Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

SWATPARAMEDIC

Retread Tires

Recommended Posts

I came across Treadwright Tires yesterday and was wondering if anyone else is using them and what they think of them or if anyone has used retread tires before and what they think. The prices are fantastic and looking at the Wardens and Guard Dogs. Couldn't find any bad reviews on them when I looked them up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are several folks over at Midwestdieselconnection who run them and have had great luck with them. I am going to buy a set of them next time I need a set of rubber to try them out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I'm needing new tires here pretty quick. I think I'm going to get some this week and I'll post an update of how they work out.

Can't wait to hear the results.:hyper::thumb1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out here on the ranch that I work on we used to run retreads on the work trucks. One set I had on my truck lasted over two years, that is saying a lot. Probably 95 % of our miles are on gravel or dirt roads, a lot of times we have a goose neck stock trailer hooked up, or a load of block that weighs in at a ton. Once in a while we would have a cap come off, but that is rare. The only reason we no longer run retreads is that the tire shop was no longer able to get 16 inch tires. I would not see a problem with it, they look good at a good price. I might have to get a set when my tires need replacing. Good luck which ever way you go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they are good looking tires. i just wonder if you get enough milage out of them to make them economical compared to a new tire. i used to run retreads a long time ago and dont remember any bad problems, but i do remember reduced milage along with the cost.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks i missed the tread life rating. this is what i get when i compare what i saw there.265 75R16 load range E Sentinel $108+$25 each shipping+$20 mount and balance=$153X4=$61224 month 24k mile warranty. tread life 40k to 50k purchased from Discount Tire265 75R 16 load range E Pirelli $209X4+$836 out the door.65K warranty on treadfree rotation and balancefree flat repair(they tell me they will do that for anyone wether you bought them there or not)free replacement if damaged beyond repair(i have had to use this twice on differant sets, ran over something both times)the is the second set of these i have run and i got around 58K on the first ones.if you have no problems with either set there is only about a $50 differance in the cost thru the life of the tires. rotation and balancing is going to cost you something down the road unless you know someone who will do it for free. Treadwrights warranty states you must have it done a documented to honor the warranty. the initial cost is much nicer than new tires, i cant argue that. i for one am tired of the sticker shock i get when buying new tires. but for the life of the tire and what i have from discount tire it would be hard for me to change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bunch of my friends here run treadwrights and my next set likely will be too now that they're remolding 19.5s. Easily 8 sets of 4 tires on everything from Offroad jeeps to tow rig trucks and only one bulged sidewall issue that was taken care of straight away. Very good choice; solid product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've heard lots of good things about Discount Tires, but we don't have any around here. We have a tire machine and our own mechanics at work that are going to mount and balance them for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they look like a good product and i will be interested in how they work. i was suprised that DT didnt have a branch in tulsa at least. Ther home office is in Arizona i believe. i started using them because we build them. i built one here in NC a couple years ago. they have agreat warranty and stand behind it no matter wher i am. it appears that Tredwright does to. i built a Chick fil a in tulsa about 8 years ago and my plumber was from Broken Arrow, could not remeber his name if i had to now. very much enjoyed working out that way. there are alot of good folks out your way. we really enjoyed the Cowboy Hall of Fame, i believe thats what it is. when we were there they had a chuck wagon competition going on and for $5 we got a spoon a plate and a cup and got to eat from all the chuck wagons. mighty good eating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll post how they work out for me and put some pictures of them up. Nope there's sure not any around here. I think I may have seen one in OKC but don't have a clue where it was. Yeah I know which one you're talking about having built. And you're right it is the Cowboy Hall of Fame it's in OKC and I still haven't been there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update: I got the tires put on and am happy for the most part with them. The only thing I don't like about them is that I lost a few miles per gallon. I don't think it's the tires themselves as much as the particular tread pattern. It's a much more aggressive pattern than I've ever had on a truck before. They have some noise but it's not more of like a turbine engine whine than a rumble. post-10351-138698181385_thumb.jpg

post-10351-138698181357_thumb.jpg

post-10351-138698181364_thumb.jpg

post-10351-138698181371_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow those tread patterns are pretty similar. Probably going to pick up a set of the 265/75's A/T's to go on the old F-350 Farm/work truck. Keep us up to date on how the guard dogs wear for you SWATPARAMEDIC, might be interested in putting some on my dodge eventually.-Jordan-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure thing, I'll post updates and pictures of the wear as I put some miles on them. I changed my oil a week before I got them and they reccomend rotating them every 5,000 miles so I'll rotate them when I change the oil and put pictures up then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



×