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Old August 24th, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnsD90 View Post
just because you bought them new doesn't mean they are any safer, those tires could be up to 5 years old!
Granted, there are cases of newish tires going bad e.g. Firestone, years ago. However, unlike tires you get new where you know the history of the carcass (likely good, but sometimes bad), with retreads the history of the carcass is entirely unknown (always a bad thing in my book). A 60 sec inspection of 4 tires is unlikely to reveal internal separation of the carcass/retread.

As mentioned previously, the use of redundancy at each corner through tandem axles or dually set ups partially mitigates the inherent risk of tire failure. Therefore a blow out at speed for a big rig is less likely to result in catastrophic failure, unlike a four wheel vehicle. To each his own, but don't pretend that retreads are equivalent to quality new tires.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by golden747
I've got a set ot Michelin zxl's on wolf wheels if ur interested. 700 for a set of 5 wheels and tires.
I am interested in these! Thanks for response. Honestly I am confident in the retreads. But I really wanted some wolf's!
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