I just picked up 5 Treadwrights..35/70/17 MT on a BFG At carcus...they look really good...will get them ounted and on the Jeep in a couple of weeks then will give my opinion of them.
The concern I have or should I say that Miss Sue has is the quality of the ride...she really enjoys the stock ride and with the Teraflex 2.5 budget boost w/shocks and the 35 in tires....well..she is concerned.....time will tell
The government has studied it. Universities have studied it. The results are always the same... retread tires are NOT more likely to fail than "new" tires. And the pieces of rubber you see all over the interstate are not there because of retreads...they are there because of improper maintenance of the tires. Google is your friend.
If you guys don't want to save hundreds of dollars, have high quality tires, help the environment, and support a U.S. company by using Treadwright tires...fine, that's your choice. But don't try and ruin it for the others by posting ridiculous pictures. For every picture you post of a failed Treadwright tire, I could easily post 10 of failed "new" tires.
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'96 ZJ - heavily modded
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'12 Dozer JKU Sport S - 6-speed - ACE rock rails - Max Tow package - Daystar spacers - 33x12.50 Duratracs
To the gentlemen with the blown out sidewall. Last I checked the sidewalls are not modified for the retread. So, the fact you blew the side wall out and the tread is still clinging on to life tells me a few things. You probably didn't properly maintain your tire pressure, and man that tread held in a complete failure.
I have had brand new tires fail exactly the same way as both of those tires. I tore out a lug on a set of BFG and Cooper, and blew out a side wall on a Goodyear. You know what, it happens. Pot holes, wear from airing down, something in the road, lots of stuff. You don't see me blaming it on the manufactures. I rarely see bad reviews about Tredwrights, there is probably a reason. It is a quality product, made in America, in a recycled fashion helping save the environment and your wallet. Everything everyones complains about.
i don't know why warenty dep. din't help you, i called them and told them i couldnt balance the tire's for nothing, they where about 1 year old , and in 2 week's i got 4 new one's,they where good to me just got them today nov. 16 2012 , you have to ask for susan she's the head of the warenty dep. goo luck
I was happy with my 31" Wardens, until about 6" of tread came of the driver-side rear. All the sudden there is a pretty load banging from over my shoulder...it was that 6" flap of tire banging around in the wheel well. The flap never totally separated, but I can see there is a gummy substance where the retread meets the carcass. I'm just glad the whole tire didn't come apart.
I was very happy with tires up until this point, but I'll go with something else from now on. I didn't pursue a warranty claim, but I did speak with Treadwright about the issue. Again, I was happy with customer service until something went wrong, and then I was pretty displeased with my experience after that.
I looked into them a while back.....good product and read a TON positive and a couple negative....
Like posted above I've seen new tires herniate and fail so stuff happens.....I'd trust a tread wright....if I hadn't got a good deal on my tires over the years I'd run them....
Anything can fail that's what warranty is for nothing is 100% perfect...I'd say that tread wright is up there though...
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