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Ltblue 03-09-2012 04:00 PM

Why less money?
 
A lot of you guys say that getting a tire with smaller rim size(15,16's) would be cheaper than getting (17,18's) But WHY? more rubber, less money? less rubber, more money? :confused: shouldn't it be the other way around..

jkjeeper06 03-09-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue
A lot of you guys say that getting a tire with smaller rim size(15,16's) would be cheaper than getting (17,18's) But WHY? more rubber, less money? less rubber, more money? :confused: shouldn't it be the other way around..

There is a higher demand for 18 inch rims as more high end trucks come with 18's. Not many however come with 15's anymore so demand is low and supply is good

It's just supply and demand economics

GoldenSahara00 03-09-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue
A lot of you guys say that getting a tire with smaller rim size(15,16's) would be cheaper than getting (17,18's) But WHY? more rubber, less money? less rubber, more money? :confused: shouldn't it be the other way around..

Yeah but thts not how it works. Has something to do with selling more tires. I forget now. Darn me.

NHrubicon 03-09-2012 04:07 PM

I think the price is based on quantity sold per size...the more the manufacturers make of one size the more efficient and cost effective. 15" and 16" are the most common 'stock' rims (or have been for years) so they sell for less. Like the price of potatoes...individually you spend over a buck a pound, 5# bag is about a buck a pound, but a bushel of them is about $15 or so...

suicideking 03-09-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 (Post 2122181)
There is a higher demand for 18 inch rims as more high end trucks come with 18's. Not many however come with 15's anymore so demand is low and supply is good

It's just supply and demand economics

This is correct. This has come up before, supply and demand.

kbwwolf 03-09-2012 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue (Post 2122164)
A lot of you guys say that getting a tire with smaller rim size(15,16's) would be cheaper than getting (17,18's) But WHY? more rubber, less money? less rubber, more money? :confused: shouldn't it be the other way around..

Feast your eyes on this:

For 17" rim:
LT285/70R-17, Duratrac Tire by Goodyear

For 15" rim:
33x12.50R-15LT, Duratrac Tire by Goodyear

Who cares why? Take advantage.

Ltblue 03-09-2012 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2122203)
Feast your eyes on this:

For 17" rim:
LT285/70R-17, Duratrac Tire by Goodyear

For 15" rim:
33x12.50R-15LT, Duratrac Tire by Goodyear

Who cares why? Take advantage.

funny part is that those two pictures are same.. lol

Up Hill Bill 03-09-2012 04:36 PM

It's not supply/demand. It's economy of scale. Larger volume, lower per unit cost. Period.

InfernoGirl 03-09-2012 04:40 PM

You're missing the part about them being different tires... The metric is a load range D, English is a load range C.


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