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      10-11-2011, 04:45 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by linuxd00d View Post
I'm no M3 expert - mine hasn't even arrived yet - but can't you just get tired mounted at your local Discount Tire or Les Schwab? Is there something unique about these tires that requires a fancy specialty shop?
I'm not ballsy enough to let just about any one near those rims. It's really expensive, plus it's a finish that cannot be replicated in the US, so whoever is doing the mounting has to be super careful not to cause any scrapes / chips on the rims. It's really not something that I'm comfortable with letting someone from a regular tire place handle. Also, when I was at Group 2 to have wheel and tires mounted and balanced, they ran through the balancing multiple times for one of the 4 rims to minimize the amount of balancing weights that they have to use.
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