Foreign tires???

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Batman13, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    If you’ve ever dealt with the crappy rubber hoses and rubber stuff you get at Harbor Freight that falls apart and cracks in no time than you can get an idea of what the majority of chinese tires will do.
    Since china doesn’t follow the same rules as the rest of the world You’d think they would be able to still use the chemicals the US manufacturers can’t anymore because of EPA bans. The chemicals that actually made a tire last and not crack from heat and sunlight. But it seems that they are still 90 years behind in tire tech. Lol!
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I bought an '08 Ford Focus new that came with Hankooks. They were fine in dry weather but in the rain the front drive tires would sometime bust loose and spin. I got rid of them at around 15,00 miles.
     
  4. AModelCat

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    Coworker runs those Chinese Linglongs on his truck. 100k kilometers on them and they still look pretty good.
     
  5. insanityeight

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    Double coins are great for the money. Ran them myself
     
  6. Final Drive

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    These are Toyo's with over 250,000 miles on them and still have a lot of life left in them back in the 90s they were built in the USA now built in Japan but are still a reliable tire
     
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  7. SmallPackage

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    Those Toyo’s are a very good tire. What makes them good is that they were a Bridgestone tread design. BFS sold the patent to Toyo after they discontinued that tire with a replacement.
     
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  8. Cat sdp

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    You want jobs here.......?

    If not then buy them
     
  9. Final Drive

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    Fair enough
    I will adjust....
     
  10. SmallPackage

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    @Final Drive. Do those say made in Japan on them? Toyo has a plant in southern US. Opened up around 10 years ago. I’m not sure if heavy truck tires or made there but all of the P and LT are. Their Nitto brands are built there too. Before the plant here existed we were getting them dropped on us in 40 ft shipping boxes straight from Japan through the LA ports.

    If you want give me the first 2 digits of the dot for the build plant. Most are 7E or 73.
     
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  11. Final Drive

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    Yes Sir ,they do but I'm not putting my clothes back on till tomorrow morning so I'll send out the information tomorrow.....
     
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