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post #1 of 28 Old 02-09-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re-treaded tires?

I am in the market for tires in the near future and I was wondering if anybody has used re-treaded tires? Do they hold up on the road and on the trail? Are there any issues with them? I heard about them from a buddy who found a place that sells them for a great price but I just wanted to get some other opinions. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 28 Old 02-09-2012, 07:42 PM
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Im assuming you are talking about Treadwright. They make good stuff. Google will bring up all sorts of reviews on them.

I have a set of 5 32 inch (whatever metric size that is because I don't remember) BFG AT copes. They are on BFG carcases too so you really can't tell they are retreads. They are on 16 inch stock JK wheels. I use them on two trailers I have that see trail use. One has been pulled across the country and back with no issues. For kicks, I threw them on my JK and out around 5k on them just to see how they are. They are slightly louder than real BFGs but otherwise are great. I've had no problems at all and would recommend them.

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I've seen nothing but good reviews of treadwright, I'm pretty sure I'm going the 37" hummer route, but if I didn't then treadwright 35" was my second choice.
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When I first lifted my old blaZeR2 I went with the treadwrights since I was low on cash.

They were used for a few years before I upgraded wheel/tires.

And once I got my JK same deal I was broke. So bought adapters and ran the same ol retreads on the jeep up until a month or so ago.

They are well worth the money. I had the old style mtr copys. I was happy with the traction everywhere. They were a little heavy, and took slightly more weight than others.

Only thing I rec is that you request matching sidewalls so you look legit.
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I've had the Treadwright Guard Dogs. Love them. Have had them 20k. Will be getting the 37s when these are worn. No issues.

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Thats what I was hoping to hear, thanks everyone. I think I am going with the 33'' MTR copy and now I know to ask for matching sidewalls. I can not wait to order em and try them out!

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I have the guard dogs since you can't beat the price in the equivalent of a 32. I was skeptical at first ,but I have put them through hell plus driven from el paso to philly and then back a month ago. Traction is good in about everything, if I'm still poor in a few months I will most likely get them in there 35s.
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I just ordered a set of (5) 315/70R17 Guard Dog's from Treadwright on BFG A/T casings with the Kedge Grip (crushed walnut shells & glass). I haven't installed them onto my Jeep yet, but I had them in 31's for my Samurai, loved them, and then sold them to my buddy who still daily drives and 4wheels on them and loves them.

Don't listen to the douchebags on the douchebag forum who've never tried them - the Treadwrights are awesome tires. Ask anyone who's owned them.


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Are they a good option for someone who is mostly on paved roads? I have been debating them for a bit.
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I did end up going with 35" treadwright. They are on backorder though I've been waiting 2 weeks and now they say it could be 2 more.
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I did end up going with 35" treadwright. They are on backorder though I've been waiting 2 weeks and now they say it could be 2 more.
Wow. They told me to expect 10 days before they would be shipped, and I received 5 tracking numbers that same afternoon! FedEx dropped them off (at my neighbor's house ) 3 days later.

I just got them mounted up and they look perfect! All 5 took surprisingly little weight to balance.


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Wow. They told me to expect 10 days before they would be shipped, and I received 5 tracking numbers that same afternoon! FedEx dropped them off (at my neighbor's house ) 3 days later.

I just got them mounted up and they look perfect! All 5 took surprisingly little weight to balance.
can you post a pic of them

im in the poor house too and have been looking at these...


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Wow. They told me to expect 10 days before they would be shipped, and I received 5 tracking numbers that same afternoon! FedEx dropped them off (at my neighbor's house ) 3 days later.

I just got them mounted up and they look perfect! All 5 took surprisingly little weight to balance.
I even offered to pay an expedite fee... Oh well.
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can you post a pic of them

im in the poor house too and have been looking at these...




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awesome...you get the 315/70r17?


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awesome...you get the 315/70r17?
Yup.

They're so much smoother and quieter than the half-worn OEM BFGs. I'm anxious to see what traction differences there are when we get some weather or get some dirt under them.


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yea id hope you didnt loose anything off road...you mount them on your rubi rims with wheel spacers?


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yea id hope you didnt loose anything off road...you mount them on your rubi rims with wheel spacers?
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fuckin a...looks awesome


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They came yesterday... on BFG A/T sidewalls.
I'm happy with them but still wish I went with 37"
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Those look sweet, I will have to check them out too!

Just my 2cents on retreads, I was a commercial aircraft technician for 10 years and almost all main landing gear tires I ever saw were retreads, the nose gear tires were the only new ones I ever installed. As long as the carcass hasn't been overheated they should hold up quite well.
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I've got a little over 20K on their BFG AT version on my Duramax. SO far they have been awesome. Wearing great, good traction. Can't speak for their offroad ability since the duramax isn't exactly a trail rig. The ones I have are 285/70-17. They were ~$600 once I got them mounted and balanced. My guy also said they didn't take much weight to balance.

I'll probably be trying the 35's with walnut shells when it comes time to put tires on my wife's Jeep.
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I keep looking but 35s are still outta stock and will be a month out..idk if this is just a generic message or what.
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I looked at Treadwright, and am I correct that 37" only come in 16.5?
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That's all they advertise on their site havn't ever called to verify...threadwrite is the only retread i'd consider in my opinion.
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