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Old 11-11-2010, 05:13 PM
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I ran retreads on my F-150 back when I was young and poor. They were fine for me and I never had a problem with them. The F@rd OTOH...

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Old 11-11-2010, 06:23 PM
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I know a couple guys using Treadwrights.

http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/...ht=treadwright


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Old 11-13-2010, 08:48 PM
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I have a set of the MTR tread on the Goodyear MTR carcasses. I paid extra for the sure edge feature and I love mine. I have them in the 285-75-16 on my 80. The are great on the street, in snow and on the trail. I had a smaller set of their old MT's and liked them too. I think I paid $760 for a set of five. I would recommend them for my type of driving, not sure about towing with them.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the info Chris's

Been trying to talk to people that actually have run them on their 80's and impressions. I researched lots on-line and a few negative comments but majority positive across various forums (80s, Jeeps, Fords ..)

I talked with Joel (at ThreadWright) regd the wheel on that 80 in Calf from a tire (PO) that blew-out and rolled the truck.
He is waiting to talk to the owner to get the tire and have it independently analyses regd casings v's rubber separation. From the pictures it thought it was casing.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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I went ahead and purchased a set of 5* 265/75/R16 E Walden AT's from TreadWright. Just back from a 1600 mile road trip to East Coast. All fine, no issues and seem to run well so far. Not tried offroad yet
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:05 AM
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Damn, I would never feel comfortable rolling on retread tires! I would rather spend the money on good tires than to take that risk. I have seen what happens when they fail, but maybe quality has improved since then!
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:18 AM
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big rigs run them but they generally have 9 other tires on the tractor in case one blows...or 7 others on the trailer.

for the prices, a couple hundred bucks more and you can have new tires...no way I would run those!
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