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Old 06-24-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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Made in Korea, China, or Indonesia.

Stick with tires Made in USA.
Which Hankook are - brand new plant in Clarksville, TN, northwest of Nashville. Hankook is a Tier 1 supplier to the automakers and this new plant is strategically located within 400 miles of over a dozen auto plants from just about every automaker. Look to see Hankook tires on more and more US made cars.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Drop the u and it's a whole new meaning.

Seriously here is what happens to a cheap tire. These were on a truck I had. No patches, punctures over or under inflated. Just defective. Doing 70 mph when the casing just tore. You can see it split in the center of the tread. Caused 2100 bucks damage total.
I have had Hankook ATS but on other trucks and they were great tires
One tire is not evidence or proof of anything, except that that one tire failed.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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One tire is not evidence or proof of anything, except that that one tire failed.
It was a brand new tire. There was no reason for it to fail. 12 months old at most. I'm simply giving a example of a lower tier tire failing. The other 5 tires (dually) were cracked and showing signs of rot. On a $1,000 set of tires less than a year old it's unacceptable. Yeah for my trucks even low tier tires run $1000 . I can see if the tires were old ran under inflated and were neglected. Not to mention they were already 1/2 worn. The tire shop gave me credit of $800 towards a new set as they were deemed defective. Same brand on two other trucks different model of tire had years of absolutely no issues.

That's why I just don't buy cheap brands or low end line of tires. My life is worth more than saving 500 bucks.

Had the same brand and model on a work truck. Tires were awful. Bad traction, sidewall bubbles, tread separation, punctured easily. But it's a company truck and it's not my say what goes on there.

You ever have a BLOW OUT (not a slow flat but a complete fast loss of air pressure) on a steer axle at 70-75 mph? It took everything I had to get it under control. As soon as that tire blew it dropped and unloaded the rear axle and whipped that front end to the left. I was lucky there was no center divider between the north and south bound lanes.

Buy cheap tires take your chances. There is a reason why cheap tires are cheap
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Which Hankook are - brand new plant in Clarksville, TN, northwest of Nashville. Hankook is a Tier 1 supplier to the automakers and this new plant is strategically located within 400 miles of over a dozen auto plants from just about every automaker. Look to see Hankook tires on more and more US made cars.
Because they're cheap and beancounters love cheap.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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They're ultra high performance all season tires, they come in 17 and 18 inch sizes.

17 205/45ZR1788W 205/50ZR1793W 215/45ZR1791W 215/50ZR1795W 215/55ZR1794W 225/45ZR1791W 225/50ZR1794W 225/55ZR1797W 235/45ZR1794W 235/55ZR1799W 245/40ZR1791W 245/45ZR1799W18 225/40ZR1892W 225/45ZR1895W 225/50ZR1895W 225/55ZR1898W 235/40ZR1895W 235/45ZR1898W 235/55ZR18100W 245/40ZR1897W 245/45ZR18100W


The TR reviews are mostly (all 8 of them) by guys with higher-end or HP cars. Otherwise I typically wouldn't pay much attention.
Uh, they are NOT ultra high performance tires. The widths alone these tires are made in will tell you that, a 245 width tire isn't anywhere near wide enough to be put on a high performance car, MAYBE as a front tire only.

The cars listed by the reviewers are mainly subcompact cars. A VW CC and a Mitsu Lancer are not higher end cars.
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