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Old 11-05-2011, 06:55 PM
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Any of my fellow Alaskans know where to get tires from?? Obviously purchasing online results in a $800 shipping fee, so I was going to try locally. Alaska Tire Sales has been a recommended one, and looks good, but they dont have the tire I want. I am looking for the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. Seems to be the best tire for my application. I have stock 20" wheels (Lariat Outlaw) and am learning very quick that prices for 20" wheels SUCKS!!! Trying to stay around $300 a tire or less....May be impossible in the frozen tundra. Let me know if there is a good place around the Mat-Su or Anchorage bowl. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:28 AM
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Maybe try Anchorage Tire Factory. Tire prices suck up here! AK tire is good to deal with but looks like they dont carry goodyear. American Tire also carries goodyear. I think even Sams clubs and sears will carry them but likely will have to special order. Call around and see who can get you the best deal. I went thru the same thing looking for my 35" BFG KM2 a few years back, ended up getting them at Muffler city since they had them in stock. When my dad was stateside last year on a roadtrip he ordered up some new tires and rims for his F250 and drove them back up.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:32 AM
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I lived in Kodiak for near 20 years. Never have your tires mounted and then shipped. I always shipped my tires individually by USPS and it usually ran from $25-$50 per. If you must have a mounted set sent up, use a freight forwarder like Southern Alaska Forwarding, if one serves your area. Your vendor will need to deliver the tires to them as they don't pick up.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:12 AM
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Id say Costco but they dont know if they carry the goodyear stuff
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:51 PM
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I know down on the peninsula in Soldotna Alyeska is a good place to go. But idk haven't lived in AK in 6 years but when I get out of the military in 2 more I'll be back! And you can't go wrong with the Duratracs...severe weather rated...got 45k out of my last set and sold the truck with them on...still had probably 10k left in them. They saw everything from the sand and sun and freeways in SoCal to the mud/rain and snow in AK...best tire out there
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:55 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys. The cheapest I was able to find the Duratracs in my stock size were at Sears...your trusted name in automotive service. $305 a tire.... So $1220 for all four, plus mounting and balancing (if balancing is even possible...). I found them at Sams club in Anchorage, and their prices seemed good, but they did not have my size...or anyone around that could answer the simple obvious question. If I can find a better deal than Sears, then I will let you all know.
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