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    So I have 35" Cooper STT Pros that got put on the Jeep last June. Just did the first Rotation last week after 5,000 miles. Started getting a shaking at highway speeds and I immediately knew it was the tires needing to be re-balanced. Haven't done any crazy wheeling or air downs. Mostly playing with the pressure in the beginning to see what felt right. I brought it back to the shop I originally had the work done at. The guy called me and said yes they needed to be re-balanced (of course) $200 to do all 5.

    Does this seem outrageous? I know a lot of the smaller shops won't do big tires because their machines aren't big enough. Bigger shops I'm a little iffy on especially with the Jeep. Just wondering what people's opinions are on this and if $200 is crazy or not.

    I haven't heard much about the STT Pros wearing bad, but he seemed to be pretty adamant about them not liking them because they don't wear well.

    Let's hear it!

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    Tire warehouse was like 75. Itís not a break down and remount.
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    That is outrages!
    Do DynaBeads and never worry about balancing tires again ;)
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    careful with using small balancing media on tires that will be aired up and down often. its easy to introduce water and it will screw with the media. Never use steel BBs for that reason.
    Last edited by Mach2NH; 12-10-2019 at 07:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
    That is outrages!
    Do DynaBeads and never worry about balancing tires again ;)
    AND you never have to worry about icy mud buildup either!
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    Go to Mr Gees in Goffstown in the future...they can balance anything and they are honest
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    Tire shops charge to rebalance? When I lived out west, Discount Tire never charged. Bob's tire in Nashua also doesn't charge. That's a bummer.
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    I didn't buy the tires through them so I can see why they charged. Wow. Pretty bummed now. I should call my credit card company and say I never authorized the charge LOL. I'll definitely try out some of the spots you guys have recommended. Sad day lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dun_right View Post
    I didn't buy the tires through them so I can see why they charged.
    Sorry to hear they took advantage, that's terrible business.

    The free (actually, paid in advance) rotation and balance is the reason I went with a tire dealer instead of DIY. With a little shopping around I found prices that were comparable. Now I have Sullivan's do a 5 tire rotation and balance once a year, lifetime rotation comes with the tire purchase, lifetime balance was $20/tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpskie View Post
    Tire shops charge to rebalance? When I lived out west, Discount Tire never charged. Bob's tire in Nashua also doesn't charge. That's a bummer.
    Town Fair doesn't charge.

    When I lived in Texas, Discount Tire had great deals, but I watched 'em close. One time after a rotation, they parked my van right in front of the door, with the right rear directly in front of the door, with only four of five lug nuts.

    I spun around before the door closed and pointed this out to the manager, while everyone else scattered and got really busy studying the floor tiles.

    "Oh, the tech said it was missing when you came in."

    ORLY. "So you already knew, but you were going to let a vehicle leave with a major safety violation without even bothering to offer to fix it? And by the way, if the tech said that, he's lying. I checked before leaving the house, and again before I gave you the keys. Those are custom wheels with deep thin lug nuts. Somebody dropped one down the drain and hoped it would slide."

    They managed to "find" one. It didn't match exactly, but close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    ...When I lived in Texas, Discount Tire had great deals, but I watched 'em close. One time after a rotation, they parked my van right in front of the door, with the right rear directly in front of the door, with only four of five lug nuts.

    I spun around before the door closed and pointed this out to the manager, while everyone else scattered and got really busy studying the floor tiles.

    "Oh, the tech said it was missing when you came in."

    ORLY. "So you already knew, but you were going to let a vehicle leave with a major safety violation without even bothering to offer to fix it? And by the way, if the tech said that, he's lying. I checked before leaving the house, and again before I gave you the keys. Those are custom wheels with deep thin lug nuts. Somebody dropped one down the drain and hoped it would slide."

    They managed to "find" one. It didn't match exactly, but close enough.
    What is it with tire shops like this? Sorry they lost your lug nut, but it could have been worse: https://forums.exploringnh.com/showt...and-new-tires!
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