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Old 02-01-2014, 10:19 PM
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retreads---good/bad idea?

shopping for tires, got new rims on order. (15 x 8's) found this site -> https://www.treadwright.com/p-9-31x1...arden-a-t.aspx not much experiance with retreads, aside from seeing treads along the highway from semis back in the day, prices are great, not sure how durable they would be though, or how much shipping would be. thinking of 31-10.50's wifes blazer needs a set too, and 235-15's would work for it.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:21 PM
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I run Treadwrights on our expedition, and have nothing but good things to say about them.

https://www.treadwright.com/p-130-26...a-t-b2b-e.aspx

I mounted them myself, and used ceramic beads for balancing media. I have taken up to 100 mph with no vibration issues.
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They have come a long way, I wouldn't hesitate...when I was looking at an RV, it was the only practical way to go.
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I used to run retreads all the time. The local tire shop makes them and they were great. Never a problem.
They make them still but I don't like the tread pattern they use now.
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Anybody had any experience with the Kedgegrip tires? They have ground up walnut shells, which create a new sipe when the tires wear down, and the shell fragment falls out.
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Anybody had any experience with the Kedgegrip tires? They have ground up walnut shells, which create a new sipe when the tires wear down, and the shell fragment falls out.
Mine are kedgegrip. I don't know if it makes a big difference or not. I just know me tires are great on ice and snow.
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What were had were called sawdust tread same thing I think. They were great in the snow but they wore down faster than solid rubber tires.
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