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    I wonder why none of the tire manufacturers like Proline, or Panther, etc aren't making tires for the baja?

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    My guess is, there is a $5,000 investment in a mold. They wait to see what kind of demand their is.

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    $5000 for a tire mold? LOL. Try $20-30,000. That type of mold is very expensive. You would need to sell at least 1000 tire sets for $25 to pay for the tool. That is a bit of a gamble. Plastic injection mold are not cheap or easy to make. That is why you see alloy arms, braces and other items, but no molded plastic parts. Just because someone is a machinist does not mean they can build an injection mold.

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    $25.00 retail a MFG would have to sell 2000 sets (MFGs dont make very much at their end)

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    I have been telling Scott & Mark from Proline to make a Badlands tire, that would be a Awsome all around tire.

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    yes and these tires would sell good to, I would buy a set. I would love an all round tire!

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    What did Proline tell you or how did they react? Is it possible? I dont want to get to far into designing and building a tire mold if they are going to do it themselves.

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    Rob, no matter who makes tires their going to sell tires.
    There can never be enough tread patterns out there. (IMHO)

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