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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedis82ZE8 View Post
    Thanks...now more research :-)

    If I could have just gotten some Conti Extreme Contact DWS in this size I would be happy.
    I'm about to get my replacement tires too. I actually seriously consider this Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V tire with UTQG of "600 A A" as my Discount Tire Store I use can get it and match the price.

    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Went to my Discount Tire Store yesterday checking out the price and availability on new 225/55R19 tires again. The rep measured tread depth of my CX-5 and verified all 4 are having 4/32" left and wearing evenly on middle and side tread. My 2016 CX-5 GT AWD now has 33,220 miles on OE Toyo A23's. This proved keeping tire pressure at least 3 psi higher than factory recommended 36 psi at 39~40 psi is the right decision on tire wear, although I personally don't like the firm sometimes harsh ride due to higher tire pressure with these A23's.

    Thanks to nice find and 8,000-mile mostly winter road condition ride experience by Badgerbass on Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V tire, I asked the rep if DT can get this tire even though I'd asked the same question before to a different rep and he said they can't. But this time he made some extra effort and found the source which DT can order Radar tires from, Omnisource. By going through Discount Tire ordering this tire, I can enjoy lifetime tire rotation、balancing、and puncture repair nation-wide, not to mention DT usually can match online price. Currently this Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V tire sells for $84.44 each with free shipping at WalMart.com, which is less than half of the prices from most other tires with same size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I'm about to get my replacement tires too. I actually seriously consider this Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V tire with UTQG of "600 A A" as my Discount Tire Store I use can get it and match the price.
    Never heard of that brand. Why not just your favorites the General Altimax? Is it that cheap price for the Radars swaying you that way? Also...are they made in China?

    Just wondering how they are so cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Never heard of that brand. Why not just your favorites the General Altimax? Is it that cheap price for the Radars swaying you that way? Also...are they made in China?

    Just wondering how they are so cheap.
    I'm interested in this Radar Dimax AS-8 tire mainly because our member Badgerbass has tried 8,000 miles with mostly winter road condition and likes it. It costs only a half of other major brands. And all reviews to this tire on the internet are also very good. You can also find it in Amazon.

    Radar Dimax tires are manufactured by Omni United which is located in Singapore and has been around since 2006. The tire is manufactured in 8 locations across 3 countries and this particular size is made in Thailand. Thailand is a major rubber producer and almost all tire manufactures have factory there. You'd see tires selling in Asia such as Michelin's, Continental's, Pirelli's, or Yokohama's many of them made in Thailand for regional distribution.

    You pay more for the brand name. That's why Michelin tires now are so expensive but Radar tires are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I'm interested in this Radar Dimax AS-8 tire mainly because our member Badgerbass has tried 8,000 miles with mostly winter road condition and likes it. It costs only a half of other major brands. And all reviews to this tire on the internet are also very good. You can also find it in Amazon.

    Radar Dimax tires are manufactured by Omni United which is located in Singapore and has been around since 2006. The tire is manufactured in 8 locations across 3 countries and this particular size is made in Thailand. Thailand is a major rubber producer and almost all tire manufactures have factory there. You'd see tires selling in Asia such as Michelin's, Continental's, Pirelli's, or Yokohama's many of them made in Thailand for regional distribution.

    You pay more for the brand name. That's why Michelin tires now are so expensive but Radar tires are not.
    Very interesting. Will have to let us know how they feel when you get 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I'm interested in this Radar Dimax AS-8 tire mainly because our member Badgerbass has tried 8,000 miles with mostly winter road condition and likes it. It costs only a half of other major brands. And all reviews to this tire on the internet are also very good. You can also find it in Amazon.

    Radar Dimax tires are manufactured by Omni United which is located in Singapore and has been around since 2006. The tire is manufactured in 8 locations across 3 countries and this particular size is made in Thailand. Thailand is a major rubber producer and almost all tire manufactures have factory there. You'd see tires selling in Asia such as Michelin's, Continental's, Pirelli's, or Yokohama's many of them made in Thailand for regional distribution.

