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Unread 05-13-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Treadwright Tires: my quick opinion

I been researching for a couple weeks on where to buy new meats for my xj. I had high hopes on acquiring some 33x10.5 bfg's from sources recommended on this forum but my unemployed status wouldn't allow me to spend more than $500 so I had to go another route. I've been eyeballing treadwright tires, which used to be high tech retreading, cuz they make cheap tires and the reviews i've read on them have all been positive. I decided what the heck and order up a set of four 265/75/16's, which are 32x10.5's. They were $478 shipped to my door ($340 for just the tires). Fedex managed to put ONE tire on the wrong truck so I had to wait another week for that tire to get re-routed back here but no big deal. Once I got em I had Jack's Independent Service mount and balance em for $32.

The tires are exactly 32" tall. There's no damage to any of the tires and they are pretty much like new. I requested bfg or goodyear casings but the size i picked (265/75 and load range C) left me with only two casings to choose from: michelin and bridgestone. Bfg and Goodyear do not offer load range C casings in that size so I chose Michelin. One of the big reasons for using treadwright, other than the price, is they offer a load range C tire in 16" size. It's very rare to find a C tire in that size and I need C for my light weight jeep.

Here's some pictures:









I ran them in the rear until the missing tire showed up. HOT ROD XJ!





Then the tire showed up and I leveled it out:







To tell you the truth, these ride just like my 30" firestone AT's. There's no typical MT rumble, no shakes, no vibes, just a smooth rolling tire. I'm very pleased with these. :047:


Thought i'd share in case someone was curious about em.....

Oh by the way, they come with a 2 year 24k mile warranty.


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Unread 05-15-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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The Cherokee looks good. Everyone I know who runs treadwrights likes them.
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Unread 05-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #3
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Looks Great......Ive had 31" Treadwrights on my MJ for 3 weeks now and Im plenty happy!
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I got a question.. Does treadwright online list that they have available for sale on there site? I swore the other day I saw more tires on there then what I am finding now.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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I got a question.. Does treadwright online list that they have available for sale on there site? I swore the other day I saw more tires on there then what I am finding now.
It's been the same for me whenever i look on their website.



Today I received an unexpected package in the mail:



cool!


I also put them through a good rain test. We had the worst rain storm I've seen in years. It poured and we had about 10 feet of visibility when driving. The roads were flooded in some spots and there was a bridge that was completely flooded. I drove 1.5 hrs home from the cabin, through this hell-storm, and survived, thanks to these tires. They did not slip at all the entire drive home. With an inch or so of water on the roads, the tires did not hydroplane, which surprised me cuz my previous mudders would do this. There's a 1/2 mile long bridge that we had to cross and the limit is 45 mph. The bridge crosses a river and it's about 200 feet high. I'm coming down this hill at 35 mph due to visibility and all of a sudden I see the bridge is flooded (no drain on it ). With zero time to react I held my breath and watched a wave of water engulf what visibility I had left. There was a wall of water completely surrounding the jeep for about 1/4 way across the bridge, and keep in mind, it's a 200 foot drop if you go over! The jeep held a straight line and didn't hydroplane out of control, which really surprised me cuz something like that would send a car out of control. My gf almost (beep) herself during this action and I admit it was quite frightening!


So far, so good!
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I'm thinking long and hard about a set of treadwrights. Does anyone have any experience with their Kedge Grip?
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I ran them on a F350 and towed quite a bit with them and they held up fine.

I had the exact same tire except mine was a 285 with a D rating...

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this post sold me. ordering mine next week.
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Not really related to my post but I posted this on my cherokee board and another guy chimed in. He said he had his for 1.5 years now and the casing started peeling back on two of them (he ran them at 40 psi). I told him to call treadwright and see what they say and the next day he posts that Treadwright has shipped two new tires to him at no charge. NICE THey honor their warranty, no questions asked.
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I want treadwrights, but they dont offer 33's
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I want treadwrights, but they dont offer 33's
they do in 16" flavor....
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they do in 16" flavor....
yea but that does me absolutely no good at all when my wheels are 15's. for the price it would cost me to buy a new set of 16" wheels AND a set of treadwrights, it would make more sense to just grab a set of 15" 33's
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yea but that does me absolutely no good at all when my wheels are 15's. for the price it would cost me to buy a new set of 16" wheels AND a set of treadwrights, it would make more sense to just grab a set of 15" 33's
True.

You can still get 16" steelies and treadwrights cheaper or equal to a set of 33" mudders, depending on the brands.

For instance, 33" bfg's are about $190-$200 each so that's about $800 right there. Treadwright 33's in 16" flavor are about $510 shipped and 16" cragers are about $250. Pretty much the same BUT the downside is D or E load tires in 16's.

But it is easier just to get a new set of 33's like you said.
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