Discount Tire double rebate

Discussion in 'Automotive Hot Deals' started by schuylkill, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    Thru July 12th some of the tires have a rebate from the manufacturer and a matching rebate from Discount Tires CarCare credit card. Yesterday I got the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 with $50 off instantly and two $70 rebates. I see today it is $25 off instantly. This tire was on my list and my current FuelMax's are in hydroplaning condition (not cool) so I pulled the trigger. If you need tires and find one you want with this deal I think it's a good one.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/d....do&fl=&pc=14623&counter=0&ar=65&rd=15&cs=195
     
  2. JonNC

    JonNC Driving Smarter Since 06/07/2011

    schuylkill,

    How are you liking the Ecopia's?
     
  3. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    They are the quietest tire I have run and they glide forever. They out distance my very used FuelMax which I replaced. They are almost spongy compared to the Good Years. Going down the mountain at speed I have to take it easy, the side walls are very flexible. I even took some pressure out of them, not sure if that helps in that regard or not. I'm getting an alignment on Tuesday. My camber was way out up front, I got camber bolts and made a gage, removed the LF strut and tore it down and replaced it with the car on stands and now I think I have the front camber in spec. It made a significant difference in the stability feel at speed. I'm hoping if I get everything dialed in it will be perfect. Overall I'm pleased with the tires, definitely a different ride than the Good Years. They take bumps very well, soften things out. Now to see how many miles I get out of them. I got the rebate cards in two weeks, very fast. For $53.50 each I figured I couldn't go wrong.
     
  4. JonNC

    JonNC Driving Smarter Since 06/07/2011

    Thanks for the info!

    I'm not sure that I like the sound of soft flexible side walls.
    They lost me right then and there.
    :p

    I've just found out that Continental has a new standard tire (LRR to boot), True Contact.
    If one can believe their ad copy it sounds like a great fit for my needs.
    I'm going to call around and see who has them (in my size...) locally and probably go from there.
     
  5. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    The True Contact sounds like a great tire and it is reasonably priced. I've heard good things about them and they were recommended by two local shops. They are rated good for rolling resistance and I wanted an excellent rating or I probably would have bought them. Continental is also one of the few manufacturers that includes a one year road hazard warranty with their tires, very nice.
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Schuylkill:

    Great deal!!!

    Wayne
     
  7. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    The past week had some tropical soakings in my area and it was my first experience driving in sheeting rain with these tires and I was very impressed. They hold the road very well, even going down the mountain road with its twists and curves. I am happy with these tires, the final test will be their longevity.
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Schuylkill:

    Moving this to the Hot Deals forum. Not sure if it relevant today but it was still a hell if a deal.

    Wayne
     
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Today and tomorrow only.

    Up to $100 off a set of tires ("best" rated. 75 if "better" rated, 50 if "Good" rated)
    Up to $100 off a set of wheels.
    Use your Discount Tire credit card to double the discount. I signed up for the card yesterday.

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    My tires are a rare size 185-55-16, so if I get a set of 15" wheels I can get the same tires for cheaper (103 ea vs 132). Michelin Premier a/s tires. Better handling than Goodyear Fuel Max, plus MUCH better wet traction, for a similar price. LRR according to Michelin.

    Stock 16" wheels weigh 17 lb. 15" Konig Helium wheels weigh 11 lb each.
    Regular price 16" tires, total for 4 = $508.
    Sale price 16" tires = $328.
    Sale price 15" wheels + sale price 15" tires = $408.

    So, I can get tires for $180 off, or I can upgrade my wheels and get tires for $100 off.
     
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Well, the Michelin Premier A/S tires aren't actually in full production yet, and my size isn't available. Goodyear Fuel Max it is then, for roughly the same price.

    I went in at lunch and made my order. The tires will be here Wednesday, the wheels will be here mid-March. :p
     

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