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Weird private-label tire names #3544927
11/22/14 10:50 AM
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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Everyone here has seen them...strangely-named tires sold online or as tire-store cheapies. So...what have you seen? I saw three today...

On a Jeep Wrangler YJ: Atlas Tire Desperado
On a Grand Prix GTP: Eldorado Golden Fury GFT
On an E450 box truck: Unicorn Creation


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2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3544934
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A woman at my office has some kind of Kia or Hyundai sport ute, she just put tires on it a couple of weeks ago, they are called "Thunderer". I have never heard of them but she says it rides a lot better now.


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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3544937
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Tires are something you should never cheap out on. Buying a tire with little to no reviews or history could be more than a waste of money, could be very dangerous.


yup
Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3544952
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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This thread is NOT a debate on the merits of cheap tires!


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2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3544991
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I've seen some "Golden Boy" motorcycle tires recently. They are actually Shinkos.


"Sportbikes have evolved from an axe into a scalpel.
Problem is, the average sportbike buyer is more lumberjack than surgeon." -Richard Pollock
Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545004
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Not too far in the distant past I saw a brand on a four wheel drive truck called "Fun and Mud."


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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545005
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"Unicorn Creation" is hilarious!

I have seen a lot of "Vigorous HiFly" tires recently.


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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545006
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I saw one called "the tire"


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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545008
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Some of the private label names are very peculiar, to say the least. I saw one the other day that I thought funny, but cannot recall in now.

But even some of the mainstream brands have ridiculous names. Hankook? Really?


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2003 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4 - M1 5W-30 & NAPA Gold filter
Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545022
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Considering Hankook started as a Korean tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire in Korean literally translates to "Korean Tire". Doesn't seem ridiculous to me. They just happended to start somewhere with a different language than ours.

The odd english names are more offputting to me...

Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: WANG] #3545030
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Originally Posted By: WANG
I've seen some "Golden Boy" motorcycle tires recently. They are actually Shinkos.
Shinko is a Korean company which bought the Yokohama motorcycle tire business. Their tires get good reviews and they make sizes which fit older bikes.
I'm thinking... Did I once see a tire called the "Road Mangler 500" on an SUV? smile

Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545046
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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You might have...I vaguely recall something like that.

When bought, my uncle's F-250 had "Force 4 All-Terrains" on it.

Another one that caught my attention: Centennial Canyon Climber.


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2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
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Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545237
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Eldorado's are made by Cooper....so are Avon, Cooper, Dean, Mastercraft, Mentor, Starfire, Definity, Roadmaster, Mickey Thompson, Dick Cepek, Chengshan, Austone, and Fortune.

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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Eldorado's are made by Cooper....so are Avon, Cooper, Dean, Mastercraft, Mentor, Starfire, Definity, Roadmaster, Mickey Thompson, Dick Cepek, Chengshan, Austone, and Fortune.


...and Road Runner.

Re: Weird private-label tire names [Re: Jarlaxle] #3545383
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I haven't heard of any of the ones mentioned here, but I got a good chuckle from them!

I've seen "Power King"-- as if the tire is going to magically add 50HP to the engine or something.

And something along the lines of "The Force"-- is the tire advertising an ability to provide locomotion on its own?

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