Model S

Anyone used Tirerack.com?

edited November -1 in Model S
I'm in SoCal and was planning on using Tire Rack for my next tire purchase.

I had a flat last spring and got 2 new Good Year (original equipment replacement) tires from a local shop. Not cheap, but they were the same as what was on my Model S (2016) when I purchased. Now I've found them on Tirerack much cheaper, and they'll ship it to my local Pep Boys for installation (installation charge isn't that bad).

Anyone have anything positive or negative to say about them?

Thanks!
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  • edited February 2019
    I bought a set of performance tires for my Acura NSX several years ago. Prices couldn't be beat. Even though I live in Canada. Delivered fast and to my door and pretty much half the price of going to a shop to buy them. If they haven't changed I highly recommend them.
  • edited February 2019
    I bought 4 wheels with Michelin X-ICE tires mounted on them last November. They also installed the correct TPMS sensors. They were delivered to my door and I installed them. Still on the car until the snow threat ends No problems at all.
  • edited February 2019
    I use Tireracks for 20+ years, before the dot com era. I always did my tire research on their website, purchased about half of my orders through them. They are always great.

    Look carefully about the Goodyear OEM replacement, it might be the OEM for 2012-2013, without the sound dampening foam.
  • edited November -1
    Nothing but high praise for Tirerack.com. I’ve purchased all my tires there for more than a decade. Selection, price and service are excellent. Only caveat is they don’t (yet?) carry Nokian tires which are the gold standard for winter rubber IMO. Maybe soon?
  • edited November -1
    There is a humongous distribution center between my house and my service center. I have ordered and (saved a few bucks by) picked them up on my way to the service center to have them put on. Saves money and about every tire choice imaginable!!
  • edited February 2019
    I've used them a LOT in the past for my BMWs, which I no longer drive. They were great! However, here in So Cal (OC) there's a tire place that beats their prices and service - it's incredible. But yes - strong praise for TR.
  • edited February 2019
    Customer since 1998. Very happy with the service. Not always the cheapest anymore, but can't beat the 2 day free shipping to your door, or your installer. Just bought 2 Primacies for my MS 2 months ago. Now, if I could just find an installer that won't scratch my wheels ..
  • edited February 2019
    AERODYNE | February 4, 2019
    Customer since 1998...... if I could just find an installer that won't scratch my wheels ..”

    And that’s why I pick them up at Tire Rack and take them to the service center for mounting.
  • edited November -1
    I have used them for years. Recently compared with Discounttire.com.... Tire Rack now has free shipping (like discounttire), but throws in free road hazard. Tire Rack has more/better review information an testing information.
  • edited February 2019
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  • edited February 2019
    We must have bought at least 20 sets (or 80 tires) from Tire Rack over the last 20 years. They are great.
  • edited February 2019
    Another vote for Tire Rack. I don’t know if they still do, but they had a representative tied to TMC to answer Tesla related questions early on.
  • edited February 2019
    Same here, over 20+ years of use, they have kept the site very helpful, simple.

    You can sort car rims by weight, choosing the lightest rim for your money. Not many sites do that. For tires you can compare to see which are the grippiest, lightest, quietest tires for your money. Very helpful!
  • edited February 2019
    I believe the owner of Tirerack has a Tesla.
  • edited February 2019
    You are hard on tires @inconel. LOL.
  • edited February 2019
    Thanks for all the replies!

    Hey DBrohm.....can you please let me know what place in Orange County you use. I'll compare them vs. Tirerack. But I really appreciate all the comments and love for Tirerack.
  • edited February 2019
    It does pay to shop around. Have also heard that Costco has fair prices if you haven't compared them. Mind you when you buy tires online service shops tend to get a bit annoyed when you bring in your own tires that you didn't buy from them. They do like to double dip on product and service. Some shops around here will even refuse to install tires if you did not buy them at their store. Just keep that in mind if you have a place picked out to get them installed. Keep us posted on how you make out. :-)
  • edited February 2019
    @kerryglittle I am not hard on tires, my problem is I have a serious addiction to wheels that somehow originates from my younger days with Porsches. I currently have 4 sets of wheels and tires for the X: two sets of OEM 20", one set of TST 20", one set of OEM 22" Onyx.
  • edited February 2019
    At least I know I am not the only one suffering from this addiction of buying wheels on compulsion and collecting them. I know a few other ICE car enthusiasts with the same issue. I guess it's similar to other people compulsively buying and collecting shoes or purses.
  • edited February 2019
    @inconel I was hard on my 911 Porsche tires. Think I got 4,000 kilometres out of the last set. But they were pretty much race tires and very soft and grippy. Handled awesome but sure didn't last. LOL.
  • edited February 2019
    Wow I was at least able to get 10k miles out of my Porsche PS2 tires (mostly on the streets). Did you use them on race tracks and were they Cup tires?
  • edited February 2019
    I used them to buy snows. No issues.
  • edited February 2019
    I'm not exactly sure what tires they were @inconel but they were extremely soft and stuck like glue. Think they might have been Pirelli's but was told later by my mechanic that he used the same tires on his Porsche for the track and they would last him the afternoon. They went bald pretty quick. I never tracked the car but did love the on and off ramps if no other cars were in the way. LOL
  • edited February 2019
    @inconel

    Do you at least try to buy the lightest wheels you can afford?
  • edited February 2019
    I have had good results with Tirerack. I even found a mobile installer that came to my house and office to install new wheels/tires through Tirerack.com.
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