running M/T's every winter for the last 4 years and never a problem(until 2 nights ago) I just adjust my driving to the road conditions. Yes I have to go slower than the rest of the guys with all terrains for a few months but its worth it for the looks. NOTHING beats the look of Mud Terrains IMO, i get lots of compliments... If you can handle slowing down for a few months and possibly throw some weight in the back for added traction(which I do after first snowfall) then I say there's no reason why you wouldnt be any less safe than anyone else on the road...

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Thats what I wanted to hear. And i already have sandbags in the back, and i have had to slow down more lately in the snow. I have michelin m/s tires, and they dont seem to be working as well this year. Hopefully ill have the 33's within the next few months.
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