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post #16 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 11:14 AM
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Here we go. Another Treadwright debate. These aren't your grandfather's retreads. If you haven't personally used them on your WJ, don't chime in based on your speculation. They are a legit company with a legit product.


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post #17 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 12:02 PM
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Here we go. Another Treadwright debate. These aren't your grandfather's retreads. If you haven't personally used them on your WJ, don't chime in based on your speculation. They are a legit company with a legit product.
Agreed. No more messy Treadwright arguments.

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post #18 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 01:14 PM
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I just visited their site and the prices are outstanding. 1 question though for those of you who have or currently run them. Do they offer a "road hazard" and if so, how does it work. Would I have to dismount the tire and send it back on my dime...? I am about to replace my BFG Mud Terrains with an AT and would be thrilled to save some cash with these.
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post #19 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 01:37 PM
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I just visited their site and the prices are outstanding. 1 question though for those of you who have or currently run them. Do they offer a "road hazard" and if so, how does it work. Would I have to dismount the tire and send it back on my dime...? I am about to replace my BFG Mud Terrains with an AT and would be thrilled to save some cash with these.
I had the AT's on my XJ and they are identical to the BFG AT's, even on a BFG carcass (not guaranteed, but got lucky I guess). You should call them about the road hazard warranty. They are nice folks and answer the phone quickly.

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post #20 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 07:55 PM
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Ive run several sets on my WJ and never had an issue. They're fine for trail rigs and daily drivers and actually have a lower fail rate than brand new tires
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post #21 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 08:01 PM
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Ive run several sets on my WJ and never had an issue. They're fine for trail rigs and daily drivers and actually have a lower fail rate than brand new tires
Lower fail rate because lower numbers on the highway. I've ran tread wright tires before by accident, I bought used tires that turned out to be tread wrights. Terrible, terrible tires for on road, great for offroad; you can try and spin it any way you want but nothing you can say or any amount of "technology" used in bonding the new cap to a used carcass will change the fact that it's a used carcass.

Every time you buy a retread you take a risk because you don't know how old that tire carcass is before you buy it or how many heat cycles it's been through or any of it's history. Why do you want to take that gamble on your Jeep? What is the only component on your vehicle that contacts the ground and keeps you in control?

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post #22 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Lower fail rate because lower numbers on the highway. I've ran tread wright tires before by accident, I bought used tires that turned out to be tread wrights. Terrible, terrible tires for on road, great for offroad; you can try and spin it any way you want but nothing you can say or any amount of "technology" used in bonding the new cap to a used carcass will change the fact that it's a used carcass.

Every time you buy a retread you take a risk because you don't know how old that tire carcass is before you buy it or how many heat cycles it's been through or any of it's history. Why do you want to take that gamble on your Jeep? What is the only component on your vehicle that contacts the ground and keeps you in control?
I would like to know what made them "terrible"? Some facts would be helpful to all reading this. I trust retreads hauling 34000 pounds, I think these will be ok on my jeep but time will tell.
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post #23 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 08:21 PM
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Pretty sure that there has to be some sort of testing that treadwright does to make sure the carcass is fit for use. I doubt they just pick some out of a pile and throw them together..

Im also sure that a company that has been around for 32 years is doing something right, not killing everyone it sells tires too This place is paranoid.

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post #24 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 08:34 PM
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Exactly, and taking into consideration the the majority of tires run by 18 wheelers all over the country run re-treds i think they're fine
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Exactly, and taking into consideration the the majority of tires run by 18 wheelers all over the country run re-treds i think they're fine
And they don't run them on steer axles...

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I was looking at getting a set last week, only reason i didn't was the weight. A 285/75-16 D load Guard Dog B2B weight in at 69#, way to heavy of a tire for my use.
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On their site they tell about their inspection process. Some are concerned about the age of the tire, tires are dated. So your not going to get some 20 year old junk tire.
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And they don't run them on steer axles...
and every major highway is littered with pieces of big truck tires
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post #29 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 08:44 PM
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Lower fail rate because lower numbers on the highway. I've ran tread wright tires before by accident, I bought used tires that turned out to be tread wrights. Terrible, terrible tires for on road, great for offroad; you can try and spin it any way you want but nothing you can say or any amount of "technology" used in bonding the new cap to a used carcass will change the fact that it's a used carcass.

Every time you buy a retread you take a risk because you don't know how old that tire carcass is before you buy it or how many heat cycles it's been through or any of it's history. Why do you want to take that gamble on your Jeep? What is the only component on your vehicle that contacts the ground and keeps you in control?
So you're saying that all of the 8 or 9 different models they have and dozens of sizes available, they all suck on the road? Really?

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post #30 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 08:47 PM
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First of I'm tired of people complaining about something they know little about, but there not worth arguing with because they are most likely the people who think they are never wrong. Second, there are plenty of threads about Retreads that turned in to an argument, so if you want to complain you sold revive one of those. As for the OP congrats on the new purchase, I hope they work out just like they do on 90% of the trucks on this great nations highway system
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