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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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I think they are retreads, look at the prices

http://treadwright.com/Tires-c2.aspx

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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Yeah it says they are a retread company. But I think it would be good for a spare since they are so cheap.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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ive got a friend that has had retreads on his truck for over a year and no problems thanks for the site its in my favorites for the future

and a little side note almost every semi you see has re-treads
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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I dunno if Id put them on my tow rig - the site seems to have issues with giving them a load/weight limit.... id wheel them on any light truck, especially a wheeler.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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been using there tires for a yr or so..love them..and have had no issues..
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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There are a few people on here, ecj5.com, and jeepforum that run or have run them. I have heard no complaints on them. I was going to buy the 37" size, but they have been temporarily discontinued.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #7
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Treadwright used to be Hi-tech Retreads,

Ive heard of very little issues with their tires.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #8
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I used to sell Bandag recaps, they are done well. so if this place is as good they will out last the casing no problem.
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Good find. Glad to hear the good reviews........Im thinking my new tires are gonna come from there.

Anyone know the diffrence between the regular ones and ultra?
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make sure when u order u ask for matching carcass..they tell ya may take longer for the order to ship but they seem to go out on time..
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Ultra grip


http://treadwright.com/images/Ultra&...tra%20Grip.pdf
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Good find. Glad to hear the good reviews........Im thinking my new tires are gonna come from there.

Anyone know the diffrence between the regular ones and ultra?

the ultra-grip basically has walnut shells mixed into the tread compund as a traction aid...
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re-treading tires is not a new concept...... tractor's use them alot on drive tires. I'm sure Yota Bill and yetti (Rizzo, you should too!) know that though, given their equipment backgrounds.
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They seem to be out of stock of everything.
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I dunno if Id put them on my tow rig - the site seems to have issues with giving them a load/weight limit.... id wheel them on any light truck, especially a wheeler.
The load rating will stay the same, the rating comes more from the sidewall and donor carcass construction. When they recap a tire all they do is grind the old tread down and vulcanize a new tread patch onto the carcass.

Semi tractors have been doing this for more than a decade and their tires have very high load ratings and a lot more road abuse than what your tow rig will. If recapping affected load rating in anyway there is no way the DOT would allow them to use them on the road.
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if they had BIG sizes they'd be perfect for a trail rig
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X1000/1000. I would already own a set if the came bigger.
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The load rating will stay the same, the rating comes more from the sidewall and donor carcass construction. When they recap a tire all they do is grind the old tread down and vulcanize a new tread patch onto the carcass.

Semi tractors have been doing this for more than a decade and their tires have very high load ratings and a lot more road abuse than what your tow rig will. If recapping affected load rating in anyway there is no way the DOT would allow them to use them on the road.
Am I correct in that semi tractors cant run retreads on steer axle? That only leaves me with only 2 tires, not much in savings. Plus since fully loaded Im already pushing weight limits of new tires that are clearly rated - they might work just fine, but Id still not run them. Just MO
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Am I correct in that semi tractors cant run retreads on steer axle?
IIRC no, your wrong. Personally I would not put them on a seer of a OTR truck, but a city truck would be ok. the 2 main reasons caps fail is because of a bad casing or low air pressure on the highway.

each person is entitled to there opinion about caps and they are not worth arguing over. Yes, I've seen guys arguing there merits.
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