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part (A) tyre price increases.
just had a call today from head office(bridgestone)looks like next month all tyres(bridgestone) will be going up a fair bit 20% in some cases spoke to another suplier(hancook)same thing and hancook dealer said all imports going up heaps.
eg 265/75/16 694 lt today we do for around $250 next month around $300 thats a fair bit.
part(B)4wd tyre prices.
i remeber when i was in tyres around 6 yrs ago a set of 4wd tyres would cost around $1000 and people would say look after me im about to spend $1000 on 4 tyres.
today you can still get a set of 4wd tyres for around $1000.
believe it or not thats cheap.
had a guy in a bmw ring up from echuca wanting a set of tyres for his bmw ill come straight to bendigo and get them fitted if you dont sell them .(no chance in hell we were going to sell them)drove straight down we fitted them up and didnt even ask a price done his bill $2600 he said i thought they would be about that much.
commodores now throwing in 18 inch wheels $2000 a set.
mazda 6 $1600 commodore 19inch $3000 and the list goes on i cant believe how dear they are now.
4wd tyres now seem to be very cheap.
cheers and buy your tyres next week
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:33

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:33
G'day Jim

Yep, have been shopping around for more MRF crossplies and they have now gone from $180 including tube each to $280 each including tube.

With the world economy in a down turn how can these prices be justified. OK, so the Dollar has dropped in value by 20% and that is why we have to pay higher prices but a 50% thereabout increase is a bit much!!!

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Reply By: Member - Garth J (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:38

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:38
Just got four Coopers ATR's today 265/65R17. $1278 fitted etc etc

BFG's $1440
Pirelli $1440.

Coopers were only $19.00 each dearer than last set about 3 years ago. Did 60,000k's so I'm happy.

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Reply By: Member - Matt H (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 22:37

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 22:37

So a set of 4 19 inch tyres for a Commodore is $3000?

That's $750 a tyre!

Hell, Maybe I should keep the Prado I have for sale as it "only" cost me $1200 for 4 new 265/65/17 Cooper ATR's!

Who said 4WD's are more expensive to maintain.................

Glad I replaced them March 08!

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:10

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:10
Pretty incredible when you consider that the downtrend in the auto market is having a a deleterious effect on the tyre market. Predictions were they were going to have to get cheaper to survive. They're pricing themselves almost beyond the reach of the average joe.

I've been looking at all the cheaper brand tyres at present including Silverstone, Ironman, Hercules, Jetzon, Eldorado and others. Had a prince on the Jetzon and Hercules (American made by Cooper Tyre Company) on an ATR identical to the Coper ATR at just over $180 fitted (inc. GST). I managed to secure a near new set of Cooper ST's for the same price. Will let you know which ones I select once I've finished assessing them all.

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Reply By: Member - AZOORC (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 15:10

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 15:10
Check out the Mickey Thompsons also.
As good as Coopers and generally marginally cheaper.

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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 17:10

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 17:10
Fuel, copper and lead prices have dropped dramatically in recent months.

Hopefully I won't need tyres until after rubber prices drop dramatically.
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