Date: 24 May 2004 12:18:28 -0700
From: alekseyvtnospamcom (Alex)
Subject: Re: Mounting/balancing 17 / 16 inch wheels cost


"Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> wrote in message news:<qq6dnX7hjvCT9DPdRVn-ugnospamphia.com>... > "Alex" <alekseyvtnospamcom> wrote in message > news:34c647cf.0405211159.6d96c534nospaming.google.com... > > I have to replace tires on my 9-5 2000 Garry Fisher, so I am browsing > > thru the list of local mechanics in order to get a decent price for 4 > > tires mounting/balancing. I have one shop close to my home with a very > > good reference from the saabnet.com users. The only one question > > bothers me a lot: > > > > -- I been told by the mechanic that mounting/balancing 17 inch wheels > > requires MUCH more work than mounting/balancing 16 inch wheels. Does > > this statement true? > > Not really. They are more sensitive to imbalance, but the work to balance > them is the same. > > I would recommend http://www.tirerack.com/index.jsp > > They will mount the tires on the wheels and balance them correctly with a > Hunter GSP 9000 machine for free. All you need to do is take them out of > the packing and put them on your car. The free work easily offsets the cost > of shipping. > > -Fred W Thanks for answering my question! I went to the nearby mechanic who said that the work (and cost) should be the same. This guy was also referenced by tirerac.com

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