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Old 04-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Question Tires made in USA

Why is it I cannot find any ST225/75/15 tires made in this Country..USA?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Cost of manufacturing mostly. We as consumers want everything for cheap and big wages to boot and those 2 things are mutually exclusive. So the manufactures choose to make cheap so we will buy and they can still make money. There are some decent tires out there that are not US made like the Maxxis tires, some sizes of GoodYear Marathon's are US made (my ST205/75/15 Marathons are made in China) And lets not forget that just because something is made in China does not mean it is junk.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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It's also important to note, that even if the tires are made in the US, alot of the rubber comes from China or Thailand. In my current role at work, I do alot with sourcing contracts for aircraft tires and alot of tire manufacturer's purchase rubber from overseas even if they were put together in the US.

I completely agree though, it's a shame there is very little US made tires among other things as well.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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You missed the part about shear corporate greed, when production gets moved in favour of cheap labour one would expect the price to drop, it didn't so where are the savings going!
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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It's also important to note, that even if the tires are made in the US, alot of the rubber comes from China or Thailand. In my current role at work, I do alot with sourcing contracts for aircraft tires and alot of tire manufacturer's purchase rubber from overseas even if they were put together in the US.

I completely agree though, it's a shame there is very little US made tires among other things as well.
Not many rubber trees in the USA...
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Cost of manufacturing mostly. We as consumers want everything for cheap and big wages to boot and those 2 things are mutually exclusive. So the manufactures choose to make cheap so we will buy and they can still make money. There are some decent tires out there that are not US made like the Maxxis tires, some sizes of GoodYear Marathon's are US made (my ST205/75/15 Marathons are made in China) And lets not forget that just because something is made in China does not mean it is junk.
And companies do not always off shore production when searching for cheaper costs. A recent article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram said that a railroad engine manufacturing company is moving their factory from Erie, Pa to Fort Worth because their Erie plant was outdated and the engines could be produced cheaper here.
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Tires made in the USA

I bit the bullet!! Ordered Carlisle Radial Trail RH Trailer,ST225/75R15E1 117B.
made in china!
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So far have put 4000 miles on tires that came with 5 er....no noticeable wear in 9 months....talked with lionshead, the FR supplier and they were very nice....probably will replace with maxxis....in 3-5 yrs....hope you have good luck....but with tires I feel we make our own luck by keeping speed under 60 mph, weight around 80% of max, and cold tire pressure at max....and protect them from uv and elements...
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No MAXXIS in my size in this area.
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No MAXXIS in my size in this area.
Have Discount Tire order them for you. They have them in their warehouses.
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