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image Michelin retreaded with ml70 tread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m j, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    [​IMG]

    9.00r16
     
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    so you made that tread? What did it look before?
     
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    No, it was REtreaded /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    yeah, so he made a new tread design, right? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    no retread is where they take a bald or almost bald and put more tread back on so that you can reuse the tire again.
     
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    ohhh ic. Thats awesome! Is that only possible with michelins?
     
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    Only certain tires can be retreaded. Semi tires are frequently done this way as it is cheaper than buying new everytime! Our 19.5 inch F-550 tires on out tow trucks were retreaded when they wore out, unless some dumbass put a hole in the sidewall /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif.
     
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    same tire with ml80 tread next to my 11.00r16

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    tread depth ml70 is 31/32"
    ml80 19/32"

    full width of the tread pattern

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    I want a set of those 11R 16's /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    I like the new pattern better than even regular XLs /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    who and where can retread the michelins. my 100 x 16's may get retreaded...
    how much?
     
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    I see "Bandag" on that plastic wrap to the left of the retread; I recall them being a BIG name in the retreading business. Maybe look up your local truck tire service center and inquire there?
     
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    same tire with ml80 tread next to my 11.00r16

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    woah! That looks alot differnet!!
    awesome work /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    yup
    that is the Bandag plant that is local to me.
    it is a big fight to get them to use ml70, at least it has been for me.
    even after arguing with the counterman about ordering the ml70 tread...
    the reason I have pics of the ml80 is that they decided I didn't really want ml70 and changed the pattern 'for' me.
    now the fight is over the charges to redo the tires in the tread I both ordered and wanted

    the funny part is that we are not going to use these tires
    we are going to try and find some XMLs to use

    of course the workmanship on the first ml80 job was extremely nice, all the details were taken care of.
    it slips to 'pretty good' on the second time around as you can see on the joint in the first photo
     
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    Reminds me of the old Goodyear MT's, the 80 that is. Looks good.
     
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    how much is it supposed to cost per tire??

    whats the warranty"
     
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    I think it was around $250cdn a tire
    full retail.
    probably with a markup for forcing them to do something they didn't want to do.
    it was only $170cdn for the ml80 but somehow the price rose dramatically when they had to redo them /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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