Asian companies bring back old popular tread designs

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Asian companies bring back old popular tread designs

Post by ragek23 » Thu May 15, 2014 10:54 pm

I just noticed this while looking for the cheapest tires i could find for my DD. The old falken 512 is now remaid by

Ohtsu tires:
http://www.discounttire.com/infoohtsufp ... 000as.html

And GT Radial a popular formula D and autox tire in asia which just came to the US is making tires with similar tread blocks to michlen pilot super sports & Bridgestone portenza

http://www.gtradial-us.com/en/category-sport.asp

about $70 a tire for a 280 treadwear tire (215/45/17). I might bite on these.
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Post by ragek23 » Thu May 29, 2014 9:56 pm

Well i bit the bullet and bought the Champiro UHP1 tires.

four tires 215/45/17 for $280 shipped. Another $40 for mounting and balancing at BJ's. So far the tires seem excellent for the price. Low road noise, great handling and great confidence in stopping. I would probably use this as an autox tire without any issues.

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Post by titansxt » Fri May 30, 2014 8:34 pm

Where were they made?
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Post by theColonel » Fri May 30, 2014 8:48 pm

titansxt wrote:Where were they made?
http://blog.caranddriver.com/gt-radial- ... r-america/
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Post by ragek23 » Fri May 30, 2014 10:57 pm

^yup. I was dissapointed, I was trying to find their highest performance tire the SX2 but its not available yet in the US via discount tire.

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Re: Asian companies bring back old popular tread designs

Post by NickKo » Sat May 31, 2014 12:43 pm

ragek23 wrote:I just noticed this while looking for the cheapest tires i could find for my DD. The old falken 512 is now remaid by

Ohtsu tires:
http://www.discounttire.com/infoohtsufp ... 000as.html
Wow - Great find !! =D>
These seem to be getting good reviews, too.

Too bad they don't offer this in 205/60R14, like Falken did. :(


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Post by jrumann59 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:28 am

IIRC Ohtsu always made Falken's budget line, I think Falken is trying to split their brand between higher end and budget.
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Post by neongirl87 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 pm

i love my pirellis =)

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