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Old 07-03-2011, 01:10 AM
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MB wheels made in...

You guessed it...CHINA! WTF! Discount Tire, you should be ashamed of yourself!!! I only learned this today when I was changing front shocks and saw the "Made in China" in raised letters on the back of the wheel. I was stunned at first then instantly really pissed... Had I read those words when I got them, I would have returned them! I was too exited to mount the new rims and tires that I didn't even notice, I guess that's my fault. Great reassurance knowing that I've spent thousands on my rig to make it tough enough to handle any trail but now I have to worry about shoddy Chinese wheels when i drive it on the road too! MB Motoring wheels from Discounttire.com, DONT BUY THEM!

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Pop your hood or open your door and look at any plastic or electronics.

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If you think that is bad....

Pop your hood or open your door and look at any plastic or electronics.

It's ok if you cry a little.
I'm fine with plastics, eh, the electronics not so much, but when it comes to the wheels I'm riding on... Hell no! I'm really mad about it! China is know for it's quality... Yea right!!
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Shoulda gone with Mickey Thompson classics. Smh. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Shoulda gone with Mickey Thompson classics. Smh. I'm sorry for your loss.
I would have had I known these 15" round pieces of crud were made in...... ARGH!!!
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Wish I could help. If it makes you feel any better. You saved me from buying them. I was deciding between Mickey and those. Now my decision is clear.
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Mine are too unfortunately There used to be a time when a man could buy something and most likely not even question where it was made, you already new it was made in the USA. Bicycles for example, I seen some pics of my little red Huffy bicycle when I first started to ride (mind you, I am 28 now, this was back in 1987-88 or so), and I could clearly see the American flag on the seat post (made in USA). Went outside, looked at my daughters bicycle, low and behold China ! My Schwinn bicycle even says the same thing, made in China

My Penn reel, for example....made in China, all of my Reels are for that matter! Friggin expensive Reels in Bass Pro are made in CHINA! Utter nonsense I tell ya!
I was talking to a guy over at Cooper Tires here in Lake Jackson and he informed me that Cooper was in the process of moving their molds for tire to ..... drum roll please...... CHINA!

Phil, sad to say, when it comes to manufacturing....I think the best days of this country are behind us my friend. Sure this country still makes things, but most of it is not regular consumer electronics, clothes, linnens, eating utensils, plates, etc.

I think people are starting to get the big picture here, as anti-union as some may be, it is still better for us, and our children (I have a two girls, 5 year old and 15 month old) to try and buy American when we can, and try and salvage our manufacturing industry here.

Because, lets face it, as much as I dislike the White House right now, this has been going on for years (Since Reaganomics at least) and I think the govt knows damn good and well that without Americans buying American made products, employing Americans that make "widgets/goods" or what not that have REAL value (not some pesky financial instruments or servicing someone at a hospital), this "Great Recession" will go NO WHERE!

My wife and I are in fact on a "Buy American" campaign, where ever it is even remotely possible. She orders stuff online like cups, plates, etc that are only made here, even she understands it is important. Sure, people buying stuff makes jobs, but only retail jobs when the things you mostly buy are made in foriegn countries.
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I'd be pissed too! I try to buy made in U.S.A. as much as possible. It's virtually impossible not to buy anything made in China. It's corporate greed if you ask me. According to Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future: corporations forget that American workers are consumers who help stimulate the economy by their spending; Henry Ford paid his workers very well and they were able to buy the cars they made; and during the Great Depression, a small percentage of Americans possessed most of the wealth, which is similar to the what is happening in the "Great Recession." I just started listening to the audiobook of this book and it's pretty enlightening.
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From low tech to high tech, you'll find much of it is made in China. I heard on the radio of some store in the Northeast that sells only American made products. Speaking of the American flag, you'll find packaging for products made in China with the same colors as the stars and stripes trying to fool people into thinking it's made in the U.S.A. Don't forget Walmart's old slogan "bringing it home to the U.S.A."


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Mine are too unfortunately There used to be a time when a man could buy something and most likely not even question where it was made, you already new it was made in the USA. Bicycles for example, I seen some pics of my little red Huffy bicycle when I first started to ride (mind you, I am 28 now, this was back in 1987-88 or so), and I could clearly see the American flag on the seat post (made in USA). Went outside, looked at my daughters bicycle, low and behold China ! My Schwinn bicycle even says the same thing, made in China






My Penn reel, for example....made in China, all of my Reels are for that matter! Friggin expensive Reels in Bass Pro are made in CHINA! Utter nonsense I tell ya!
I was talking to a guy over at Cooper Tires here in Lake Jackson and he informed me that Cooper was in the process of moving their molds for tire to ..... drum roll please...... CHINA!

Phil, sad to say, when it comes to manufacturing....I think the best days of this country are behind us my friend. Sure this country still makes things, but most of it is not regular consumer electronics, clothes, linnens, eating utensils, plates, etc.

I think people are starting to get the big picture here, as anti-union as some may be, it is still better for us, and our children (I have a two girls, 5 year old and 15 month old) to try and buy American when we can, and try and salvage our manufacturing industry here.

Because, lets face it, as much as I dislike the White House right now, this has been going on for years (Since Reaganomics at least) and I think the govt knows damn good and well that without Americans buying American made products, employing Americans that make "widgets/goods" or what not that have REAL value (not some pesky financial instruments or servicing someone at a hospital), this "Great Recession" will go NO WHERE!

My wife and I are in fact on a "Buy American" campaign, where ever it is even remotely possible. She orders stuff online like cups, plates, etc that are only made here, even she understands it is important. Sure, people buying stuff makes jobs, but only retail jobs when the things you mostly buy are made in foriegn countries.
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You are going to have a pretty short list of rims to choose from if you only want American made rims.
American racing, most if not all are made in china.
Walker Evans Beadlocks, made in China
I am pretty sure the MT Classic II is made in china as well. Not the others series, just the classic II
I thought KMC was American Made, but since they were bought up by A/R. They have probably moved that to china as well.
Pro Comps, I heard some were made in Mexico. Which is no better (and sometimes worse) then made in china. Other pro comps were made in china
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Tire rack will ell you where all the wheels are made before you purchase them.
If you click on the product description, it will show county of origin.

In the case of your 99, not a single one is made in the USA. As a matter of fact only 1 is made anywhere other the china, and its made in Thailand

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Ive been thinking recently that our country would benefit greatly if we just locked down the borders and shut out all the world as best we can for a decade or less and get our sheit straight. Trade for goods only on equal value.
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Ive been thinking recently that our country would benefit greatly if we just locked down the borders and shut out all the world as best we can for a decade or less and get our shit straight. Trade for goods only on equal value.
The people would revolt against that. Instead of paying 100 dollars for a wheel they would be paying 225.00 so you could have a union laborer making 16-25 dollars an hour to put screws in the center cap.

Until more states, companies and people start doing like Wisconsin did. More and more companies MUST outsource parts/labor to compete. You cant pay a person huge wages, cheap insurance, only pay 10% into his own retirement and still make a wheel. You can, but 99% of the people in the US would buy the 100 dollar wheel before paying 225 for a union wheel that looks exactly the same.
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I'd be pissed too! I try to buy made in U.S.A. as much as possible. It's virtually impossible not to buy anything made in China. It's corporate greed if you ask me. According to Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future: corporations forget that American workers are consumers who help stimulate the economy by their spending; Henry Ford paid his workers very well and they were able to buy the cars they made; and during the Great Depression, a small percentage of Americans possessed most of the wealth, which is similar to the what is happening in the "Great Recession." I just started listening to the audiobook of this book and it's pretty enlightening.
Agreed, we will go nowhere in this country. We have folks who support entitlements (Democrats), folks who support Corporate GREED, the teabagger party hijacked by the fringe Republicans pushing to eliminate minimum wage, etc. Michelle Bachmann is a prime example, she would like to se none other than wages aligned with that of China to make us "competitive". Globalization is destroying our county, a third of our country can see this, the other
2/3's cannot thru their blind partisanship.


