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I am looking to get some new tires for the upcoming winter however my cash fund is short...i was considering using this place

http://www.treadwright.com/

Since i live close by them...i'm looking to get 265-75-16 AT tires...i can get them from 88 bucks a pop there with a 24xxx warranty on them...

Should i forget it completely and wait till i can afford a new set?

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go for it why not 88 dollars or save up for toyo or nitto
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If your current tread is getting to the point of needing replacement & your on a tight budget, winters can be bad up where you live.
Buy the retreads now, & save up for better rubber for late spring & summer, if you are not happy with them

I found this on a website:
What are retread tires? They are tires that have been rehabilitated after being discarded. The country is full of discarded tires. There are now a ton of companies that go out and find these tires. They collect them and then retread them. The retreading process involves removing the worn out tread first. Rubber is then run around the tread area. The tire is then put in a mold where it is subjected to high heat. This seals the rubber to the tire and shapes the tread. You now have a "new" tire. There are also other processes called recapping, remoulding and remanufacturing, but retreading his the most common.

So, what are the benefits of retread tires? Well, there are a few. First, you are getting a heck of a deal. Retread tires come in at prices that are 30 to 50 percent cheaper than a new tire. These days, that kind of savings can't be understated. If a tire from your car runs $100, that could mean a savings of a couple hundred bucks for four tires.


What about the downside of retreads? Well, there are two primary downsides. The first is availability. Retread are very common for trucks, but a bit less so for cars. They exist for certain sizes of car tires, but not all of them. So availability is a potential issue. The second downside is performance. Retread tires are not going to be good choices for your sports car. They're great for the family car, but probably not a Porsche!
Semi trucks, because of the heavy weight & stresses, do not run retreads on the steering axle, but, all the other axles (drive axles & trailer axles) usually run recaps or retreads
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Thanks for the info...i was a little hesitant on them...but ya sounds like it might be a good option...

Im torn between their MT and their AT...would the MT be horrible in the snow? Since they have minimal siping?
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Siping is what you need in snow. Something that will clean itself out. You don't want to float on top, rather dig in.
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They told me that if i siped the MT that it would void their warranty...should i just go with some AT that already have been siped?
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I'd get the AT because it is made for what your stated needs are. You can play off-road with it and still do well on pavement and snow.
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Alright i'll check those out thanks for the info
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If your current tread is getting to the point of needing replacement & your on a tight budget, winters can be bad up where you live.
Buy the retreads now, & save up for better rubber for late spring & summer, if you are not happy with them

I found this on a website:
What are retread tires? They are tires that have been rehabilitated after being discarded. The country is full of discarded tires. There are now a ton of companies that go out and find these tires. They collect them and then retread them. The retreading process involves removing the worn out tread first. Rubber is then run around the tread area. The tire is then put in a mold where it is subjected to high heat. This seals the rubber to the tire and shapes the tread. You now have a "new" tire. There are also other processes called recapping, remoulding and remanufacturing, but retreading his the most common.

So, what are the benefits of retread tires? Well, there are a few. First, you are getting a heck of a deal. Retread tires come in at prices that are 30 to 50 percent cheaper than a new tire. These days, that kind of savings can't be understated. If a tire from your car runs $100, that could mean a savings of a couple hundred bucks for four tires.


What about the downside of retreads? Well, there are two primary downsides. The first is availability. Retread are very common for trucks, but a bit less so for cars. They exist for certain sizes of car tires, but not all of them. So availability is a potential issue. The second downside is performance. Retread tires are not going to be good choices for your sports car. They're great for the family car, but probably not a Porsche!
Semi trucks, because of the heavy weight & stresses, do not run retreads on the steering axle, but, all the other axles (drive axles & trailer axles) usually run recaps or retreads
Is that why there are so many along the highway?

I call them tire gators cause they will reach out and snag your tire.
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