Re: The Sloth
I would think that you need to check both prices. Sometimes here the county which only buys new tires has old take off's which may be up to 40% tread or so for the core price at the tire shop.It also means they are usually not more that three years old, from what i have seen. That price is around $80 or so here. and sometimes i have seen pretty new tires in the large truck wrecking yard.
New ones here around $350 for 22.5 mounted in portland, caps are getting close to 200 and that doesnt count the core at Les Schwab.
I would go and compare prices, etc. and also take into consideration the amount of driving you will do in a year.
Jesus Christ... Conversion in progress.