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Old 06-08-2016, 09:26 AM   #1
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Good morning all. I am replacing my Michelin XZA3 275/80/22.5 s due to sidewall cracks after 6 years. Considering Bridgestone 295/75/22.5. Any thoughts?


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I'm running Bridgestones on my rig. I like 'em.
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Good morning all. I am replacing my Michelin XZA3 275/80/22.5 s due to sidewall cracks after 6 years. Considering Bridgestone 295/75/22.5. Any thoughts?


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I have bridgestone all around as well. Wearing great. Much better than the old Good Years. I'll probably replace the steers next year due to age. Most likely I'll get the same tires.
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Also might take a look at Hankooks. Really happy with mine.
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I found out that dunlaps... made in the usa are 7 yr service tires

my tire guy say's they are the best way to go...I had toyo's
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I have Bridgestones, and when the time comes to replace them, it will be with Bridgstones again. I really like this tire.
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I found out that dunlaps... made in the usa are 7 yr service tires



my tire guy say's they are the best way to go...I had toyo's

First, the name is Dunlop- with an O- not dunlap.
If you order a set of Dunlop MH tires here, they may or may not be made in the US. They will come from the Dunlop commercial truck division, which is owned by Goodyear. Goodyear, although headquartered in Akron, OH, is a UK owned company which owns 25% of Dunlop. Sumitomo Rubber owns the other 75% of Dunlop, and Sumitomo makes almost all of the Dunlop branded automobile tires (some in the US). There is some Indian company I can't recall that owns the Dunlop name rights in several countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. It's hard to track all these outfits. All three-- Goodyear UK, Sumitomo, and the Indian company have manufacturing plants in countries all over the world. As far as I can tell, Goodyear UK no longer has any manufacturing plant in the US, so your Dunlop bus tire may well be from elsewhere.


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No comment on the Bridgestones but I recently purchase a set (6) of Yokohama's from Jeff aka Rv_tireman (World of Tires) he was very helpful, friendly and good to deal with. Give him a call.
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Will the size difference make any difference....trans shift points, speedometer reading, MPG, etc?
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First, the name is Dunlop- with an O- not dunlap.
If you order a set of Dunlop MH tires here, they may or may not be made in the US. They will come from the Dunlop commercial truck division, which is owned by Goodyear. Goodyear, although headquartered in Akron, OH, is a UK owned company which owns 25% of Dunlop. Sumitomo Rubber owns the other 75% of Dunlop, and Sumitomo makes almost all of the Dunlop branded automobile tires (some in the US). There is some Indian company I can't recall that owns the Dunlop name rights in several countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. It's hard to track all these outfits. All three-- Goodyear UK, Sumitomo, and the Indian company have manufacturing plants in countries all over the world. As far as I can tell, Goodyear UK no longer has any manufacturing plant in the US, so your Dunlop bus tire may well be from elsewhere.


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dunlap tires are owned by goodyear in noth america

some say patata some say potatoe.....ever one I know calls them dunlaps...so do I

Dunlop is a brand of tyres owned by various companies around the world. It is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.[1] In India the brand is owned by Dunlop India Ltd. whose parent company is the Ruia Group,.[2] In Asia (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia), Africa and Latin America (except Mexico) by Sumitomo Rubber Industries.[3]

In 1985, Dunlop Rubber Company was acquired by BTR plc, and Sumitomo acquired the rights to manufacture and market Dunlop branded road tyres. Sumitomo did not acquire any Dunlop company. In 1997 Sumitomo gained agreement to use the Dunlop name in its corporate name, and changed the name of its UK subsidiary to Dunlop Tyres Ltd.

In 1999 Sumitomo and Goodyear began a joint venture by which Sumitomo continued to manufacture all Japanese-made tyres under the Dunlop name, while Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company bought 75% of the European and North American tyre businesses of Sumitomo.[4]

The company has extensive manufacturing operations throughout the world. With the closure of the Washington plant in 2006, Goodyear Dunlop ceased mainstream car and lorry tyre production in the UK.[5]

In 2016 it was announced that Sumitomo Rubber Industries would commence the second phase of its $131 Million (USD) investment for the upgrade and expansion of its Dunlop tire manufacturing plant at Ladysmith, in South Africa.[6]

Dunlop maintained a motorsport manufacturing operation located in a corner of the original Dunlop factory (nicknamed "Fort Dunlop") in Erdington, Birmingham, established in 1891 until May 2014. This factory produced specialised vintage, motorcycle and touring car tyres, and produced about 300,000 specialised racing tyres per year. On 30 May 2014, the Birmingham factory ceased tyre production, ending Dunlop tyre production in the UK.[5]

The Dunlop GP Racer D209 tyre has been chosen repeatedly as a control tyre for the R&G Racing GSX-R Trophy motorcycle race. It has also been chosen for the Henderson Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy and Focused Events KTM RC8 Cup race.


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The main Birmingham building has been redeveloped extensively as a combined residential, office and hotel complex, with a modern shopping facility (The Fort Shopping Centre), car dealerships and several logistics warehouses. It can be observed between junction 5 and 6 of the M6, on the north side of the motorway.

Until May 2014 Goodyear Dunlop occupied a compact part of the site with their British main office. In the UK, the company operates as a sales organisation, importing tyres from manufacturing plants around the world, including China, Slovenia and Poland.

The Goodyear Dunlop joint venture is managed from sites in Luxembourg and Brussels, which report to Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, United States.

Dunlop Tyres is the sole tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship (since 2003), V8 Supercars Championship (since 2002), and European Le Mans Series GTE class (since 2015). It was also the sole tyre supplier for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters from 2000-2010. Dunlop also supplies tyres to the Japanese Super GT's Nakajima Racing, classes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Moto2 & Moto3 classes of the MotoGP Championship.

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Will the size difference make any difference....trans shift points, speedometer reading, MPG, etc?
when I went from 255 to 275 they said no problem...all it did was make the ride smoother , better milage and the speedo was off
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