I want to agree with you but Nitto has stated the NT05 is discontinued. I worked in the industrial world for 38 years and called on dozens of tier-one suppliers and understand JIT. That being said suppliers would carry huge amounts of inventory especially when they was a change over from one year to the next. This was dictated by many OEM's for the start of the production year.They won't have leftovers, I'm sure their parts ordering specialists take it to the wire. Most modern factories utilize just in time parts ordering. They don't keep a warehouse packed full of tires, parts etc to pull as needed.