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Old 03-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Went today to get a tire quote

SO seeing as how we are starting summer 3 with the V-Lite I figured it was time to replace the DURO brand tires as we have not had any issues as of yet and do not want any. So after checking around and discovering Kal Tire no longer carries Maxxis tires in the size I need (ST225/75R15 LRD), actually they said they are discontinued. The next best thing seems to be Goodyear, so off I went and priced out 4 $936.00 installed and balanced. I then looked at Carlisle LRD's $775.00 installed and balanced in Regina and $725.06 for the Carlisle tires in Moose Jaw.

WHat to do What to Do. Anyone have anything bad to say about the newer Carlisle tires? Seems to be a far better deal than the Goodyear ones. Also not sure about Kal Tire but the Goodyear dealer won't even take my DURO's for free. He had a brand new unit that came from Ontario last summer and it blew both tires on one side and tore up the unit pretty bad so he is kind of jaded toward the DURO's. Not sure about KalTire though.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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I've had good luck with Carlisle tires as well as several other brands.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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I put Carlisles on my Trailmanor in 2007, and the present owners are still running them as far as I know. Trailmanors were notorious for blown tires, as tires on the single axle are close to the maximum weights.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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I believe the Goodyears are made in China, so may as well stick with the Duros! Not sure about Carlise.
Too bad about the Maxxis, I guess I got mine just in time!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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John,
I found these at Tire Rack. Have a look.
Goodyear*Marathon Radial

Goodyear*Marathon Radial

Canadian Tire is showing Goodyear Marathon's.
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TireRack is a great source of tire info, as they give the specs on the tires they sell. The Goodyear Marathons are made in China.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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Not all Marathons are made in China. The only way to tell where tires are made is to look at the tire codes.

My Marathons have a DoT code of MD (Alabama; US of A)

Here is how you tell:

DOT Codes

Note: ALL Maxxis are made in China.
There are some Pirelli's made in China as well.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:06 PM   #8
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I don't know how Canadian tires are priced compared to US ones, but those prices seem too high for the marathons.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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Herk, how old are your Marathons?
They used to be made in both the US and Canada, but all I have seen lately are Chinese.
Oh, and your statement that " ALL Maxxis are made in China " is simply incorrect. Mine aren't, and I just bought them last summer.
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I was at Flamans in Saskatoon the other day and they had Goodyear Marathons in that size mounted on white spoke rims for $176 each. Don't really need new rims but that isn't far off the quotes I was getting for just the tires not including mounting. There should be a Flaman store closer to you.
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