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Old 10-06-2009, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

Anyone have a rough estimate on how much it would cost to mount tires on wheels and balance them?

I bought the tires and wheels independantly online and would like to have them installed tomorrow. A friend of a friend who works at Discount told me it would be $120.00 to mount and balance them but that seemed a bit outrageous.

I heard costco was cheap but then I read that they no longer will mount tires on wheels which aren't purchased there.

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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

Mount them yourself with a tire iron. It will be a labor of love... well, lots and lots of labor.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

I got tires mounted and balanced for $20/tire at Sears. One of my local Toyota dealers is cheaper though.
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

$80-100 is typical for a set of 4 these days for mounting and balancing. Some places like to charge more if the tires and/or rims are "oversize".
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

The going rate in the SF Bay Area at Discount Tires is $20 to mount and balance tires and, if you buy the tires through them, re-balancing and rotation is free for the life of the tires.
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

I paid $108 for 5 tires, mounted and balanced. I had to go to a place that could handle large tires
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

mounting them is not to hard if your willing to play with fire its the balancing that you need to take to someone for.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

Did some calling around this morning and Walmart seems to be the cheapest I could find.

They charge $3.50 a tire for mounting and $5.00 a tire for balancing so $8.50 total per tire.
Not bad at $42.50 for all 5 tires.
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

Around me (Northern VA) most places refused to mount/balance a mud tire.

I eneded up spending $110 for the mount and balance.
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: How much to mount tires on wheels bought online?

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Did some calling around this morning and Walmart seems to be the cheapest I could find.

They charge $3.50 a tire for mounting and $5.00 a tire for balancing so $8.50 total per tire.
Not bad at $42.50 for all 5 tires.

Walmart will only mount stock size tires, nothing larger.
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