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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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Gawdamn Tire Retreads!

I swear, my car is a magnet for catching blown tire retreads. I've driven next to three semis this week when their retreaded tires go boo-ya then spray my car with tire shrapnel. I'm willing to be that a glass vase breaks in less pieces than one of these POS. Grrrrrrrr.....
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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You shouldve bought a plastic saturn instead of a metal focus.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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You shouldve bought a plastic saturn instead of a metal focus.
oh no!! retreads + saturns + danmage!!

i got hit by one and it took out the inner fender well and grabbed the harness and ripped all the wires out of the fuse box no power no breaks (execpt e brake) no lights. i think i peed alittle
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #4
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Does anybody have any background on these things or ever run a rig with them that can shed some light as to why they get so destructive when they go?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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Does anybody have any background on these things or ever run a rig with them that can shed some light as to why they get so destructive when they go?
F--- them! Damn shotty product should be banned. They should be called re-tards, not re-treads.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #6
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Does anybody have any background on these things or ever run a rig with them that can shed some light as to why they get so destructive when they go?
There was a whole post on them within the last 6months I believe and someone was arguing that they were perfectly safe.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #7
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yes exploding tires are safe

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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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Lost the lower (soft) front end of my Dakota to one - ripped it to shreds.

I saw a 'burb get hit with one, catch it in the wheelwell where it somehow gets tangled in something and and shredded the front fender sheetmetal.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #9
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We got hit by one several years ago on our way back from florida. Hit us in the rear quarter and blew out the back window.

Damn things are NOT safe.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #10
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Mythbusters did an episode on truck tires letting go and the damage they do. Knocked the head right off of their ballistics gel dummy after going through the window!
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #11
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #12
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don't drive next to or behind trucks
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #13
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I SOOOOO want to be on Mythbusters.....

BTW, don't hit one on a bike (pedal or motor)
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #14
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Does anybody have any background on these things or ever run a rig with them that can shed some light as to why they get so destructive when they go?
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There was a whole post on them within the last 6months I believe and someone was arguing that they were perfectly safe.
The problem is when they are not checked, if the air pressure is low, or they are ran until bald thats when they go boom. Blame the cheap bastard that won't replace them.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #15
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The problem is when they are not checked, if the air pressure is low, or they are ran until bald thats when they go boom. Blame the cheap bastard that won't replace them.
X2. If they are re-treaded properly by a reputable company, they are just as safe as a new tire.

http://www.retread.org/

I ran Hi-Tech retreads for years. http://treadwright.com/ They balanced up better than factory first tires I had. I had the green diamond ones, they were unbelievable on slippery roads. I would watch cars slide all over the place and not be able to take off from a stop, and I would slalom all around them like I was on dry roads.

I'm pretty sure they need to put the tread on the tire the first time too..
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #16
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First off.... step on the go pedal and get by the truck, dont hangout next to the truck or trailer. We can not see you when you are there either.

Second.... as stated above the retread is safe if properly maintained, ie; properly inflated, not run beyond 2/32, etc....
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #17
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I dunno....I see a ton of treads on the road that have way more than 2/32 left on them.

They should make trucks all have pressure monitoring systems on them.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #18
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and as i stated in the other thread.......prolly 3/4 of all airplane tires are retreads.......so whats that tell ya about em
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #19
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I dunno....I see a ton of treads on the road that have way more than 2/32 left on them.

They should make trucks all have pressure monitoring systems on them.
Oh yea I know that there are a lot of them with more tread then that. usually, buy not always, they have falled from improper inflation.

Alot of the newer trailers have CTIS on them. All of the Landstar/Ranger trailers that I pull have it. Some of the other larger companies are slowing getting CTIS when they purchase new trailers.

Alot of the responsibility comes back to the driver and making sure that the tires are properly inflated, meet minimum tread requirements, etc..

But in rare cases, sometimes yes the tire fails. BTM.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 02:25 AM   #20
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It doesn't always matter about the tread depth. It goes back to the pressure.

These tires are pretty dang stiff as far as most tires go, their sidewalls don't flex much. put several thousand pounds on them while under inflated and they'll bulge. this bulge flexes the steel belts in them more than they were ever intended. Think of it like bending a paper clip back and forth a bunch until it breaks. I bet if you pulled over to the side of the road and looked at it there would be steel belts hanging out the side. If it was just the re-treaded section coming off, the tirecasing would still be on the rim with no steel on the chunk on the side of the road.
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