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Well, yesterday I rolled into Discount Tire and walked out with a new set of Kumho Solus KR21's. I shopped online and found a cheaper deal, they matched with no questions and I bought the free replacement certs just in case. Good deal.

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I have been a huge fan of my local DT store for eight years. It took me about three years of calling around and surfing to realize that the good folks there will do their best to match any other deal, and they can order ANY tire or wheel, even if it isn't listed at the DT website. (The DT website sucks and is hard to use, IMHO). After that, I just shop for a wheel or tire online, then buy from my local store. I have to pay state sales tax, but I can count on flawless followup service.

They have always treated me with friendship and care. They know me by name after four sets of wheels and tires. I had them order a set of Sport Edition winter wheels for my '07 Outback from the Other Online Tire Source, because I don't care for the multi-hole style of DTs MB store brand. It was no hassle - the salesman just created an entry in their computer and matched the other price and shipping charges. "No problem!" he said with a smile.

To the DT moderator: please read the following post and respond! I would have made this a new thread here, but the Vendor forum is locked:

https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...ch-season.html

I think these Orange sensors are the next great thing. There are SO many cars out there that will experience dead TPMS batteries in the next few years, that we need inexpensive clonable replacements for our OEM wheels as well as our winter ones.

My local DT store manager says he can't buy these sensors and the hand held tool - the main office has to decide and then all the stores will be able to. Considering how many hours of labor each store will save by not reprogramming the car computers twice a year, I think this is short sighted ... but maybe I can stir up some action here.

Can you comment about these sensors? I want a set but there is not one tire shop in the area who can help me!

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I have used Discount Tire locally for two of my vehicles and soon will be using them for my third and fourth vehicle.

I have a Z06 that takes a 265x40x17 front tire. I wanted a set of General UHP's but they only came in 275x40x17. A brand X store refused me service unless I ordered from a manufacturer that supplied a 265x40x17 tire. I dropped by Discount Tire which is 15 miles farther away from my home and they agreed they weren't spec'ed tire size, but check a chart and said the tire was within range to work just fine on the Z. The installed the 275x40x17's on the front and a set of 295x35x18's on the rear balanced and out the door in 40 minutes. Four months later they got my F150 truck business. Soon they will get my Honda van business and later my Subie business. Customer loyalty is earned through honesty, integrity and service, not always lowest price (although it has been lowest), and I appreciate it.
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been a DT fan for quite some time now. The service and inventory has put the local Firestone and tiresplus to shame. Thumbs up guys

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I just wish DT would get on board the Nitrogen train. I have to take my OB to a competitor because they do lifetime Nitrogen maint.
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Nitrogen is BS. When it's a problem, my car's name is "shibox," otherwise, it's just the car.
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I just wish DT would get on board the Nitrogen train. I have to take my OB to a competitor because they do lifetime Nitrogen maint.
You should know that Nitrogen is snake oil. You're basically asking DT to "get on board" with a scam.

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I have been a huge fan of my local DT store for eight years. It took me about three years of calling around and surfing to realize that the good folks there will do their best to match any other deal, and they can order ANY tire or wheel, even if it isn't listed at the DT website. (The DT website sucks and is hard to use, IMHO). After that, I just shop for a wheel or tire online, then buy from my local store. I have to pay state sales tax, but I can count on flawless followup service.

They have always treated me with friendship and care. They know me by name after four sets of wheels and tires. I had them order a set of Sport Edition winter wheels for my '07 Outback from the Other Online Tire Source, because I don't care for the multi-hole style of DTs MB store brand. It was no hassle - the salesman just created an entry in their computer and matched the other price and shipping charges. "No problem!" he said with a smile.

To the DT moderator: please read the following post and respond! I would have made this a new thread here, but the Vendor forum is locked:

https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...ch-season.html

I think these Orange sensors are the next great thing. There are SO many cars out there that will experience dead TPMS batteries in the next few years, that we need inexpensive clonable replacements for our OEM wheels as well as our winter ones.

My local DT store manager says he can't buy these sensors and the hand held tool - the main office has to decide and then all the stores will be able to. Considering how many hours of labor each store will save by not reprogramming the car computers twice a year, I think this is short sighted ... but maybe I can stir up some action here.

Can you comment about these sensors? I want a set but there is not one tire shop in the area who can help me!

John Davies
Spokane WA USA
We do not sell Orange Electronics but we do have a programmable/cloneable sensor which is produced by Schrader called the EZ Sensor.

Schrader International: A Tomkins Company

The cost per sensor is $69.00


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