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Old 05-24-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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Crosswind tires. Yes or no?

Time for tires for our baby.... The local tire shop has Crosswind tires. I have not heard of this brand. Anyone using it? Are they good, bad....?

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I never heard of them either,but,Based in Shandong, China, Crosswind is a wholly-owned sub-brand of Linglong Tires.They appear to be an inexpensive tire,so beware,you get what you pay for!
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I never heard of them either,but,Based in Shandong, China, Crosswind is a wholly-owned sub-brand of Linglong Tires.They appear to be an inexpensive tire,so beware,you get what you pay for!
Funny I was at airport last night and saw a car with Linglong tires, stuck in my mind.
When it came time for tires for mine I was quoted Samson tires another Chinese Brand for 1900 for 6, I was going to go for them I had Toyos quoted 2079 lowest . So I opted for the Toyos. Do they have another brand for comparison?
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They also priced Michelin XLT MS2. Double the cost.... We have Mich on the camper now.. I have been happy with them. I had not heard of the Crossfire tires, so I was curious.


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Bing "Crossfire Tires," there is lots to read.
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Surely you (or your dealer) can find something a little better known (and better warranteed) without going to the ridiculous Michelin price range. Lot's of well-known but less expensive brands out there. The 235/85R16 size is fairly common. Cooper, General, Firestone, Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo, & Yokohoma, to name a few. All major brands with an international quality reputation to uphold.

Quality control on cheap tires is hit or miss. You might get 6 good ones, or you might get 5, or you might get a whole batch that is out-of-round or will develop other defects over time. The better bands are more predictable and shouldn't cost more than a few hundred more for 6.
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Start by doing a Google search for Crosswind tires. Is there a dealer network strong enough to service you if you have a warranty issue? Even if there are a lot of dealers will they have your size in stock or will they have to order it in? A few days waiting for a tire to be shipped in can really ruin a vacation.
No matter how good a warranty sounds it is worthless if there isn't a source on the road. You don't often have a problem at home sitting in your driveway.
The thrill of a great price will disappear long before the disappointment of poor service.
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I could never understand why people are so attracted to the low price of Chinese tires. Many try to rationalize that the low priced tires are just as good as a brand costing 50% more or even twice as much. On our RV.s I have always gotten the best service from the top tier of manufacturers, namely Good Year, Bridgestone and Michelin. Our company went through dozens of blowouts with the 235X80/R16 LR E tires that seemed like good tires. We were not even looking at prices but were trying whatever the dealers had and told us they had good reports. We were not over loading them and kept the pressures at 80 psi. They were all made in China or Korea. Then two years ago, my son tried a set of Good Year G614 trailer tires LR G. Not one blowout on five HD implement trailers in two years. Close to $300/tire mounted/balanced + tax. They have turned out to be the most cost effective trailer tires the company has bought. I'm putting a set on my enclosed trailer next month. You get exactly what you pay for. What's peace of mind worth??
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Time for tires for our baby.... The local tire shop has Crosswind tires. I have not heard of this brand. Anyone using it? Are they good, bad....?

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I know your query is about another brand. However; I had real good luck/results/whatever in your size with TOYO on my previous coach. I would not knowingly put Chinese Tires on any RV.
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I went to the local Ford dealer and paid $1200.00 out the door for six Kelly Tires. No. Problems yet.
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I went to the local Ford dealer and paid $1200.00 out the door for six Kelly Tires. No. Problems yet.
Kelly is a good US made tire. They have been owned by Good Year since 1935.
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Thumbs down crosswind tires

I am not familiar with that brand but I was educated years ago with this advice - " The tires are your lifeline to the ground when you are driving, wet or dry, so buy them with the thought in mind of what is your life worth"?
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Over the years I've learned not to screw around with worn or cheap tires ( found out the hard way). Buy the best you can afford.


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