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beergeek 07-31-2010 08:13 AM

Shopping for new tires
 
I've been shopping around for new tires recently and I was wondering where everyone else is shopping. Anyone know of any good deals going on right now? Also, I've found a couple sites selling retread AT's and MT's any one tried them out?

pakman55 07-31-2010 08:21 AM

What i would do: go to tirerack.com and price out the tires you want. Then find your local national chain tire store (town fair tire for me) and tell them to beat the price. They usually will.
If you are a member of treadlightly, goodyear is giving you a $100 mail in debate when you purchase 4 new tires.
I've never had any experience, but i would not get retreads.

VolForce 07-31-2010 08:25 AM

i agree with Pakman....I have a local tire guy that I trust, he either orders stuff in for me ormakes reccomendations to me, either way it works for me, he outfits all 3 of my vehicles and does me right or price and maint.

TJ_Babe 07-31-2010 08:45 AM

I hard such a hard time picking mine out. I ended up with BFG All-Terrains.

All Terrain KO Tires - JCWhitney

So far I've been extremely happy with them. Road noise is minimum, they are rated great for just about any condition (surprisingly even snow), not much of a hit to the MPG (although, how do you really decrease the gas mileage of a brick on wheels) and the most important part... they look really cool. They have larger voids than most ATs and have a look closer to a less "diesel" MT. To me it was a good compromise. I wanted muds, but they weren't practical driving over an hour to work every day.

Atthehop 07-31-2010 09:01 AM

I had my BFG AT's done by Costco, lifetime balance and rotate free.

No retreads.......

DevilDogDoc 07-31-2010 11:16 AM

I have had my treadwrights since December, love em! Quiet on the road beasts on the rocks. And all for half what they would cost new.

HeaveToo 07-31-2010 12:16 PM

I bought my tires at Pep boys. They have a mail in rebate that you send in and it ends up being you get 4 tires for the price of 3. It is a pretty good deal and comes with lifetime rotation and balancing.

cavediverjc 07-31-2010 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by TJ_Babe (Post 707460)
I hard such a hard time picking mine out. I ended up with BFG All-Terrains.

All Terrain KO Tires - JCWhitney

So far I've been extremely happy with them. Road noise is minimum, they are rated great for just about any condition (surprisingly even snow), not much of a hit to the MPG (although, how do you really decrease the gas mileage of a brick on wheels) and the most important part... they look really cool. They have larger voids than most ATs and have a look closer to a less "diesel" MT. To me it was a good compromise. I wanted muds, but they weren't practical driving over an hour to work every day.

I ran a set of BFG ATs prior to getting my Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radials and I loved them. They're great tires for most of the terrain you'd want to run them in, including snow, rain, minor mud, sand, and minor rocks. Plus, they'll wear forever. I sold mine after driving on them for a year and a half and they still had hardly any wear on them.

DKarge87 07-31-2010 12:41 PM

Good Year Wrangler Duratrac's are a great mix of M/T and A/T and I have had mine for 15K and they are awsome on and off road and great in the snow up here too.

Triksy 07-31-2010 12:43 PM

DON'T do the retreads, you'll regret it. We do retreads at the company I work for on the bigger trucks and they last half as long as a new tire for almost the same cost so really don't save you time or money.

Wildkarde 07-31-2010 05:10 PM

Perhaps retreads are not the best idea for DD's or perhaps there is no reason not to use them i don't know. I do have to say that I have seen a large amount of people that have bought retreads from treadwright.com, rave about them. No real negative posts that couldn't have happened with a new tire just as easy, this is from multiple forums as I did a decent amount of research into them at one point.

With that being said I personally think that they are the absolute best option for those that can not justify running a real aggressive tire on a day to day basis. They make it much easier to pick up a second set of tires to have for when you want to have some fun. Get some cheap rims and poof you will have wheeling tires for years since they wont see constant wear and you have your nice civil street tires for the commute as well.

Just my thoughts

cavediverjc 07-31-2010 05:34 PM

Does anyone know if treadwright offers any kind of warranty? I'd be wary if they don't. I'd rather buy from a local dealer, personally, even if he has to order my tires.

DevilDogDoc 07-31-2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Triksy (Post 707597)
DON'T do the retreads, you'll regret it. We do retreads at the company I work for on the bigger trucks and they last half as long as a new tire for almost the same cost so really don't save you time or money.

