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Landracing tyre cost

Post by vetteracer » Mon May 05, 2014 3:17 pm

I plan to run G/Year LSR tyres, rated to 300 mph. G/Y is about to manufacture a new batch (per Landracing.com) I have just been quoted "ballpark figure" of $850.00 each, by North Terrace Tyres. The tyre is# 2284 25.0x4.5-15 Does this seem "right?" Has anyone brought in L/R tyres from USA- I guess you incur import Duty? Thanks in advance,
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Re: Landracing tyre cost

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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by vetteracer » Mon May 05, 2014 8:24 pm

Thanks Greg- I took the plunge recently and had 15" steel wheels made, because 15" seemed to be the most common, so I assumed more available, and (ha ha!) less expensive!
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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by Greg Watters » Mon May 05, 2014 10:19 pm

Prices have gone up a lot since the $ went south and new releases of the product are costing more
i brought at just over 500 US 2 yrs ago and same supplier is now advertising at 731 US

$850 AU in stock is not too bad considering a current .89 conversion rate and freight

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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by vetteracer » Wed May 07, 2014 8:43 am

Thanks mate- that is the reassurance I needed. I will place the order today.
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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by BIG GAZ » Fri May 09, 2014 11:12 pm

Dennis
Sounds like the build is coming along well!
I bought my 15" x 23 front and 28 inch rears for $677 probably in 2008 so the new price doesn't seem exorbitant. Not to say it is not a lot of money. Buy the right ones size wise and they should do you for quite a few years. If you don't spin!
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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by vetteracer » Sat May 10, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks Gary- progress is slow, but steady. To quote Dwight Yokam, "I've got a long way to go before I get there"
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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by BIG GAZ » Sat May 10, 2014 7:21 pm

That sounds like a quote from Dick Trickle the NASCAR driver

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Re: Landracing tyre cost

Post by Dr Goggles » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:38 am

We paid $1500pr in 2005...a house was worth half as much as it is now...........
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..

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