|04-30-2012 01:25 AM|
|snochick||I'm gonna go with it has the same logic as why fuel for my Cummins is so much more than fuel for my Jeep. There's isn't any logic in it. But that's how it is.|
|04-29-2012 06:48 PM|
|04-29-2012 03:42 PM|
|04-29-2012 01:26 PM|
Also not many wheel manufacturers make a beadlocked 16" wheel.
|04-29-2012 01:21 PM|
|kjeeper10||Tires that are less in demand cost more I believe.|
|04-29-2012 01:15 PM|
Jerv - I've always found that off myself, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the manufacturing process driving the increased pricing....In other words, lower profile tires are much less common and so there aren't the same economies of scale that you'd find in some of the higher profile tires (15-16").
I'd imagine a lower profile tire also needs to have stronger sidewalls since it is low profile, I'd imagine that has something to do with it. Just guessing there though.
|04-29-2012 11:16 AM|
Tire pricing question
Sorry to sound stupid but could somebody please answer this for me. How come a tire for a 16" rim that is the same size say, 35x12.5, is cheaper than the same size tire for a 17" wheel. Isn't there actually less tire there since the sidwall is smaller? The rim is larger but the tire profile or hight is the same, there is actually less material so shouldn't the tire cost less??