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Old 09-06-2008, 10:34 AM
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Question re-tread tires? Good or Bad?

Has anyone heard anything good or bad about re-tread tires. found a web site that sells them and I can get BFGOODRICH A/T 285/70/17 for $107 a piece. Half price sounds to good to be true. wondering if they are ok for towing and if anyone has ever tried a set. Thanks for your input
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18 wheelin trucks use re treads but they are not allowed to use them on the front steering axle. I have never heard of people running re treads on a normal sized truck, not saying it cant be done. Interesting topic though
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:41 AM
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I would personally stay away. there is reason you see all those treads all over the highway, If you have 7 other wheels to compensate for when one throws it's tread on a trailer is one thing, but when you lose half an axle on your rig it is not quite the same.
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yea id spend the extra money and have new tires that I could trust also. It would SUCK to be running 70 down the i-state and blow a tire with a load due to re-tread. I dont know anything about them on these trucks either however I would personally stay away also
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that was my gut feeling to stay away,the price is attractive. Just like anything you get what u pay for.
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On non commercial vehicles, you can run re-treads all the way around if you wanted, even if they are 22.5"

I haven't heard of people using retreads on a light (1 ton or less) truck. The other thing to think about is that if you loose a tire on a truck with 8 drive wheels, no big thing. Losing one on a truck with either 2 or 4 tires on the back is a little worse. If you have a SRW truck it is especially bad. On a DRW truck you have to think about the costly damage that will occur if you lose a tread. I lost the tread on my Americrap General on my daully, and cost about $3500 in repairs. It was not a retread, but it wasn't worn out either.
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Its actually illegal here to run retreads on any on road vehicle other than the rear axles of a semi.

Think of the body damage a retread would do to your truck when it seperated
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