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Tread Wright tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by nfs257, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. May 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    Sunner

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    Sorry if its been discussed already but have you guys ran these at low PSI off road for an extended period of time? They hold out?
     
  2. May 25, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    Ran these 10-15psi for a whole weekend friday night thru Sunday afternoon. No problems.
     
  3. May 25, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Check out the "Retread Tires Debate" thread here in the tire forum. I have done a crap ton of research on all of this. For those that say they will never trust a retread, you better not fly commercial anymore. Almost all aircraft tires are retreads. The process that TreadWright uses to bond the tread to the carcass is near identical to the way that new tires are produced. Some research has shown that the carcass of a tire actually gains strength over time (until about the 6 year mark).

    As soon as I can afford it, I'm going to run the 265/70R17 Guard Dogs in load range C.
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    Im skepticle about em to but F it, Im going to order 6, have 2 spares incase something does go wrong(which I doubt will from reading all the good feedback on these). The Gaurd Dogs look good, Ill go with those.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Look online for reviews... I found one in 48 hours of researching them... A lot of haters just because they are retreads but all the haters have never ran them... :eek:
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    How many miles do you have on these so far and how are they wearing? I looked at buying a set of these for my first gen but everyone scared me away from them.
     
  7. May 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    15000 or so and only one rotation and balance and still going strong!
     
  8. May 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    Have they gotten any noisier on the highway with age? Can't wait until these are on my truck.
     
  9. May 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    They have always been a little noisy but no change with wear...
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    So just saw the first bad thing about these...

     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    That doesn't bother me. Should I bring up the whole Firestone issue from years ago.. lol I'm still set on these.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Wasnt swaying anybody away... Finally found my first bad thing though...
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    Going to be running some 285/70/17 guard dogs with kedge grip on my 98 4runner soon. Picked up 3 used ones for a deal I couldn't pass, so ill be buying 1 or 2 new ones and be good to go. Will review after running them a while
     
  14. Jul 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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    How many miles on them now? What carcass did you get? how are they in heavy rain on the highway?
     
  15. Jul 30, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    There are over 10,000 miles now and stroll lots of tread left. The heavy rains out here are nothing compared to yours, but in our rains they handle great. The carcass' are Toyo mt.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    Thanks for the reply!
     
  17. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    they wheel great (i run 12-15psi). very stickey tire on the rocks, good traction in wet and loose conditions, and unlike some past tires i've run, i have yet to chunk the thread lugs from any spinning on rocks

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    mine have gotten quieter....still haven't figured that one out :confused:
     
  18. Jul 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    Guard dogs? looks like it but not 100%
     
  19. Jul 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    yes. 285/70/17, with D-range BFG A/T casings. i inquired about nitto Terra grapler casings, but they told me they were not currently getting nittos in that size. BFG was my second choice though, so i'm happy.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    This vid was pretty cool: http://youtu.be/xhbQap_nmu0

    According to the info, the cam mounted truck is on 265/75 guard dogs and was in 2wd the whole time
     
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