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Old 09-19-2014, 01:10 AM   #1
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Consumer Reports that Chinese Tires are No Bargain

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Old 09-19-2014, 06:36 AM   #2
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I make a concerted effort to NOT buy Chinese manufactured goods, it seems that there is no effort to ensure quality and/or safety in any Chinese made product...IMO.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #3
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I will not consume anything from china. The candy the kids get at Halloween gets all tossed that is from China.

But material goods (electronics, Led's and things like that) I will buy if it is cheap enough. The longevity may be lower but somethings made in N.A. are cheap as well
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The Chinese can build high quality products... or they can build cheap junk. All depends what you ask for. Most of the Chinese made goods we get here are designed and ordered by North American companies. Want a Blue Ray player with a dealer cost of ten bucks or a tire with a dealer cost of twenty bucks? They will build it.

I don't blame the Chinese for that. You get what you pay for.
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The Chinese can build high quality products... or they can build cheap junk. All depends what you ask for.
A good example is that there are those who complain about Chinese tires and then buy the Goodyear Marathon ST and guess where most, if not all, are made, China.
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A local tire retailer talked me into a set of Toyo tires for my 2002 CR-V. I try not to by Chinese-made stuff but did not bother to check these first.

They were fine for a year or so, until the uneven wear pattern appeared. The wheels were not out of balance nor was the alignment bad. They just wore unevenly and resulted in a ride like one of the pickups you see with the large off-road tires. They even had that same rumbling roar from the tread vibration with the road surface you hear when one of those pickups passes by.

I have learned to check the sidewalls of any tires. I run Metzeler ME880 tires on my motorcycle. Mine were made in Brazil. A buddy recently bought a set and was surprised to see that his were made in China. I'll switch brands when mine need replacing.
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Last time I checked you could not buy a US made ST trailer tire, but that was a few years ago, may have changed. Most are from China, The Maxxis are from Thailand.
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Nothing has changed on STs.
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Maxxis has manufacturing facilities in locations including Yuan Lin, Taiwan; Xiamen, China; Kunshan, China; Rayong Province, Thailand; and Vietnam. I'm not sure where the ST tires are made. I think I read somewhere Taiwan in a state of the art facility.
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Maxxis has manufacturing facilities in locations including Yuan Lin, Taiwan; Xiamen, China; Kunshan, China; Rayong Province, Thailand; and Vietnam. I'm not sure where the ST tires are made. I think I read somewhere Taiwan in a state of the art facility.
OK thanks for clarifying that.
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