1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Is Tirerack.com going out of business?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Mr Badwrench, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Oct 12, 2019 at 7:21 PM
    #1
    Mr Badwrench

    Mr Badwrench [OP] I don't do stuff real good sometimes.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Member:
    #17205
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Male
    I am trying to purchase a set of Michelins. Obviously, Big-O and Discount have to order them... Same story, "Well, we don't have any in stock, but we can order them." Well, I don't want to wait (and pay more) from either branch because I can order them too.

    Tirerack.com shows them in their inventory, but they are either "special order", "out of stock" or "fewer than 4". I have purchased from Tirerack two times without issue, although this was several years ago. Really curious why they seemingly have nothing in stock.

    Is Tirerack going under? I am not comfortable ordering from them if they are in financial shambles.

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:33 PM
    #2
    Scuba

    Scuba Sober member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #20508
    Messages:
    668
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Tx.
    Vehicle:
    2012 Texas Edition CM.
    Where are you located?

    When we order Michelin’s 95% of the time they come from a secondary supplier (here in town) and are received the same or next day via a route truck. We don’t charge you freight, either.
    And if they’re not there and come from another part of the states, they’re generally only 3-5 days out (and we still don’t charge freight). Surely enough time to have them delivered and installed by end of day next Saturday at the latest.

    If you want to buy them from Discount, give your local store a call on Monday morning. Give them the size and type of tire you want and ask for an honest ETA and where they would be coming from.
    We sincerely appreciate you considering us for your tire purchase.
    Any other questions feel free to PM me.
    :thumbsup:


    -Stephen Frisbie, Assistant Manager, Discount Tire Co. TXA 05, Round Rock, Texas.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:37 PM
    #3
    snivilous

    snivilous New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2019
    Member:
    #29192
    Messages:
    102
    SW UT
    Boosted Tow Pig
    Slightly off topic, but I find eBay usually has better deals than 90% of places.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:54 PM
    #4
    saybng

    saybng Just a member.

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2015
    Member:
    #2243
    Messages:
    1,618
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Ventura CA
    Vehicle:
    16 Tundra 1794 CM in BLACK!
    Method Nv's, falken wildpeak 275.65.20 Dirty deeds exhaust, 5100's all around...nothin fancy.
    If purchasing from Ebay then who will take care of your install and warranty?
     
    Voyagermike and Black Wolf like this.
  5. Oct 12, 2019 at 11:29 PM
    #5
    kgb4187

    kgb4187 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2018
    Member:
    #21154
    Messages:
    393
    Gender:
    Male
    Sounds like Michelin is going out of business then
     
  6. Oct 13, 2019 at 5:06 AM
    #6
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Member:
    #22934
    Messages:
    2,396
    First Name:
    Erik
    TN
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4x4 AC
    ICON, SPC UCA's, SCS Ray 10's
  7. Oct 13, 2019 at 6:18 AM
    #7
    RitcheyRch

    RitcheyRch New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2018
    Member:
    #15551
    Messages:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Lowered & Supercharged Crewmax
    TRD Lowered and Supercharged
    Costco carries Michelin
     
    TokerJoker likes this.
  8. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:05 AM
    #8
    TokerJoker

    TokerJoker If it's worth trying, try it!

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2018
    Member:
    #19328
    Messages:
    1,165
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2014 Black SR5 4.6 Dbl Cab
    None.....yet
    And usually has better prices too:thumbsup:
     
    RitcheyRch likes this.
  9. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:19 AM
    #9
    e30cabrio

    e30cabrio I'm e30cabrio, I'm a modaholic

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Member:
    #10410
    Messages:
    349
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2010 Crewmax
    Sequoia LED Headlights! D.T. L.T. headers, dual exh., BDX, S&B intake, 2018 seat skins.
    I found a site, simpletire.com, they had the best price including the 50 bucks I paid Firestone to mount & balance, they shipped to the Firestone too.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:31 AM
    #10
    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ jberry813fanclub.com Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2766
    Messages:
    17,832
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    GMC 3500
    Fuzzy Mirror Dice
    Mr Badwrench [OP] and Black Wolf like this.
  11. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:35 AM
    #11
    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3549
    Messages:
    9,764
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Warren
    Santa Cruz
    Vehicle:
    '16 CM limited
    TC LT w/ king 2.5 C/O and bypass, ADS bypass rear, Toytech shackles, TRD dual exhaust dumped, KM3 37s on Method standard +18. N_Fab front bumper, Westin rear w/ hitch relocate, RCI skids, Desert Eagle tranny skid, All Pro sliders, ARB dual compressor, 5.29 gears and ARB rear locker
    Pretty sure Michelin is the worlds largest tire company. Doesn't mean they can't go under but highly unlikely.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:44 AM
    #12
    Mr Badwrench

    Mr Badwrench [OP] I don't do stuff real good sometimes.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Member:
    #17205
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Male
    I usually go to Discount since they always take care of me. The problem is, I live about 100 miles away from the nearest Discount tire (Big O too), and they never have what I want on the shelf when I arrive... Even the most widely used tires, they seem to have to order them (including Michelin Defenders).

