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Unread 08-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Treadwright Tires

Was looking to get some tires off of the treadwright site.



What is the difference between the tires with the "(C)" and the "(D)".

Also what are your thoughts on the howlers? I do a little bit of highway driving in the summer to go down to the lake. I still have the 249 t-case.

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Unread 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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c load rating, d load rating, e load rating.

howler is a bfg mud terrain copy.
warden is a bfg all terrain copy
guard dog is a mt/r k copy
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Unread 08-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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I run the Wardens E-load range on my tow rig. Had them over a year and have been happy with the wear thus far.
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I wouldn't go D or E on a ZJ. I had 31" 16's in D on mine for a short period. It rode like a TANK! I felt every little bump in the road and my Monroe shocks couldn't keep them stuck to any surface if there was a series of bumps.

Granted, the tires were cheap pieces of crap but I personally believe the higher load range was the biggest factor in me not wanting to drive my Jeep until I got rid of them.

I also had D range Good Year Wranglers on my old 74 CJ-5 and I honestly thought all 4 of my shocks were locked it rode so rough.

Both Jeeps rode SOOOOO much better as soon as I went range C or under.
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I've been running TreadWrights for 25k miles now, zero complaints. Can't beat the price.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #6
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Really can't decide if I want the howlers or the guard dogs. My buddy has the guard dogs but they are stock size so they arent too loud. I do a bit of highway driving in the summer to go to the lake and such. I still have the 249 t-case too so idk about the howlers because they will probably wear very quick with the bad viscous coupler
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Unread 08-08-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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remember they are a copy, the definitely are not as good, they dont clean out as well and the grooves are much smaller

check your state, but here in illinois, you cant run retreads on a steering axle
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Last i knew those laws only apply to commercial fleet vehicles like taxis and to large trucks. Doesn't apply to private passenger vehicles
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I run the guard dog E loads. They were kind of loud at first but quieted down to a nice hum. Great tire so far and wearing well.

Commercial truck recaps are not made anything like the treadwrights. Did you know that aircraft use retreaded tires?
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trreadwright started doing by commercial truck recaps and claim to use the same process on their light truck tires.
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I run the guard dog E loads. They were kind of loud at first but quieted down to a nice hum. Great tire so far and wearing well.
X2. Ride is pretty stiff. I'm considering C's next time but really wanted puncture protection.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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trreadwright started doing by commercial truck recaps and claim to use the same process on their light truck tires.
I just got off of the phone with treadwright and this is what they said.
There are three ways to re tread a tire which are mold cure, cold cure, and bead to bead. Treadwright uses a mold cure process and buys their molds from new tire companies. The molds are made of 6 sections. After they take off the old rubber the tires goes to an over treader which digitally wraps the new tire in rubber. The rubber is one piece.

Some commercial trucking companies may use "the mold cure process" but among the other things they do differently, none that I have ever heard use digital technology to do this.

More info retread.org.
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