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Posted: 02/17/22 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was going to buy new tires before the winter weather came around, but the prices were kind of high so I decided to wait...well, prices are higher now and going up! Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear all north of $300/tire with some of the better tires at or a little over $400/tire [emoticon]

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Some financial dogs would suggest that you not buy new tires. The lack of demand will bring the price back down where you expect.

I am glad that I have been running a summer set and winter set on each of my vehicles, so I have a few years before I will need to buy again.


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How long can you wait? Another 3 or 4 years? It can only get worse.


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check craigslist or whatever you have locally. Out here there are always new vehicle takeoff offered and there also a lot of independent tire sellers. Yes I know the costs are high as I had a bridgestone with a slipped tread over $1000 to replace all on rear with 1 being adjusted out. Had a tire separation on my F350 a couple of years ago tore up the bed on truck, called bridgestone who recommeded I go to their tires since its used mainly on highway. Again over $1000 with all being adjusted out per the manuf with the shop.

SO just need to shop around or travel out your area for possible better deals.

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Look at Toyo. Mine are about to age out. No problems for 7 years.


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If your not particular about what tire your running, the take offs are by far the best deal.

I went through Simple Tire and found for 265/70/18 which I assume close to your size, the Nitto G2 was 240 a tire, Toyo AT3 was 270 and Falcon Wildcat AT was 275. I found that I can buy these tires locally, installed at these prices, your mileage may vary. I have run or am running all of these. I think the Falcon is the better all around tire. The G2 for us lasted a long time, if Winters were not so brutal here, it could have went longer even.


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Buying a new vehicle right now when you don't need to and complaining about the price makes about as much sense as buying new tires right now when you don't need to and complaining about the price.

If you are in the financial position to buy new at current prices, and you just have to satisfy that urge, you've got no business complaining.

We are still in that phase of "may as well buy now, it's only going to get worse." It can't get worse forever.


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mkirsch wrote:

Buying a new vehicle right now when you don't need to and complaining about the price makes about as much sense as buying new tires right now when you don't need to and complaining about the price.

If you are in the financial position to buy new at current prices, and you just have to satisfy that urge, you've got no business complaining.

We are still in that phase of "may as well buy now, it's only going to get worse." It can't get worse forever.


This is as accurate and succinct of a statement as I could ever read!
(Not directed at you Burbman, but in general, I'm almost enjoying seeing the fiscal irresponsibility of many, just like during the lending crisis or whatever it was called, in the early 2000s.)

I'm just hanging back waiting for all the bad decisions to become good deals!


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ksss wrote:

If your not particular about what tire your running, the take offs are by far the best deal.


How do you get takeoffs when there are no new trucks out there to take them off of?

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There are new trucks still being bought. I would contact tire dealers in your area and ask to be called if someone trades in their take offs. Locally the tire shop I use, had so many takeoffs they wouldn't take my take offs as trade. That fluctuates but if you want to save money on tires that's the way to do it. Certainly not as easy as buying new off the shelf, but you can save a $100 a tire.

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