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#1 Ash88lfc

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:14 PM

Hi i am looking at purchasing new tyres for my car and came across an offer too good to be true id have thought. 4 brand new retread tyres fir £160 is this worth and ill they be ok. Says retread of michelin?? any advice opinions will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

wouldnt touch them with a barge pole a retread is a used tyre which has simply had the tread relaced the basic structure of the tyre hasnt been touched like the cord etc more often than not the treads are poor quality and many fail given they are not tested in anyway they are cheap as no one wants them considering you can buy better tyres for less why bother a cheaper chinese brand will be good there are many such as haida for example

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

Also sorry if anyone is up on there tyres i have a question. My tryes on now are 235 45 r17 93v. Will these tyres be ok to fit on or will they be size wise too big 235 45 r17 94v. They are 94 what i am looking at, ive googles this and the 94 code is for load index so IF i changed all these tres to these they will fit on my alooys wont they??? Any help again please. Thanks.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

Also sorry if anyone is up on there tyres i have a question. My tryes on now are 235 45 r17 93v. Will these tyres be ok to fit on or will they be size wise too big 235 45 r17 94v. They are 94 what i am looking at, ive googles this and the 94 code is for load index so IF i changed all these tres to these they will fit on my alooys wont they??? Any help again please. Thanks.


yes they will be fine mate,
you may have a higher Psi resistance in the 94 compared to the 93 and a slightly stronger side wall but the same tyre in dimensions and appearance.

and i wouldnt purchase re-threaded tyres mate unless they were for a forklift.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

and i wouldnt purchase re-threaded tyres mate unless they were for a forklift.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:11 PM

Surely it is not possible to retread car tyres as they'll just cut through to the core trying. I have heard cheap tyre be called retreads of branded names like Michelin and they basically mean copies of the branded tyre or old patterns that the cheap manufacture bought off a brand. I wonder if this is want they are?

If they are geninually retreads though do not buy!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:46 PM

thanks for the tyre 94v load weight haa heres the link. On ebay. Would you still deffo say a ney???

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_3817wt_1166

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

Personally I would not take the risk.

By all means go for a budget tyre if funds are tight, but not retreads. New tyres have to meet things like EU safety standards. But with retreads you never know. Is the carcass or structure sound? How many potholes did they hit in their life?

By fitting bigger wheels or having a sportier car, you have to accept that tyres will cost more.
A quick look on etyres shows budget tyres in your size at around 75.00 each

And some of the budget brands are actually subsidiaries of larger manufacturers (similar to how Skoda and Audi are related). For example Barum are made by Continental.

But remember that no matter how good your brakes are, or how sporty your suspension is, or how much power you have, ultimately it all goes onto the road via 4 small rubber contact patches about the size of your hand. And your life could depend on that...

Perhaps we should see tyres as an investment, rather than an expense?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

thanks for the tyre 94v load weight haa heres the link. On ebay. Would you still deffo say a ney???

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_3817wt_1166

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NO i wouldnt buy them lol
not even a picture of the sale item on the site and they cant even spell profile.
if this was dragons then then id have to say Im OUT,
the same as the rear end of your car would be, on the first corner you turn if you fitted a set of these rethreaded tyres.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:59 PM

Definitely don't buy them if you read further down the page it says they are used tyres where the old tread is stripped off and new tread added. They sound very dodgy, much better to spend a few more notes as your life might depend on it.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

haha im the amateur for kitting my car up at the min. Ill swerve away from these then. Will just go for decent ones from national tyres. Wait till my misses see's my bank account statement hahahaaa. Cheers again fellas.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

buying retreads is a disaster waiting to happen.

Buying Budget tyres is acceptable

Buy premium or a trusted brand and expect quality

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:16 PM

I thought re treads were outlawed years ago? Please dont buy them. You can easily buy low budget tires for your car which are legal and good value.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

Retreads have the habit of chucking their teddies out of the cot on hard corners.
Part worn or budget yes - retreads no.


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:58 AM

retreads ..they used to be called remolds and they are exactly that ..theres a company near me that specializes in retreading lorry tyre .. what they do is strip of the outer layer of the tyre( machined of on a revolving plate) then they place the bare tyre in a mold( remolds) and inject the new rubber around it adding an extra strip on the sidewalls for scuffing kerbs etc..ever wondered why you see so many strips of lorry tyres on the motorway?..

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