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post #1 of 9 Old 09-08-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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about to purchase michelin primacy mxv4 at sam's club.

Can you guys talk me out of this? I'm getting a state inspection done in two weeks and wanted the local mechanic to install my tires for me, but i was quoted around $780 after taxes for the 4 tires installed. seems pretty high to me. Sam's club is offering the same for about $649 after taxes and installation. does this seem like a no brainer ? I've had tires done at sam's club on my dad's toyota and my gf's cr-v w/o any issues before.

There wouldn't be a chance that sam's club would use a cheaper substitute for the tires, right?

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I have the same tires for about a year now. No problems what so ever, as expected from Michelin of course. Just a little bit more of road noise compare to the OEM Bridgestone that came with the car back in '03 but I find these handle snow and rain better (and we get lots of snow up here). Expect them to easily last for over 80k miles. I would go with the shop you went before, since you are happy with the work they did.

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Just a thought, but I had my tires replaced a short time ago and have been VERY happy.
I got my General Altimax HP's at tirerack.com for $311.80 shipped. Tire rack sent them to the car-x by my house who installed them for about $40 a tire (around $200 all in, including tax).
In total, I paid about $500 after taxes an installation and would recommend this to anyone. While I was there, I had an alignment and a trans service and had my car in about 6 hours.
I'm not saying the price you were quoted was bad, but my Generals have been awesome (so far). Wet traction, road noise, dry traction, and overall smoothness are all hugely improved over the OEM Michelin's the car came with.
Sam's club (or anyone for that matter) will not try and pull a fast one by putting a different tire than ordered on. That would be fraud, fraud is illegal, and you would easily win the embarrassing lawsuit that followed. If that is your concern, well - don't be concerned. If the question you want answered is if the first shop was overcharging, the answer is yes.
That said, I almost put the Primacy's on my car as well until I spent a few minutes on tirerack.com and saw that the Altimax HP's are rated almost as high as the Primacy, though you do give up a little tread life.
The Altimax's run $68 per tire and the Primacy's run $113 per.
The Primacy's, if ordered through the tire rack, would be $452.00 + s/h and any applicable tax. Installation at a car-x (or any of tire rack's recommended installers) shouldn't run you much more than $120-130 or so (including tax).
If you used tirerack, you'd spend about $582 + tax/s+h. In other words, it would be cheaper to order the tires. If they have them in stock, they usually ship within 24 hours of the order and the tires arrive in 2-4 days. Food for thought....

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look into the Continental Extremecontact DWS...they are SIK. I've personally never been a fan of michelin or bridgestone. Both make sub par performance tires at the high performance tire price.

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The Primacy MXV4s I had installed on my 2006 AV6 are the very best tires I've ever bought (and I've been buying them since 1978). Period. Get them and enjoy their utter silence.


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The Primacy MXV4s I had installed on my 2006 AV6 are the very best tires I've ever bought (and I've been buying them since 1978). Period. Get them and enjoy their utter silence.
I concur. I've got Primacy MXV4's on both the Freestyle and the Accord, and they're the best tires I've ever put on - and this dates back to the 70's as well! I need to get tires for my Montego - but the size I need (P225-55HR18) is on national backorder from Michelin - so I'll just wait till they come available....

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I concur. I've got Primacy MXV4's on both the Freestyle and the Accord, and they're the best tires I've ever put on - and this dates back to the 70's as well!
Primacy MXV4 215/50-17's on my 6M have 20k now. 9/32 remain (10/32 new IIRC). Snow is pretty rare in our state capital. During last years rainy season they were light years ahead of the OEM Mich HX MXM4 17's.........................

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I don't have the Primacys on mine yet so can't comment on that...

but I'd go with Sam's club. Or better yet, if you have a local costco nearby, you might want to check it out. My local Costco charges $152(even cheaper for my 15s ) a tire plus $15 per tire installation package which means you get lifetime rotation and free repairs for the life of the tires.
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I wonder how the new Goodyear Assurance Comfortread Touring compare to the MXV4. I dont like the looks of the MXV4 both tires are expensive. Been thinking about Kumho grand touring tire the Plantium LX too. I sure do need a quieter tire, I have the Pilot Sport A/S Plus.

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