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Old 03-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #21
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"The consensus is that any tires made in China can and will eventually blow out causing all sorts of damage."
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That's a garbage statement that helps no one.
I have seen no 'consensus' that says any such thing.
There are indeed cheap tires made in China that I wouldn't use, but to claim that ALL chinese tires are bad is without basis and simply false.

Our local dealer who I bought my Maxxis tires from wouldn't be selling them if they were a bad tire.
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #22
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I get weary of the "chineese tire" issue. certainly there can be occasional issues but I feel it is mostly prejudice. Prejudice is rarely persuaded by facts.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:05 PM   #23
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Chinese do make good, quality products. That is a fact.

For example, Apple product show Designed in Cupertino, made in China or Taiwan.

Most, if not all, electronic gear we use everyday is made there.

Tires that meet - or exceed specs - are good.

So let's not make a blanket statement.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:39 AM   #24
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OK.....there cannot be a blanket statement on tires for several reasons.......AGE means quite a bit.....sun damage.another factor.....LOAD CAPACITY VERSUS HOW HEAVY TOWED UNIT IS .........I have logged over 1.3 million miles boat/rv towing.........all those are HUGE factors........considering (yes I am biased) that 90% of those towing do not do it regularly do not understand those factors....I even carry a laser temp gun to monitor tire temps every 200 or so miles......and even then have lost about 50 tires in the last 25 years for no apparant reason..........some third world country tires and some American made.......other than the bad rash of tires around 2000/2001 none has ever been more than random in my experience
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:31 PM   #25
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other than the bad rash of tires around 2000/2001 none has ever been more than random in my experience
Boatr I totally agree. However I do prefer to keep my money "home" when at all possible. I even expand "home" when I can to include my favorite neighbor to the north (Canada).

We buy entirely too much from over seas as it is and when I can specify to my tire dealer I want a made in USA (or Canada if pressed) stamp on the rubber and will not buy if it is not there; I do.

I have had the dealer call the warehouse to get the tire codes before placing the order.
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Boatr I totally agree. However I do prefer to keep my money "home" when at all possible. I even expand "home" when I can to include my favorite neighbor to the north (Canada).

We buy entirely too much from over seas as it is and when I can specify to my tire dealer I want a made in USA (or Canada if pressed) stamp on the rubber and will not buy if it is not there; I do.

I have had the dealer call the warehouse to get the tire codes before placing the order.


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It's not American oil though. It's Canadian.
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It's not American oil though. It's Canadian.
my truck will not know the difference, heck it runs on Arab oil now!
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my truck will not know the difference, heck it runs on Arab oil now!


The chances are you are burning Canadian oil as the US imports more oil from Canada than any other country. Although we're off topic, the point I am making is not to bash foreign country imports, when the US depend on imports to sustain itself. Foreign countries can make far superior products than can be made in US. Tires may or may not be one of those products. I understand the "buy local", but when other posters go on about safety and then make statements like "buy American" , it can be contradictory and give false information to unsuspecting readers. I can filter out most of these statements and make an informed decision. Put that in your pipe...
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