Oh oh..tyres ...again !(with apologies)

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The price of the knobbly black bits seems to have gone through the roof since I bought the last lot. (lettering on inside or out...no discount )
Just scouting around I came across http://www.cheaptyres4u.com.au/4x4.php#
Now just checking their prices, it seems that they can sell them for a heap less than my local mob.
Am I missing something here ? What's the drawback? What factors haven't I taken into account ?
Has anyone bought from this mob ?

Sorry about the thread...oh and it's raining in SA don'tcha know LOL
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 18:40

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 18:40
Does their price include fitting and balancing as do most tyre places.




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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:37

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:37
Apparently so.
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:39

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:39
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:58

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:58
Hi Footloose, "The price of nobbly black bits gone though the roof"... Ya not wrong!!, got four of the suckers to put on the landrover defender, The last lot were dunlop road grippers at $140 each 3yrs ago, now $250 , each!, Add rego and a few bits and pieces, and why not have a big whinge!!!.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:11

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:11
I guess all tyres were produced when the price of oil was over $100 a barrel ?
I don't think so !
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:59

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:59
Hey Footy
Try Tyre Guys in West Burleigh Road or Brians Auto Centre at Miami,
Attention no affiliation with the companies, allthough the little skirt is not to bad, lol lol.
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:04

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:04
Just a question guys.

tyres seem to go up and down in price like fuel. Is there any issues in buying a set and storing them for say 6 months until I need them?

I have seen the current affair show where 'old' tyres were being sold as newly manufactured ones but at the rate my BFG A/T's are wearing I am seriously looking at 'buy now, fit later' as an option.

I just can't seem to wear out the last 10%

My last quote 12 months ago for BFG's for the disco was $265 a corner. Now @ $330 a corner. In 12 months maybe $400??

So should I or shouldn't i??

Craig
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:12

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:12
Craig,

In years gone by tyres were stored in a cool dry dark area.
The theory being, the rubber continued to cure and gradually harden.

Common practice and seemed to work ok.

Cheers....Lionel.
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:27

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:27
Cool, Dry and dark.................Hmmmmmmmmm

Won't be storing them in NQ then.

Thanks for the advice

Craig
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 00:07

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 00:07
Ain't tyres more synthetic these days?
Not much rubber in them?

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 08:16

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 08:16
Yeah, know how you feel.

Have two tyres bald, ready to replace, and another two with about 10k left. The last two have about 30k left. Might have to pull the two half worn ones off the C/trailer if it keeps going like this.

Started looking about 2 months ago, were $205.00 each a year ago, now $260.00 each. Were $190.00 each three years ago.

If it is the oil price (used to make imitation rubber) waiting for tyre prices to come down.

With a global down turn you reckon they would be almost giving them away to get turnover.
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