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Old 03-13-2021, 04:48 AM
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So I purchased these Vitour Galaxy R1 tires from Performance Plus Tire in California. 235-60-15. V speed rated. 98 load for front tires.
Process was same as Tire Rack. Tires shipped via FedEX from TN to DC in 3 days total. They balanced fine and drove them a few miles last night and feel fine.
They shipped with a EU tire label required by all tires sold in the EU. They carry DOT labeling on side wall too. Will post pics soon.
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Old 03-13-2021, 05:47 AM
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Here is a list of current tire companies. Helpful since it's nice to know if you're buying from a 1st cousin or sister company. EX: Toyo & Nitto
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tire_companies

Vitour is fairly new and are independently made in China.
From their site:
Qingdao Vitour United Corp. was founded in 2006, but our business experiences in tire industry extend to more than ten years ago. We are totally independent and completely focused on the needs of our customers.

Our mission is to design, manufacture and deliver a comprehensive line of high-quality tires, with a special focus on the work-tire segment of the industry. This will be achieved through a continued investment in technical know-how and technology, which will enable us to deliver the best tire for any given application. We will execute our strategy with integrity and an unparalleled commitment to our customers.
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The Mickey Thompson S/T is a very attractive predictable tire with an old
style tread pattern. They do not have a "warp speed" speed rating as the
245 size is T rated [118 mph] and the 295 has an S rating [112 mph]. They
are American made and cost about $700 for all four. I have them on my car
and when they wear out I will get four more.
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@Kit, I'd advise checking the USA manufacture of the MT tires next time you price them They and Cooper Cobra were made in Gadsden,Al until the plant closed recently.
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I agree, anything can happen. As of 22 Feb 21 Goodyear purchased Cooper.
Cooper built a state of the art tire plant in Stow, Ohio in 2017 and the M/T
tires are made there. The Gadsden tire plant was a 100 year old Goodyear
facility and was obsolete and closed. Goodyear has some tires made in China
now and who knows which of their brands might be next!
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So I purchased these Vitour Galaxy R1 tires from Performance Plus Tire in California. 235-60-15. V speed rated. 98 load for front tires.
Process was same as Tire Rack. Tires shipped via FedEX from TN to DC in 3 days total. They balanced fine and drove them a few miles last night and feel fine. I will post photos shortly. They shipped with a EU tire label required by all tires sold in the EU. They carry DOT labeling on side wall too. Will post pics soon.
I'll be curious to see how you like these. They seem like they check all the boxes. Good luck!
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I bought Vitour Formula tires for my Lotus Europa because they're the only company to make street 235/50/13 tires. I was skeptical that they would have decent traction, but they are much better than expected. Do well in the rain too. Tread pattern is very plain though.

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I owned Superformance #1950 and I went with the Mickey Thompson S/Ts and was very happy with them. Overall they are a great tire for the price, they made a huge difference to the handling and are great in the rain (dont ask) I went with 295/50R15 rear and 245/60R15 front. Plus I put the Billboard Stencil Kit on them from Tredwear. They looked great.
Time to put new tires on my SPF as well. Curious about the Mickey Thompson S/T's on the back; did you have any fitment issues with a 295/50R15? Did you use a stock SPF rim? Mine currently has 275/60R15's on stock rims and I have been wondering about moving to the 295's.

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I have been reading UK forums where the Cobra guys are using Vitour Galaxy R1 tires also. So far I like them but need to go play on a skid pad to push them over the limit once weather gets warmer
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Time to put new tires on my SPF as well. Curious about the Mickey Thompson S/T's on the back; did you have any fitment issues with a 295/50R15? Did you use a stock SPF rim? Mine currently has 275/60R15's on stock rims and I have been wondering about moving to the 295's.

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I have the 295 50 15 Avons with no rubbing and real happy with the look. The handling is night and day vs the Goodyear Eagle ll.
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I have the 295 50 15 Avons with no rubbing and real happy with the look. The handling is night and day vs the Goodyear Eagle ll.
Good to know . . . thanks!
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So far I have a couple hundred miles on my Vitour Galaxy R1 GT Radials and they are doing great. Stable tire rides great, responsive on the twisty roads. I will soon find a parking lot and do some skid pad stuff to see how they behave at limits
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