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I just had to replace my rear tires Michelin PSS 305/35/19. Two years ago I paid $788.00 installed, today I paid $888 and that was with a 5% Veterans discount and another 5% for applying for a Discount Tire card with 0% interest if I paid within 6 mos. Otherwise it would of been just south of a $1000.
Ohh this is going to piss you off. I did an outage at goodyear plant and the tires they make for the corvettes costs them 30 dollars to make. 🤣
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A tire take 7 gallons of oil to make since 2020 oil has gone ftom 48 to 78 bbl
Then the uaw contract pay's 42per hr minimum plus benfits
And diesel fuel to haul it to the warehouse and then the store.
I didn't know a tire took that much oil :(
 

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What turned me on to the Falkens was that they were factory on my 2023 Gladiator Mojave. I have been seriously impressed.
They definitely exceeded expectations.
 

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Everything is considerably more expensive after the pandemic. I don't think political parties have that much to do with it. Same shit in Europe.

agree with you here, it’s always easier to blame someone else!
 

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I went with the Michelin tires because I'm hopping to get more than 10,000 miles on them before they need to be replaced.
My factory Sport Cup 2's lasted 6,000 miles
My Nitto 5's 10,000
My GT 350 has 15,000 miles on it and this is my 3rd set of tires
All street miles
 

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agree with you here, it’s always easier to blame someone else!
I somewhat disagree and blame both sides of the isle. When the national debt is soo high we can't imagine it the value of the dollar goes down.
Second we have our own oil in the US, stop engaging in wars over oil and use our own :) Just my 2 cents.
 

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Second we have our own oil in the US, stop engaging in wars over oil and use our own
Except the only real way to make money off of it is to sell it. We are still a net exporter last I looked, which is really what being energy independent means. We just need to keep it that way
 

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We're asking for tires to stick like glue, ride like a cloud and last for eternity. Something is going to give. I suspect that there are a lot of performance pack cars, like the new Dark Horse car, that are actually in need of tires already and the choices are limited. Why so expensive? Because they can.
 

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Except the only real way to make money off of it is to sell it. We are still a net exporter last I looked, which is really what being energy independent means. We just need to keep it that way
Actually we are net net I importer of goods.china is biggest cuplrit
If we coukd drill more oil we'd be net exporter again

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Actually we are net net I importer of goods.china is biggest cuplrit
If we coukd drill more oil we'd be net exporter again

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Of all goods yes we’re a net importer . Of oil, we are still a net exporter by over 1 million barrels per day.
Edit to add: oil production has increased every year since 2020 also
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Exactly this. Stop spending ridiculous amounts of money for the big name brand tires. This is what’s keeping the prices up. All this “it’s a safety item” or “it’s the only part that touches the road” is massive cope. Name brand tire companies are basically bending you over backwards for no reason.

I got 4 305/30r19 Atturros MOUNTED for $550 after tax. An equivalent set of Michelin’s would’ve costed me almost 2000….
Yea Imma pass on the Atturros bud lol
 

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Falken makes a good tire and they’re typically less than a Conti or Michelin. Use to run their all seasons on a few different cars. I like Cooper tires as another lower cost alternative as well. We’ve run General on some of our SUV’s over the years but I don’t have experience with their tires for our cars unfortunately. But there are lower cost options from name brands out there that are pretty good for every day, street use.
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