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Hankook Tires- Made in USA #5097015 05/05/19 09:35 PM
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I have been a fan of Hankook tires for a while now. Quiet, well performing and long wearing for me. Hankook is based in South Korea, but has global production facilities and distribution worldwide. I had read a few years ago about them building a plant in Tennessee. I was pleased to note that the new tires I bought for my wife's car proudly wear a Made In USA label. Not sure if all sizes are now made here for US distribution. Maybe someone here knows more?


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097036 05/05/19 10:19 PM
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Yes, Hankook opened up their TN factory a few years ago. Around the same time, Kumho started tire production in Macon, GA. Giti has a factory in SC.

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I think it was primarily for the new 737s. Not sure what other models where included on that.


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097091 05/06/19 03:40 AM
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Hankook is like virtually any other tire maker. They have some good tires and some bad ones.

My friend's brand new Ranger has Hankooks on it, as do many new cars.


But I have difficulty remembering them well after my experience with Ventus V12 summer tires on my sig car. Fastest wearing set ever, and poor performers, too. Really unique only one way: the largest change in performance from new to worn of any tire I have ever owned.


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097115 05/06/19 04:56 AM
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The Hankook OE tires on my Focus were really good. Wish I could say the same about the Hankook I Pikes I bought
Definitely not US made either way


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097117 05/06/19 05:00 AM
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I put a set of Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 (235/55/17) on my Escape and they are USA made. I like them.

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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097185 05/06/19 06:51 AM
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Yea I believe all the new 737 tires are US made. They are a good tire at a good price as well. Just got 2 of those for my inlaws G37x.


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097200 05/06/19 06:59 AM
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I have a factory set of Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 on my Explorer. Fastest wearing tires I have ever had. They handle well in dry and wet conditions and are quiet, but, at 6k miles, they are already worn down to 7/32 all around.


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: SteveSRT8] #5097214 05/06/19 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveSRT8
Hankook is like virtually any other tire maker. They have some good tires and some bad ones.

My friend's brand new Ranger has Hankooks on it, as do many new cars.


But I have difficulty remembering them well after my experience with Ventus V12 summer tires on my sig car. Fastest wearing set ever, and poor performers, too. Really unique only one way: the largest change in performance from new to worn of any tire I have ever owned.

After experience with their winter tires, never again.
Got new Kumho's on used VW CC. Probably by far the worst set of tires I had in the last two decades.


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097267 05/06/19 08:13 AM
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Yeah tire manufacturers are funny.

My last truck, a heavy dodge diesel 4x4 2500, I put 2 sets of Hankook ATMs on it. They were great tires. Did everything really well and lasted very long.

My current truck, a f150, came with this same tire, though different size and load rating. And I dislike them alot. Crappy in snow, getting noisy already at 20k miles.

Funny how that is.

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Meh, I really liked the Hankook Dynapro AT-M tires I had on my Suburban before I sold it. I don't much like the Hankook Dynapro HTs on the Escape. Seems Hankook is inconsistent.


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Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: Stag] #5097444 05/06/19 11:44 AM
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Had bad luck with Cum-Ho's in the past. I swore off any tire with a Asian sounding name. Maybe Hankook should call the USA made ones something American sounding?

Re: Hankook Tires- Made in USA [Re: dogememe] #5097506 05/06/19 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dogememe
Meh, I really liked the Hankook Dynapro AT-M tires I had on my Suburban before I sold it. I don't much like the Hankook Dynapro HTs on the Escape. Seems Hankook is inconsistent.


I had the Dynapro AT-M tires on my old Nissan Frontier and I LOVED them. Very good traction and surprisingly quiet on the road. The tread ware was also really good too!


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I have Hankook Optimo H725's on the Corolla now for 21,000 miles now. I have worn off 2/32's of tread in that time. I rotate them every 5K. Seem to be doing well to me.


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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
I have Hankook Optimo H725's on the Corolla now for 21,000 miles now. I have worn off 2/32's of tread in that time. I rotate them every 5K. Seem to be doing well to me.

Kumho I had pretty much did not wear off at all in 15k, but:
- at 12k three our of four could not be balanced anymore.
- during rain prayer worked better during braking than tires transferring brake force to the surface. It was something like skiing without going to ski slopes.


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