Tyre Shop in SE QLD to buy my new COOPERS from?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 11:41
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G'day all,

I'm new to SE QLD.
My Dmax needs 4 new 245/70/16 AT3 Cooper Tires.
I have been to the Coopers website but the listed dealers are to expensive.
One dealer $350 per tyre, the other two dealers stated $300 to $320 per tyre.
Has anyone else found a tyre shop that is reasonable for these tyres & not rip offs?

Any help is appreciated, I don't mind travelling to save a few dollars, the dmax is great on fuel!! Lol.....

Cheers,
Andrew
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 12:27

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 12:27
How much do you expect to spend?
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 12:37

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 12:37
I know some will bag the old Bob Jane stores, but that is where I have got the lowest price for tyres, so maybe give them a go. Kevin
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Reply By: rusti2 - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 15:42

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 15:42
265/70/16 bf goodrich A/T $245.00 each at Jax tyres in st marys,sydney,just a guide and top tyres
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:08

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:08
Andrew, if you want Coopers, that's what you can expect to pay I'm afraid.
There may be a discounter or two like Tyre Busters (Sunshine Coast) or Bob Jane who will do a bit better but in general Coopers ain't cheap.
I paid over $400 for my last set of 265/75R16 Coopers but have just replaced them with Bridgestone Dueller AT's at $245. We'll see how they go. May not get the same mileage but won't be such a loss if I wreck one.
What terrain are you driving on?
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 20:10

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 20:10
Apparently the Bridgestone 697's are around $240 for 245/70/16 and at that price you can buy a couple of extras for the rotation options or to carry a case or two for outback where damage may occur.
By most accounts the 697's are a good thing.

The funny thing is for the same $Australian you can buy two Coopers in America, The cost of the warranty doubles the price here.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 21:42

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 21:42
Yes Ross, my 697's were $245 fitted, balanced, and the old tyres disposed of.
The Cooper's warranty has come in for a lot of criticism and derision on this forum. Is there no warranty in America?
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:54

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 00:54
G'day Allan
I looked at importing some Cooper's and found for half the equivalent $AUS you got the warranty and the TYRES/TIRES in America.

So they get same rubber rings as us for 1/2 the money.
A bulk purchase buy an Australia importer can get the rubber rings for less than the average American buys for and ( me not being an expert on importing) it seems that would pay for the shipping of the container full and some of the import duty too.

However, landed here (yes they must make a profit) the price has now doubled for the same outlay.

Anyone want cream on the strawberries after the caviar?

Same with Toyota hilux, In England their higher spec model than here costs 1/2 what we pay for them despite both being exported to the two countries. Greed by our importers not just a profit.
No I'm not mistaking $ and Euro's value.

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Reply By: racinrob - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:29

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:29
I've had such a poor run of several sets of Coopers, (successive sets under warranty) I won't be going there again ! Delamination, siping, sidewall splits you name it.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:45

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:45
Yes, I had some sidewall splitting too. Put it down to a lot of aired-down running. But???
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:58

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 17:58
Coopers don't sell tyres they sell TIRES.
That's their line and they're sticking to it.
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Follow Up By: mountainman - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 19:28

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 19:28
they also advertise, flogging their product on tv !!

they have to pay for their ads somehow.

funny that you dont see a BFG ad on tv

some people "buy" into the advertisement..
"somehow" it must be good.......
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 19:45

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 19:45
Regardless of which it is (Tires or tyres) I don't get sold tyres/tires, I buy what I need, not what some pushy salesman/technician? tries to sell me.

By the time you get to my age, you get cynical when it comes to sales pitches and tend to research products for yourself.

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Reply By: asmithy - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 19:52

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 19:52
Thanks for the feedback guys.

I have found the Coopers in NSW for from a tyre shop for $275 per tyre.

The freight is a bit hot but.

I will keep looking.

Thanks again for the feedback....

Cheers. :)
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 21:00

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 21:00
hi asmithy
anyway coopers usa has been bought out by apollo tyres in india
if you weren't aware
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 21:46

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 21:46
$275 plus fitting, balancing and disposal costs = ?
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 01:02

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 01:02
asmithy

Is that $275 + freight you mean? or plus what Allan mentioned? The total cost is the total cost in my book.

I had a Goodyear dealer charge me for disposal. Funny that, I was sure I carried 5 new bare rims into the store. Didn't they get snakey when corrected though.


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Reply By: miandering fiander - Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 22:59

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 22:59
Pretty cheap , I paid $430 in Birdsville , and yes before you ask put a rock through the tyre on the developmental road and it broke the steel belt. Tyres were at 25psi and doing 80kph, 7 vehicles in our group in April and I got the flat.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 15:31

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 15:31
You must have been the one with the Cooper's tyres!
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Reply By: asmithy - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 10:30

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 10:30
Allan B

Yes the $275 included fitting, balancing and disposal costs in NSW.

Freight was $25 per tyre but which brings me back to $300 mark.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 11:00

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 11:00
If you are not getting them fitted in NSW take off the cost of fitting balancing and disposal, add the freight, you gotta be better off.
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Follow Up By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 19:27

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 19:27
Bought two off Murfhys tyerpower in midland WA at $340 all up

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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:43

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:43
I got my set of Coopers at Ipswich Tyrepower. They were good to deal with. I got a bit off the price as they were stock they ordered in and no one picked them up.

By all accounts the best place to buy tires was at Tirerack.com, but you still had to pay for freight then find some local to fit them. With the $Au heading south again, any potential saving is rapidly disappearing.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff A3 - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 19:34

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 19:34
Hi there,probably to late now but have at3 245/70r16 on my ra rodeo that I got at Pauls Tyres Jimboomba $280 each done 40k now hardly any wear .prefer them to bs dueler.cheers
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Follow Up By: asmithy - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 16:22

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 16:22
Thanks Geoff, they are defiantely the cheapest, I'll be going there to get my tyres soon!

Cheers mate.
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