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Old 08-19-2016, 02:49 AM   #29
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About 20 years ago, Maxxis had a plant here in the US. They make some of the best off-road tires for bikes I could find. They started making some bike road tires, but after a while stopped making those.

Maxxis is one of those tire companies that make a very good product generally, but still aren't as widely known as others. I was happy to see the story in Trailer Life last week. When it comes time to change out the tires, I'm going switch.

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Old 08-19-2016, 04:24 AM   #30
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No, not part of any recall - it was in the early 2000's and were direct from an Orange County CA Michelin tire dealer.

They were just a set of 4 defective LT tires, which may have been part of a larger bad batch, but not part of any recall as far as I know.

They got replacements from a different manufacturing batch, for which we had to wait a week for them to be shipped here.

Your asking about a major Michelin recall also only reinforces what my point was, that any tire maker - including vaunted Michelin, & any tire - including LTs, can & do fail.

With everything else that factors into tire failures, & the fact that ST tires are designed specifically for the needs of a trailer - & not a light truck which needs traction (resistance) in turning - the opposite of what a trailer tire needs to do - which is to pivot while turning, for which higher traction is counterproductive.

So I just disagree with those on here who will narrow-mindedly reject any & all ST tires out of hand, without even looking into the better options out there. As noted by others above, & as I've heard from others who tow trailers (not work trailers BTW) - they've had good experiences with Maxxis, Carlisle & some GYMs in the ST flavor.

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So how did the replacement tires perform? If ST tires used Kevlar instead of polyester in a redesign I would consider them.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:06 PM   #31
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After a lot of research I bought a set of the Maxxis ST load range D about 6 months ago. They been on the road x3 so far, 1000+ miles, only issue I had so far was a poor install of the tires. After changing out the valve stems, all is good.

I'll repost later down the road with how they are holding up.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #32
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If it's a S T radial tire , it is garbage , plain and simple .
Chinese made junk, don't care what the tests say, I will keep my michelins, thank you...You always get what you pay for.......
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:02 PM   #33
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My maxxis tires were not Chinese.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:29 PM   #34
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You always get what you pay for.......
Disagreement here. You always pay for what you get. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
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Disagreement here. You always pay for what you get. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
Ha ha, love it.
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:04 PM   #36
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My maxxis tires were not Chinese.
Taiwan ? what is the difference?
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I thought Maxxis were made in Thailand. Not true?
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Mine were made in Thailand. Taiwan the same as mainland China? No.
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Chinese made junk, don't care what the tests say, I will keep my michelins, thank you...You always get what you pay for.......
Mr. Donahoe, if you'd bothered to read the article, you would know that Maxxis are NOT Chinese made, nor are they cheap - they're comparable in price & quality in ST to Carlilse & better than GYM (which ARE Chinses made now), & in LT to Michelin, Continental, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Yokohama, etc. as used by my fellow Porsche Club members on their Cayennes, & others on other vehicles.

Note that folks used to say the same types of things about Bridgestone, Yokohama & the other Japanese made tires, but now they're considered among the best in the world for all types of vehicles.

However, I too agree & had stated above that there are serious quality problems with Chinese made tires & other automotive products.

Again, Maxxis are made in Indonesia & Maylaysia under tight supervision by the Taiwanese parent company - as are some Michelin tires made in Southeast Asia nowadays - but then, ignorance of the facts is bliss, I suppose.

Thanx so much for chiming in again with erroneous info.!

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China, Thailand, Taiwan are 3 different countries.
All known for tires....
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I think Maxxis makes some good go-cart tires.
Go-carts go 80-something mph on a dirt track and 130-something mph on a paved track.
Our trailers will never go that fast...
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What would a person pay for a well built quality tire when standing on the side of the road surveying the damage that just occurred from a tire with a catastrophic failure?
Sometimes being frugal has its drawbacks......
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