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Need Tires? Ever Consider Re-Treads?

Was doing a search for tires and found this website http://www.treadwright.com. Has any one tried any of there tires out. One of my buddies as a set of retreads on his 4runner and as had no problems. Just curious on what your guys thoughts on usiing retreads, for the price looks like it might be a good option for some people.
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They might be fine. It would be good to hear anyone with recent experience with retreads. But... there's always a but it seems...

I tried re-treads on an F250 truck about 20 years ago. Technology may have improved but I won't do retreads on a personal vehicle again. I couldn't get them to balance. I thought I was saving money and doing the right environmental thing. Never again for me.
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I've never heard of any of the tire brands that I saw on that site. That right there would be my reason for not buying them. Unless this is an international website.
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Most of the shells this company uses are normal tire brands. BFG, Goodyear, firestone etc... They just put there brand of thread on them, from off road to road only tires.
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I've never heard of any of the tire brands that I saw on that site. That right there would be my reason for not buying them. Unless this is an international website.
They are retread tires. Your not going to recognize any of the brands. Like stated above, they use normal tires and put their own tread on them that look almost identical to current tires on the market.




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Oh interesting. Then I'd want some independent testing done on them like the large companies have. You'd have no idea if you're buying an awesome performing tire or a cool looking crappy tire.
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Oh interesting. Then I'd want some independent testing done on them like the large companies have. You'd have no idea if you're buying an awesome performing tire or a cool looking crappy tire.
I guess you get what you pay for. Just like any tire.




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I would want walnut shell bits and ground glass flying out of my tires and blasting the paint off my fenders and rear bumper and pitting the heck out of my fender liners.

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Another forum member had tires from them on his commander. I think his screen name was intothewild. I don't remember him posting anything about how they were holding up for him though.
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I don't know if I would want to use re-treaded tires on a passenger vehicle. Most re-tread applications are used on farm tractors and semi's. Going down the highway you usually have a whole bunch of treads that have peeled off the actual unit from the semi's. (just my opinion of course)
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