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Old 07-22-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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ReTread Tires?

Has anyone dealt with treadwright tires? Are they a good deal or should i just pay for new tires?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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Pay for new tires. Retreads are never a good idea on passenger vehicles.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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Honestly I wouldn't do it. How often are you buying tires?
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Just get new tires. I've never trusted re-treads.
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The people who have Treadwrights love them. I have one as a spare, but no other personal experience
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bought a set for my trail tires....drove them 7 hours straight from SC to KY, aired down and wheeled a bit, aired back up and drove another 7 hours straight....no issues to speak of.
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bought a set for my trail tires....drove them 7 hours straight from SC to KY, aired down and wheeled a bit, aired back up and drove another 7 hours straight....no issues to speak of.
How is the weight of the retreads vs. other tires? Meaning are the retreads heavier? If they weigh 100lbs a piece or whatever, the money I save will get eat'n up by the mpg's I loose. If they weigh the same then it's not a bad deal.

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Never heard a bad thing abut them. They are definitely on my short list at replacement time.
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How is the weight of the retreads vs. other tires? Meaning are the retreads heavier? If they weigh 100lbs a piece or whatever, the money I save will get eat'n up by the mpg's I loose. If they weigh the same then it's not a bad deal.

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not sure about the weight difference.
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How is the weight of the retreads vs. other tires? Meaning are the retreads heavier? If they weigh 100lbs a piece or whatever, the money I save will get eat'n up by the mpg's I loose. If they weigh the same then it's not a bad deal.

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Not sure but a few people have reported that they take less weights to balance and stay balanced better. Im considering some for my winter tires
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I will be trying them out for my next set, brother put a set on his jeep no issues with the tires cant say the same about the jeep LOL
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Not sure but a few people have reported that they take less weights to balance and stay balanced better. Im considering some for my winter tires
they have to be static balanced. not all shops can/will do this.
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BGR has a set of retread nitto's I believe, and i know Jamie likes them... I'll be getting a set this fall...

yeah...mine are retreaded dueler ATs. the only bad thing was that one of them shipped as a load range E and the others were D. just need to keep that one on the main drive wheel for added protection
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i hate retreads one blew up on my dually with no load and i had tto replace the whole bed
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i hate retreads one blew up on my dually with no load and i had tto replace the whole bed
All kinds of tires blow out. My mechanic lost a new tire on his Suburban, which dented the quarter panel and the race trailer he was towing.
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All kinds of tires blow out. My mechanic lost a new tire on his Suburban, which dented the quarter panel and the race trailer he was towing.
no i mean the tread peeled off the tire causing it to blow
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no i mean the tread peeled off the tire causing it to blow
That's what happened to him as well. Completely de-laminated.
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