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post #1 of 6 Old 06-15-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tread Wright MTG - ULTRA GRIP

There are a number of different threads out there regarding Tread Wright. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with their ultra grip additive.

From the Tread Wright site for those that don't know what I'm talking about.

"Ultra Grip is a traction additive that we blend into the rubber compound. Ultra Grip consists of a crushed walnut shell and crushed glass particle that works in a two fold manner. As the tire wears down the walnut shell is designed to displace from the rubber leaving a small (1mm) pit or void that provides and additional traction edge. The crushed glass is designed to stay in place longer providing additional grit and grip on the surface of the tread."

It sounds like it could make a world of difference on ice and maybe even rocks (given the additional pits acting like sipping would ) but was wondering if there were any chunking or ware problems etc.

I don't want to start another retread vs new thread - just want to find out more about Ultra Grip - the Good and Bad.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-15-2009, 08:07 PM
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I ran the tread write OTRs on my old Hardbody and payed extra for the ultra grip. They still sucked on icy roads and the ultra grip didn't make up for the lack of siping.When I purchased the tires the ultragrip was $20 a tire, and I never felt that the extra $80 was worth it. They have since lowered their price to $10 a tire, for only $40 extra I would consider getting it again, but I'm not convinced it makes all that much of a difference.
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I can see it for DD elements and such. But off-road i cant see any advantage. I would rather have a soft sticky tire than glass impregnated lugs, IMO id thank that it would break loose on rocks. In the woods it would chew through a log pretty good. Give and take, If it was a DD, Id go for it, Sounds like it would be good in hard pack and ice with the added traction. Good luck

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im allergic to walnuts, no ultra grip for me....

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im allergic to walnuts, no ultra grip for me....
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thanks guys.
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