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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-13-05, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Second hand tyre prices?

I'm looking around for some tyres at the moment and am wondering what the story is with 2nd hand tyres.

If there's 50% tread, do they charge you 50% of the new price? What would I expect to pay?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-05, 06:12 PM
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Re: Second hand tyre prices?

Most second hand tyres are actually imported from countries with stricker laws on tire use, from memory some countries make you put new tyres on a car when you register it. To cut a long story short basically they throw the tyres out overseas then someone collects them puts them in a container and sends them over hear and sells them. You really need to be able to hand pick the tyres you want i have seen people sell top shelf continental tyres for $60-70 each for a tyre that is worth close to $300 each, and still with 80% tread but you have to be carefull because tyres make a huge difference to how your car handles.
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