Adelaide Tyre/Wheel Dealers

Submitted: Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 17:19
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I'm looking for some recommendations for a 4WD tyre/wheel dealer in Adelaide who knows his stuff and isn’t too tied down to a particular manufacturer. We have a 2005 Prado 120 GX Diesel which has very limited choices on the factory rims so looking for someone who can provide some options, perhaps with a change or rims. The franchises seem either unable or unwilling to suggest anything other than their preferred brand. Any suggestions please.
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Reply By: john b75 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:15

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:15
Tyres R Us offers a broad selection of tyres ideal for all seasons. The family owned and operated business has been in Sunshine since 2006 and was previously in Reservoir for 17 years. Tyres R Us specialises in new and used imported European tyres. The team uses the latest computerised equipment and technology and work quickly and efficiently.

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Reply By: RobAck - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:25

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:25
Beaurepaires in Gouger St. Talk to Adam he knows his stuff

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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:46

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:46
Total Traction Tyres, O'Sullivan Beach Road at Lonsdale.
Phone Darren on 8186 1011.
It is about 30mins south of the city though, take the Southern Expressway and exit Sherriffs Road.
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:49

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:49
Try the Tread Shed - Daws Road St Marys

Michael is the store manager and is a very keen 4wdriver and knows his stuff. They can get any brand you want and pricing is good. Very small business but good to deal with.

Happy and safe travelling


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Reply By: cruza25 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 20:57

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 20:57
Hi, I just put new rims and tyres on my 150 gx prado.

I used Don cornell in sydney. BFG Tyres fitted and balanced to steel rims and wheel nuts . Free delivery to depot in salisbury.
worked out about $100 per corner cheaper than some local places quoted.
shop around and see who will match prices.......
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 08:39

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 08:39
All tyre places will sell you their preferred brand and what makes more profit, tyre places are set up two ways..... one as a dealer and one as a reseller. All tyre places work this way.

A dealer of a particular brand will always be cheaper then a reseller and chances are the tyre reseller will be more expensive on other brands then the tyre they support..

As for a good tyre... all the leading brands are; so trying to get unbiased advice from a tyre dealer/reseller is like being the only winner in a lottery with 20 million tickets sold.

I have never found an unbiased tyre guy, they all say the brand they sell is the best and all the other brands are rubbish.

You will be happy with any of the leading brands and more then likely not be able to tell the difference.
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Reply By: Longreach - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:35

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:35
Many thanks everyone for your ideas and tips.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 21:42

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 21:42
The most common replacement tyre on those skinny wheel 120 series is the 225/70R17 in the Bridgestone D697LT. It has the LT construction and the Load Index is a little higher. If you wanted to upsize the tyre, you might be able to fit the 245/70 version of the same - from memory your rims are 6.5" wide, which is wide enough for a 245.
As to where to buy them, go into a Bridgestone dealer and ask if they can do trade price for a full set. Bob Janes also seem to do reasonable prices on the Bridgestones. I have no favourites - I reckon I've bought from most tyre dealers in adelaide!
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Reply By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 19:04

Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 19:04
If it's not too late, I'd suggest Kevin Kenny Tyres at 98B Muller Rd, Greenacres SA 5086. (08) 8367 5899. They set me up with my rubber. Very happy customer.

They've been in business for years (used to be in the CBD). When I worked at Toyota, they did all our tyres. They are not a franchise, low overheads and not in bed with any particular company.

Only a short hop skip and jump from the city in a NE direction.

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