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Chinese tires

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:11 am
by 97redjeep
I’m curious if anyone on here has had experience with off brand tires, like Haida RT &MT or Sierra or Comforsor? I know many people will say don’t waist your money, by toyos, nitto, cooper ect. I won’t argue they all make a great tire, I run Nitto Trail Grapplers on my Jeep and they are awesome. just looking for some first hand info, and I’m tempted by them due to the fact they are less than half the price.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:44 am
by Reloaderguy
Buy Toyos. You're welcome.

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:00 am
by RustyPW
Chinese tires are knock offs of other knock offs. There is very little QC on the tires per se. They're cheap for a reason.

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:51 am
by Bill2014
RustyPW wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:00 am
Chinese tires are knock offs of other knock offs. There is very QC on the tires per se. They're cheap for a reason.
Well - you can cut off a few lugs of tread on one side and get them to balance :lol:

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:11 am
by 97redjeep
Thanks for the replies... so what kind of tires did you guys run to get the shitty experience?

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:54 pm
by NovA ProspekT
Personally, I would avoid off-brand tires. If the tires currently on your vehicle are safe to use, you should wait until you can afford something better than bottom of the barrel, especially if they're going on a truck.

If you're on a budget, look at Mastercraft, they're Basically Cooper Tire's "budget brand", but still pretty well made, here in the USA if that matters. BFG KO2's can usually be found for a great price as well.

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:15 pm
by Reloaderguy
97redjeep wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:11 am
Thanks for the replies... so what kind of tires did you guys run to get the shitty experience?
You don't need our affirmation for your decision, if you want Chinese tires then go buy them. You already know know what you're getting into or you wouldn't have started this thread.

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:09 pm
by 97redjeep
I actually don’t %100 know what I am getting into, this is why I was asking if anyone had first hand info, the only feedback I can seem to get is save your money and buy name brand, they’re not made in North America they’re no good. So $960.17 CAD and I guess I’ll be the ginny pig.

So far they’ve balanced, unlike the stock duratrack, they are horrible as everyone knows, they are quieter, and they don’t look too bad. My fingers are crossed they’ll be good, I cannot see them being any worse than the duratrac. I’ll definitely keep everyone posted. 🍻

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:07 pm
by 97redjeep
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Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:09 pm
by Reloaderguy
My tires were made in Japan, you sound confused. Nation of origin does not denote quality but China's reputation for quality precedes itself. Being better than Duratracs isn't exactly a high bar but may be just the false equivalency you need to convince yourself you've made the right decision. As is always the case, caveat emptor.

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:36 pm
by olyelr
Dont the stock duratracs have “made in the usa” on the side of them?

Re: Chinese tires

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 am
by DamageWagon
97redjeep wrote:I actually don’t %100 know what I am getting into
Your tires and your steering are the two most critical components of your vehicle. Intentionally placing yourself in harms way with knowingly bottom-grade components in the most critical application with the highest likelihood of mortality in daily life is beyond me. You can do as you like, don’t take anyone else with you.