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Cheap CHINA Race Trailer Tires??
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Author:  Ken0069 [ Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:50 am ]
Post subject:  Cheap CHINA Race Trailer Tires??

Well, in August of last year I put two new tires on one of my trailers and the only thing that I could find were tires that were made in CHINA? FYI, THERE ARE NO TRAILER TIRES MADE IN THE USA OR CANADA ANY MORE! In fact, I can't buy anything but China tires for my Geo Metro now either??

I've put about 1500 miles on the trailer since I installed them so I pulled those tires off Friday to check them out and also to swap tires and wheels between trailers. The tires on the 24ft trailer that I use for the dragster have the original tires and wheels off my Studebaker trailer. I bought a new set of tires last month so I'm going to mount those now and they will go on that 24ft trailer.

Ennywho, I mounted the new "Cheap China" tires yesterday and when I went to balance them I was really impressed as all of the 4 took less than 1oz of weight?? That's somewhat impressive but I guess the real question is how long they will last.

Those 4 "Cheap China" tires cost me $319 out the door and I had to mount and balance them myself, which we did yesterday. The last set of Goodyear Marathon tires I bought back in 2005 cost me close to $500 turn key. Again, the real test for these tires will be how long they last and that is an "unknown" at this point.

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