Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Car Year: 2008
Car Model: Forester X Premium
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Don't run away too fast. Over the past 10 years I have been presently surprised by the quality and performance of some Chinese made tires. In the early 2000s I tried a set Chinese manufactured motorcycle tires based just on the price(I was flat broke at the time).
The set of Avon tires I wanted would have run me about $275. The set of Duro tires, $50 rear $30 front, $80 for the set. I figured they can't be as bad as Cheng Shin tires. They handled as good as the Avon performance tires and actually wore more even. Now I have a bunch of close friends running the same Chinese tires and no one has had any complaints about them.
As for being able to give a review of the Ironman Imax I can't. I can say I have a neighbor running a set of Hercules Terra Trac tires on his '94 K1500, which I believe are made by the same company. I think he has had them for around a year now, maybe a little longer. I can't say I have heard him complain about them when I have asked him about them. His description of them was "there black, there round, nothing special".
In all reality you are getting a set of free tires, you may as well run them for a few thousand miles and see what you get. I would imagine if the tires were really garbage the dealer would not carry them as they would get tired of the complaints and the lost labor dollars paying techs to replace bad tires.
08 X Prem 5mt