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Old 11-19-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Fulda Tires

I ran a forum search on Fulda and came up with some good info like made in Poland... etc. BUT no one has reviewed them. Do any OWNERS of Fulda tires on your REX have any critical or observational input??

I am thinking about a purchase tomorrow so a fast response would be appreciated!

edit: All season tires... I live in Charlotte and we don't expect more than 5" of snow a year... the REX can handle that
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Old 11-19-2004, 07:11 PM   #2
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IIRC aren't Fulda tires German Goodyears. I seem to remember they were the hot ticket many years ago.

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Old 11-21-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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yeah, they're german, i have a used set of extremo's on my rs right now. i hate 'em, they're loud & don't give you much feedback when they start to break free. but they do work pretty good in the rain.

then again i did get them used so these may not be the most accurate representation of the fulda tire line.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:22 PM   #4
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i live in germany. when i was looking for cheap track tires to beat during auto-x, i asked a bunch of tire shops if they had any fulda's laying around. about 3 different shops told me that they would wear out very quick. thats all i have. bye.
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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I was looking for a set of tires today and ran across the FULDA brand. I used to live in Fulda, just down the road from the tire factory.

Fulda was the place where World War III was going to start. The center of the Cold War. If you have ever heard the term "The Gap" pertaining to a strategic area, this is it. The most likey place for the Russians to come through in a 'Blitzkrieg' fashion. Any of the soldiers, be it Americans, East Germans or Soviet, stationed at the gap had a life expectancy of 15 seconds. The U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment was a Armored Cavalry Unit that was stationed there and owned the East/West German border. They were the first unit in Europe to get the ABRAHMS M1 tank. Talk about an M series!

When I lived there I found the there was 2 things truly respected about Fulda in the Automotive arena. The had great 'Tuners' (That was not the term then) for the BMW and Mercedes lines and they had great tires. If you saw a Beemer with the word Fulda on the back you knew it was one bad car. It was along the same lines a the M series is.

If you were going to drive your bad car on the Autobahn, you had Fulda tires on it. If you had a highend whatever it had Fulda tires on it.

That was 20 years ago. I know that the tire company ran into some financial problems and had a layoff or two.

Does anyone have any of the tires? Do they still have the good reputation?
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:23 AM   #6
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i used to have some y2000's on my crx si. that was 18 years ago and as far as i knew they were cool! they were shaved and from a guy who did track racing in showroom stock, but only used them once or twice. i bought em used.

man, this is like the bizarre return of fulda, i've seen them now in at least three different forums and found some on some foreign tire websites - all in the last three weeks. IT'S A SIGN!!! I must get fulda's!
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:17 PM   #7
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English website here:


"Fulda is one of the nine tire manufacturers in Germany and belongs to the most successful tire producers in replacement business. Today Fulda belongs to the Goodyear Dunlop group Germany with six manufacturing plants in total."

They've been owned by Goodyear since 1962

looks like they make at least one decent wet-biased max-performance summer tire - carat extremo - and seem to be very serious about winter tires. sold by a number of independent dealers here in the US

personally, I prefer the other "f-word" in tires: Falken
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