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post #1 of 8 Old 06-21-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Westlake Tires ? any good ??

has anyone heard of Westlake Tires ? I was looking into the SL369 which is an A/T tires. tread looks decent, just never heard of them. These will be going on my work truck (DD), not my jeep. heres a link to the site

http://www.westlaketireusa.com/tires/rltsuv

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-21-2013, 05:54 PM
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The Westlake brand was founded in 1958 and is the largest and fastest growing brand of passenger, light truck, SUV, commercial truck and bus radial, and industrial tires and rubber products in China.

Most recently ranked #10 largest tire manufacturer in the world by Tire & Accessories magazine.
I don't know if this means they were made in China or not.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-21-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ya there a china tire. Are they all crap ?? Or is that jumping to conclusions ?
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-22-2013, 04:02 AM
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I just went through this, I was looking at those same tires. I did a bunch of research and ended up calling a buddy of mine who owns a tire shop in Auburn. He said yeah, he sells alot of em because of price, a DECENT tire at best, expect about 20k to 25k miles regardless of their mileage claims. He said he'd be happy to order me a set but he suggested a better tire that he could get at about the same price-- Delta National (aka Del-Nat) Sentinel AT701. Its an American tire company but the Sentinel line of tires is manufactured in China. The tread is better than the Westlake, beefier side lugs, slightly more aggressive pattern, all-around better looking tire that he says also has a much better rubber compound and should outlast the Westlake by a good deal. I bought a set of 5 and Im very glad he suggested them, I like em alot better than the Westlake and only paid a total of $20 more than I would have for a set of 5 Westlakes. (thats only $4 more per tire for you folks in Rio Linda, Ca) Take a look.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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The A/T you want off that link looks to have the same tread pattern as hankook's A/T. If you get the hankooks through discount tire then you know they will stand behind them if you have any problems with them.

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-23-2013, 06:09 AM
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Hi from the UK. I bought my WJ last October and it had a set of the Westlake A/T tires on it. I was not impressed with them at all.Poor road manners in the wet primarily put me off. I bought a set of Coopers within a month.
I would not recommend the Westlake tire at all.
Here in the UK the Westlakes are a budget (cheap) option but long term they will cost more. I suppose it depends how long you intend keeping the vehicle they are going to be put on.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-26-2016, 08:21 PM
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Howdy Gents,
I was doing a search for Westlake Tires (SL 369 AT) to see what sizes they had available. I bought a 99 4x4 Tacoma for a ranch truck about a year ago and it came with a fresh set of these tires on it (unknown mileage). When I first saw them I was disappointed because I always spend the extra cash for good tires. I live just west of San Antonio and manage a game ranch 80 miles west in the Southwest Texas hill country. 80 mph speed limits. It is a very primitive, rugged place, the last 4.7 miles of which are not accessible by 2wd. Much is driving up limestone creekbeds covered with moss, with scattered areas of deep gravel, large boulders, sharp rock and abundant cactus, and steep slippery slopes, deep mud when it rains. It's a blast, but there is no cell signal, no radio, no commo of any type, so we always take 2 trucks loaded with recovery gear. I have read reviews about these tires being bad before, but I have to say that I love them. I drive that truck in nearly every condition (no snow - ice yes, big time) and these tires are probably the best no joke A/T tires I have ever had. They don't sing on the highway running 80 loaded down, they clean out exceptionally well, they wear VERY nice even under the most extreme conditions, and they are tough. The sidewalls have a nice bit of protection and I have yet *knock on wood* to pop one. The tires that were on my last ranch vehicle (84 CJ7) were 10 ply >popular big name brand< and by the end of the first year they were trashed. I have put 19,000 miles on these tires since I got the truck, rotated every 5k miles. My experience with them has been excellent and I will buy another set when these wear out. I wish they made them for 20" rims - I would put them on my Tundra too if they did. And no, I don't work for them or sell tires or anything. They have just been really good for me. Y'all be safe.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-26-2016, 08:25 PM
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That is what they look like with 19k miles on them. I think you could reasonably expect to get 50k or so out of them under normal driving conditions if they all wear like mine have. They still have a ton of tread left. Peace
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