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Old 01-19-2016, 10:38 PM   #111
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If everyone would report the problems with the China Bombs, to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration at Safecar.gov with details, pictures, mileage, locations, damage to RV, something WOULD get done. Most people don't even know NHTSA exist.
Complaining to the choir has no chance of fixing any problem. If they get enough complaints of certain brands, something will have to be done.
There are more than 49 brands coming out of the Shandong, China tire plant. If something goes wrong with a brand, they just change the name and keep selling them.
Also, if buyers refuse to take delivery of any unit with China Bombs on it, that would eventually cause the manufacturers to stop buying the trash.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:17 AM   #112
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Food for thought-I changed my 5 year old "china" tires last fall before taking a 700 mile trip and went with the Maxxis tires. I upgraded from load range D to E. I also had read that you should replace the wheels too when going from a 65 psi tire to an 80 psi tire. Luckily I found a great deal on new wheels just like my old steel ones for $25.00 each. For those of you upgrading your tires-what do the rest of you think about replacing the wheels too?
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I'm getting ready to buy the load e Maxxis. I called Lionshead to speak with them about the wheels. (Took 3 calls to get an Engineer on the line.) I was told my wheels are rated for 80 PSI.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:49 PM   #114
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Food for thought-I changed my 5 year old "china" tires last fall before taking a 700 mile trip and went with the Maxxis tires. I upgraded from load range D to E. I also had read that you should replace the wheels too when going from a 65 psi tire to an 80 psi tire. Luckily I found a great deal on new wheels just like my old steel ones for $25.00 each. For those of you upgrading your tires-what do the rest of you think about replacing the wheels too?
My tire guy said the aluminum wheels that I put my Maxxis 8008 on and the steel wheels that wear my Hercules spares, were all easily rated for 80psi. Since I went from LRCs to LREs, I'm good to go. I don't find any markings on any of the wheels that give ANY max PSI settings. I don't ever remember personally knowing of a wheel failure due to high psi. One guy here on the forum said he had a wheel failure when he put an off road, super wide tire on a stock rim and it separated. That is understandable, but not normal usage.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:24 PM   #115
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Just an FYI to those using the TST or any other TPMS. Make sure you remove the external sensors when not in use as they stop transmitting when they are disconnected and won't run the batteries down. Make sure you number them so they end up back on the wheels they came off of.
I know most people know this, but just wanted to throw it out there.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:05 PM   #116
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Well, after much searching and calling, I finally got a set of tires ordered. Amazon of all places was the best deal. Went for the Maxxis 8008 10 ply while I was at it. Will be $600 by the time it is all said and done, but just reading this thread, at least I have some peace of mind.

I would ASSUME that warranty, insurance all that would still cover even though they are not original equipment and but are certainly the correct replacements. Exact same size as original, just heavier load rating.
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Well, after much searching and calling, I finally got a set of tires ordered. Amazon of all places was the best deal. Went for the Maxxis 8008 10 ply while I was at it. Will be $600 by the time it is all said and done, but just reading this thread, at least I have some peace of mind.

I would ASSUME that warranty, insurance all that would still cover even though they are not original equipment and but are certainly the correct replacements. Exact same size as original, just heavier load rating.

Maxxis warranty coverage is only good from the date the tires were manufactured. So, make sure you are comfortable with that date before you have them mounted.

Even Amazon is required to provide you with the tire registration papers. So, make sure you register them. It's the only way to insure you're informed of any recalls against them.

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My Hercules tires were made at the Shandong China plant per the DOT code stamped on the side of the tire [25RY]. Check your sidewalls and I think you will find "China" stamped into the rubber. Nowhere can I find anything that says Hercules are made in Canada or anywhere else.

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I'll have to go check the code on my tire now . it looks at least some good tire may come out of china .
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