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Retreads? any good on or off road

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LKJR, May 29, 2003.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Retreads are ok for offroad use and street use but much harder to balance than new tires. They are used on semi's all the time but due to the large tires size they dont run them on the steer axle because of balance issues. 36" retreads I would expect the same problems in balancing and not want to run them on the steer/front axle on the highway.
     
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    last i knew, retreads were illegal to run on the street, except on the rear axles of a semi, and on their trailers. too many safety issues running them on cars. like i said though, that's the last info i received on them. you could run them off road all you want.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    If you want to use these off-highway I would suggest some time w/ the grooving iron 1st.
     
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    i thot that said "Retards"...and i started reading thinking "wtf is going on?"

    ppl aroudn here that are poor get retred spares...just to have it
     
  6. Rustbucket

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    I got a set from hi-tec retreading. They are 33x12.50x15. They have the same tread as bfg mud terrain and I'm very happy with them. They balanced good and aren't to loud. They were like $62 a piece. I've had them over a year and still good. Poverty sucks, but when I win the lottery I'm going to buy new tires only because I want to go bigger. I'd recommend(sp) them.
     

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