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Tire shop?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by farmerkev, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    I have a set of used tires on 8 lug rims, and I need the tires on my 6 lugs taken off and replaced with the tires from the 8 lugs. I was going to have a freind do it at the shop he works for after hours, but hes real busy and I want this done ASAP. I talked to a service station owner who said Id be looking at about $100-$110 to have it done. Any idea of a place that would do it without charging me up the butt with fees like didnt buy the tires here, need new lugs, new stems, etc? What about like a Discount Tire?
  2. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    check a couple tire shops i just did something like that and it wasonly like 50, ussuallyit costs about 10 bucks a tire
  3. russ130

    russ130 Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Do it yourself with an old fashoined bumper jack and 2 tire irons. Don't forget to take out the valve core first:)
  4. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    should run you about $50 at a tires plus or similar store. Thats what I was charged to have my old 285s mounted in june of 07. May be a little more now. What kind/size tires did you end up getting kev?
  5. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    I just got the exact same size, they are about 1/2 tread left, I cant afford to buy my real meats untill summer. Theses are just to get me through the winter.
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    $50 bucks, I cant even get 4 tires balanced for under $60
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    mount/balence/valve steam and install on vehicle is 10-12 bucks range at most any shop in my area.

    and at ours if only dismount its 1/2 that price.
  8. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Dismount two sets of tires.

    Mount and balance one set.

    Disposal fees for one set.


    I'd say $100 is reasonable.

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I agree ..
  10. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Where I bought my new tires, on the wall, they list $25 for mount and balance for 16 inch or bigger tires. So $100 aint bad, like stated before. You could always make friends with a small shop. Check some of your local tow shops too. They sometimes have the equipment needed.
  11. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I think a hundred is reasonable. Thats what I would charge with them balanced, new weights and new valve stems. Its not only the labor your paying for , its the 8,000 in tire equipment that is the killer.
  12. Kunker

    Kunker Member
    Messages: 96

    If you're really cheap, check out a local high school or college with a shop program...my old school had the equipment and would do the work for pretty much free as experience for the kids. Just a thought.

    Last time I had a set of tires swapped, it was around $100. 8 dismounted and remounted with balancing (swapped new mud tires off old truck to brand new truck, and new ATs to old truck for resale).