Not the same process afaik check out their page and judge for yourself. They offer a 2 year 24000 mile warranty.And in my case the priced was less than half what new cost. I paid 550 to my door for 4 285/75-16 with 19/32 of tread on bfg carcasses.

Volta009 07-24-2012 05:36 PM

My cousin runs guard dogs on his yj and his diesel chevy. He loves them. He also drove semis and knows all about retreads. The whole problem with retreads are heat. Thousands of pounds of weight plus thousands of miles of constant driving=failure. A little jeep for maybe a hundred or so miles a day = same performance of a brand new high price tire. Oh and I done extencive research on treadwright the only failure ive ever heard of is a bulge from them using a patched carcuss. Btw 3 of the guard dogs on my cousins yj are patched carcusses and he has 12000 miles on them with 3/32 wear on them. give up on knocking these every one id like to see some high price tires not needing any weight to balance. His dont. I love that howl from those tires.

DuruConsigliere 07-24-2012 06:22 PM

I run Cooper Discoverer STT's on my Jeep. I get a discount from my ex-employer of 15%. Anyway, they run great on wet, snow, mud, and even did pretty good on the few rocks I've had them on. You just have to make sure you rotate them about every 10,000 miles for a nice even ware.

Volta009 07-24-2012 07:45 PM

A guy at my shop has those on his dakota. Look nice but not aggressive enough for me.

vtjohn 07-24-2012 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc (Post 707547)
I have had my treadwrights since December, love em! Quiet on the road beasts on the rocks. And all for half what they would cost new.

Ordered my Treadwright Guard Dogs last week, they told me a 2 week backlog. Can't wait!

DevilDogDoc 07-24-2012 10:53 PM

Good buy! I'm still rockin the same set on mine, 40000+ miles on them, still about a quarter left on them...

Derp 07-24-2012 11:05 PM

Retreads are a death trap

GY mt/r's bar none.

98 tj sport 07-24-2012 11:05 PM

I have the bfg mt km2s and I love them, I ended up getting a local tire place to beat some other prices and ended up paying 800 for the set, they do great in everything I've had them in, yea they cost a little but my father in law has a set of km1s on his tj that were originally on his cj that he has had FOREVER I mean me and my wife have been together 5 years and they are the same set of tires and its his dd and they still have quite a bit of tread, so I'm more than happy to pay for a good tire that ik will last a while

DevilDogDoc 07-24-2012 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Derp (Post 2619045)
Retreads are a death trap

GY mt/r's bar none.

A blanket statement such as you have just made shows that you have little knowledge of Treadwrights. I would love to have a set of Kevlars but the budget doesnt allow it. Not everyone has an unlimited budget, and as far as deathtraps go, I guess I got 40000 miles of lucky then...

Derp 07-24-2012 11:17 PM

Not everyone has a replacable head either. I had a retread almost blow mt head off. They're death traps.

AtcoTrailsINC 07-24-2012 11:23 PM

i just bought my set of summit mud hogs from tire corral and the price was nice. 700 and some change. I love these tires so far, i just got back from a 800 mile round trip to the outter banks and they rode great!

DevilDogDoc 07-24-2012 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Derp (Post 2619088)
Not everyone has a replacable head either. I had a retread almost blow mt head off. They're death traps.

Was it a Treadwright?

TJNewbie 07-24-2012 11:38 PM

Tread Wright tires have great reviews by owners and by the JP magazine. Personally I went with the GoodYear Duratracs, they are so much better than My previous BFG T/A KOs, in every way.

Derp 07-25-2012 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc

Was it a Treadwright?

Treadwright or not it was a retread.

I like GY MT/r's and Duras

TJNewbie 07-25-2012 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Derp (Post 2619347)
Treadwright or not it was a retread.

I like GY MT/r's and Duras

I wouldn't tarnish Treadwright's product just because they make retreads. they are very high quality.

vtjohn 07-25-2012 10:29 AM

Most blowouts are from under- or over-inflated tires, new or not, especially if you are talking about commercial trucks(18 wheelers). Whole different ballgame for a much lighter TJ.

I suppose I could make a blanket statement that lift kits are death traps as well, right? Higher center of gravity, death wobble and all that.

Volta009 07-25-2012 02:24 PM

Some people are tools.

LawMoose 07-25-2012 02:27 PM

I had Treadwright Guard Dogs, I loved them.

Here some info about the process, which is completely different what the do on semi tires or heavy rigs, least from what we have used it is.
https://www.treadwright.com/t-Our-Process.aspx


Or if you don't like those, I would also suggest Maxxis BigHorns


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