Originally Posted by jriddering
So on my fiver I have Road Rider st225-175-r15. Is this a tire made in China? Is it a good tire? How do you know if it was made in China?
Not all tires made in China are bad; just like all tires made in the USA are not "good." It is a question of price and quality control. Name brand tires, like Goodyear, Pirelli, Goodrich, etc, offer a second level of quality control over and above what is required by DoT.
Here is the web site for manufacturer codes:
Here is how to "read" a tire:
For example: in the pictured tire, find the molded code MDHH right after the DOT
The first 2 digits are WHO actually made the tire.
In this case: Goodyear Rubber Company in Gadsden Alabama.
Look as well at the 4 numbers 2510
This is the manufacturing date code.
this tire was made in the 25th week of 2010
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