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new tires done

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaggyk5, Feb 18, 2001.

  1. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    I got the new tires done this weekend, so now my truck is wearing new 31x10.5 15 High-Tec Retreaded All-Terrain tires. I dont have the pictures developed yet, and I havent gotten to do any performance testing ( due to a minor fuel mix-up, 305's cant run on 3 gallons of diesel fuel, dont ask ) BUT, I must say, they are holding air, (a major improvement over the previous tires) and they LOOK much better, (its amazing what a difference there is between 235/75's and 31's) I mounted and balanced them by hand, the didnt require much balancing at all. (actually, the dented up wheels probably caused most of the need for balancing) I had a little trouble seating the beads, (possibly because I had them all sitting on their sides for a week before I mounted them) but i used the ether trick and they all seated right up. I'll post more when I get the pics back and I get the chance to roll on them a little bit.

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  2. Can Can

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    Matt-

    My company uses retreads on a lot of our work trucks, and I'm almost positive that it's a really BAD IDEA to run retreads on the front of the vehicle. From what I've been told by our mechanics, light truck retreads will peel right off the tire body when exposed to lots of pressure on the sidewalls when you turn corners.

    I used to own a one-ton moving truck and when I replaced the tires I asked about running retreads all the way around. I think the response I got was something along the lines of "Do you feel like dying in the near future?"

    Maybe retread technology has advanced in the last few years, or maybe I'm just out to lunch. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong guys. But like I said, as far as I know, retreads on turning wheels is a no-no!!!!!!!

    Just a heads-up.............

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    Ah, a fellow 31x10.5 man. I like my 31's, perfect for a city boy like me. I like em cause the average person at least has a prayer getting in my truck. Your tires sound good, hope the work for ya.

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