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    Since AE's thread about buying tires here or in the US is closed, I thought I would post my experience for what it's worth.

    I was considering tires for both cars... lots of punctures, poor wear and knowing that most tires bought here are inferior to US sources.

    AE bought at Sam's........ my retailer of choice is Tire Rack.

    I bought my two sets.... had them shipped to my mudanza.
    Tires ~ $500 a set of 4, shipping ~ $140 for all 8.

    I did not break the bank on these tires--- roads here too tough on tread wear.

    My mudanza , Awilda, charged me $300 to ship/deliver them.

    Soooo, all in about $1500 in my garage.......... $750 a set - @42 drp, thats 31,500 or 7875 a tire

    for those interested... General Grabbers for the Wrangler and Goodrich Advantage T/A's for the XL-7

    Wish me luck

    They're on the high sees as we read.........

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    How much will you save compared to buying in DR?

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    Hard to say, that tire, that quality isn't available here

    that's the point..... no quality here and less choice...

    Mind you... I import much of what I buy when I feel it's warranted.
    This is one of those times...... I will pay more for better tires.

    I have a wife and 2 daughters..... breakdowns and flats are things I try to avoid for them

    and me too -- no 'in the rain' flats for me........... too old !!!

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    True, I prefer to buy from abroad if possible b/c of quality. Now I know that goes for tires too. Thanks!

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    Sam's Club had to order our tires, they came in yesterday and were installed today. We kept the other tires too, we'll see what we'll do with them at some point......

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    About a year ago I bought a set from tirerack.com (215/45/17). Ended up saving around 100 dollars. My suggestion is if the size tire you need hapens to be a size that they like to jack up prices on here than it is worth it. If its a regular tire (not low profile or high performance) then you are better off buying here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Since AE's thread about buying tires here or in the US is closed, I thought I would post my experience for what it's worth.

    I was considering tires for both cars... lots of punctures, poor wear and knowing that most tires bought here are inferior to US sources.


    AE bought at Sam's........ my retailer of choice is Tire Rack.

    I bought my two sets.... had them shipped to my mudanza.
    Tires ~ $500 a set of 4, shipping ~ $140 for all 8.

    I did not break the bank on these tires--- roads here too tough on tread wear.

    My mudanza , Awilda, charged me $300 to ship/deliver them.

    Soooo, all in about $1500 in my garage.......... $750 a set - @42 drp, thats 31,500 or 7875 a tire

    for those interested... General Grabbers for the Wrangler and Goodrich Advantage T/A's for the XL-7

    Wish me luck

    They're on the high sees as we read.........
    That sounds like a waste of money. I bought four all weather tires in Las Terrenas and had them intalled for $550usd. These were a very good quality that were made in Canada and imported by the tire distributor in the DR. Don't waste your time and money shipping tires from the States. That's way beyond silly(stuppppiiiddd).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Sam's Club had to order our tires, they came in yesterday and were installed today. We kept the other tires too, we'll see what we'll do with them at some point......
    Since they appear to be a hard size to find, you might consider shipping them to RD and holding them as spares in case you have a tire disaster.
    They'll get you through until new ones arrive.

    I'm saving my old ones that way.

    Some may call that stupid.... I don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Since they appear to be a hard size to find, you might consider shipping them to RD and holding them as spares in case you have a tire disaster.
    They'll get you through until new ones arrive.

    I'm saving my old ones that way.

    Some may call that stupid.... I don't
    I don't think it's stupid. The tires are in good shape [except for the one with a patch/plug]. At first we were only going to keep one for a spare [we thought we had a donut spare] but found out there's a brand new full-size spare in the car. If we can find a way to pack them and ship them cheap enough, it's a great idea, except not a lot of storage space at our DR home. These things are huge, like truck tires.

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    you may be wasting your breath, JD.

    My sense is that there no such thing as a good tire in RD...
    as you suggest, old inventory, seconds... all dumped here.

    Blown off inventory will blow out sooner......IMO

    That's how I got on to the problem.
    My friend had a set of 4 all lined up .... in RD... Until he found out they were seconds.
    Went straight to the US for better ones and has never looked back.

    I didn't originate this thread to have an argument... just passing on my experience.

    Nonetheless, comments are always offered.

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