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Old 09-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Retreaded tires

Anyone have any experience with retreaded tires? Or reviees? I was looking for cheap mud tires and came across some treadwright tires.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about treadwright, but the two times I've tried to order tires from them the sizes I needed were "currently unavailable".

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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I had retreads on a Ford Bronco and the tread partially separated from the tire and beat the hell out of my rear quarter panel. Notice all the semi tire tread on the interstate. Maybe just to put on while mudding but never at any kind of speed for me.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #4
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There are 37 million threads all over the web about Treadwright. In a nutshell, they have something like a 2% failure rate which is lower than "new" tires so they are 110% safe. They balance smooth if you follow the instructions sent with the tires. They wear like iron and last people a long time. And, the prices are competitive. Not nearly as much savings with them as there was 5-10 years ago, but you can still save a small amount.

The drawbacks are that they are heavy. The remolding process adds 8-12 lbs. of weight to each tire in the 30-33" sizes. And the Guard Dog is very noisy on the highway.
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Only drawback IMO is the weird sizing they have available, lacking really. But safe. Think about it, the carcasses they use are all the 'good' ones that lasted the life of the tire. All the junk/defective ones have already blown out and won't be in the retread process
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Ive ordered a set of Treadwrights for my jeep, can't wait to get them in!
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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I owned a set for about 5 years and never had an issue. Never had issues balancing them, I rotated every oil change. I plan to buy a set for my JKU
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I have been running a set of the 35" Guard Dogs for a few months. They have held up great on the trails. Have had them down to 20 psi with no issues. Like WXman stated...Follow Treadwright instructions on balancing the tires.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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Noticed a local had some treadwrights on his JK with 8k miles on em. Found this vid


Thoughts? I'm thinking it would be a good way to go as well.
Also what's the largest size you can safely mount to a stock wheel? I want 35's. Do I really need to buy new wheels? Thanks. (rookie Q)
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I had retreads on a Ford Bronco and the tread partially separated from the tire and beat the hell out of my rear quarter panel. Notice all the semi tire tread on the interstate. Maybe just to put on while mudding but never at any kind of speed for me.
Less than 2% of the semi tread you see in the road is from retread separating. Its mostly poor maintenance, old tires, regrooved too much, and blowouts from low pressure. Almost all of the sections I pull out of the road have steel chords exposed. Steel is not in the retreading process which means it was complete tire failure.
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Thoughts? I'm thinking it would be a good way to go as well.
Also what's the largest size you can safely mount to a stock wheel? I want 35's. Do I really need to buy new wheels? Thanks. (rookie Q)
Those are 35's I have mounted on my stock rims. TreadWright uses a re-mold process that goes from Bead to Bead...not just re-capped.
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