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Old 01-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #46
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VP-Pro USA is having a blow out tire sale. $4.99 unmounted, $9.99 mounted.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #47
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I'm not trying to get in any aurguments, but as for price gouging on RC tires, I know for a fact the manufactures & distributors here are not making a killing like people think. If the LHS sells at MSRP, then they are making a killing, but racers never pay full retail when you can buy online for 20-30% off.

JC tires are made in China, yet they retail for more then AKA and Proline. I know how much is costs to have tires made in Taiwan (VP-Pro and Beta) and I would guess that it is even more expensive here in the USA. The reason tires made in Asia are not way cheaper then domestic made tires is due to the customs, import/export taxes, and mainly freight costs. Plus overhead/operating expenses like 2-3% for CC or Paypal fees, wire transfer fees, ect - the list goes on and on.

A tire mold costs big bucks, and that is just for 1. If you offer 4, 6, 12+ tread patterns, then you have to sell a ton of tires just to recoup what you have invested in molds, plus labor and material costs. And premounts, you have to pay someone to sit there and prep&glue them - they don't come magically glued out of the mold.

As many have posted here, there are many brands of cheap tires. But they may not perform as good and they don't spend the money advertising, supporting a race team, sponsoring local race events, ect. I recommend you support the companies that support the hobby, not just the ones who offer super low prices.

When I started racing in the 1980's, I had to pay full retail at my LHS. In today's 'World wide web planet', you can get tons of good deals and save money for more racing.
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How long is the blow out sale going till?
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Duratraxx are Louise?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #50
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Tires are definatly one of the more costly items these little buggys consume. I feel like I am always buying tires. But 1 thing I hate more than buying tires is washing tires

Trade for Steak and lobster dinner and ill wash em.

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You do realize all tires are made overseas. Just cuz they say "Designed in California" dont mean made in california
Not ALL tires are made Overseas.
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How long is the blow out sale going till?
Till they are gone. We have discontinued the VP801, VP802, VP802W, VP803, VP804W, VP805W, VP806, and VP807.

This year we will only be stocking 8 tread patterns:
VP-Pro Turbo Trax
VP-Pro Axman
VP-Pro Gripz
VP-Pro Blades
Beta V-Max
Beta Cubez
Beta Enforcer
Beta Freeride


That is the other cost factor to consider. Once a new tread comes out, people stop buying "the old" tires. Even if they still work just as good or better on some tracks. Then the manufacture is stuck with a worthless mold and distributors/hobby shops are stuck with inventory that is not moving.
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Trade for Steak and lobster dinner and ill wash em.
Thats funny>>>
I am sure I will give you enough during the nitro challenge week to keep you going all year long
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Not ALL tires are made Overseas.
Enlighten me? Which ones. Disregard, Proline says Made In USA.
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Frank You wash tires? I thought you just threw them out when they get dirty?
Should I tell everyone you bought $800 worth of tires just for the Nitro Challenge? planning on changing them every lap are you?
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Frank You wash tires? I thought you just threw them out when they get dirty?
Should I tell everyone you bought $800 worth of tires just for the Nitro Challenge? planning on changing them every lap are you?
Well when you run 25 classes tires add up. and I thought it was $850
You are right I better order a few extra sets. Good call>>>
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Here's what you do

Find a company that will give you a 50% deal. Then you buy all the tires you want for X amount of dollars. After that, you run your tires once, maybe twice and then sell them to the local racer for what you paid for them. You get brand new tires at 50% off, run them a couple times, then Joe Localracer gets a great pair of tires cheap also. its a win win!

So basically you are getting exactly what you paid for them back, and can buy brand new tires for the same price.

You arent selling them to make a profit, just getting your money back so you can use your discount and buy new ones.
I don't think that any tire sponsor would be happy if you did this, since you would be abusing a deal. They would be wondering why you're going through so many tires.
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ZR1 or Z06, Never heard of a ZR6, but we could supercharge a Z06 to get one hahaha

lol, I was wondering if anyone was going to catch that. i was referring to the ZR1, but had Z06 stuck in my head.
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I would suggest a "spec" tire but, that idea completely ruined dirt oval kart racing. New tires became even more critical.
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I don't think that any tire sponsor would be happy if you did this, since you would be abusing a deal. They would be wondering why you're going through so many tires.
Not a chance. The more tires you order, the happier they will be.
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Not a chance. The more tires you order, the happier they will be.
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I couldnt sell mine anyways.. They are usually bald after the quals......
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