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Does anyone know anything about Ling Long tires?

I bought a 2009 Cascadia recently and have been disappointed with the fuel mileage. One of the potential trouble areas I have identified is the drive tires, which are Ling Long 22.5 tall. I know these are about the cheapest Chinese tires on the market but I can find no info as to rolling resistance for them. Does anyone know what I could expect if I changed them for low-resistance low-pro tires?

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They come with a fortune cookie fortune inside of them

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Yes, because they aren't tested as well as some of the better tires out there. I would replace them ASAP with Michelins, Firestones, Bandag recaps or even Oliver recaps instead of keeping them...

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Yes, because they aren't tested as well as some of the better tires out there. I would replace them ASAP with Michelins, Firestones, Bandag recaps or even Oliver recaps instead of keeping them...

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chinese tires are crap you wont get the fuel milage or life out of them spend the extra 150 bucks and get good tires you will save money in the long run

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Thanks for the info, I had a nasty feeling. Current MPG averages out to 6.5, not bad for an EGR engine but way below what I expected from the Cascadia.

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Try switching to a quality, name-brand low-rolling-resistance tire or recap... Your MPG will go up and the tread will last longer than the tire you're running now. Optimally, the Michelin XDA Energy drive tire (if you run duals) will be the best one you can get with a rolling resistance of 99-100, if you can't afford those, there are plenty of other options with rolling resistance less than 110 including several other tires made by Toyo, Bridgestone, Firestone, Continental, Yokohama, and Michelin.

Use Michelin's rolling resistance calculator to find the low rolling resistance tire that's best suited to your operation and go get it.

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I had the chance to look inside a Ling Long tire today that had been rejected for retreading. At only 31/2 years old the inner liner looked like it was 20. Very extensive cracking around the entire circumference of the tire meant it would have failed probably within the week. I had 4 Capitol tires that were also rejected for the same reason though not as bad. Can't say enough bad about these tires. Poor fuel mileage, won't retread, and don't even last. My first one wore out in 3 months, buzzed down to 0/32s!

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The company I am leased to gave them a shot. Let's just say, In a pinch anything that holds air is better then sitting. Yes they are cheap, but why buy a tire that won't last because you're not saving money, buy. Spend the money on a good tire one time instead of twice.

A two hundred dollar tire has great savings over let's say a four hundred dollar tire. But it's gonna cost you six hundred when it's all said and done. Before anyone asks where I get tires that cheap I'm using example numbers.

The Ling Long brand lasted in our flatbed operation anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 as long as a good tire. And on a spread axle they last on the front axle even less.

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Most Chinese tires have similar rolling resistance to the worst Goodyear that's on the market (which is 150 or higher). You'll save roughly 1-1.5 MPG by switching those to a better tire (such as a Michelin XDA Energy on the drive axle, with a rolling resistance of 99). Also, Ling Long doesn't even have their own proving ground for testing- yet.

We may never know how terrible Ling Long's tires are until the proving ground is built.

I would change the tires ASAP. BTW, what is your current MPG?

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Run as fast as you can . Ive balanced their tires 5 times and rotated them front to back on my honda ridgeline . Anything over 68 mph i get wobbles and shakes . Horrible customer service if thats what you want to call it . They will do nothing for you . Im stuck with four very wabbly tires

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