Tire advice

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Bluemountainstrucking, Sep 11, 2022.

  1. Bigtruckdrivah

    Bigtruckdrivah Light Load Member

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    most truck stops won’t do it. I use a local shop, aslong as it’s not within an inch of the sidewall and it’s a small nail hole he’ll patch it. It’s definitely not illegal to patch a steer. Wouldn’t even know how they could check if it was. Could be a liability later in an accident I guess, like said here it may be legal but not a great idea.
     
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  3. Bigtruckdrivah

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    You might disappointed to hear, I used to haul the material used to make Michelins out of the port near Savannah Ga, all the way back to Oklahoma plant. They took the material right out of a shipping container and loaded it in my van. It’s all Chinese!
     
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  4. Coolbreezin

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    I run Ironman in all 10 spots. They've treated me well for over a year now. As for different size, I wouldn't worry about it. I don't like lugs, 1) they looove to pick up rocks in the treads. 2) can't move them to the front when needed.
     
  5. SmallPackage

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    Hopefully you guys won’t get stuck with this one dot number when you buy your next set of Michelin steers. They are 100% made by Nankang Rubber Tyre in china.
     
  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Yeah but they were molded here on American soil.. by illegal immigrants.. vs molded in China by child labor.
    So that makes them better tires ...lol
     
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  7. Bigtruckdrivah

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    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    Most rubber material used in tires worldwide comes from Thailand. Some is shipped to other countries, some have plants in Thailand. American, Chinese, German tires- most of the rubber imported from Thailand. It’s what you do with the materials that matters.
     
  9. pavrom

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    If name brand manufacturing there - no problem... I mean chinese brands ... I know some people have successfully used them , but i dont want to take my chances... Even Michelins blow up ...
    ... I know u trolling me:)
     
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    Iphones made in china as well...
     
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  11. Bigtruckdrivah

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    Yea I keep it somewhere in the middle and run Bridgestones or Yokohama’s. Everything is junk these days.
     
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