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Old 01-14-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Green Diamond Tires

After sliding through an intersection this morning on my siped BFG MTs, someone told me about these Green Diamond tires. They have little industrial diamonds molded into the tread...traction on ice like studs, more road frienldy, don't wear down like studs, they have an MT tread pattern avail.. in limited sizes. It seems like a brilliant idea.

Why can't the major tire companies adopt this?

Google "Green Diamond Tires"

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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These tires are made by a retread company that does off road tires. Many people are affraid of the reliability of a retread but this company has been makeing these tires for a long time (they deff. arent new). About 3-4 years ago I was gonna get a set of their tires for my ZJ but I never ended up going that route. They are a great tire (I had a friend run 2 sets of their tires very successfully and keep up with my Pro Comp mud terrains) and they last as long as any regular tire you'll find. To be honest Im not sure why major companies havent adopted this but there is gotta be some reason.

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good idea for tires. Maybe these guys are ahead of there time
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:07 PM   #5
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do retreaded tires last as long? are they just as safe? is there any difference
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:35 PM   #6
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The Green Diamond tires have a 45k warrantee. They don't come any bigger than 31" though. I want 33" BFG KM2 with little green diamonds in the tread and I want them now!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #7
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just brake sooner and drive slower in the snow. thats what i do. 97- no abs, 91- no abs
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yeah i have the same problem so i brake sooner .. and its a jeep not a racer so it needs to be driven slower anyways
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #9
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I've been told I drive like a Grandma on slippery roads as it is.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:07 PM   #10
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ive put all kinds of tires on my wifes car. first winter we were here we went with blizzaks, last year we did studded tires, and this year we are doing blizzaks again.

snow tires are great, but they dont make you stop any faster if your going so fast you have to slam on the brakes in an intersection.

locking up the brakes on snow and/or ice with any tires will put you in an intersection or ditch just as easily as driving with racing slicks. when the wheel is not turning you arent getting traction.

i explain that to my soldiers.. it doesnt matter if you have 1 snow tire, 2 snow tires, no snow tires, or 4 snow tires... drive too fast and youll still wreck.

another huge mistake i used to make alot when i first started driving in the snow is you really have to be prepared to do a sharp 90 degree turn. if you try to brake too hard while turning your brakes will lock up, and when that happens you dont turn anymore you go straight.

i learned if you find out too late your going too fast for a turn, instead of hitting the brakes while turning, gas it up, and your back end will swing around.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:28 PM   #11
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I've lived in NY or Colorado all my life, never had an accident or went into a ditch. When I slid through the intersection the other morning, I couldn't have been going more than 5mph. Seemed like black ice under 1" fresh snow. Seconds after I was out of the way a cop slid though and hit another car. Sorry, I'm getting denfensive.

I'm not looking to go faster, I'm just looking to protect my rather expensive toy even more at my current conservative speeds.
Just ask my other half about my granny driving. She always insists on driving when we have to get somewhere on time. I prefer to get my thrills in off the road
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:34 PM   #12
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hey bro, not saying your unsafe, just putting the info out there. i drive in it every day. its -6 here right now, tonights low is -20 with -36 windchill. ive never slid into an intersection..... yet lol (knocks on wood).

it can happen to anyone.

just dont think a certain tire will save you.

i would have busted out the camera phone and took pics of that cop
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:27 PM   #13
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Yeah, that was an attention getter for me the first time I drove in a downpour. Hit a puddle too fast and it goes where it wants to! Major pucker factor!!!!

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