Automotive Tire News - Page 3 - Dodge Nitro Forum
Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension Bling? Offset? Dish? Get it all here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
“Demon Branded”



Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
01.26.2017
|

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon uses “Demon Branded” 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R tires front and rear.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Bridgestone Will Raise Tire Prices on March 1

Bridgestone Will Raise Tire Prices on March 1

Posted on January 26, 2017

Now there are five. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is the latest tire company to announce price increases in 2017.

Effective March 1, Bridgestone says it will adjust prices up to 8% across a range of passenger, light truck, off-the-road and agricultural tire products and tubes in North America.

The reason for the increases? Rising raw material costs “and other market dynamics.”


Quote:
The new pricing will vary by business unit and by product line.

“Our sales and account teams will soon provide further details to our customers,” adds Bridgestone.

For more information on all the upcoming price increases, check out these links:

"Nexen to Its Dealers: Expect Tire Price Increases on March 1."

"Carlstar To Raise Prices on All Brands By March 1"

"Cooper Anticipates Raising Tire Prices Close to Feb. 1."

"Goodyear Will Increase Tire Prices Effective Feb. 1."
SOURCE

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #23 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-02-2017, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Michelin To Raise Prices on All Brands

Michelin To Raise Prices on All Brands

Posted on January 31, 2017

Michelin North America Inc. will increase prices up to 8% for its passenger, heavy-truck, earthmover, industrial-handling, agriculture and two-wheel segments across all brands in North America.

The company says the increase will be implemented separately by individual segments; customers will be notified directly with specific details. Michelin didn't say how quickly it will roll out the price hikes.

Michelin says this represents its first increase since 2012. The company is the sixth to announce price increases effective in 2017.


SOURCE

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
 
post #24 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Recall Alert : Continental Tire

January 20, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T002000
Tire Bulge due to Lack of Adhesion


Tread separation may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T002000

Manufacturer Continental Tire the Americas, LLC.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 325

Summary

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain General Tire Grabber light truck tires, size 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q, Load Range E, manufactured May 3, 2015, to May 16, 2015 (DOT week codes 1815 and 1915). These replacement tires may have a lack of adhesion within the belt package, causing tread wear, tread bulging, and possible tread separation.

Remedy

Continental will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2017. Owners may contact Continental customer service at 1-888-799-2168.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #25 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
September 22, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15T020000
Lack of DOT Symbol and Load Range Letter/FMVSS 119


The subject tires comply with all FMVSS performances but are missing the DOT symbol, creating confusion with tires that do not comply with these requirements. Tires that do not comply with FMVSS requirements may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15T020000

Manufacturer Michelin North America, Inc.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 247

Summary

Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Michelin X Works XZY tires, size 315/80R22.5 156/150K, manufactured from January 1, 2011, to July 31, 2015. The affected tires lack the required DOT symbol and load range letter designation, and, as such, they fail to conform to the requirements of U.S Code 30112 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles."

Remedy


Michelin will notify owners and will either correct the tires by permanently applying the required markings or replace the tires with a similar product, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 13, 2017. Owners may contact Michelin at 1-888-847-8475.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #26 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-18-2017, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Recall Alert : Cooper Tire

February 10, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T003000
Traction Requirements Not Met/FMVSS 139


The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T003000

Manufacturer Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,067

Summary

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires, sizes 235/75R15, 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16, 265/70R16, 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17, 265/65R17, 255/55R18, 235/60R18 and 255/50R19. These tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol, but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

Remedy


Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Cooper's number for this recall is 166.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #27 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Michelin Defender Gets an Upgrade

Michelin Defender Gets an Upgrade

March 8, 2017

Michelin North America Inc. has updated its five-year-old Defender tire with a tread that the company says makes it "the longest lasting tire among leading competitors' tires."

The speed rating of the new Defender has been increased to H, and the tire also carries an 80,000-mile warranty.




