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If they are Chinese then I personally would stay away.
 

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Didn't used to approve of Chicom junk. Then I realized that one of the few options I had left was voting with my wallet and feet. Nankang? Cheng Shin? Well, they are in the TJ and the IH and have 35k between the sets and have impressed me.

So, yeah. It is what it is. Even 2007-up JK's have chicom rims from the factory and they are 750k strong.
 

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My TJ had 32x11.5x15 Nankang Mudstars when I bought it.
Had no problem with them - only took them off because I wanted to run 33's (Didn't know Nankang made Mudstars in 33")
I then put the Nankang 32's on another 4wd where they continued their service.
Nankang seem to be a bit optimistic with the tape measure though - not sure how they are measured but I'm sure the Nankang 32's were a bit smaller than other 32's on the market.
Tires would start hummin, at 25mph on the dot.
And oddly, I found them to be very good in sand (beach/dunes).
 

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I had em 33x12.5x15...


They were cheep,,
Also loud as hell, rode like shit and were awful in rain.

But boy did they kick ass in mud.
 

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And btw I got 5 33x12.5x15 duratracs for 900.. Installed
 

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And btw I got 5 33x12.5x15 duratracs for 900.. Installed
Plus a 60 dollar rebate. So don't settle for these Chinese tires
 

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Ride great with both rigs, and the IH is a 9000 gvwr pickup. No louder than MTR k's, and both have had them both.

They are not bad tires. What they are are benchmark MT's that are competitive.
 

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Would like to buy American when possible, but you never know anymore where tires are made. A few years ago, I knew Coopers were still U.S.-made, now not so sure. Even within brands, place of manufacture differs from tire to tire. They're all DOT approved, so I wouldn't worry about safety, but there are big performance difference among tires and I'd shy away from Chinese tires unless they're well-established, which Nankang actually are.
 

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Ive looked & havent seen anyone who has had a prob.Theres a few tires I was considering,good name brand but there also made in china or overseas so does a overseas tire automatically become no good because of that? Just wondering.
Example Kumho,China South Korea.

Nitto,well known off road tire,made in Japan.
 

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Ive looked & havent seen anyone who has had a prob.Theres a few tires I was considering,good name brand but there also made in china or overseas so does a overseas tire automatically become no good because of that? Just wondering.
Example Kumho,China South Korea.

Nitto,well known off road tire,made in Japan.
It's all in the quality control. China is the new Japan. Japan makes some high quality stuff these days, but at one time "made in Japan" meant cheap junk. The Chinese are capable of it, it all depends on quality control. If someone orders something made and wants it as cheap as possible, with poor quality standards, they'll turn out crap. Chances are, most people reading this are doing so using Chinese made circuit boards. My motherboard is made by Foxconn, who also make boards for Apple. Both the company who make my board and Apple set certain standards for the products they buy. One day, China will be known for making quality stuff and someone else will become the new China. Maybe New Guinea or somewhere :D
 

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My other choice is Kumho road venture MT tires,both china or japanese stuff
 

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My other choice is Kumho road venture MT tires,both china or japanese stuff
Had the khumo mts on my tj.. they were absolutely horrible compared to my mickey Thompson mtzs and now atzs. They wore unevenly, were nearly impossible to balance, were pretty loud and were exactly what they are when you buy them.. cheap. I would buy a 28" highway tire before another 33" khumo tire. I cant say all of these tires are bad but they wore exrremely fast and they had flat flat spots in them after the 20k miles I put on them. Sold the jeep they were on and upgraded to an lj rubicon with mickey thompsons and I havent looked at another set of khumos since.
 

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I had em 33x12.5x15...


They were cheep,,
Also loud as hell, rode like shit and were awful in rain.

But boy did they kick ass in mud.

I agree with them being loud and awful in rain.

but they were only bad in rain with my sway bars removed (on pavement).

holy shit they kick ass off road though. ALL terrains imo.

I would recommend these tires to a friend.
 

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If you're looking for an inexpensive tire check these out. TRAIL DIGGER M/T - OnlineTires.com
I've been extremely impressed with my 315/75/16's. They have been better than the bfg a/t's they replaced in every way except for being a little more noisy. Just my .02.
I had a set of Hercules a/t tire on my XJ & hated them.Maybe they are better these days but Im hesitant to get another set.The site you posted is pretty good though
 
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