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High-Tec Retreading

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaggyk5, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys! I remember a bunch of us were posting about these a few months back. No-one could give any solid answers or experience, so I'm gonna help out.

    Right now, I am running some really bald little 235/75 BFG all terrains on my stock K5. They have next to no tread left, and all four tires go flat inside of 6 days. So, I need some replacement tires for the truck, but I am not ready to spend big $$ on big tires, I'm not ready for a lift, or bigger wheels yet, I'm still way too broke for all that. So I figured I'd order a set of retreaded 31x10.5 R15's in the All-Terrain tread pattern. They are priced up to 70% below comparable size tires. They come up to 33" sizes.
    If Steve wants I could probably even write up a review of these jobbers, I know it's not anything technical, but I think some people would be interested in these. They come with a warrantee and only cost me $240 including shipping from S.D. to PA. The tread appears to be that of the BFG all-Terrain, a pattern we know and love. Ill post more details when I get the tires in 4-6 days.

    --matt
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    nuthin like a heavy chevy!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by shaggyk5 on 01/08/01 09:02 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. MICHIGAN BLAZER

    MICHIGAN BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds good to me. I've been thinking about looking into those kind of retreads for my next set of tires.....if we're talking about the same kind....they're retreaded with the stiffer semi rubber.....it would interest me to find out more info.

    <font color=red>MICHIGAN BLAZER
    <font color=green>89 Fullsize Blazer
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  3. shaggyk5

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    Cool, I'll let you know. Where the hell have you been anyway?

    --matt
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  4. ED70K5

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    I ordered the 33 in. Mud Terrain from Hi-Tech Retreading. There is a 3 week back order, so I'm still waiting. I will let you guys know how they stand up when I get them on my rig!

    Blazin' in TEXAS!
     
  5. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    One of the magazines did a review and the results were favorable, if someone has back issues or if I can find mine I'll see about scanning a copy for you.

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  6. shaggyk5

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    No thanks man, I actually have that issue around here somewhere, that is one of the things that helped me to decide to buy a set.

    --matt
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