need cheap drive tires

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    homesick Light Load Member

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    anyone know where to buy affordable 24.5 low pro drive tires
     
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    Double Coin tires at Loves. Got them on mine, bout 40k mi on them. So far so good.
     
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    Cheap tires cost more in the long run. Just a point to consider. If you must go cheap I knew a guy who had fair luck with Wanli tires. However a higher rolling resistance and shorter tread life will cost you more in the long run.
     
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    My best advice is to strike up a friendly relationship with a local tire dealer. At first you might pay a tad more, but in the long run you will get a higher quality of tire for the price of the cheap junk. This also goes for parts, oil, and many other things (people forget that personal contact and loyalty still goes a long way in this day and age).
     
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    blackw900 The Grandfather of Flatbed

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    Very Good advice....Business is more about who you get along with and like than most people think!

    Oh yeah....These days they call it "networking" and they think it's a new idea!
     
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    pullingtrucker Road Train Member

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    Networking? Hmmm, I think thats just a fancy name for a time honored practice of supporting people and businesses that support you. Of course this practice is totally lost in the majority of todays business climate.
     
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    Just a suggestion here. Find a dealer that will give you money for your casings. I put 24.5 Firestones on with a small tire dealer. Price of 8-$2500 and change out the door. Gave me $100 a piece for my casings. Net cost to me=$1500. Been 5 or 6 years ago but some time spent checking things out is well worth it.
     
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    The RLB1 has a rolling resistance at 129
    double coin BLB400 have a rr of 167
    Michelin XDA Energy have a rr of 99
    Bridgestone M720 have a rr of 110
    Bridgestone M726 have a rr of 177
    You will burn enough extra fuel with the wrong cheap tire to buy a new set of the tires every year.

    http://locator.michelintruck.com/RRListings.aspx
     
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    You started driving when IUFAN87 was born. <Just a guess. Sorry if im wrong. BUT, this lesson and ones like it take time to learn, or a good hand like yourself to share...
     
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    Just trying to help.

    Kind of think of this site as a cyber lunch counter.
     
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