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Old 08-26-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Tire Rack vs Falken & Nitto

Has anyone wondered why Tire Rack doesn't carry Falken and Nitto tires?
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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what are you talkin bout? i bought some falken azeni's or something like that last year from them
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:53 AM   #3
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what are you talkin bout? i bought some falken azeni's or something like that last year from them
I wondered the same thing and yeah I don't see Nitto and Falken on there anywhere. Discounttire has them though, but I've noticed that generally tires are more expensive there.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:55 AM   #4
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Let's ask Luke@Tirerack!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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Nitto, Falken & Toyo tire brands

The Tire Rack focuses on brands that are used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on many of the world's finest vehicles. Of the three brands you inquired about, only Toyo has any, although limited, O.E. fitments on vehicles sold in the United States.

Nitto Tire is subsidiary of the Toyo Tire & Rubber Company, and Falken Tire Corporation is a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Rubber Industries Group.

Since these tire brands have limited awareness in the United States (with the exception of performance tires), they rely heavily on their independent dealers for sales.

Some of the larger regional tire dealers who sell the off-the-road tires used for logging and mining, H.D. truck tires used for tractor trailers and busses, as well as light light truck and passenger car tires have been given "exclusive geographic distribution privileges" to minimize competition.

This results in a conflict because The Tire Rack offers its selection of products nationwide, and is not able or willing to restrict delivery to specific regions. The regional dealers have threatened to stop selling the tire manufacturer's "full" line if The Tire Rack delivers into their "area".

While this costs The Tire Rack some sales and doesn't always provide the consumer with the best selection and service, it's the path that these tire companies have chosen to take.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:39 AM   #6
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hey luke, got any coupons? lol, i wanna get some AGX's and springs!!! help a customer out!
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:38 PM   #7
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Nitto, Falken & Toyo tire brands

The Tire Rack focuses on brands that are used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on many of the world's finest vehicles. Of the three brands you inquired about, only Toyo has any, although limited, O.E. fitments on vehicles sold in the United States.

Nitto Tire is subsidiary of the Toyo Tire & Rubber Company, and Falken Tire Corporation is a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Rubber Industries Group.

Since these tire brands have limited awareness in the United States (with the exception of performance tires), they rely heavily on their independent dealers for sales.

Some of the larger regional tire dealers who sell the off-the-road tires used for logging and mining, H.D. truck tires used for tractor trailers and busses, as well as light light truck and passenger car tires have been given "exclusive geographic distribution privileges" to minimize competition.

This results in a conflict because The Tire Rack offers its selection of products nationwide, and is not able or willing to restrict delivery to specific regions. The regional dealers have threatened to stop selling the tire manufacturer's "full" line if The Tire Rack delivers into their "area".

While this costs The Tire Rack some sales and doesn't always provide the consumer with the best selection and service, it's the path that these tire companies have chosen to take.
100% True.

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Old 08-28-2009, 01:02 PM   #8
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Luke, what about Federal?
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Thanks Luke for good explanations
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Nitto, Falken & Toyo tire brands

The Tire Rack focuses on brands that are used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on many of the world's finest vehicles. Of the three brands you inquired about, only Toyo has any, although limited, O.E. fitments on vehicles sold in the United States.

Nitto Tire is subsidiary of the Toyo Tire & Rubber Company, and Falken Tire Corporation is a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Rubber Industries Group.

Since these tire brands have limited awareness in the United States (with the exception of performance tires), they rely heavily on their independent dealers for sales.

Some of the larger regional tire dealers who sell the off-the-road tires used for logging and mining, H.D. truck tires used for tractor trailers and busses, as well as light light truck and passenger car tires have been given "exclusive geographic distribution privileges" to minimize competition.

This results in a conflict because The Tire Rack offers its selection of products nationwide, and is not able or willing to restrict delivery to specific regions. The regional dealers have threatened to stop selling the tire manufacturer's "full" line if The Tire Rack delivers into their "area".

While this costs The Tire Rack some sales and doesn't always provide the consumer with the best selection and service, it's the path that these tire companies have chosen to take.
+1 some reading worth my time...thank you
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