Originally Posted by office888
Zodiac still makes them? Although they'll set you back about $10k...but, at least you get a fresh 5 year warranty on them (unless of course, you blow out the rear seam by running them underinflated).
I'm sure Kilogak was really, really, really hoping that they were still available even after 3 yrs. $4,500 was a very good price.
In the past I would just start calling all the new and old dealers seeing if they have by any chance have a set sitting in storage. When one did, I was always able get a very good price on them. Just takes a lot of cold calling and staying positive.
$10K is a high price pill to swallow but not a lot of alternatives except finding NOS or going to a re-tuber.
Wings and other US tube making companies are a good alternative but price difference could be only (approx. 25% less) and will effect the overall value of your Zodiac so it could be a marginal play in the long run.
Just have to catch them on a good day for a discount, the Fall is always a good time of year as it's the slow season.