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Old 01-22-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
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China bombs bite the dust!

OK, after adding pressure sensor monitors when the trailer was new 9 months ago, and putting 5K miles on my China Bombs, my Wildcat MAXX has 4 new MAXXIS tires.
We're getting ready for our winter trip of about 4k miles and will now have much more peace of mind going down the 4 lane. Yes, I understand perhaps I've been lucky to get 5k miles out of the bombs. But perhaps, not hitting curbs, big potholes, running them under pressure, not continually turning them 90 degrees in/out of my driveway, may very well have made my "risks" much less.
Who knows? I'm glad they are off my wildcat and it may turn out to be the best $600 I ever spent. At least I'll feel much more at ease as we hit the road in a few days!
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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Annnnd maybe the China tires would have went for several more years...... Just don't get a false sense of security and when you have a Maxxis blow due to a road hazard or pothole be too disappointed.......... the same care needs to be taken.........


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Old 01-22-2016, 09:15 AM   #3
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Seems some are better than other. 5000 miles you had a good set. One of mine deformed after about 2000 miles . Made me feel better out on the highway with kids and wife in the Jeep. Don't need any big booms on a single axle trailer. Live and learn wouldn't but another single axle trailer. Enjoy your Trip and Happy Camping !!
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:40 AM   #4
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Annnnd maybe the China tires would have went for several more years...... Just don't get a false sense of security and when you have a Maxxis blow due to a road hazard or pothole be too disappointed.......... the same care needs to be taken.........


X2 on the "all tires need the same care"!!! Even the TV tires!

But glad you have one less thing to worry about and can enjoy your trip....cos that is what all this is about!!! Enjoying yourself and having fun!!!
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Sounds like you changed out one good tire for another. Even trade. Be just as vigilant with the new tires as the old ones. With all this China bomb talk on this Forum you would think the highways would be littered with trailers.


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Isn't there some sort of DOT requirements for "China bomb's" ?
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Isn't there some sort of DOT requirements for "China bomb's" ?
Yep, they must have the certified "DOT" molded into their sidewall.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:55 PM   #8
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Damn, I wish everyone taking the china bombs off was closer to me! My dump trailer needs tires and only gets 10% of what the camper does as far as miles go, and there's nothing to destroy if one lets go. I can't find camper take offs around here.

That said, the China bombs on the camper make me a bit nervous, but the tpms eases a lot of that. If they were the same size as the dump trailer they would have been off the camper already! Piece of mind is worth a lot.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #9
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I used the Wildcat option and upgraded to Maxxis tires from the Wildcat factory. I've put over 14,000 miles on them without any problems or unusual wear. I intend to run them again this year and will likely replace them with another set of Maxxis tires as these have performed well.


As a side note, I hit a jarring pothole in Atlanta on the way to Florida last year where a factory Continental front tire (65 psi) on my TV develop a bulge. However, the TV rear tire (80 psi) and both Maxxis tires (80 psi) on that side of my trailer didn't develop any problems.


I'm glad I upgraded with the Wildcat factory option as the Maxxis tires have served me will so far.
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I may be wrong here, but as far as I know Maxxis is a China owned company that provides tires all over the world. I would think that the tires themselves are also made in China. So wouldn't that make them part of the "china bomb" group?
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