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Posted: 06/03/20 05:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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jdc1 wrote:

Not all Michelin tires are made in the USA.


They have Plants all around the World. EVERY set I have purchased have been Made In USA.


I know we disagree occasionally [emoticon] But what in the world does this discussion have to do with you buying Michelin’s made in the US , you should be on your soapbox condemning anyone buying Michelin’s not made in the US , just like you do Sailun . The fact that Michelin is farming out their tires to other countries should be enough for you to stay away from Michelin . Can’t have your cake and eat it too.

* This post was edited 06/03/20 05:26pm by cummins2014 *

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Just one example of my US Made items I am HAPPY to pay more for! My feet are comfortable from day one!!!

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Hey , we agree , wore out a few pair of Red Wing steel toed boots

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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico.

Michelins for me...


That does it!! I'm going through my house and my garage and getting rid of EVERYTHING that's NOT made in the USA!! (Do you think the vast empty space will cause a really bad echo when we talk???) [emoticon]


And most likely be sitting naked at the keyboard. [emoticon]
NAHHHHH He won't have a keyboard either.


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Huntindog wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico.

Michelins for me...


That does it!! I'm going through my house and my garage and getting rid of EVERYTHING that's NOT made in the USA!! (Do you think the vast empty space will cause a really bad echo when we talk???) [emoticon]


And most likely be sitting naked at the keyboard. [emoticon]
NAHHHHH He won't have a keyboard either.


You are correct. I get a kick out of this . I guess some think it’s okay for somethings , if it’s what they want . If it happens to be tires they don’t care about , then on their Soapbox they go .

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otrfun wrote:

If you're doing a lot of heavy towing/hauling may want to consider a set of 295/70/18's (vs. 275/70/18). The 295's will net you an extra 800-850 lbs. of tire capacity per axle (vs. the 275's). We installed a set of 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX M/S's on our '16 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4. No clearance issues, but our speedo does read about 2 mph slower. Have 15k on them hauling an almost 4k in-bed camper---very pleased with how they ride and wear.


I did this also and I’m running the Cooper AT3 XLT 295/70/R18. They are stiffer than the Firestone’s oems and 1 inch taller. Almost 10,000 miles very nice plus 60,000 mile warranty.

Also my speedo was not affected very much. Tracking w waze and watching the speedometer it is maybe .5 mph. So going 65 steady they both read the same but accelerating it would hit on waze slightly before the truck Speedo. And they are exactly 1 inch taller.

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cummins2014 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico.

Michelins for me...


That does it!! I'm going through my house and my garage and getting rid of EVERYTHING that's NOT made in the USA!! (Do you think the vast empty space will cause a really bad echo when we talk???) [emoticon]


And most likely be sitting naked at the keyboard. [emoticon]
NAHHHHH He won't have a keyboard either.


You are correct. I get a kick out of this . I guess some think it’s okay for somethings , if it’s what they want . If it happens to be tires they don’t care about , then on their Soapbox they go .


Time to lighten up. Just having a little fun here!


. . . never confuse education with intelligence

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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico.

Michelins for me...


That does it!! I'm going through my house and my garage and getting rid of EVERYTHING that's NOT made in the USA!! (Do you think the vast empty space will cause a really bad echo when we talk???) [emoticon]


And most likely be sitting naked at the keyboard. [emoticon]
NAHHHHH He won't have a keyboard either.


You are correct. I get a kick out of this . I guess some think it’s okay for somethings , if it’s what they want . If it happens to be tires they don’t care about , then on their Soapbox they go .


Time to lighten up. Just having a little fun here!



I suppose it is . Anyway back to the tires. I will also look at the Coopers, good reports on them. As said from reports the Sailun Terramax is probably the best tire ,and value out there. No different then the S637's

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RAS43 wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Not all Michelin tires are made in the USA.



Don't start confusing the subject with facts now .


And they are owned by a French company, not our best ally. IMO [emoticon]


Sure as HE!! better than Communist China!!!


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cummins2014 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Not all Michelin tires are made in the USA.


They have Plants all around the World. EVERY set I have purchased have been Made In USA.


I know we disagree occasionally [emoticon] But what in the world does this discussion have to do with you buying Michelin’s made in the US , you should be on your soapbox condemning anyone buying Michelin’s not made in the US , just like you do Sailun . The fact that Michelin is farming out their tires to other countries should be enough for you to stay away from Michelin . Can’t have your cake and eat it too.


I "PREFER" US Made items when at all possible. Where I don't like my money going is to a Communist Country that sure as HE!! is NOT our friend. UNDERSTAND???

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Flashman wrote:

otrfun wrote:

If you're doing a lot of heavy towing/hauling may want to consider a set of 295/70/18's (vs. 275/70/18). The 295's will net you an extra 800-850 lbs. of tire capacity per axle (vs. the 275's). We installed a set of 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX M/S's on our '16 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4. No clearance issues, but our speedo does read about 2 mph slower. Have 15k on them hauling an almost 4k in-bed camper---very pleased with how they ride and wear.
I used to always run larger tires - but I always had manual transmissions and could adjust my driving for the difference in effective gearing. But with an auto tranny (Aisin) I don't want to mess with how the computer controls the shift points.
Speedo is only 2 mph slower with the 295 (vs. 275's). That's only a very minimal change in gearing. Regardless, we always run in 5th when towing/hauling heavy, so we're more than good in terms of overall gearing.

For us, the safety factor we gain by using tires with additional 800-850 lbs. of tire load capacity per axle easily trumps any concerns about a slight change in overall gearing.

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