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Author Topic: Anyone have info on Sailun S606 tires  (Read 1693 times)
hargreaves
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« on: March 23, 2013, 10:45:31 AM »

Hi, I am looking to purchase some tires and have never heard of these, supposedly they are chinese tires.

Does enyone out there have any experience with these tires?  315/80R22.5 j/18p SAILUN S606.  $456.   Cheers Gerry
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 07:12:29 PM »

I don't know anything about those tires, but have you checked Ailibaba for that size tires? they list many Chinese tires at pretty decent prices if you can buy 6 to 10 at once. A group buy might be a consideration to some. Many may wave this idea off, but should be at least checked out and give some thought. I haven't purchased anything that large yet, although I've received items directly from China at very cheap prices and of good quality, and very, very low shipping costs.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 09:17:22 PM »

If it were my bus, I wouldn't be running a no name Chinese tire. Stick to the old reliable name tires-tires (and brakes) are not to be cheap with. If you can't afford good quality tires and brakes-maybe a bit smaller motorhome would be better for you. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 05:11:36 AM »

the only name Chinese tire I've heard of is Double Coin, which has some affiliation with Michelin. Forget about Ailibaba; they have some pretty bad reviews. How about Bandag or Michelin recaps for the rear? They are used by quite a few otr trucks and you can't tell they are capped unless you have tire experience.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 06:53:14 AM »

The problem with recaps for a bus is the casings could be old.  Most busnuts age tires out instead of wearing them out.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 07:57:55 AM »

I would run a cap on the tags only. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 12:13:42 PM »

Tom,

Do you mean old reliable name tires like Firestone??
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 01:44:17 PM »

I purchased 2 Sailun tires for steers about 4 years ago they were highly recomended by a tire guy I have used for over 20 years.
My bus an 1984 Eagle 10 which always went down the road as if on rails wandered as if I were driving on sand.
I bit the bullet moved the sailuns to the bogies and bought 2 new Firestones. The tracks came back like magic. I have since purchaced 4 more Firestones for the drives.
No regerts,I learned my lesson stick with what you know. By the way, I was told Firestone Truck tires are made in Tennessee. Good tires and good whisky now thats American

Alan
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 05:25:54 PM »

I bought two new steer tires last year.  I was told by tire dealers that the Firestones are made in China just like a lot of other tires.  I probably would have purchased Firestone again if they were made in the USA.  Who knows, maybe the dealer was wrong.  I did check the six remaining Firestones I installed in 2006 and they are made in the USA.
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2013, 10:25:44 PM »

Tires can be made in any country-just check the sidewall to verify. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 08:57:31 AM »

Ya I did some research, Kal tire is switching from Kuhmo, to Sailun for there inexpensive brand. the local truck branch I was dealing with do not have much experience with Sailun.  I think I will steer clear of them  ( no pun intended) lol.  I have Kuhmo's on the fronts and they have been working well. The Michelin RV tires sound interesting.  Cheers Gerry
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 09:30:32 AM »

I printed out the catalog of Sailun tires. I then went to Goodyear tires-and many of the tread patterns look alike-do figure. I also called my truck tire guy that I've been dealing with for over 30 years and asked about Sailun tires-he said Chinese junk. I also asked what he thought what is the best tire-without hesitation he said Michelin-but also the most expensive tires. Yous gets whats yous pays fir. Good luck, TomC
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