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Old 10-29-2010, 10:18 AM
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does anyone have experience with treadwright tires?

hi, i am looking at a set of treadwright retread tires for winter. my truck is a 96 f250 4x4 lb supcab. the size i am suppose to put on is 235/85/16 but they are out of stock. there are a few to choose from in the 75/16 size but the tire store guy says they will be a bit short. currently i have 265/75/16 toyo open countries on and they have been fine.

do you have any fist hand experience with treadwrights?

what is the deal with 32" or 33" tires vs metric sizing, will any of these work as long as they are e rated?

will the 75/16's work fine on my truck

the price of the treadwrights is good($88 + $23 shipping) and the tread pattern looks good. also they have an option called kedge grip that is small particles of glass and walnut shells built into the rubber compound, this options sounds great for ice driving( the shell fragments fall out and leave small pockets for traction, sounds good in theory. i do lots of driving in the worst of ice and deep snow to go snowmobiling and going to the ski area

thank you for any first hand knowledge replies.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:02 AM
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I use the Firestone steelflex on the front.A little pricy but worth the money .I run Goodyear wrangler duratrac on the rear of my dually.
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this is the tire and size i am considering 245/75/16 warnden AT (e)

this the tire and size i am considering 245/75/16 warnden AT (e), treadwright site says this tire is 30" + about $500 with shipping and tax
or 265/75/16 warnden AT (e) site says this tire is 32" about $550 with shipping ad tax

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hi, i am looking at a set of treadwright retread tires for winter. my truck is a 96 f250 4x4 lb supcab. the size i am suppose to put on is 235/85/16 but they are out of stock. there are a few to choose from in the 75/16 size but the tire store guy says they will be a bit short. currently i have 265/75/16 toyo open countries on and they have been fine.

do you have any fist hand experience with treadwrights?

what is the deal with 32" or 33" tires vs metric sizing, will any of these work as long as they are e rated?

will the 75/16's work fine on my truck

the price of the treadwrights is good($88 + $23 shipping) and the tread pattern looks good. also they have an option called kedge grip that is small particles of glass and walnut shells built into the rubber compound, this options sounds great for ice driving( the shell fragments fall out and leave small pockets for traction, sounds good in theory. i do lots of driving in the worst of ice and deep snow to go snowmobiling and going to the ski area

thank you for any first hand knowledge replies.

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...there are a few to choose from in the 75/16 size but the tire store guy says they will be a bit short. currently i have 265/75/16 toyo open countries on and they have been fine...what is the deal with 32" or 33" tires vs metric sizing,...
No experience here with the retread you're asking about, but I've heard today's retreads are way better than retreads of old.

Maybe this will help you with tire size:

225/75R16 29.3 X 8.9
215/85R16 30.4 X 8.5
235/85R16 31.7 X 9.3
245/75R16 30.5 X 9.6
255/70R16 30.1 X 10
255/85R16 33.0 X 10
265/75R16 31.6 X 10.4
285/75R16 32.8 X 11.2 (will fit)
305/70R16 34.0 X 12 (will rub springs at full lock on stock wheels)
315/75R16 34.6 X 12.4

The comments are not my personal experience, but what I've gleaned from the board. Some of the tire sizes are not common or readily available, but it's just to give you an idea about metric sizes. And remember, just because the manufacturer states the tire is a certain size, doesn't mean it is.

I'm sure you've already thought of this, but if you use tire chains, remember you'll need extra clearance.
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I have a buddy that had some on a Yukon he had. They balanced out well and he had no troubles out of them. He did not tow heavy with it though. We do not get much snow and ice here in North Texas so can not comment on that. JJ
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235/85 is as tall as a 265/75. I really want to try a set when I get new treads.
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