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 Post subject: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:49 pm 
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While looking for tires for my Jeep I ran across the following website:

www.simpletire.com

Just verifies my feeling that all the tire shops have been putting the screws to me for years.

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 Post subject: Re: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:48 am 
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9/10 of the tires there I've never even heard of before.
Chinese, Korean, etc junk
Maybe Ok if you just run around town and never take any road trips

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 Post subject: Re: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:40 am 
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Simple tire.com is good but Tread Depot.com has better prices for better tires.


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 Post subject: Re: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:12 pm 
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Want cheap prices and good quality?
Treadwright tires
Im on my third set now. Love them

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2006 KJ sport 3.7, 4" Ironman lift, 32" tires, Parker Fab front/rear bumpers and rock rails.


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 Post subject: Re: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:27 pm 
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let us know how the across the pond tires turn out. I figure that it's not impossible for them to make a good product, but they sure do have a bad track record.

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 Post subject: Re: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:30 pm 
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I have ran as well as some friends some of these off brand tires. Generally, the traction, and balance has been okay, it's the lifespan I find shortened. Referring mostly to nexen, trail guide l, and mastercraft.

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 Post subject: Re: CHEAP TIRES
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:07 pm 
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I've sold tires in the past ( managed stores for Goodyear/ Firestone and Independents)
We sold cheap tires to get the customers in the door.
That said I'd question where they drove, miles per year etc.
If Grandma only drives 2 miles to church 1 mile to the grocery store etc then she maybe able to run the cheaper off brands.
Now if it was a family running here and there, taking vacations miles from home then a better tire, and one that was readily available would be my very strong suggestion
Quick way to lose a customer is to have them buy a cheap off brand and have a problem with one miles from home.
With normal brands ( Goodyear/ Firestone/ BFG etc ) if the tire shop doesn't have one right then normally they can in a few hours at most.
Off brand maybe days or end up running an oddball tire on one wheel.
Thats why I always run name brand / good tires I can count on and buy most anywhere
( also one of the many reasons I won't run retreads )
Trail rig staying close to home maybe , but miles from home , never want to go through that

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