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Old 12-30-14, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Swap Bridgestones for Michelin Latitudes for $580?

Dealer put new Bridgestones on the '12 GX I'm about to buy in order to certify it. I asked to swap for Michelins (Latitude Touring is what's on offer), and he said it would be $580 more. Is it worth it?

I already negotiated sales price down a lot so i don't think they'll come off the $580.

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My dealer charged $350 or $385, can't remember, to swap out the Bridgestones for Michelin LTX MS2s. It was the difference in price plus mount and balance for all 5 tires (spare included). I know others here have paid less or maybe even nothing so I'd work on them a bit more.
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Dealer put new Bridgestones on the '12 GX I'm about to buy in order to certify it. I asked to swap for Michelins (Latitude Touring is what's on offer), and he said it would be $580 more. Is it worth it?

I already negotiated sales price down a lot so i don't think they'll come off the $580.
Go with the Michelin LTX M/S2's, they're a much better tire than the Latitude Tour's. I had the Latitude Tour HP's on my 2010 and they wore pretty fast. The MS/2's are also much better in the snow and ice as well as lasting a lot longer. Look up cost on http://www.tirerack.com
You should only have to pay the difference. If they really want your business, they will throw them in at no cost.
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I'll second to skip the Latitude Tours. I didn't read that they were offering the Latitudes in your first post. I wouldn't pay anything for them, definitely get the LTX MS2s.
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Old 12-30-14, 03:37 PM   #5
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Thx to both for the specific recs. Stuck with the Bridgestones for free and will sell them. Set to get the Michelin Ltx m/s2s put on tomorrow for $160/tire. Should work out ok...when I made the deal I was getting older Michelin lats that were on the truck so it's an upgrade for me either way.
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