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Old 12-23-2019, 10:46 AM   #11
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Default Re: Thoughts on Treadwright Tire

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Your life may depend on it.

I would NEVER put re-treads on a vehicle with only 4 tires where your factor of safety for a blow out is ZERO. Retreads are for farm equipment, Dualies you are not towing with, and tractor trailers.

I would also never put garbage chinese tires (Goodride, nankang etc etc) on anything you are going to operate at highway speeds. Ever. Period.

Dont do it.
I certainly agree with you on that.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:06 AM   #12
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"Overall the main issues arose by delamination of the tread by breakdowns of vulcanization of the tread cap coming away from the carcass .
Consequently it was found that any internal tyre carcass that exceeded 75 Celsius of core temperature for a prolonged period would start the breakdown down in vulcanization integrity of the recap.
By caparison a new quality radial of 1100 x 20 bus tyre type could withstand at least 85 C core temperatures for extended periods. This was useful info when in the peak of simmer Iraqi road temps exceeded 100 c.
For that reason remolds are not allowed on steer axle of OTR trucks in Iraq with the State Organization of Land Transport nor here in the USA . .
Dennis "

Exactly true!!

I bought treadrights for a chevy pickup that was just a junk hauler used a few times a month. They did not last through one Phoenix Arizona summer. One buy one the tread let go, They gave ample warning they were coming apart before any damage was done. If your the type who pays attention to every thing going on with the vehicle you are driving.
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:49 PM   #13
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I used to work in a tire retreading shop after school. No way I'd use them.
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:56 PM   #14
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I used to work in a tire retreading shop after school. No way I'd use them.

2nd that and merely the observation of how much retread debris one sees along the interstates?

using retreads is just plain NUTS.

since your tires are the only thing between the pavement and your life...

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Old 12-27-2019, 08:16 PM   #15
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NEVER
CHEAP
OUT
ON
TIRES

Your life may depend on it.

I would NEVER put re-treads on a vehicle with only 4 tires where your factor of safety for a blow out is ZERO. Retreads are for farm equipment, Dualies you are not towing with, and tractor trailers.

I would also never put garbage chinese tires (Goodride, nankang etc etc) on anything you are going to operate at highway speeds. Ever. Period.

Dont do it.

Agreed on the retreads. Disagree on the Chinese tires. Garbage tires can come from any manufacturer. Remember the Firestone debacle that gained national attention back around 2000? Tires that came stock on huge Ford SUVs were blowing out and sending them rolling. I know a lady who was paralyzed while her husband suffered a severe TBI (leaving him incapacitated for life) when their Firestone-equipped Ford went tumbling down the interstate *when the tire blew out.*

I've seen plenty of quality stuff come from China as well as plenty of garbage. Likewise, I've seen a mix of quality and crap come from here in the U.S. Long ago, I realized that throwing blanket statements onto products from a particular country is short-sighted. You've really gotta look at each product individually. Fortunately, things like tires aren't TOO complicated to manufacture, and organizations like the DOT do a decent job of making sure that we aren't rolling around on rubber time bombs. Millions of "garbage" Chinese tires cover billions of miles each year , and I don't see cars piling up in accidents. Reckless driving is a far greater problem.

To make this post even more long-winded, I'm also wondering if the power of the internet has also made manufacturers step up their game in terms of quality. We all read online reviews for pretty much everything. If a company makes a crappy product, MANY people are gonna read about it. It's amazing how quickly companies selling on Amazon will respond to a negative review.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:05 PM   #16
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Following up on this thread. I ended up getting five of these Kumho Road Venture AT51 all_ Season Radial Tire-LT245/75R16/10 120R 10-ply https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A0R4VV6..._A3WJsXZZt82T1 and had them installed by Sears. Total of about $750 all said and done.
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Default Re: Thoughts on Treadwright Tire (retreads)

I wouldn't use retreads on any of my private vehicles/trailers.

This link is off topic for retreads. On topic for inexpensive tire options.

Quality Tires?
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=81854

The cheap Walmart tires I installed on the 2004 have been working fine.

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