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      12-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #23
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tirerack are sending all brands again.
i just ordered some michelin pilot super sports in 265/35/19. a pair landed was a tad over $900 aud.
i wouldnt really bother with local, especially with high end large sizes. ive always saved about 40-50% with tirerack and it takes 5 days to arrive

just out of interest harills, what was the price u paid and size?
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      12-19-2012, 05:00 PM   #24
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Glad to hear tirerack.com can deliver to Australia again.
However I feel a price cannot be place upon ongoing service-storage-support, especially if requiring multiple sets of rubber annually.

Ian, let us know how you go with RE11 compared to your PS2 and PSS. (Am still in two minds about PSC.)
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tirerack are sending all brands again.
i just ordered some michelin pilot super sports in 265/35/19. a pair landed was a tad over $900 aud.
i wouldnt really bother with local, especially with high end large sizes. ive always saved about 40-50% with tirerack and it takes 5 days to arrive

just out of interest harills, what was the price u paid and size?
I'm not sure about the other brands but I received a quote from a local tyre place for some AD08's in 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 and got $340 each for the fronts and $400 each for the rears, all mounted, balanced, valves, etc. It's the only quote I got so I don't know how much cheaper they get in Sydney. That's looking at the total cost of $1480.

The same tyres on tirerack cost $1146 without shipping, customs, fitting etc.

It appears that for AD08's at least it's cheaper to just buy in Sydney.
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      12-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #26
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I'm not sure about the other brands but I received a quote from a local tyre place for some AD08's in 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 and got $340 each for the fronts and $400 each for the rears, all mounted, balanced, valves, etc. It's the only quote I got so I don't know how much cheaper they get in Sydney. That's looking at the total cost of $1480.

The same tyres on tirerack cost $1146 without shipping, customs, fitting etc.

It appears that for AD08's at least it's cheaper to just buy in Sydney.
Can you PM me the details of that quote pls.

Doesn't look like RE-11's can be bough in Oz
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      12-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #27
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tirerack are sending all brands again.
They aren't sending Hankook, Yokohama or Toyo.

Everything else is ok.
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Are these almost done?
Hell no my pss are much more worn and I'd say another 2-3 track days at least
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      12-21-2012, 03:18 AM   #29
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Hell no my pss are much more worn and I'd say another 2-3 track days at least
I have no grip
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Hell no my pss are much more worn and I'd say another 2-3 track days at least
I have no grip
Didn't say I had grip
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      12-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #31
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I have no grip
who does have grip lol.. even with new tyres I get wheel spin
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      12-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #32
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who does have grip lol.. even with new tyres I get wheel spin
You turn the tyres under acceleration in gear?
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This article might be of interest!

Having pzeros on mine I'm a little surprised with the outcome!

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm

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      12-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #34
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Bonnyrigg tyres is a joke. Asked for a PSS quote, bloke says $1445. Then later says that that is just for 2 tyres a front 245 and rear 265.... Why would I want a single front and rear? Back to tirerack, still the best deals.
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      12-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #35
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When Tirerack ship tyres to you, do they ship direct to your door or do you have to go to the port or something to collect them?
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      12-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #36
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When Tirerack ship tyres to you, do they ship direct to your door or do you have to go to the port or something to collect them?
Door-to-door. If over $1k, you'll have to pay duty.
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      12-28-2012, 03:51 AM   #37
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Door-to-door. If over $1k, you'll have to pay duty.
Cant you have them send them individually, thus avoiding gst? That's what I had done in the past
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Cant you have them send them individually, thus avoiding gst? That's what I had done in the past
then u pay for individual shipping which will be about usd$200 a tyre.
alternatively, if ur getting expensive tyres, then i have had 2 sent to my business address, making sure the cost of tyres is under $1000, and 2 sent to home address.

usually, its difficult to buy tyres from tirerack that are over usd$500 ea. most of the high end ones at 19" and 20" are still under $500 ea.

this is teh easiest way around the $1000 threshold. paying for 2 tyres costs about $250-300 shipping, paying for 4 tyres costs about $350 shipping.
eitehr way, its way better than paying near $800-1000 a tyre locally for the same stuff
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Is that $1000 including shipping costs then you have to pay duty or is the $1000 threshold excluding shipping costs? I cant remember...
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You turn the tyres under acceleration in gear?
Straight line. 1st and 2nd under hard acceleration will give wheel spin. I have to not WOT and be careful.
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Individual shipping from tirerack for 2 tyres was 268. For 4 it was 352. Quoted this week.
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      12-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #42
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Bonnyrigg tyres is a joke. Asked for a PSS quote, bloke says $1445. Then later says that that is just for 2 tyres a front 245 and rear 265.... Why would I want a single front and rear? Back to tirerack, still the best deals.
Bonnyrigg is a joke man. lol. And yeah that is just plain dumb.
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Cant you have them send them individually, thus avoiding gst? That's what I had done in the past
Perhaps you could buy in pairs a few days apart, but duty is usually less than the extra shipping. E.g. Tirerack quoted shipping, $310 for 2 tyres, $350 for 4. Duty on $1550 tyres ($1200 + $350 shipping) would be $220. Total of $1770 for PSS's

Edit: sometimes it slips through customs no charge
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Anyone know if duty is calculated upon the full price inc shipping costs or just the tires themselves?
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