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    I've been looking into tires recently and I stumbled across retread tires. I dont know anyone that has used them before so I'm looking for some help. Has anyone out there used them before? Are they worth buying? Any help would be appreciated. I'm looking at 31s or 33s. Thanks in advance.
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    depends on who makes them. is it treadwright?

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    Treadright has a good rep. But finding ones in the 31-33" range is tough.

    If you plan on running it on the road, your best bet is to get matching carcasses, ie: 4 BFG AT's, or 4 MAXXIS BigHorns.

    Having 2 AT carcasses and 2 MT carcasses can mess things up. The sidewalls are different plys, and different stiffnesses. Important when airing down, or hauling a load.

    I ran retreads on my one ton back axle for years, 1/2 the price of new, and they wore like iron. Of course I wasn't wheeling with them, and had 4 on the back incase of blow out.


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    A buddy runs them, but his TJ is just a trail rig and not a daily driver with a lot of hwy miles. He has had good luck with Treadwright and the one failure he had they replaced the tire for him.

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    Thanks for the help guys. It was Treadwright that I was looking at. I'm just shopping around now. Thanks again for the info.
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