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BobsYourUncle

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blofgren wrote:



What a beautiful shop! Your truck looks really good with those wheels, and carries the camper really well.

Yeah! I second that. Awesome shop, every mans dream!


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"Take-offs"? Are you all talking about almost new tires that have been taken off to put on different tires?


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Tvov wrote:

"Take-offs"? Are you all talking about almost new tires that have been taken off to put on different tires?


Yes, it's quite common for someone to put custom wheels and tires on a brand new vehicle and roll the cost into the payment. So someone gets stuck with a set of brand new tires and wheels.

HOWEVER, when there are "no new vehicles to be had" then there are no take-offs to be had.

Also with the "tire shortage" (I'm tired of people crying shortage, by the way) the value of these "take-offs" if you can find them, has increased at least proportionally in relation to the value of tires.


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

blofgren wrote:



What a beautiful shop! Your truck looks really good with those wheels, and carries the camper really well.


Yeah! I second that. Awesome shop, every mans dream!


Thank you, I wish it was mine. I just get to use it whenever I need to work on something.

It has an office (mostly used for a lunch room), laundry facilities, full bathroom with a shower and a fully equipped woodshop.

I do get to store my ATV and a few other things in there. It is really a really nice.


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mkirsch wrote:



HOWEVER, when there are "no new vehicles to be had" then there are no take-offs to be had.

Also with the "tire shortage" (I'm tired of people crying shortage, by the way) the value of these "take-offs" if you can find them, has increased at least proportionally in relation to the value of tires.


Must be a different market where you're at, or you're just speculating.
Quick CL search by owner in a 250 mile radius, just for Rams, I stopped counting after a dozen different sets of 8 lug complete tire/rim combos from new to "80%". Prices were anywhere from $500 to a few over $1000 if they were brand new and "fancier" black rims or something.

That said, the whole set, tires and rims are more plentiful than just new takeoff tires, IMO.


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Just do like I did and get free tires. Had 36,000 miles on my 2018 RAM 2500 and about 4,000 tread left.
Just bought a 2021 RAM 3500.
Tires are like new (5700 miles).
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humblerb wrote:

Just do like I did and get free tires. Had 36,000 miles on my 2018 RAM 2500 and about 4,000 tread left.
Just bought a 2021 RAM 3500.
Tires are like new (5700 miles).
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There is a reason many (including me) pull the OEM tire off as soon as you get it. They are typically garbage if you do anything off the highway. Even the All Terrain tires typically suck. I have in the past had the new pickup dropped off at the tire shop before I even took possession of it. The only pickup I did not do that with was a 2018 ZR2. Those GY's were good to go from the start.

If you need or want to save money on tires, then take offs work. Personally, I will save money somewhere else.


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BFG Has been our brand consistantly since the 1980's ... We also try to save money when practical, but our lives and those of our kids and grandkids ride on our tires.

Tires, whether on a truck or on a trailer or on a MH, is not the place we'd choose save a buck. Didn't scrimp on MC tires either. [emoticon]


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BFG Has been our brand consistantly since the 1980's ... We also try to save money when practical, but our lives and those of our kids and grandkids ride on our tires.

Tires, whether on a truck or on a trailer or on a MH, is not the place we'd choose save a buck. Didn't scrimp on MC tires either. [emoticon]


Never scrimped on tires and with way over one million miles under my belt I have had ONE blowout.


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monkey44 wrote:

BFG Has been our brand consistantly since the 1980's ... We also try to save money when practical, but our lives and those of our kids and grandkids ride on our tires.

Tires, whether on a truck or on a trailer or on a MH, is not the place we'd choose save a buck. Didn't scrimp on MC tires either. [emoticon]


I was a fan of BFG AT tires and had excellent durability from them until I purchased a set of BFG AT 2 tires. My truck exhibited death wobble 2 times with them and was lucky to get 40k miles out of them. We don't even use them on our farm/ranch trucks anymore. Crazy thing is BFG is owned by Michelin which doesn't make any sense.


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