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Re: Go small or go home! MOUNTED UP 31" retreads!
« Reply #60 on: Apr 09, 2012, 08:37:49 PM »
So I got my TWs mounted up and put on over the weekend-AWESOME!!!  I'm still wheeling with open diffs and they kick butt!  What pressure do you run?  I had the tire guys put 65 in them since that's whats on the sidewall and I'll probably make sure they're aired up for hauling, but I'm wondering about treadwear-seems like 65 might be a lot for running around unloaded?  Can't wait to see what they can do aired down to 15 or so in the mud. 

they are retreads, i would disregaurd what the sidewall say buddy.
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Re: Go small or go home! MOUNTED UP 31" retreads!
« Reply #61 on: Apr 09, 2012, 09:17:10 PM »
I had the tire guys put 65 in them since that's whats on the sidewall

This is not shame on you, but shame on the guys at that shop for not knowing better!  The psi on the sidewall is a MAX allowable pressure and is rarely the pressure at which the tires should be run.  The only tires that should always be run at max pressure are trailer tires, which are designed to run at max pressure and will actually internally break down after overheating if run low. 
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Re: Go small or go home! MOUNTED UP 31" retreads!
« Reply #62 on: Apr 09, 2012, 09:17:59 PM »
they are retreads, i would disregaurd what the sidewall say buddy.

Seriously?  You are basing this on what? 
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These things are getting down to the end, almost down to the wear bars. Over 40K. Still working great and maybe even better in the deep snow than they were with full tread.  Possibly because they don't dig as much?  I plan to buy another set, they just came out with a full bead to bead sidewall wrap complete with Treadwright's own lettering so they will be even better with more rubber.

Check out the press release:

https://treadwright.com/TreadWright_Launches_Bead-to-Bead_Tire.pdf

Here is another wheeling pic from earlier this year...

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Just got 1 of these for a spare for my tow rig. Looks like excellent quality and a good price. Still gotta get it mounted.....
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These things are getting down to the end, almost down to the wear bars. Over 40K. Still working great and maybe even better in the deep snow than they were with full tread.  Possibly because they don't dig as much?  I plan to buy another set, they just came out with a full bead to bead sidewall wrap complete with Treadwright's own lettering so they will be even better with more rubber.

Not to bring up a thread from the dead, but I had this happen today at work and thought it worth mentioning.

A customer came in at closing and asked for my opinion on his tires.  You could tell by his demeanor that something wasn't right, so we went out and looked.  As I went out the front door I could tell he had treadwrights on, and when I got up to his left rear I saw a flap of rubber sticking out of the bead area.  My instinct was to say it was fine, but as I got down closer and looked it almost appeared that they'd attempted to add an extra layer or rubber to the bead area of the tire and it had worked it's way out as he drove.

We were able to see where the little bit of normal extra rubber from the mold was, and this wasn't at the same point.  It was working it's way out from between the tire and wheel.  Being a retread I couldn't work on it, so I cannot say for sure if it was just a little extra rubber from the mold or a botched factory "repair", but it was awful thick and went for quite a ways around the tire.  I am hoping he returns next week to let me know if he found a shop that could dismount the tire and see what was wrong  :crossed:
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Nate!!!  Wheres the pics man?  Lol

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Late (it was after closing and we still had 3 cars left to work on) and I don't have a smart phone and don't carry my camera with me.  These were the model with bfg ko tread design that actually say treadwright on the sidewalls.
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The combination of higher pricing and several guys I know having more bad experiences made me go another way.  I think they changed their manufacturing location which may have had something to do with it.  Not really fair for me to say at this point though since I am not running them.  The set I had was certainly good for me.
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So I was reminded the other day that this thread kind of fizzled out. 

To sum up my experience with these...

Were they good tires?  Yes.

Did I have any retread related problems?  No

Would I recommend them?  Yes.

The main reason I did not buy another set was simply because I found some brand new mud tires cheaper than treadwrights when I needed tires.  As good as the treadwrights were, they are still going to have to be competitive on their price point in order for me to by retreads vs. new tires.
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