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Old 10-16-2010, 07:05 PM
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semi retreads

who thinks semi retreads should be outlawed. I see so many of these treads on our roads these days. I once ran over a retread and it hit the car behind me and it took out his headlight. So who has to clean it up we pay to have it cleaned up with our taxes.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:20 PM
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Man i hear you, but i worked as a mechanic in the coal mining industry and all of our trucks ran retreads and very rarely did we have any problems with the caps separating.
I know it doesnt make it seem any better but when you consider the amount of retreads running up and down the road compared to the number of gators laying in the median its really a small number. and you can figure a small portion of those gators are still virgin tires, they will all come apart if they are driven on flat. personally im ok with my taxes paying to pick the tires up at least they are being disposed of.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:34 PM
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only problem

is when it damages other vehicles on the roadway and then end up footing the repair bill. I dont go a week without seeing a new retread on the side of the highway. I drive 5 days a week here in michigan and there are alot of semi,s
in michigan.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:28 PM
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I ran retreads on my Jeep and researched for hours prior to buying them. It appears, that in today's world retreads coming apart is mainly due to two things 1)Not aired appropriately 2)Overloading them.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:51 AM
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Like SVO Ryan said, it's usually the operators fault. Instead of hitting the tires with a knocker to see if it's inflated they should be checking with a gauge. I'm getting retreads for my truck in the future.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:27 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sideswipe7 View Post
I drive 5 days a week here in michigan and there are alot of semi,s
in michigan.
The roads are probably the worst i have seen in the country as well , exactly why i refused to haul loads to Michigan and tried to avoid driving thru as well.

As stated earlier proper tire care is the biggest factor , caps are pretty trustworthy if taken care of. i have run them a time or two in 10 years of driving OTR because it was the difference in a 1800.00 tire bill vs. 4000.00 and just did not have the money at the time. But running a tire at 30 psi for 2 weeks at a time due to neglect is gonna kill it whether its a cap or not.
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