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Today I went tire shopping and was absolutely shocked with what Les Schwab charges for tires.

For a set of Toyo R/T's (LT295/55r20 ) they wanted $465 a tire which worked out to $2150 OTD. I questioned the price since they are damn near DOUBLE the price per tire at other shops and they tried to sell me on shitty tire guarantee of air checks, balancing and rotations. You have to completely ignorant to tire prices to pay the prices they are offering. >:D

I went over to Discount Tire and got a set of LT295/55r20 Ridge Grapplers for $1540 OTD that includes their Tire Certificate/Guarantee. A nice little savings of $600+.:laugh:

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We just purchased a set of wheels for my wife's Nissan NV from Discount Tire. We love their customer service.
 

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Worked for them for over 10yrs when I was younger. Been at new job for over 12yrs. Haven't been back to them since. They have to pay the managers outrageous bonuses somehow and that's not including their salary. I too do business with Discount Tire.
 

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Today I went tire shopping and was absolutely shocked with what Les Schwab charges for tires.

For a set of Toyo R/T's (LT295/55r20 ) they wanted $465 a tire which worked out to $2150 OTD. I questioned the price since they are damn near DOUBLE the price per tire at other shops and they tried to sell me on shitty tire guarantee of air checks, balancing and rotations. You have to completely ignorant to tire prices to pay the prices they are offering. >:D

I went over to Discount Tire and got a set of LT295/55r20 Ridge Grapplers for $1540 OTD that includes their Tire Certificate/Guarantee. A nice little savings of $600+.:laugh:

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How do you like the Ridge Grapplers?
I'm thinking about them in the same size for my 2014.

I always use Discount tire after getting screwed over by NTB..
 

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I had a great experience with LS, I guess it all depends on what they are able to purchase. Maybe they were not able to directly order the R/T and had to mark them up.
I bought my 33" Toyo M/T from them and they were competitively priced. after one week i blew out two of them on an off road trip, they replaced them no questions asked, a month later i blew out another and they replaced it no questions asked. 7 tires for the price of 3

but when i moved up to 35's i wanted to go with BFG KO2, they were not able to order them directly and had to order from a 3rd party, same thing they would have been over 2k.
so i went to american tire and got them for 1400. same thing with american tire, they have taken great care of me, replaced a few of them already.

It all depends on what you;re asking for and what they have available in their network.
 

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I had used them once when i lived in Nothern California. Fast service but at a cost. They blew the wheel studs out of two of my German drums on my 73' VW bug. Never went back. Discount Tire has had my business ever since.
 

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Everybody has their own experiences and stories, and every tire shop is different, run by different people. I don’t generalize on businesses any more than I do people. I’ve gone to a locally owned Schwabs for 40 years. Small town, and the service and prices are very good.


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I went over to Discount Tire and got a set of LT295/55r20 Ridge Grapplers for $1540 OTD that includes their Tire Certificate/Guarantee. A nice little savings of $600+.:laugh:

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Excellent savings for sure using DT!

Did you put this size on an all stock setup (i.e. suspension, wheels, and no spacers)? How's the fit if you did? any rub? looking at the 295's on stock wheels and debating what aspect ratio to get...55, 60 or 65. And I'm in the market before the end of the month. Thanks!
 

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Ive always bought tires from Les Schwab in the past , however , this time around I went to discount Tires.
LS had quoted my over $2K for the 295/70/18 AT2 .
DT had the same tire for $1400.
I asked Schwab why the huge difference in price and they only offered that it was an off size and special order.
 

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Thank you all for your kind words. We take out customer service and pricing very seriously. We will continue to work hard in the future to earn your business.
I also use Discount Tire and have been very happy with the prices and customer service, but I have one bone to pick...

Every time I get new set of tires I end up with a new set of scrape marks from when they remove the balancing weights. I think they must use a screwdriver. Isn't there a tool that can be used that won't mar the wheels?
 

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Jaj23, We apologize you have had issues with the store when they are removing the old weights. The Discount Tire stores do utilize a specific tool to remove weights (flexible knife) and are trained on the proper way to remove them, but in your case they may not have removed them correctly. If you have any issues with the technicians not properly servicing your vehicle I recommend speaking to the store Manager. We want all of our people to treat your vehicle just as if it was theirs.

Send us a PM if there is anything we can do to help.
 

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Yep bigger tires means more money, and if you get heavier duty tires 8 ply for example the price goes up even more, most will just quote you for a set of 4 or 6 ply tires. Then factor in you are looking at some expensive tires to begin with and yep the sticker shock will make you run away LOL.
 
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