Quote:
"We know that many consumers make tire-purchasing decisions based on warranty and price, but tire warranties, unfortunately, do not always accurately reflect the actual wear performance of a tire," says Scott Clark, chief operating officer of Michelin North America. "Our testing shows that specific tires from several leading competitors with mileage warranties between 80,000 to 90,000 miles will have a difficult time delivering the wear-life proclaimed by their mileage warranty."

Michelin credits a commissioned third-party test for its "longest lasting" claim. The test put the Defender up against the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season tire in size 225/55R17 97H, the Continental TrueContact in size 225/55R17 97H, and the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons+ in 225/55R17 97T on a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The tire also was tested in tire 205/55R16 91H versus the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in 205/55R16 91H tire size on a 2015 Honda Civic.

The company says advanced Michelin tire technology helps ensure the highest level of performance throughout the tire's lifespan. The new Michelin Defender complements the Defender LTX M/S introduced in 2015 with these key benefits:

Longevity: Maxtouch construction ensures that tire contact forces are evenly distributed to maximize tire life, while the Evertread compound is designed to provide durability for improved tread life.

Safety: Intellisie technology is designed to maximize the tire's biting edges for optimum all-season traction, while rain grooves evacuate water in wet conditions to prevent hydroplaning.

Comfort: Comfort control technology is designed to minimize noise and provide a smoother, quieter ride.

The new Defender will be an H speed-rated product for use in both T and H applications, which will ease confusion for consumers and dealers and increase market coverage for up to 83% of passenger vehicles in the marketplace today.

Key vehicle fitments for the product line include: Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Focus, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Altima and Toyota Sienna.

The new Defender will be available in 12 sizes beginning in March with a total of 32 sizes available by late 2017. The manufacturer's starting suggested retail price (MSRP) is $115.

For more information visit Michelin Automotive Tires: Car Tires, Truck Tires, SUV Tires and more.
SOURCE

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #28 of 66 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Goodyear To Implement Another Price Increase

Goodyear To Implement Another Price Increase

April 5, 2017

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is raising prices for a second time in 2017.

The company says it will increase prices by approximately 6% across all brands in the U.S. and Canada. The price increase is effective May 1, 2017.

"The adjustment relfects rising raw material costs and the strong value of the Goodyear brand," the company says.

Combined with Goodyear's first price increase, which went into effect Feb. 1, prices of the company's products have risen 14% this year.

SOURCE

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #29 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
Recall Alert : Kenda Kenetica tires

May 23, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T010000
Void in Tire may cause Tread Separation


The void can grow under normal use, possibly resulting in a tread separation or a sudden loss of air in the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T010000

Manufacturer American Kenda Rubber Industrial Company

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 696

Summary

American Kenda Rubber Industrial (Kenda) is recalling certain Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at the overlapped steel belt splice.

Remedy


Kenda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires with tires that do not contain a void, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2017. Owners may contact Kenda customer service at 1-866-536-3287. Kenda's number for this recall is K3D5ANA5116-5216.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
post #30 of 66 (permalink) Old 07-11-2017, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,814
Garage
June 30, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T013000
Sidewall Cracks May Cause Loss of Air Pressure

A loss of air pressure may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T013000

Manufacturer GITI Tire (USA) Ltd.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 394,378

Summary

GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. (GITI) is recalling certain Primewell Valera Touring II replacement passenger car tires, sizes 185/65R14 86H, 195/60R15 88H, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92V, 215/60R17 96H, and 235/60R17 102T. The affected tires may develop cracks in the lower sidewall, potentially resulting in a loss of air.

Remedy

GITI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2017. Owners may contact GITI customer service at 1-866-488-4737.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Nitro Forum > Dodge Nitro Discussion > Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Nitro Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013 AutoGuide.com Dodge Nitro News 1 10-02-2014 10:01 AM
Ralph Gilles' Talk at Automotive News World Congress 2011 rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 01-13-2011 08:33 AM
Coda Automotive rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 06-04-2009 12:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome