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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2001, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody used the High-Tec retreaded tires?

So I called out of curiousity, and the cost to my door for a set of four of their 33x12.5R15 MT's is $320. Which is just about half what I can expect to pay for any other MT. I figure with having them mounted and some bargain basement rim shopping, I can have them mounted and balanced on some 15x8's for less than $500. I know some of you are going, ick, retreads, but before you say that or start posting about all the carcasses on the highway, take a peek at their website:
Their stuff seems to be pretty well made, and Four Wheeler gave them rave reviews last year when they tested a set of the 33x12.5R15 MT's. I also like their warranty:
"Warranty: 2 years or 24,000 miles workmanship & materials of the retreading process. Warranty effective with proof of purchase, non-transferable, does not cover improper tire maintenance or tire abuse. Warranty does not cover damage to vehicles due to causes other than the retreading process." I figure even if I only get 20-25,000 miles out of them, I only paid $320 for them! I can buy another set and get as many total miles as one set of BFG MT's for the same price![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

Also, if you look at part of their website, they are offering these "<font color=green>Green Diamond</font color=green>" things that are supposed to increase winter and overall traction on the tires. Go to to look at it. What do you think of it? The owner told me $15 a tire extra to have the Green Diamonds in the tread. They can do it for any size, any tread of their tires. Worth the extra $15 per tire, or a bunch of hoey?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

So has anyone used these things? If so, what did you think? Have any problems with them? How long did they last? How'd they do on and off road?

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Re: Anybody used the High-Tec retreaded tires?

Still see a whole lot of "parts" of semi-truck retreads on the hiways though.
The process these guys use is fairly typical, but maybe their quality control makes the difference.Z
I do know one thing though. The green diamond is a good idea.
I've seen tires years ago that used chopped up walnut husks in the tread.
Worked as good as studs.
Their claims about the studs wear on asphalt is questionable however,
as the studs installed currently are softer, and wear at the same rate as the tire.
Sure got an attractive price though.

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