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Hi all,
has anyone out there tried those generic tire brands. You know, the ones that are too cheap to feel good about? (wanli, lexani, nexen, etc.)

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dont touch them if you wanna live... lots of case of exploding tire with those chinese brand... if your too cheap to buy decent tire you shouldnt have bought that car...
 

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dont touch them if you wanna live... lots of case of exploding tire with those chinese brand... if your too cheap to buy decent tire you shouldnt have bought that car...
OMG +1 Be careful out there... :eek:
 

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Well, a ($30k in USA???) car on cheap tyres? think again. Is your car worth so little? Go for reputable tyres. Your car and your life depends on it.
 

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Yah seriously. Even the name brands kill people fairly frequently. Think Firestone....
 

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I agree with other posters... a $25k-$30k is worth decent tires. I hate to sound like a tire advertisement... but that's the only part of your car that actually touches the external world. Every control decision you make has to be successfully transmitted through that medium.

You can go cheap-chinese on your window tints if you want... just don't do it on a critical (or is it crucial?) component like tires.
 

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True, True!!!
 

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a friend of mine went for one of those cheap brands 'cause they promised a high tech tread and superior adherence for like NOTHING well the hundred bucks he saved on the tires were sepnt rebuilding the civic after one of them blew 2 weeks later ;)
 

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a friend of mine went for one of those cheap brands 'cause they promised a high tech tread and superior adherence for like NOTHING well the hundred bucks he saved on the tires were sepnt rebuilding the civic after one of them blew 2 weeks later ;)
Perfect example.. don't risk it!
 

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Yah seriously. Even the name brands kill people fairly frequently. Think Firestone....
Firestone didn't under-inflate the tires. Negligent owners who buy unsafe vehicle to haul their kids around in kill people... name brand tire companies don't kill people.
 

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car may be worth that much but your life and family's life is worth a lot more! Do not fool around with safety! Get good tires, get good brakes! It doesnt matter how much the car is worth, in the past I used good tires on all my cars, even if it was an old beater car.
 

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car may be worth that much but your life and family's life is worth a lot more! Do not fool around with safety! Get good tires, get good brakes! It doesnt matter how much the car is worth, in the past I used good tires on all my cars, even if it was an old beater car.
couldn't agree more (altough I have no familly yet :D) and I might add you don't wanna hit the mother with her child 'cause you couldn't brake or you were out of control when your tire blew up!!! :eek:
 

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You want good tires for your buck, try Federal. The 595's are great UHP with some all weather capabilities, comparable to Falken FK-452's. 225/45/17 run about $65. Or if you want hardcore summer tire step up to the 595RS, they are comparable to the Falken RT-615, sidewall is not as stiff, but still good, and theyre not as loud as the RT-615. All my friends run them and they rave about em. Im getting a set for my wrx. 245/40-18 for $85/each cant beat it.

Grass roots magazine had a great tire comparo with the, the federals were in the competition.
 

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nano technology FTW

there are a lot of tires coming out lately with silica compounds that are very grippy but still good on wet pavement
 
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