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Price of tires going up!

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Tire Companies will Raise Prices Due to Oil Crisis

At least four major tire makers have announced that tire prices will go up this fall due to the rising cost of oil and because prices for steel and natural rubber are also on the increase. Goodyear has had three price hikes this year already.

"If you look at it from a tire manufacturer's perspective, an oil price increase is a triple whammy for us," said Jim Davis, a tire company spokesman. "Oil is a major ingredient in the production of tires."

"It affects the cost to make tires, it affects the cost to heat or cool the plant where we make tires and of course the trucking cost to ship the tires." He went on to say that a $1 increase in the cost of oil costs the company about $20 million.
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yepper and the price of anything with steel in it went up alot. rocks are now just about the same price as alum wheels.....it sucks.


thus why i keep saying EVERYTHING is going up in price BUT our paychecks arnt there will be a piont when no one can even afford food...its getting there for alot of us...
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I'm not far from it man...really worried...
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Yep. I knew it was gonna happen sooner or later. It's called another depression!
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I'm depressed alright....
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Gatorback belts went up $3 from a year ago and they will probably go up again.
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Glad I just bought my new ones then.
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I'm glad BFG's last a loooong time..looks like it'll be awhile before I get my Coopers....
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Has it announced a date for the increase of just this fall, i need new tires but I need to wait till i got the cash to do so
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I need some for the truck, but I'll wait till I get home. This price spiking can't last too long, and if it does -- I am sure [hopefully] the government will ammend our pay for it. It's be like any other cost of living increase.
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boo hoo it sucks yea but what you gonna do about it!
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boo hoo it sucks yea but what you gonna do about it!
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I'm glad I don't offroad.. I just put 4 new 265/70R/17 Firehawk Indy 500s on my truck for $425 out the door, and they ROCK in the rain. I can't imagine how expensive mud tires are going to become.
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ill make my own tires outta wood then.
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I'm glad I don't offroad.. I just put 4 new 265/70R/17 Firehawk Indy 500s on my truck for $425 out the door, and they ROCK in the rain.
I had them back when they were called the "Firehawk SS20". I had 255/60/15's on my other Ranger, and it was the best friggin tire ever. They don't make it in the size I want now, so I am screwed. They last a dang long time, as well!
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