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Old 08-28-2011, 12:40 PM
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$515 dollars later...

New tires are on the Fat Blob. Thorn rides it to school daily so I wanted him to be on a safe ride, so we rode to the dealer Saturday and had them do it. I had 205 dealer dollars I used to ease the pain a little.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:38 PM
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Wow, and I thought $444 was outrageous when I was quoted that for a pair of E3s if I brought the wheels to the shop.

I put new tires on the shovel yesterday. $210 and a couple of hours work w/ a gimpy hand and the no longer available Harbor Freight tire changer.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:47 PM
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You could have bought a new sump pump in the middle of a hurricane for that
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:52 PM
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You could have bought a new sump pump in the middle of a hurricane for that
Or one new Avon Gangsterwall in the middle of Arkansas...
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Or one new Avon Gangsterwall in the middle of Arkansas...
It was an Avon WWW not a GangstaWall and it was only $270 including air freight and installation. The OEM Dunflop from the dealers inventory last year was $362.
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It was an Avon WWW not a GangstaWall and it was only $270 including air freight and installation. The OEM Dunflop from the dealers inventory last year was $362.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:29 PM
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You could have bought a new sump pump in the middle of a hurricane for that
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:33 PM
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:04 PM
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Or a Stator in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Or a pressure regulator in Louisiana.
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For reference, Tom, I had a case of Venom poisoning at ES this year...
OE Dunlop from PigTrail hit me for $398.90 installed. (that's just one tire, BTW)
If we're having a whine tasting I could throw in the tally from the Junction Melt Down.

But I don't like whine.
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$515 dollars later... New tires are on the Fat Blob. Thorn rides it to school daily so I wanted him to be on a safe ride, so we rode to the dealer Saturday and had them do it. I had 205 dealer dollars I used to ease the pain a little.
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For reference, Tom, I had a case of Venom poisoning at ES this year...
OE Dunlop from PigTrail hit me for $398.90 installed. (that's just one tire, BTW)
Thats fuk'd up.

Set of E-3's delivered to the door for $224.00.

22 each for mounting and balancing at a place I know.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:24 AM
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Thats fuk'd up.

Set of E-3's delivered to the door for $224.00.

22 each for mounting and balancing at a place I know.
Such is the cost of the road. My previous Avons and Metzlers were installed by yours truly for substantially less cost. The dealer break out was approx:tire~240; labor~ 90-95; taxes, fees~the rest.

I could have saved big bux if I was willing to go blackwall. I could run E3s for one thing, but in a pinch, there are many brands available at the metric shops and at indys and the carnage at the HD dealer could be avoided.
So, its somewhat self-inflicted injury; I'm not whining. Just offered as reference.
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Which one lasted longer?
I'm assuming the Dunflop still has tread on it but I wouldn't know. I changed it when I put on a new front tire this spring.


Did I mention I'm not a fan of the OEM Dunflops...
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