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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 08-28-03, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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225/60x15 Remoulds - performs better than new tyre, at half the price - $76 each, L.J. Tyres, 43 Robinson Road, Virginia, QLD, 3865 4418

there you go, team. ad from the online Trading Post.

and here i was, all ready to pay $130+ for new tyres!

this idiot just got a free plug. I'll be claiming a discount on my retreads forthwith.

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Wouldn't use them on my car, especially on long hwy trips. I'd still pay $130+ for a new tyre. The remoulds have already lived one life time before being remanufactured...

I have used them in the past when funds were tight, and had a bad experience. Now I prefer bald tyres over retreads and remoulds.

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Re-treads these days are much better than they used to be.

I used them on my XF and never had any problems.

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but do they perform better than a new tyre?
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Thanks but no thanks! 2nd hand tyres on my car if I was desperate!

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Because they need a softer compund to stay on the belts. I used to run retreads on my XF, they did stick way better than radials, and they got worn out quickly anyway. I had also gone a far bit over the 140km/h rating on them as well, private road of course!!

Retreads smoke much better as well, but i'm not sure what would happen if you pop one during a burnout.

I've seen 235/45R17 retreads for about $80 each.

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Re: Retreads

Currently i have retreads with the G-Grid pattern... and i've never had a problem... its the 2nd set of tyres within a year (what do u expect from a P Plater? )

They are rated at 145km/h but i've taken it furthur without problems. Even massive rigs use remoulds and they travel more kilometres.

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massive rigs have plenty of tyres, in pairs... if one blows, you don;t skid sideways off the highway on the rim...
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most rigs are governed at 100-110kph anyway so they wouldnt exceed to recommended rating anyway. And like blacksnake said, if one blows out its no huge biggy, they usually have at least 10 more tyres to help pull them up!

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