Tuff tyres - Mt Isa

Submitted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 14:23
ThreadID: 78818 Views:4612 Replies:3 FollowUps:4
This Thread has been Archived

Related Pages

On occassion we post details of nice retailers.

The long drive into Mt Isa took another tyre as a casuality yesterday. So roaming into town, my eyes were scanning for a tyre retailer. The first place I came to, on the left as you head into Mt Isa from the west, was Tuff Tyres. Not flashy or brightly painted like a Bob Jane but a fair size.

Dropped in my wheels and this morning picked up some new BF Goodriches ready to go. The owner was a really nice and pleasant guy. His driveway was big enough for a 4Wd and caravan and there was street parking as well.

The price was even better than I had expected for a place this far from the capital. About $350 each for 265 x 70 x 17 AT's.

So if you need tyres and are passing through Mt Isa, give them a ago, they are nice people.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 15:11

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 15:11
Sounds like the place I used a coupla years ago..
The young tyre fitter actually 'loose; fitted the wheel nuts with a rattle gun- and actually used a tension wrench for final tightening (and in the correct eequence) !!
I commented to 'the boss' when I was paying- and his comment was 'we always do it that way" !!!

AnswerID: 418419

Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 20:03

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 20:03
Hi carlsp. Best price in the Shellharbour area (Sth Wollongong) is around $340 per tyre so you did really well. Hope you got the diesel fixed as well. Regards,Bob.

AnswerID: 418463

Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 20:06

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 20:06
Whoops. Wrong poster. Someone else was looking for a Diesel Mechanic as well.

0
FollowupID: 688549

Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 23:43

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 23:43
For the 3 years I worked out of the Isa I used Tuff Tyres too, check the difference in the price from March 2006.

Image Could Not Be Found

.
still going strong with 836,179 K's

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 418481

Follow Up By: carlsp - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 08:31

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 08:31
Interesting.

This is almost a 30% increase in 4 years. Even if the cost of living has risen significantly and allowing for the increase in the cost of fuel. This is a fair increase. Being out in the boonies where dieso has a fair impact on items, it is still significant. So someone in the city is making money!

I was surprised that he was that competitive with a city store. We got numbers 49 and 50 for that month. The last 2 he bought and today another shipment of these come in. We put our rims in the cue yesterday, to get them done before they sell out again.

Good business to have. that one.
0
FollowupID: 688596

Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:28

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:28
Two different size tyres....16's v's 17's, one would expect the 17's to be dearer due to supply and demand.

Andrew
0
FollowupID: 688616

Follow Up By: carlsp - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 15:46

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 15:46
yes...good point. did not see that one.

Last night there was a new 4WD advertised on tv with a special options pack. Part of the pack was 19 inch wheels. As soon as I saw this, I thought that spare tyres would both be hard to find and expensive.
0
FollowupID: 688652

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)