Cheap tires !!!

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Eso, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Mooose

    Mooose Light Load Member

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    Bought cheap tires once........only the initial cost was cheap, I will never ever buy cheap crap junk tires again, you get what you pay for and I got it and won't ever do it again.
     
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  3. Eso

    Eso Bobtail Member

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    It says "made in china" in plain english :)
     
  4. Tmtbob

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    Mine is a 98 and no way in hell am I gonna run no name skins on it. I won't run caps either. The better I treat it the better it will do for me
     
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  5. Mattnatti

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    I will pay for piece of mind. Michelin's on my wheels keeps me from think about dellamination, sudden sidewall failure or any kind of rapid deflation. Sure, these things can and do happen to even the most expensive tires but the odds are greatly reduced. At least in my mind and probably statistics wise also.
     
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  6. Eso

    Eso Bobtail Member

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    Your money your choice.
     
  7. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti Light Load Member

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    Right back attcha!! :biggrin_25525:

    I just just hope you aren't in front of me or beside me when a drive or a steer goes POP.
     
  8. Eso

    Eso Bobtail Member

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    I guess ... better new china tires than very bad used that they are selling at truck stops countrywide.
    I see many guys cant afford pay new tires even the chines one. :)
    Trucking is sheet business... and you are still freshman
    Good luck buddy ;-)
     
  9. Chris50

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    What is the rolling resistance on these cheap tires? Its terrible, doubt you can even find the stats though. Id bet your losing money in fuel by using cheap tires in the long run. Look at the big picture.BTW I have Michelin XDA Energys as drives, 200k miles in and should make it close to 200k more. Cost around 400$ and change each, through company program.
     
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  10. Eso

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    Its good ...if I have some deal like you maybe would do same as you...but I cant afford to pay one set of drive tires $5400 ... and on this crap of truck want last more than 200K miles...I know ...I tried. :-(
     
  11. Mattnatti

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    @Eso, me being a freshman has nothing to do with the price of Chinese tires in America. My thinking is embedded in the brain for any vehicle I am driving and has been for the 30yrs I have taken a wheel in my hand. Grandfather preached it and I listened.

    I understand where you are coming from though, completely. It's just not in me to buy cheap tires. Can't do it. I am fortunate that I am a company driver and don't have to shell out $ for tires but I also don't get the fortune of choosing my tires either. I get what the mechanic buys. Virgins, caps whatever brand. I also only do 200-250mi a day. So it's a little different scenario than yours is.
     
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