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Old 02-21-2011, 06:13 PM
SilveRanger01 SilveRanger01 is offline
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I've been looking into getting different rims and tires for a while now, and now that I've settled on what rims I want (and will get as soon as I find some at the right price), I'm turning my attention to what tires I would like to get. I'd like to stay with 16" rims if possible, but won't pass up a good deal on 15" rims either. Anyways, I've heard from a few people that I know about their vehicles (Jeeps, S10's, other vehicles) and them buying re-treaded tires for their trucks that are way cheaper, but still look just as good and perform just as well. I drive semi for a living, and 16 out of 18 tires on my truck are retreads, so I'm comfortable with them. I'm just looking for other people's opinions. Here is a website I found for a company:

http://www.treadwright.com/default.aspx
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:39 AM
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Default Re: Opinion On Re-treads

I myself would not do re-treads, I dont really like them
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:18 AM
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There is a thread that went over this extensively a few months back. Opions were all over the place. Some said off road only, others said they use them all the time and others don't trust them.

Me personally, I fall in the "don't" trust them category. I've had them come apart on me, thankfully, not on the highway.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:52 AM
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I will never use re-treads again, and I'd suggest you do the same. I had some on my '98 Frontier. I was cruising at about 80 down I-95 and both rear tires shredded. The tread unwound off the tires and it knocked the crap out of both rear quarter-panels... so IMO the tires aren't worth the money you save.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:57 PM
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Understand and know what happens first hand as well. Was driving a Peterbilt when the sidewalls let go on an inner set of duals. The steel cords from the tread chewed a hole in an airbag. That was a few fun hours trying to get that clamped off. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:03 PM
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i have been talking to a lot of people about the new treadwright tires, and honestly havent found anything negative, i was the one who started the extensive thread last time. they are very good for a budget tire, and if you take good care of them they will last. a lot of people have had bad experiences with older styles from other companies, but this place has a quality product from what i have read.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:05 PM
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When you're driving a company owned vehicle, who cares. For your own vehicle, go with new quality tires.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:09 PM
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When you're driving a company owned vehicle, who cares. For your own vehicle, go with new quality tires.
I try to take care of the company equipment like it was my own, thank you. Not only does it reflect well on the company when I go to a customer, it reflects well on me as an employee.

And Ben, thank you for your input. I will have to search for that thread and do a little more research.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:12 PM
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you could search through my posts but i have a lot lol. and i like the way you think.
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I do as well, I drive a company truck too. But, you have no opinion on what they put on your company vehicle. Retreads are known to be less reliable and safe than new tires. Spend the extra money for piece of mind. Tires are a big deal when it comes to safety and performance, and commercial tires are built tougher than passenger tires. Therefore less safe when it comes to retreads.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:41 PM
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i wouldnt do it man, pay the extra money
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