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Bought 4 new tires with one having different DOT

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  • Oct 21st, 2019 1:17 pm
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Bought 4 new tires with one having different DOT

Hi everyone, I am new to buying tires. I recently purchased 4 new Michelin X Ice 3 tires from Costco. I was checking the dot numbers and realized that one tire was different from the other 3 that I got. The tire that was different was manufactured 4 weeks earlier and was made in Russia versus the other 3 that were made in Spain.

The manufacture date is probably not an issue given that it's only a difference of 4 weeks, but I am wondering whether or not the different manufacturing site can cause any issues in the long run. Does anyone have any insight into this? Should I request to get a tire that is identical to the other 3, or is it normal to be given tires manufactured in different places.

Thanks! I appreciate the help!
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Shouldnt be a problem. Its in the same year, i wouldnt worry. They probably buy so many inbulk and then just grab a set of 4 to sell
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My X-Ice3 from Costco were like that too...three were made in 2019 and one in 2018; same country...
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DJ Trance AZ wrote:
Oct 21st, 2019 8:38 am
My X-Ice3 from Costco were like that too...three were made in 2019 and one in 2018; same country...
If they gave 2 and 2 I would understand, but having one random different one seems odd.

Thanks for the input everyone.
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Watoko wrote:
Oct 21st, 2019 9:35 am
If they gave 2 and 2 I would understand, but having one random different one seems odd.

Thanks for the input everyone.
You need to Google if Michelin outsource all the special ingredients and find out which country have better rubber trees grown locally.
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Watoko wrote:
Oct 21st, 2019 9:35 am
If they gave 2 and 2 I would understand, but having one random different one seems odd.

Thanks for the input everyone.
Not at all.

I bought a set of 4 Continental WinterContact SI's (from the CT sale) and got 3x 4118, and 1x 2118.

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