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Nokian WRG2 All Weather Tires - My Winter Experience

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booblehead wrote:
Oct 9th, 2009 9:43 am
I find Kal tire price quote is extremely outrageous. I just called Let's Roll tire in North York and the price is more reasonable.

Corolla CE 185/65/15 price quoted on Oct 9/09 at Kal Tire (Mississauga) $700 Installed & balanced + taxes ... (+ $100 4-wheel alignment + taxes); Let's Roll quoted at $572 Installed & balanced + taxes .... 4-wheel alignment N/A at Let's Roll.
Kal tire matched Let's Roll Tire's lower price for me and I get Kal Tire's better warranty and lifetime balancing/rotation (they will rotate my tires for free every 8-10k km). After matching the price they later called me back and threw in an additional 10% preferred customer discount.

Details: 4 Nokian WRG2 205/55/16 H-rated tires, installed onto existing rims and balanced. Kal Tire's original price: $927 all-in (inc. tax and free lifetime balancing/rotation). Let's Roll price: $881 (inc. tax). Final Kal Tire price: $837.15.

Neither shop charges extra for old tire disposal.
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Glad to hear you pressed Kal Tire and got a deal out of it !

I guess this time around everybody would have put on their new tires already, therefore, the timing may be the deciding factor of getting a good price.

shan wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2010 11:48 am
Kal tire matched Let's Roll Tire's lower price for me and I get Kal Tire's better warranty and lifetime balancing/rotation (they will rotate my tires for free every 8-10k km). After matching the price they later called me back and threw in an additional 10% preferred customer discount.

Details: 4 Nokian WRG2 205/55/16 H-rated tires, installed onto existing rims and balanced. Kal Tire's original price: $927 all-in (inc. tax and free lifetime balancing/rotation). Let's Roll price: $881 (inc. tax). Final Kal Tire price: $837.15.

Neither shop charges extra for old tire disposal.
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Kal tire has gone nuts... on my car i needed rear tires they wanted 245 installed plus tax.

my local indy who buy it from kal got it 210 installed plus tax. and they showed me the invoice that kal sold it to them for 189.

For me kal is waay too far and i don't care about their warranty and their allignment as its a rip off.

e.g if you don't follow their rotation and such schedule they wont honour the warranty also fwd cars dont need 4w allignment...
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I run the WR plus on my Family car which is a Subaru Forester.

I cannot say enough about these tires. I run to the Vernon from Vancouver frequently in the middle of winter and at times the carnage on the coquihalla is very un nerving but the all wheel drive / tire combo is ROCK solid. I will NEVER buy anything but Nokians in the future.
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BC Kal-tire quoted @ over $ 1200 for a set of 4... no thanks.

thats enough for me to get a set of decent A/S tires and a set of cheap winter tires
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icqboy51 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2010 12:19 am
BC Kal-tire quoted @ over $ 1200 for a set of 4...
In a discussion of tire prices, the tire size is a vital piece of info.

I got about the same KalTire deal as shan (above) for 4x 205/55/16 H-rated at $820, but that was 18 mos. ago.
Prices do seem to have gone up in the past year, so shan effectively did better than I.

For bigger sizes, lower profiles, higher speed ratings, less-popular sizes, the pricing can get distinctly unattractive.

But, same as most things.
You get an initial quote, and they don't seem especially interested in discounting as their business is humming along.
Get the right person behind the counter, at the right time, show you are serious, and a deal may come together.
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I just bought the WRG2 195/50 15 from kal Tire.
What tire pressures do you guys recommend ?
Its on a 1991 civic si hatchback.
Its set at 30 PSI right now, the shop told me this is the proper PSI for my car.
Just want to get opinions.

Thanks

btw, these tires friggin rule !
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kal tire quotes me 1900 for 255/55/18's..
i can buy them in the states shipped to point roberts for $960 usd even with pst/gst/duties and mounting it'll be atleast $600 less

what a joke
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Robb wrote:
Apr 18th, 2010 10:29 pm
I just bought the WRG2 195/50 15 from kal Tire.
What tire pressures do you guys recommend ?
Its on a 1991 civic si hatchback.
Its set at 30 PSI right now, the shop told me this is the proper PSI for my car.
Check the label on the driver side door jamb...it states the recommended cold tire pressure. Adjust your tire pressures accordingly.

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DavidY wrote:
Apr 24th, 2010 1:24 am
Check the label on the driver side door jamb...it states the recommended cold tire pressure. Adjust your tire pressures accordingly.

Dave
My car comes with 185/60 14 from the factory. Thats a factory spec.
Does it matter if I have 195/50 15 now ?
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Robb wrote:
Apr 24th, 2010 1:28 am
My car comes with 185/60 14 from the factory. Thats a factory spec.
Does it matter if I have 195/50 15 now ?
I would try the recommended tire pressure on the door jamb and see how they perform. Adjust the pressures to suit....the new tires a bit wider so the contact patch (tire area that is in contact with the pavement) is likely a bit bigger. A psi or two either way shouldn't matter much.

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Well, Im currently using these 195/50 15 WRG2 tires in this hot weather, and also added brand new brembo brakes and Hawk HP Plus brakes. The grip is amazing when stopping, you can actually hear the rubber on the road 'grip', as if it's almost too much grip ! haha :D
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This great thread needs a bump. I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a set of Nokian WRG2 but the price is steep. Anyone else in the GTA (I'm actually in Newmarket) find some better prices than $277 a tire installed plus tax? I've called Newmarket Tire, Aurora Tire, Richmond Hill Tire, and A&T Tire (Aurora) and all have $277 as their price.

My size is 235-60-18.
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Try http://www.tiredistrict.com/contactus.html

They don't normally carry the Nokian, but they can definitely get them for you. Their prices are not the cheapest nor the highest.



hollywoodmd wrote:
Oct 19th, 2010 11:37 pm
This great thread needs a bump. I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a set of Nokian WRG2 but the price is steep. Anyone else in the GTA (I'm actually in Newmarket) find some better prices than $277 a tire installed plus tax? I've called Newmarket Tire, Aurora Tire, Richmond Hill Tire, and A&T Tire (Aurora) and all have $277 as their price.

My size is 235-60-18.
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macnut wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2010 1:09 am
In a discussion of tire prices, the tire size is a vital piece of info.

I got about the same KalTire deal as shan (above) for 4x 205/55/16 H-rated at $820, but that was 18 mos. ago.
Prices do seem to have gone up in the past year, so shan effectively did better than I.

For bigger sizes, lower profiles, higher speed ratings, less-popular sizes, the pricing can get distinctly unattractive.

But, same as most things.
You get an initial quote, and they don't seem especially interested in discounting as their business is humming along.
Get the right person behind the counter, at the right time, show you are serious, and a deal may come together.

Kal just quoted me $916 (taxes, install included) for this same size.
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