- Mar 16, 2012
- Reaction score
- Ram Year
- 2012, 2021
- 5.7, 6.4
Just my 2 cents but why, when we are spending 60-100 K for an American truck are we getting Chinese tires? Chinese tires are known to be junk but the manufactures want cheap so they pass it down to us the consumers. My recommendation, and again mine, would be just plan on replacing the tires and pay for a proper alignment and just figure it into the cost of your new truck.
Ram trucks, particularly HD trucks, are "American" only in branding at best. Parent company headquartered in Amsterdam with primarily French and Italian ownership, built in Mexico, from global parts.
That said, the global economy is very much interwoven. I have a friend who is a management at a headlight manufacturer in the Midwest, owned by a French parent company, making light assemblies predominately for Asian companies (with some American and European contracts as well, but predominately Japanese and Korean makers). I bought an Isuzu while living in the Middle East and the brake controller had a sticker that it was build by Aisin in Indiana. Japanese maker, built in Japan, US sourced part. Just the way of the world.