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Walnut tread v.s. Studs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, Oct 26, 2000.

  1. K5XLR8R

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    Trying to decide wich to go with....
     
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    What is walnut tread, or should I not ask? Nike in Mo.

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    Both are snow tires. One has walnut shell particles in the lugs of the tires, where as the studed tires have metal studs. This may depend on where you live, the type of driving you do and if the studed tires are allowed in the state you live in(I assume they are since you asked the question). The studed tire is the best of the two for traction on ice and snow on the highway. The studed tires will wear a little faster, but the studs are replaceable. I am not sure the walnut tread is that much better than a regular snow tire.
     
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    I didn't realize that walnut treads were still around. Seiberling (spelling?) Tire made them years ago. My dad used to run them. They were very soft compound and wore rapidly on bare roads. When the tire was new, snow and ice traction was exc.
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    WOW!, Walnuts. Never knew.
    Here's my idea...when my 33x1250/15 BFGMTs wear out I'll buy new ones but keep the old. Then I'll take sheet metal screws and put them in the lugs kinda like an ice runner. (Can't let them wear too much tho)

    Any problems with my logic.......

    Cruisin in my '73.
     
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    Walnut treads, you in Montana? I have sold alot of sawdust retread tires there, (used to have a gas station,) they worked GREAT on ice, like a thousand little suction cups.They were made with very soft rubber. They are only good for about 15000 miles at the most! I would still rather have them than studs!
     
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    OK I guess growing up in California I never even heard of a walnut tire???........
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