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Are Fuel Mud Gripper tires the same as Tri-Ace Mud Gripper?

Hey all. Been looking at the Fuel 38x15.50r22's because Toyo doesn't sell a 38x15.50 for anything bigger than a 20" rim. I just saw pictures of someone with 35x13.50r20 Tri-Ace Mud Gripper tires on a different website, and thought I'd check them out.

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Does anyone think that Fuel's mud grippers might be produced by Tri-Ace? Tri-Ace and fuel both have a 35x13.50r20 as well as a 38x15.50r22, they're the only company I've seen with that size 38's.

Here's Fuel's tire lineup.

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I never seen either of those. I didn't know Fuel started making tires. They look just like Toyos to me, and that is a tire size I've always thought would be a hot seller that nobody made - now someone does 38s for 22s, sweet.

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There are lots of threads on here with people saying fuel tires are toyos. I am no positive they are, just positive I have seen people say they are.

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For every Fuel tire I've seen, there's a Toyo tire that looks identical. Maybe it's just a coincidence... Hmmmmm....

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Are Fuel Mud Gripper tires the same as Tri-Ace Mud Gripper?

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For every Fuel tire I've seen, there's a Toyo tire that looks identical. Maybe it's just a coincidence... Hmmmmm....
The thing is Fuel has a 35x13.5r20 and a 38x15.5r22 that Toyo doesn't make, but Tri-Ace has those sizes. Makes me think Tri-Ace is knocking off Toyo with their tread pattern and sidewall design, then Fuel is having them produce their tires with Fuel's name on the sidewall and only in the larger rim sizes because Fuel doesn't care about making stock sized replacement tires.


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There are lots of threads on here with people saying fuel tires are toyos. I am no positive they are, just positive I have seen people say they are.
I think that just comes from the similarity in the tread design, but I have yet to find a person post pictures of their truck with fuel tires.


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Well, knowing that the Toyo's seem to be a little bit off the stamped size, wouldn't it be funny if the Fuel's were also a little bit off than the stamped size, which could make them the same?

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Not that anybody has paid much attention to this thread, but I can confirm 100% that Fuel tires are made by Tri-Ace.







The 38x15.50r22's after taxes and levies are $920 per tire locally. God bless Canada.

Toyo MT's are made in Japan, these are made in China. So I think Tri-Ace knocked off the Toyo design and then Fuel has the sizes they want branded with their logo at a cozy markup.
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Not that anybody has paid much attention to this thread, but I can confirm 100% that Fuel tires are made by Tri-Ace.

The 38x15.50r22's after taxes and levies are $920 per tire locally. God bless Canada.

Toyo MT's are made in Japan, these are made in China. So I think Tri-Ace knocked off the Toyo design and then Fuel has the sizes they want branded with their logo at a cozy markup.
Thanks pushin! You going to drop $4K on tires?

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No, I try not to support our local crooks. Found the same tires in the US for 2400 for the set. What I normally do with large purchases from the US is get them shipped to a warehouse in Montana just across the border. Whenever anything gets shipped to Canada we get raped on "brokerage" fees - I've had a 200 dollar part get stuck with 300 dollars in brokerage fees. This warehouse I use charges about 30 bucks to receive and hold a set of wheels and tires, so I'll get em shipped down there and pick them up.

I got a quote for ****s and giggles, and the 4 38x15.50r22's and 4 Fuel Driller wheels mounted, balanced, and installed was just a hair under 8 grand. That's about the same price as the wheels, tire, and the fabtech 10" system from the US.
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