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It’s a wonder that they don’t have imbedded chips designed to flatten the tires, after the Electrical Grid Cyberattack….

Via Fox News: ‘Counterfeit’ tires pose consumer risk

What began as a routine tire test became a journey through a maze of deception, finger-pointing, and a lack of accountability that in itself could prove dangerous if the product should prove to be defective.

When it comes to safety and performance, Consumer Reports has long said that you shouldn’t skimp on tires. That’s what we discovered once again when we recently tested three sets of Chinese-branded all-season truck tires that cost as little as $89 apiece in our test size, 265/70R17. All three of these bargain-bin tires landed at the bottom of our Ratings, in part because of their performance in our winter-condition test, as well as so-so to poor tread life. The surprise came when the owner and distributor of one set of the tires alleged that the tires we tested were “gray market”—that is, produced or sold by a factory and vendor that were not authorized to make or distribute them—and from tire molds that may have been stolen.

We’ve heard of fake Louis Vuitton handbags, Rolex watches, and “vintage” Bordeaux wines. But this was different….


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Time to ReTire.

      • Alain41 says:

        Time to Re-Tire, was the logo/motto of Fisk Tire Co. of Mass. Ads had a small boy ready for bed with the motto. Norman Rockwell did an illustration (maybe more than one) for Fisk. MMoA restored the original Rockwell illustration. Fisk was acquired by Uniroyal in 1940.

        Family name. No known relation. Though NY and Mass. aren’t very far apart.

  2. ancientwrrior says:

    I am so Tired of this BS of people pawning off junk on us to make a quick buck and leave us holding the bag. While laughing all the way to the bank at pulling off another scam on the stupid Americans.

  3. Dave says:

    To let you all know there are other fake products from China. Leather belts made in China do not last. The leather is inferior. South America produces good leather. Metal tools made in China are also inferior. They won’t last for a full day’s work. I will not buy anything made in China if I can help it.

  4. Cathode Rays says:

    Who isn’t tired of the junk from China? Apparently the turn-coat politicians and crony corporatists.

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