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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2001, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using the High-Tec retreads?

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:
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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 http://www.high-tec-retreading.com/diamond.html 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: Anyone using the High-Tec retreads?

I have a set of 31s on my Sami and I'm happy with them. They're not as aggressive as I'd like but they perform suprisingly well for what they are. I've done some rock crawling with mine and I didn't even air down and was impressed with how well they did! I thik they wear faster than what I had on there before (Super Swampers). When these are used up I'll go with a set of 33s.

I got mine used already on a set of rims (THANKS TIM!) and I know they didn't even need balancing.

I'd STRONGLY recommend them!

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hi
sure get them,i have the 33-12.50's and they seem to be working rather well,have about 3'000 on mine and they seem to have not worn at all. i don't know how they do in ice and snow yet,but i'm thinking with the tire width and the weight of a samauri it should "float" on snow but i think ice is gonna be a problem. but...... i do like them enough that i'm gonna order another set for the toy and a couple of spares...oh,just in case.when you order ask for all matching carcasses. when i got mine four were bfg's and one was a dunlop

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Re: Anyone using the High-Tec retreads?

im going to order a set there 215/85R16 for my dually 6 of them its a 340$ to my door . where anywhere else i would be pushing over 900$ thats alot of differnce

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Re: Anyone using the High-Tec retreads?

I bought a set of 5 muds from them as well. They are 33x12.50's and so far I like them. All 5 were on BFG A/T carcasses (whew!). Four of the tires balanced well on 15x8 w/2"BS Rockcrawlers. The 5th needed some extra weights...I'll use this one as the spare. I'm pleased with the noise level of these tires also. There not as loud as I thought they would be, about the same as an All Terrain (though they are their loudest at cruising speed).

I give them 2 thumbs up!!

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BTW, all five 33x12.50's were $406 delivered to my door in Maryland!

YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT IT!!!

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Re: Anyone using the High-Tec retreads?

these has been discussed alot on this board, alot of people use them and everybody likes them. Its a good deal.

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I have them and love them. I had one that would not ballance and they sent me a new one. Now I have an out of balance full size 33 x 12.5 spare. Great traction. I run them at tellico on 15 x 8 wheels with only 5 PSI and the are better than great. I have open diffs and my buddies with lockers can't believe where I can go.

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I have a set of 30' ATs on Michelin casings. The price is right and they seem to be a quality product.

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Re: Anyone using the High-Tec retreads?

Hey guys, I was told they were popular over here yesterday. Man, were they right![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] Thanks for all the word on them, definately a strong chance now.

So how did they do on the street? Anyone have any problems with them on the road? Anyone run them on anything heavier than a Suzuki? No offense or anything, but my Blazer is MUCH heavier than your Zuk's. Of course, it can't fit down trails you guys can.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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