That's a bit steep for the tire man, You could probably order the tire online, have it shipped to you and get it all done a lot cheaper. I bought my 2CTs online for like 259 total I think. I spent $100 on labor to change both of em out. http://www.hardracing.com/ is where I got my tires. Yes there is a break in coating of silicone that is on the tires. They put that on there so when the tire is made it doesn't stick to it's molding. It takes APPROX (dont quote me) 100-200 miles to get the silicone out of your tires.