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(review) 31x10.5R15 Treadwright Guard Dog RETREAD
« on: Oct 25, 2016, 03:33:53 PM »
H8PVMNT, this one is for you!

This is basically Treadwright old vs Treadwright new. See the Treadwright "old" review HERE, written by H8PVMNT

Alas, my Yotie gets some new rubber AND steel!
Procomp 52 series Steelies in a 15x8 in a 3.75 backspacing
Treadwright 31x10.5R15 Guard Dog Mud Terrains. They cost 129.99 a tire

So, on Saturday, I received my shipment of four Pro Comp steel wheels, and today, I received my order of four tires. I loaded up my bobbed bed and hit the road!
Got to the tire place and unloaded my truck there. It went smoothly until the third one, where I heard "Christ......this things gonna take so much weight to balance, I'm gonna break it down and rotate it 180." Problem solved, the tire balanced up nicely.

They ended up being about 30.5 to 30.75 tall, and they ride smooth. They sound like a semi truck is on your rear quarter, but that doesn't bother me. Since I'm at Jeep levels of mallcrawling, offroad performance review might be a while until I can find time to air down and go up Sutherland Trail. When coming off a dirt road, you hear the typical sounds of rocks unloading into your fenders.

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« Last Edit: Oct 25, 2016, 05:25:54 PM by 300k »
Keep it TOYOTA!

In the past years, I used to get a lot of calls from Jeep owners wanting to go slow like the Toy trucks.

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Side walls look nicer.

What happened to the rest of your bed?!  :)
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Side walls look nicer.

What happened to the rest of your bed?!  :)

The previous owner really "methed" it up. Notice the huge gap from the cab to the bed? the guy must have bobbed it on the bench, then when he put it back on realized there was no way that thing was going on correctly lol
Keep it TOYOTA!

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How much were your tires shipped?
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How much were your tires shipped?

519.99 for four tires

3.99 processing fee

free shipping

523.99 to the door in three days. Will be different for Montana I'd imagine.
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I would probably consider the 315s but I still haven't found a free set of 16s to run :).
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I would probably consider the 315s but I still haven't found a free set of 16s to run :).

I have my aluminum toyota stocker 16s from the first pic sitting in my yard
Keep it TOYOTA!

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Updates?
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Updates?

Updates prior to today : none. truck has been sitting in the yard with sub 20 miles on the new tires since October

updates post this morning : tires run really good in the deep red mud of AZ. Since they're only about 30 3/4 inches,  they ran pretty nice down the road with my choked up and worn out 22r. If you had a 22re or a 22r with more oomph, you'd be in for a nice ride.

I took a 15 mile ride out to a powerline road right after the rain. once I get past the drive line vibration @ 2,000 rpm 4th gear, the ride is really smooth and pretty quiet with a small hum from the tires. The tires don't fall into random gouges in the road like my bald A/Ts did.

I only went out on a 2 mile stretch of dirt, and I wasn't gung-ho on the throttle since people were archery hunting, but when the 1.5 - 2 feet deep sections of water popped up, the treadwrights powered through. there were also some spots where it was just plain of mud that I let her rip, but other than that I kept low RPMs. Slightly technical sections were also in the mix, and I found that the treadwrights stayed on top of the obstacle and didn't slide off.

To address the blowouts that I've heard of, from what I can tell these tires are for mini trucks like the hilux and 4runner. I've only read blowouts on 5,500 pound vehicles, all the way up to 6500 pounds AND towing. I called treadwright my self the day before I ordered these tires, and they told me the tires have a sub 1% failure rate.

Give me another month or two when I drive the truck again and I'll have another update. lol

also, I don't consider driving through mud as serious offroading considering a rental u-haul can do it, but it was around so I did it.
« Last Edit: Jan 02, 2017, 09:50:16 AM by 300k »
Keep it TOYOTA!

In the past years, I used to get a lot of calls from Jeep owners wanting to go slow like the Toy trucks.

 
 
 
 
 

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