sv650john
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195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:03 pm

Hopefully it's ok for me to post this.

I've been looking for a new set of shoes for my Spark EV, hard to find a deal on staggered sizes however.

I came across this deal, and I'm looking to split it with someone since I have no need for 4x rear tires:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-195-55-15 ... 4863310278

These are 195/55/15 Yokohama S-Drives (rears), $400 minus $100 coupon = $300 for 4 tires, with no tax and free shipping. Split two ways, that's $150/pair.
Tire Rack sells these for $80 + $16.11 shipping. So this way we'd both be saving around $42 each on the pair.

Discount does not have 185/55 S-Drives for the front, although Tire Rack has them for $80.62 + $14.76 shipping each.

I'm in the San Diego area.

Let me know if you wanna split the deal with me and we can both save!

Thanks.

Nashco
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Location: Portland, OR

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:21 pm

FWIW, you CAN run the 195/55R15 on the front wheels, if you want. I am currently running the same size tires (195/55) on all four (factory) wheels.

Bryce

nikwax
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Location: Birch Bay, Washington

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:54 pm

I'm running 195's all round as well. Works great and opens up the tire options quite a bit.
2015 Spark EV 1LT DCFC
BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S
ClipperCreek EVSE

sv650john
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:55 pm

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:25 pm

Good to know that 195/55 will fit all around.

I almost ended up buying this deal right now, except I wasn't able to - my story:
1) Tried logging into ebay, forgot what my username was, and couldn't reset it... ok, no big deal create a new one.
2) Create new ebay account, oh wait, can't buy without a paypal account.
3) Create a paypal account, put in credit card info, get an error message "Account Limited".
4) Go into paypal, it needs me to verify my phone number... get a text, put in the code. Ok, all good.
5) Go thru ebay checkout for like the fifth time. Get the same error message. This is pissing me off now.
6) Finally find a phone number for Paypal, wait on hold for 30 mins, and finally get a human that tells me "You've been banned, you can never get a paypal account". I ask why? - No explanation given, and no f*cks given. WTF.
7) Goodbye. Not buying this anymore. F*ck you ebay, F*ck you paypal, I'm going to Tire Rack.

TL;DR - screw ebay/paypal, not worth the aggravation of dealing with them. If their idea of running a business is to turn away paying customers, I guess they don't need my money. They lost my sale today, and any future purchases I may have made with them in the future...

nozferatu
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Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:47 pm

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:41 pm

sv650john wrote:Good to know that 195/55 will fit all around.

I almost ended up buying this deal right now, except I wasn't able to - my story:
1) Tried logging into ebay, forgot what my username was, and couldn't reset it... ok, no big deal create a new one.
2) Create new ebay account, oh wait, can't buy without a paypal account.
3) Create a paypal account, put in credit card info, get an error message "Account Limited".
4) Go into paypal, it needs me to verify my phone number... get a text, put in the code. Ok, all good.
5) Go thru ebay checkout for like the fifth time. Get the same error message. This is pissing me off now.
6) Finally find a phone number for Paypal, wait on hold for 30 mins, and finally get a human that tells me "You've been banned, you can never get a paypal account". I ask why? - No explanation given, and no f*cks given. WTF.
7) Goodbye. Not buying this anymore. F*ck you ebay, F*ck you paypal, I'm going to Tire Rack.

TL;DR - screw ebay/paypal, not worth the aggravation of dealing with them. If their idea of running a business is to turn away paying customers, I guess they don't need my money. They lost my sale today, and any future purchases I may have made with them in the future...
Ebay is the worst...and PayPal is even worse. Biggest scams around. Good for you for not using them anymore.

nozferatu
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Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:47 pm

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:42 pm

Nashco wrote:FWIW, you CAN run the 195/55R15 on the front wheels, if you want. I am currently running the same size tires (195/55) on all four (factory) wheels.

Bryce
Really??? No rubbing in the front?

So what purpose do you think the staggering really has then?

nikwax
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Location: Birch Bay, Washington

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:17 am

no rubbing in the front for me, even fully cranked over.


I've no idea why GM chose the smaller tires in the front.
2015 Spark EV 1LT DCFC
BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S
ClipperCreek EVSE

Zoomit
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Location: SoCal

Re: 195/55/15 Yoko S-Drives for $75/each!

Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:57 pm

Why 185's in front?? Better range and more understeer as needed for the 'typical' driver.
2015 Spark EV: 2LT, DCFC, Summit White

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