    You pay more for the brand name. That's why Michelin tires now are so expensive but Radar tires are not.
    They seem kind of heavy at 29.4 LBS.
    Most of the tires I have been looking at in this size are 25-27 LBS. Michelin 27, General 25, Bridgestone 25.

    Wheel/tire combo is one of the worst places to add weight, but I think the OE Toyo's weigh close to 29 LBS as well, so you probably wouldn't notice a difference. But you should notice an improvement in performance going with a 25 LB tire and having 16 to 17 less LBS of rotating mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtex View Post
    They seem kind of heavy at 29.4 LBS.
    Most of the tires I have been looking at in this size are 25-27 LBS. Michelin 27, General 25, Bridgestone 25.

    Wheel/tire combo is one of the worst places to add weight, but I think the OE Toyo's weigh close to 29 LBS as well, so you probably wouldn't notice a difference. But you should notice an improvement in performance going with a 25 LB tire and having 16 to 17 less LBS of rotating mass.
    Actually for 225/55R19 most of them are 28~30 lbs. or even heavier based on my spec table. BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT just mentioned above is 30 lbs. Yokohama YK740 GTX* is 29.1 lbs. Pirelli Cinturato* Strada All Season is 29 lbs. Michelin Premier LTX® is 27.34 lbs. Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max is 31 lbs.

    Yeah one reason I like General AltiMAX* RT43 is its light weight - only 24.4 lbs.

    Consider Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V has extra load index at 103 (1929 lbs. Max. Load) as others at the same size are 99 (1,709 lbs. Max. Load), 29.4 lbs are not that heavy. Even our OE Toyo A36 is 29 lbs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Actually for 225/55R19 most of them are 28~30 lbs. or even heavier based on my spec table. BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT just mentioned above is 30 lbs. Yokohama YK740 GTX™ is 29.1 lbs. Pirelli Cinturato™ Strada All Season is 29 lbs. Michelin Premier LTX® is 27.34 lbs. Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max is 31 lbs.

    Yeah one reason I like General AltiMAX™ RT43 is its light weight - only 24.4 lbs.

    Consider Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V has extra load index at 103 as others at the same size are 99, 99.4 lbs are not that heavy. Even our OE Toyo A36 is 29 lbs!
    Yeah, as mentioned, I am considering the Michelin which is 27, but I will probably get the Bridgestone 422 Plus 99V, which is 25 LBS because I have a local dealer that will discount them.

    I was just mentioning that the Radar Dimax was on the chubbier side of the choices, and 15% heavier than the Bridgestone and General, not saying it is a bad choice, and it is definitely leass expensive.

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    Beware the tread wear rating spec because that spec is not an industry standard test and can only be used to compare relative wear among different tires offered by a single brand. The Radar Dimax tread pattern is not ideal for driving in wintry places where you drive on compacted snow often. For wintry roads the Dimax tread pattern is inferior to the OEM Toyo and General Altimax. If you have dedicated winter tires then the Dimax seems a perfect choice for the warmer months.

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    This's your theory by looking at the tread pattern on Radar Dimax AS-8:
    Quote Originally Posted by davmac View Post
    Beware the tread wear rating spec because that spec is not an industry standard test and can only be used to compare relative wear among different tires offered by a single brand. The Radar Dimax tread pattern is not ideal for driving in wintry places where you drive on compacted snow often. For wintry roads the Dimax tread pattern is inferior to the OEM Toyo and General Altimax. If you have dedicated winter tires then the Dimax seems a perfect choice for the warmer months.
    And this's the real world experience by Badgerbass:
    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerbass View Post
    Update on my previous post...about 8,000 miles since tire install. Tires wearing even with no vibration and minimal road noise. Installed in October and went through a terrible Wisconsin winter with lots of snow, sleet and rain and performed well. I can honestly say they were a great purchase!
    And which one do I believe? The real world experience!

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