    I don't understand, there are thousands of Tundras with 18" rims on the road and Michelins are very common, so why don't they stock them? Makes no sense to me. That is why I wanted to order them online, so I would have everything ready to go when I arrived at the tire shop instead of having to make a day out of the transaction.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:59 AM
    #13
    Iowa12tundra

    Iowa12tundra New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Member:
    #23734
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2012 tundra crew
    It's like the furniture store with no furniture. They have to order it and have it delivered. Lol
     
  14. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:59 AM
    #14
    bgdv1

    bgdv1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2019
    Member:
    #28070
    Messages:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Butler,Pa
    Vehicle:
    2019 Limited CMSB
    My opinion is pay your local shop a few bucks more and live with it. Then if a problem arises you stand a better chance of a faster resolution. I order lots of things online but our vehicle and motorcycle tires always come from a local shop.
     
    Pinay and RitcheyRch like this.
  15. Oct 13, 2019 at 8:46 AM
    #15
    mr_data

    mr_data New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2019
    Member:
    #32719
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Super White Tundra SR5
    I highly doubt that Michelin or Tirerack is going out of business. It's more likely that Tirerack has either had difficulty getting the tires you want from their supplier or that they've determined that they don't sell them often enough to keep them in stock.
     
    RitcheyRch likes this.
  16. Oct 13, 2019 at 8:54 AM
    #16
    alpinepro4

    alpinepro4 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2017
    Member:
    #11829
    Messages:
    885
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pat
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD Pro Cement DC
    Baja Designs Squadron Sport Fog lights, ARE CX Series Topper, Alcan Springs , DAP Tune, Coach Builder +1 Shackles, Headlight Revolution Supernova V.4 LED bulbs, HR LED interior bulbs. General Grabber ATX 275/70/R18
    Just bought some Nokian Hakkippkitas 8 from discount tire direct yesterday. They are already ready to ship. You guys are one it. Only place I buy tires from.
     
  17. Oct 13, 2019 at 11:01 AM
    #17
    Scuba

    Scuba Sober member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #20508
    Messages:
    668
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Tx.
    Vehicle:
    2012 Texas Edition CM.
    Some stores don't sell enough of certain tires (sizes or brands) to keep them in stock. Also, most guys with trucks are buying up sizes and more aggressive AT tires. That's about the best way I can explain why your store might not have them on their shelf.
    If you really want to order them online, don't forget about our sister company, Discount Tire Direct (who has 20x 265/70/18 Michelins in stock ready to ship). .
    And when you buy from DTD, you can still get our road hazard replacement certificates as well as our low price installation and lifetime free rotations, balancing, and flat repairs.

    Thank you, Sir! We appreciate your business. Can't beat lifetime free seasonal change overs! ;) :thumbsup:
     
  18. Oct 13, 2019 at 12:09 PM
    #18
    Mr Badwrench

    Mr Badwrench [OP] I don't do stuff real good sometimes.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Member:
    #17205
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Male

    Thank you Scuba. I might take the DTD path instead. Living in the middle of nowhere has its disadvantages :tumbleweed:

    I will say, Discount has always provided excellent service.
     
    TOYOTRD8 and Voyagermike like this.
  19. Oct 13, 2019 at 3:05 PM
    #19
    bensky

    bensky RedRover

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2018
    Member:
    #21634
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2018 Red Platinum Tundra
    And the worlds longest wait times. I will ever buy tires there again. Minimum 2 hours just to rotate.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:11 AM
    #20
    Scuba

    Scuba Sober member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #20508
    Messages:
    668
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Tx.
    Vehicle:
    2012 Texas Edition CM.
    No problem. I try and help where I can.
    One of our biggest goals is to provide the highest quality customer service possible and it sounds like you’ve experienced just that. The founder of the company coined the phrase that “We are in the people business, not the tire business.”

    Off topic but: there was a biography written about the founder of Discount Tire called “Six tires, no plan.” I believe any business person should read it.
     
    Mr Badwrench [OP] likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top