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      07-02-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Need mount and balance

Hey Fellas,

Got some new wheels coming....where's is a good place around the puget sound to get my wheels and tires mounted and balance.....and alignment?


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Hey Fellas,

Got some new wheels coming....where's is a good place around the puget sound to get my wheels and tires mounted and balance.....and alignment?


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I've tried to use them once and they refuse to mount any tires on a rim that was not purchased through them.
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Costco they will do it
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I've tried to use them once and they refuse to mount any tires on a rim that was not purchased through them.
Thats sketchy... hmm, maybe it was just the one you went to?

^ Costco?
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Thats sketchy... hmm, maybe it was just the one you went to?

^ Costco?
I went to 2 les schwabe's and got the same response.

......Costco?....really?
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http://www.tightntidyracing.com/Home_Page.html

Real cheap and good.
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I went to 2 les schwabe's and got the same response.

......Costco?....really?
ya i had over size wheels and a bet smaller tires and les schwabe's told me they will not do it cuz it dont match there safety chart. so i went to Costco whole sale and they said they will mount and ballance but will not install the wheels on the car i had to do that my self but come on how hard is it to put on wheels on a car? i mean my sister can do it and she is 16...
but ya costco is were i got mine done on my very first car. 95 integra GSR witch suck when compared to wat i drive now bmw all the way
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man i wish i would've asked this question before i had my winter wheels put on!
I went to Sears! Baaaaaaaaaaad idea! they scratched em up pretty good, didn't realize the car had a staggered set up, so they put the wrong tires on the wrong wheels and mounted the rear wheels on one side and the fronts on the other!!

I was pissed!!!!! never take em to Sears!
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I looked over their web page ....I like the fact that you can have the tires mailed there and they have a pick up and delivery option within a 15 mile radius for $20! My work is 5 miles away.

I NEVER take my cars to places like ...firestone , goodyear, sears, ...etc.
They will f**k up your car.
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My new wheels should be here next week, so I'm going to give Tight-n-Tidy Racing a call about having my tires and TPMS removed and remounted on my new wheels.

I can't wait for the new wheels to arrive (Advan RS 18" in dark gunmetal.) I would have liked to replace the stock tires too, but I shot the budget on the wheels alone. Maybe new tires next year....
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I got a great deal at my dealer...BMW NW. At the time (about 1 year ago) they mounted and balanced my new rims and tires for a grand total of $115. this included a Road Force Balance, which is something you should need IMO.

I also had them use a torque wrench instead of a gun, which they did no questions asked. they even bagged my old wheels/tires and place them in my car. company car of course, no way in hell I would put them in my 335.
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I got a great deal at my dealer...BMW NW. At the time (about 1 year ago) they mounted and balanced my new rims and tires for a grand total of $115. this included a Road Force Balance, which is something you should need IMO.

I also had them use a torque wrench instead of a gun, which they did no questions asked. they even bagged my old wheels/tires and place them in my car. company car of course, no way in hell I would put them in my 335.
But tight and tidy will do it for $50. Why pay more than double?
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But tight and tidy will do it for $50. Why pay more than double?
Do they give you a RFB? If so, then hell ya...$50 for all 4 wheels is freaking great.
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I getting some tires put on next week @ Tidy's form my acura.... 18" axis mod 7's. I hope it goes well because then my Daytona's are getting done!
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Well, wheels are here (YEAH!), but I've tried calling Tight-n-Tidy numerous times but all I get is voicemail. I've called around to a few places listed on Bridgestone's website that are listed as certified run-flat dealers, and the pricing ranges from $100 to $200, but all of them want a couple of hours to do it. That's not a problem, but I don't want to hang out at a place for a couple of hours! Since I'm home alone at the moment, I can't have the wife follow me down somewhere and pick me up.

Oh well, I guess I'll keep trying T-n-T and see if I get through.
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they are on their honeymoon in mexico. lol.
my tire was delivered there on wed.
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they are on their honeymoon in mexico. lol.
my tire was delivered there on wed.
Well that explains it! Anyway, Discount Tire in Bellevue was able to squeeze me and they did a fine job. Sure, it cost me $145, but it was done today and included RFB.

Conventional wisdom:
You can have it done cheap.
You can have it done right.
You can have it done quickly.
Pick any two!
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Lets see pics
When I get the car cleaned up, I'll get some pics. Sadly, the BMW center caps don't fit, and I guess I need some adapter rings. So it looks like shit in my opinion right now (rusty spindles and crap.) I have to double check, but I thought someone mentioned that the adapter rings are $50 EACH!

I'm thinking that black/silver carbon fiber center caps, along with changing the front and rear roundels to B/S CF emblems would look pretty good. I'm also thinking blacklines and a new grill are in order. I just don't want matte black grilles. Maybe gloss black or CF, but I don't recall seeing gloss black available anywhere for the E90....
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You should just order some advan caps. I think you can get them at ricer shops for $40
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