Scoob Wrote "The people would revolt against that. Instead of paying 100 dollars for a wheel they would be paying 225.00 so you could have a union laborer making 16-25 dollars an hour to put screws in the center cap.

Until more states, companies and people start doing like Wisconsin did. More and more companies MUST outsource parts/labor to compete. You cant pay a person huge wages, cheap insurance, only pay 10% into his own retirement and still make a wheel. You can, but 99% of the people in the US would buy the 100 dollar wheel before paying 225 for a union wheel that looks exactly the same."
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So, to make sure I understand that 16-25/hr is now a "huge" wage? Damn, I wonder what hedge fund managers, CEO's, etc wages would be considered...because they are the EXACT reason why we are feeling this slow recovery, they are GREEDY!

On another note, I guess when wages align with China @ $2/hr, we have astronomical Healthcare costs, and Food prices are high, we would actually see what you could consider a middle class wage. Don't swallow that teabagger line of BS, We used to be alble to afford to pay a man a decent livable wage, the man could have some dignity and take care of his family. Republicans and now the Teabagger party keep regurgitating the same corporate manifesto bullshit. I don't buy it, and I voted for my Republican
congressman Ron Paul, but he has not been hijacked by anti-american traitors to the USA, they are just as bad as an entitled, tree huggging Democrat...
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Unions are killing this country. You can't pay a guy $40 an hr +benefits to push the button on the machine that makes this stuff
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The majority of workers weren't members of unions, and unions didn't have much power in right to work states. The price of goods has not gone down to reflect cheaper labor costs. It's corporate greed! Why make goods in the U.S. when you can make them for a fraction of the cost in China and make a larger profit. The CEO's keep the shareholders happy and while making multi-million dollar bonuses. Meantime the Chinese are the biggest foreign lender for the U.S. government.
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It's up to the consumers. If you stop buying china. They will stop outsourcing. Period.
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hmm. I thought they broke, cracked, or fell apart somehow. But they just suck, all of a sudden, because you found a label. I have the same wheels, they are doing fine.
Am I happy they are made in China? No. Do I wish I could buy only stuff made in America? Yes. But, it's really hard to do now-a-days. That is the reason pay I more attention now, more than before, on the origin of things I buy. Taking inventory of my Jeep, I do have alot of Chinese stuff on it that I bought some time ago. It's all working fine too. Im not going to have a cow about though, It helps keep the blood pressure down. My latest purchases have been from Savvy, UCF, Tom Wood, Currie, etc.
We even try to buy just American gasoline. I have more of a problem lining the pockets of countries that would rather see us all dead, than a country that has been lending us money. Just my $.02
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I sell biker products online and at shows...i got alot of complaints about china made. So i went out and found U.S. made stuff...guess what....no one would buy it. Our prices for some stuff was a little higher than other stuff and no one would pay the difference. Our other products we picked up were absolute garbage. Funny thing is that i have a "Jap" bike and it was made in nebraska and my "jap" car was made here too. I've been looking at "american" cars and they are made in Mexico or Canada.
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Some people are more price conscious than quality conscious. Slap some tariffs on Chinese products so American products can compete!


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Or stop over pricing American made goods.
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even most stock wheels are made in china. I wouldnt sweat it. I have chines fr500 knock offs on my mustang and they have held up under countless passes at the drag strip.
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One of my favorite camo hats has an American flag proudly, displayed on the back, however if you look under the band, it says Made in China... UGH... What the F?

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I try to buy Made in USA more than anyone else I know. I already dropped from consideration the MB wheels when I found out they were made in china. The only aluminum Jeep wheels I found are American Eagle.
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I know there's a lot of passion in this topic... I wanted to share a great video by Carhartt talking about their new product line and commitment to making it in the USA.... You may need to be logged into the forum to view the video... either way, it's all FREE though.

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We try and buy as much American made stuff as possible, including food. Most food and produce is imported. We buy local and from farmers markets. If you are always looking for the cheapest/best deal chances are it will be outsourced from another country. I also pay cash when I can, especially when dealing with small businesses. The credit card companies and banks have enough money.
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A U.S. made steel wheel is almost as expensive as a MB alloy wheel. Sad...but true.

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