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Unread 01-01-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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Post your retread pictures

I'm about to order a set. Just curious on how they look. Those of you who have them, please post if you can

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Unread 01-01-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Unread 01-01-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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retreads are dangerous
And exactly what are you basing this statement on?

I have run several sets over the years with zero problems.
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Unread 01-01-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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And exactly what are you basing this statement on?

I have run several sets over the years with zero problems.
Pix? ....


mind me asking about your experience with them? What should i look out for, do, not do, etc? My jeep's a 50/50 trail/DD so it sees alot of dirt
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Unread 01-01-2007, 08:10 PM   #5
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mind me asking about your experience with them? What should i look out for, do, not do, etc? My jeep's a 50/50 trail/DD so it sees alot of dirt
Sorry no pics, they were all Bandag retreaded light truck casings but had a fairly mild tread pattern. Never had any tire separation or balancing problems.
Forget the retreaders name but they sell several different tread patterns, even some with a green diamond compound for winter traction in the tread, if I could get a set without paying through the nose for shipping/duty I would give them a try. Have read nothing but good reviews by people that run them.

I just get peeved by people that say they are dangerous with nothing to back up their statements.

Found a link,
http://greendiamondtire.com/concept.html
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Unread 01-01-2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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Sorry no pics, they were all Bandag retreaded light truck casings but had a fairly mild tread pattern. Never had any tire separation or balancing problems.
Forget the retreaders name but they sell several different tread patterns, even some with a green diamond compound for winter traction in the tread, if I could get a set without paying through the nose for shipping/duty I would give them a try. Have read nothing but good reviews by people that run them.

I just get peeved by people that say they are dangerous with nothing to back up their statements.

Found a link,
http://greendiamondtire.com/concept.html

http://high-tec-retreading.com//Desk...240&tabindex=1

That's where i'm ordering from.
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Unread 01-01-2007, 08:33 PM   #7
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Yeah that's the one I was originally thinking of but had a brain fart and couldn't remember it.
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we might be thinking different things, but as retreads that i know, they cut new treads into the already bald tire getting very close to the belting and reinforcement
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we might be thinking different things, but as retreads that i know, they cut new treads into the already bald tire getting very close to the belting and reinforcement
That is NOT what these retreads are.
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Unread 01-01-2007, 09:46 PM   #10
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Unread 01-01-2007, 09:51 PM   #11
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That is NOT what these retreads are.
And I'm pretty sure that there's no re-treads as he described. Pretty sure that would be illegal most places.

I'm personally not a fan, and I don't think they're AS safe. I've ran them in the past on cars when I was a poor student, and I never had a problem with them, except them not lasting really long.
All in all though, if you're 'green' at heart, they're not a bad thing.
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Unread 01-01-2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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Retread is when you take a bald tire and basically put tread back on them. Not sure how it works exactly, sort of like putting a new layer of ruber on that has a tread on it.

I personally wouldn't run them. Ever.

We've run them on our F350 flatbed because they were on it when we bought it, and we had one of the rears blow the tread on the highway.

It's sort of like, you get what you pay for. You go cheap, you get shoddy performance with shoddy craftsmanship. It's not as dependable as a brand new tire is.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 07:04 AM   #13
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Please don't let this thread turn into an opinion thread. I've read way too many threads about what people think and don't so i really don't need to read anymore right now


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dirty jobs on the discovery channel did a bit on retreading. its as safe as any tire could be according to them
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