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Hey guys, Just wanted to ask if anyone has heard any positives or negatives about re-treaded tires. I was pricing some and came across a site that had some pretty good reviews about theyre re-treaded tires. Plus they had the exact same tread pattern as the ones I've been wanting pretty bad but dont wanna pay 180 a piece for ( the new wrangler MT/R's ). I'd save a hundred bucks a tire but thought I'd fish for some opinions from other people who may know more about it than I do.

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My job as luck would have is testing tires for a major tire manufactuer in S.C. There has been a lot of improvements in recapping tires over the years. I can remember when I was younger you would buy four recaps and usually at least one would throw its cap on a long hot road trip. The processes are differant and better now. Most tire companies unless its for heavy trucks do not offer recaped tires, its mostly an aftermarket thing so I guess the quality would depend mostly on the vendor. Depending on the rubber compounds used I don't think I would expect the same quality as new tires as far as treadlife and wearablity on rough trails but then again your not paying anywhere near what you would for a new one either. The few I've tested in recent years seem to hold together well and for the money if your not going to be on constant long trips it might be worth it.
 

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Ya i've been doin alot of thinkin and I dont guess I'm willing to chance using a remanufactured tire. I'm guessing the term " You get what you pay for " would definitely apply to this situation. I appreciate your opinions.
If anyone wants to see the site I was looking at its Ultra Grip Tires, Retread Tire | TreadWright, Inc. previously known as hi-tec retreading. They make it look real tempting as the prices are awesome, they have Identical tread patterns of the top brand A/T and M/T brands, and I'm pretty sure shipping is free if you buy four.
But I think I'm gonna play it safe and go with new tires
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Recaps suck! I take virgin tires that are wore out, and put recaps on.
Around june, all these major hiways will look like a recap graveyard.
If you can trust that Juan put together that tire right, and plugged all the holes properly, then go for it.
 

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You ever see those tire carcasses on the side of the highway? 99% of those are big rig re-caps. Remember the ford exploder rolling over firestone scandal? tread seperation IIRC.
 

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I would NOT use them on the front! I've lost tread on the front before.. changed 3 lanes and almost went over a bridge before I knew what was going on!
 

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You ever see those tire carcasses on the side of the highway? 99% of those are big rig re-caps. Remember the ford exploder rolling over firestone scandal? tread seperation IIRC.

That is because nobody would buy a recap car tire, and roll your family down the hi-way at 65.
 

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LOL, they say that retread tires and the recapped tires for big riggs are different in that they use two different processess??? I dunno, I dont think I'd fully trust them going down the highway with my family either. You should see some of the forums that have had this same discussion. I saw one that got down-right brutal between one guy who was trying to say he was "putting the word out" and another guy who just down-right didnt and never will trust them due to the example of treads we all see on the highways from big rigs. Like I said earlier, I thought about it but after long debate I figure the phrase "you get what you pay for would definitely apply to this situation" I'm gonna pass on the retreads and just pay for the real MT/R's.:balls:
 
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