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    Winter tires in Canada - where can I find them?

    Hi fellow Canucks,

    I tried Costco, Canadian Tire, Kal, fountain, with no luck.
    Nobody has 165/65r14 in winter tire in stock.
    Would a mitsubishi dealer have some? Should I use the stealership for tires? TIA


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMW View Post
    Hi fellow Canucks,

    I tried Costco, Canadian Tire, Kal, fountain, with no luck.
    Nobody has 165/65r14 in winter tire in stock.
    Would a mitsubishi dealer have some? Should I use the stealership for tires? TIA
    Quattro Tires

    https://quattrotires.com/dimensions/winter/165/65/14

    You have way more options than we have in the States.

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    Quattro or Pmc tire. Both are out east, in Quebec iirc. If you don't like the few 165 options I'd look at 175/65's. There's more selection and they're often cheaper than 165's. We run 185/60-14 on work cars and haven't had problems but I prefer a narrow tire for deep snow or slush.
    I went with these 175/65's. They're wearing great even though I've been basically running them year-round for at least 2 years now.

    I might order up a set of these kumho's for summer. There's a promo code for 10% off(it says you need a min $400 purchase but the discount was applied online when I entered it) and you get a $60 rebate(usually pre-paid visa). A set of 4 of these(165/65) shipped and tax in works out to $66.60/tire.
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    I went with a 175/65. Much more choice, and it's the same size that goes on a Yaris.

    Another vote for Quattro - better price than PMC. I've bought 4 sets of tires from them over the years.
    Best price every time, and free shipping.

    https://www.quattrotires.com/dimensi...nter/175/65/14

    Side note - I got 4 seasons out of the Rotalla S100. Hard to go wrong at that price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88coltturbo View Post
    I went with a 175/65. Much more choice, and it's the same size that goes on a Yaris.

    Another vote for Quattro - better price than PMC. I've bought 4 sets of tires from them over the years.
    Best price every time, and free shipping.

    https://www.quattrotires.com/dimensi...nter/175/65/14

    Side note - I got 4 seasons out of the Rotalla S100. Hard to go wrong at that price!
    In my experience, I would go with the 165/65r14 over a wider tire. The narrower the snow tire the better. I get 175/65r14 has more choices, but I would rather go narrower than wider. If you drive on flat roads, it may not matter. As long as prices are about the same, I would stick with 165/65r14 tires for my ridge roads. 155 wide tires would be even better!

    My old Festival was better in snow with 145SR12 tires than my Mirage with wider tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Quattro or Pmc tire. Both are out east, in Quebec iirc. If you don't like the few 165 options I'd look at 175/65's. There's more selection and they're often cheaper than 165's. We run 185/60-14 on work cars and haven't had problems but I prefer a narrow tire for deep snow or slush.
    I went with these 175/65's. They're wearing great even though I've been basically running them year-round for at least 2 years now.

    I might order up a set of these kumho's for summer. There's a promo code for 10% off(it says you need a min $400 purchase but the discount was applied online when I entered it) and you get a $60 rebate(usually pre-paid visa). A set of 4 of these(165/65) shipped and tax in works out to $66.60/tire.
    when do have have to order snows from quattro for them to be in stock? july?

    best i got for the same tires as fummins was $381+ on a good friday deal, less the $60 gift card. for about $80/tire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    when do have have to order snows from quattro for them to be in stock? july?

    best i got for the same tires as fummins was $381+ on a good friday deal, less the $60 gift card. for about $80/tire
    If I needed winter tires, I would start shopping for them long before now. I would be looking long before July, but that's me.

    Given the way things have been, I don't expect anything to be in stock when I need it. That goes for a lot of things these past couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    when do have have to order snows from quattro for them to be in stock? july?

    best i got for the same tires as fummins was $381+ on a good friday deal, less the $60 gift card. for about $80/tire
    When I posted the link to the ones I bought they only had two left in stock. They can be hit or miss as far as stock goes.

    As for pricing, I guess you guys get to pay an additional 8% tax(13% total!) over there. I'm jealous. We just have the 5% gst here .
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    That's mainly why I went with a 175.
    As of this writing, Quattro only has one model of 165 in stock:
    https://www.quattrotires.com/dimensi...nter/165/65/14
    Whereas there is much more available in the 175 size:
    https://www.quattrotires.com/dimensi...nter/175/65/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    When I posted the link to the ones I bought they only had two left in stock. They can be hit or miss as far as stock goes.

    As for pricing, I guess you guys get to pay an additional 8% tax(13% total!) over there. I'm jealous. We just have the 5% gst here .
    I forgot you get a tax break. maybe I'll move!


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