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Old 12-12-2010, 11:26 PM
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anyone running retreads? i found this in a 4x4 magazine, and im thinking about getting some of the bfg a/t style ones, for like 90 bucks a tires it sounds like a good deal to me...

http://www.treadwright.com/
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:30 PM
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Tire discussion belongs in the wheel and tire section, thread moved.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:31 PM
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I don't know that I would trust retreads. They are known for coming apart, and mostly are only ran on semi's. I know some companies that will only run them on shorter runs where there is less of a chance of them coming apart.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:34 PM
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I don't know that I would trust retreads. They are known for coming apart, and mostly are only ran on semi's. I know some companies that will only run them on shorter runs where there is less of a chance of them coming apart.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:21 AM
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: retreads?

but remember semi's are generally putting on 100's of thousands of miles And are carry up to 80k lbs at any given time over great distances.

On a truck, they actually might be ok to run...? They would not market them if they were "unsafe"

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Also note that semi tires are not balanced, this may have cause an early fail rate
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:29 AM
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Well I might have to look into them for getting off-road tires later on. I don't think I would want them as daily drivers, but sounds like they would be good to tear around on dirt and mud at lower speeds.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:11 AM
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but remember semi's are generally putting on 100's of thousands of miles And are carry up to 80k lbs at any given time over great distances.

On a truck, they actually might be ok to run...? They would not market them if they were "unsafe"

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Also note that semi tires are not balanced, this may have cause an early fail rate
thats because you have 2 tires if 1 blows out at least you have time to pull over, recaps are extremly dangerous thats why they will not allow you to run them as steering tires
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:38 AM
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anyone running retreads? i found this in a 4x4 magazine, and im thinking about getting some of the bfg a/t style ones, for like 90 bucks a tires it sounds like a good deal to me...

http://www.treadwright.com/

I run them. Retreads get a bad rap but there is nothing wrong with running them. I have had mine for 3 years have about 15,000 miles on them. They have worn even and I have had no issues with them.

With that same as ever other tire. Keeping them balanced and properly inflated and you will be fine.

The process to retread a tire is the same as the process with putting the treads on a brand new tire. Rubber is wrapped and bonded to the core of the tire and then the mold is placed around it and you have a tire. Nothing different but a reused core.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:30 AM
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I run them. Retreads get a bad rap but there is nothing wrong with running them. I have had mine for 3 years have about 15,000 miles on them. They have worn even and I have had no issues with them.

With that same as ever other tire. Keeping them balanced and properly inflated and you will be fine.

The process to retread a tire is the same as the process with putting the treads on a brand new tire. Rubber is wrapped and bonded to the core of the tire and then the mold is placed around it and you have a tire. Nothing different but a reused core.
Exactly! They get looked down on because 9/10 issues are on semi's. And that is because drivers (if this isnt true tell me) dont/cant always keep track of ALL the miles put on each tire. Therefore truly not being able to KNOW when to replace them before its too late. IMO, go for it!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:38 AM
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How many miles should these kinds of tires last? Same as regular tires?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:54 AM
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(my .02) I think they should last JUST as long as originals. The only difference is the core is "used".
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:56 AM
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(my .02) I think they should last JUST as long as originals. The only difference is the core is "used".
okay cool.. Thanks for the reply! Will def be grabbing a set once they are in stock
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:56 PM
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yeah seeing as they could save me a few hundo, i think im going to get a set, i have been doing a bunch of research, and i cant find anything saying they are illegal in california for regular trucks and SUVs, and yeah also with retreads on big rigs its extreme amounts of weight, and pressure, not to mention hundreds of miles a day every day, that has to wreak havoc on tires. i think im gonna get on the back order list once my x-mas bonus comes in!

they would also make a good full size cheap spare.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:05 AM
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i was looking to get some of these and in my search of pros an cons, they had them on a wrangler forum and 40 people loved them and no problems, 1-2 had some problems, 6 liked another brand of reread tires. many people seemed to like them over there, use the search button, probably find more than just this thread
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