updating tyres regularly

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 20:08
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I saw a post from Truckster that suggested using tyres for 15-20000 km and then updating, selling the second hand tyres. More info/opinion about the mechanics and economics of this please? I guess you just buy new tyres and take the old ones home to sell, but I'm interested in the numbers....Russell S
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 20:46

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 20:46
hi trucksters right i do the same thing with my tyres.mind you i work in the tyre buisness but most people can do it.now you buy a new tyre at $200 keep it untill its about half worn and sell them for $100-120.it will then cost$80-100 each for you to have new ones.it might sound silly that you have worn out half and still having to pay half but the first half has all the tread all the grip ect.where as if you wear them right down you get nothing for them and cost you $200 to replace.i used to keep my tyres for 20000-30000 sell them and bye new but finally coughed up for coopers so i might keep them now.we cant sell them so i dont get them cheap.we get people all the time looking for second hand 4by tyres and cant get enough.just an example if someone comes in with say a 31x10.5x15 tyre that we cant repair we go out the back find a half decent roadworthy one and get $30-40 just remember a new car tube fitted is about $25 so people dont mind paying it.looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 20:57

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 20:57
exactly, the best part of the tire is the first 10,000klms while it has square edges on the tread.

Then sell for cheap, and cost of replacement isnt as bad.

... So Diamond ol buddy ol pal ol chum...
33x12.5x15 MTR's...
Or
33x12.5x15 XTerrains...

5 of either... whats they worth?
grab me off line if ya like.
vfr750fv@yahoo.com
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Follow Up By: RussellS - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 19:29

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 19:29
Thanks, guys. Worth keeping in mind on the next set of tyres.

Just had a thought! If I'm leasing my car and getting new tyres out of pre-tax dollars, but selling the old ones for post-tax dollars, I might not be out of pocket at all! Damn....why didn't I think of that before...
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Reply By: jaycee - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 21:19

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 21:19
Damn some people are smart. I never thought of doing that. But thinking about it, you have got a good point. At half worn they are still worth something and it costs less to update and as you suggest truckster, the best bit is at the top! I'll check it out myself! Thanks for the idea.
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 23:04

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 23:04
If you look after your tyres and use the right pressures depending on the conditions, they will last longer and therefore save money in the long run. The tyres I am currently running have lasted nearly 100000kms over 4 years. I had them new when I bought the truck and have done everything from sand to rocks to mud and over 15000 kms of outback Oz. I get my truck serviced regularly and ensure that the tyres are rotated. They still have heaps of tread on them, but I will be replacing them in the next few months with some Coopers.

What brand have I got? Olympic Overlanders.

If my new tyres last as long, I'll be saving more money than selling them after 15-20000 kmsJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 23:52

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 23:52
dont want to burst your bubble but ask any one who has overlander fitted in the last cpl of years how they are going i work in tyres and just lately past 12mths have seen so many of them with tyre seporations low km wearing im not bagging them just tyelling you what ive seen.looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:28

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:28
Diamond,

All I am saying is that if you look after your tyres and use the right tyre pressures according to the conditions, then no matter what brand or type, there should be no need to trade them in after such low kms.Just Do It!

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 11:46

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 11:46
Glenn.

You are talking road tires, Im talking AT/MTs.. the best part of them for offroad/mud/snow/soft dirt is the first 20,000klms. While the knobs/tread has a Square shoulder...

Learnt that back racin MX in the 80's, we used to use a blade to cut new square edges on the tires when we were broke. Worked lots better.

My MT's are nowhere near as good now as when they were new.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 17:51

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 17:51
So Truckster, who buys these 2nd hand tyres?Be good, or be quick.
Rohan
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 20:35

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 20:35
Rohan,

Look on many forums you will see second hand tires forsale, and they all sell.

Some people want 33's but cant afford new, adn are more than willing to buy cheaper second handers.

I have a mate that has 2 buyers for his second handers each time (Same 2 blokes buy em!)!
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 13:38

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 13:38
Truckster,

My tyres are All Terrains and so far (touch wood) I haven't even had a puncture.

I do appreciate all your knowledge on tyres though and it has helped me decide to get Coopers next time.

CheersJust Do It!

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Reply By: Flash - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 21:51

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 21:51
There might be somethin to it!!!!
BUT I have just replaced Brigestone desert duelers with 80,000 klms ++(shared between 5 tyres, regularly rotated- NO PROBLEMS apart from one flat about half that klms.!
I'm happy mate!
BUT you have to be a lot more careful in the wet once they are half worn!!
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