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Retread Opinions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by badguybuster, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    badguybuster

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    I found a SMOKIN' set of Maxxis Mudder tires locally for sale. However, they are retreads but still...only $300 for the set of 4. They are "New" retreads, I guess that is kind of an odd phrase. Anyways, what do ya'll think??
     
  2. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    go 4 it
    retreads are the exact same as a new tire except there used (if that makes sence)
     
  3. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    I say go for it. Just try to get some sort of warranty on them if possible.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    from a truck driver stand point

    Keep a close eye on tire pressure if the get low like any tire will over heat but unlike a new tire can let go a little easier.

    If the place that did them nows what they are doing should last until you have no more tread.

    If you are going to use them on a second pair of rims just for mudding then go for it.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    Typically retreads are used only on the rears. I like virgin rubber up front.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Here is something else a little weird. First, this truck had about 12,000 miles on it when I bought it and this is the first time I have had to buy tires for it. I was looking at the info sheet and it says it should have 265/65/R16, o.k.? No big deal. It has the factory rims on it BUT the tires it has on are 265/65/R17. So, am I to assume the original owner put bigger rims on it? They are the factory style. I am puzzled.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    he put 17 inch factroy wheels on a truck that came with 16 inch wheels
     
  8. Mar 14, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    It would seem so.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    Now I am a bit concerned about buying tires. The tires that are on it now are touring tires but I am going to a more rugged tread, there is plenty of clearance but I still worry about them rubbing on the inside of the fender well.
     
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