quote:Futura is made by Cooper mainly. On Dayton's, the use the Bridgestone technologies typically and keep the price lower to meet the price point of some consumers. I owned a set on a very old Civic and was quite happy with them. Superior in the wet which can be a generalization for Bridgestone tires.
Originally posted by wantin150: Jimbo, I stand corrected. I was actually thinking of the Futura line. My bad.
quote:You are thinking of Kelly-Springfield tires, which was based in nearby Springfield, Ohio and now owned by Goodyear and marketed/sold as a low end brand. Dayton was bought out years ago by Firestone before the Bridgestone merger and sold as a budget brand as well. Neither company makes tires locally in the Dayton - Springfield area (the only local tire company is Cooper's big warehouse south of Dayton). Ditto on most Futura being rebranded Coopers. Some are current makes just relabelled, but some are old discontinued tires such as the old Trendsetter with a traction rating of B. If these Dayton tires are rebranded current Bridgestones, then these tires are a bargain. If they are based on ten year mediocre Firestone casing then probably not.
Originally posted by eljefino: I personally thought Daytons were made by Goodyear and named after their headquarters in Dayton Ohio but could be wrong...