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Author Topic: Anybody have experience with "Double Coin" brand tires?  (Read 5683 times)
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« on: June 30, 2010, 11:32:23 PM »

A charter operator here needed some new tires and got a good quote on "Double Coin" brand tires.   None of us here at the shop had ever heard of that brand.  Anybody have any experience/knowledge of them?
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 05:59:05 AM »

Sure I have heard of them. The quality and performance are just as good as any other.

I know a prevo owner with a 97 Liberty that I convinced out of Michelin's who has them on the drives and he is very happy with them.

With most of us not running enough miles to wear down a set of tires before they age out who needs those overpriced brands.

Here is proof that even if you do run them bald before they age out they are still a good choice.

Thumbs up for double coin or any brand that competes with the ridiculous cost of Michelin.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 06:21:07 AM »

I never owned a set but do see a lot of operators here in the West running the tire brand and before you guys go off to far about Michelins they are one of the owners of Double Coin in China 



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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 07:35:32 AM »

At this time I don't think I would want to risk my families life and welfare with tires made in China.  With the quality issues with other products coming out of China.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 08:12:31 AM »

Good grief Charley Brown

Double Coin, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Toyo etc. etc. whatever. I don't care where they are molded, I want good value at a reasonable price.

I would not put higher priced tires on my semi where I would use them up before they age out. I did construction and was off road in conditions we will never encounter in our campers and never had any issues that were any different than any other brand.

You must appreciate the fact that if I can stomach owning a bus put together in Canada the Chinese tires certainly do not bother me.

I put 1,100,000 miles on my Pete before I sold it and I do not recall any differences in tires from one brand to another accept price and there was many many sets that truck went thru during that time.

If you feel more comfortable with American made products you can also find those in a price range comparable to the Chinese brands.

If a guy feels safer with the big M and can afford the premium, God bless. I can't.

The skins I am running now are hand me downs. I make sure they have sufficiant air I keep my speed down and I do not run in the extreem heat of the afternoon.



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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 09:23:34 AM »

"You must appreciate the fact that if I can stomach owning a bus put together in Canada "

Care to explain this comment?
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 09:38:30 AM »

"Here is proof that even if you do run them bald before they age out they are still a good choice"
   And ... still waiting for the "proof "Wink

   I too would like to hear also what Canadian built buses have to do with Chinese made tires  Sad

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 10:49:54 AM »

You might want to review this thread http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=13777.0

I did a Google and Bling search and didn't come up with much. It looks like our own Board has more experience than anything I've found! Cool
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010, 01:17:01 PM »

I have run them on fuel tankers and were not impressed.  The company purchased them through Les Schwab.  The tires wore out quicker than other brands (which is probably not much of a problem on a bus conversion), but the real problem is that they easily picked up debris and had to be repaired.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010, 07:43:37 PM »

I have about 10000 miles on the double coins I bought.  I have not had a lick of trouble with them.  I decided on them for the price at the time.  I have since discovered Michelin is part owner of double coin.  You have to remember hardly anything we buy is made here anymore. I like rolling slow anyway.  I cruise along at about 55 mph.  On a long straight I might go 65 mph.  I do believe we are OK olling double coin. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010, 05:15:34 AM »

The proof is the charter company that rolled into Choo-choo that is currently using them.

I am all for American made products but wouldn't it be slightly hipocritical of me to bash the Chineese when I am driving a bus manufactured in Canada?
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010, 05:57:14 AM »

I am all for American made products but wouldn't it be slightly hipocritical of me to bash the Chineese when I am driving a bus manufactured in Canada?

America could mean North America, but then we would be including Mexico.  Canada and China are worlds apart.  I have no issues buying anything from Canada.  I do have issues buying from China, but I often have no real choice.

Canada has similiar standards of living, pollution controls, and other regulations as the USA does.  China pays workers little, has lots of pollution, and few regulations.
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2010, 07:10:45 AM »

I am all for American made products but wouldn't it be slightly hipocritical of me to bash the Chineese when I am driving a bus manufactured in Canada?

America could mean North America, but then we would be including Mexico.  Canada and China are worlds apart.  I have no issues buying anything from Canada.  I do have issues buying from China, but I often have no real choice.

Canada has similiar standards of living, pollution controls, and other regulations as the USA does.  China pays workers little, has lots of pollution, and few regulations.

True, but missing the point...which is that it's hypocritical for a person to show prejudice against another country, but then get upset when someone else does the same. The actual countries in question are irrelevant - but naturally people tend to take it personally if one of them happens to be where they live.

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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2010, 07:24:02 AM »

The proof is the charter company that rolled into Choo-choo that is currently using them.


Joe, that isn't what Mike said.  He said they received a quote on those tires, not that they were running them.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 07:51:38 AM »

I know of two charter companies in SoCal that run nothing but the Chinese tires (I think they are double coin but wouldn't swear to it) and have been for a while with no problems.  They get them for around $200.00 a tire.
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