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#21 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: Treadwright Tires

Yes, the tires purchased with the "Kedge Grip" have the recycled glass and walnut shells in them. Getting their tires with the kedge grip added to the tire is under $10 per tire.

From their FAQ:
"Kedge Grip is a traction additive that we blend into the rubber compound. Kedge Grip consists of a crushed walnut shell and crushed glass particle that works in a two fold manner. As the tire wears down the walnut shell is designed to displace from the rubber leaving a small (1mm) pit or void that provides additional traction edges. The crushed glass is designed to stay in place longer providing additional grit and grip on the surface of the tread."

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Interesting. They are made in part of recycled glass and walnut shells.
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Yes, the tires purchased with the "Kedge Grip" have the recycled glass and walnut shells in them. Getting their tires with the kedge grip added to the tire is under $10 per tire.

From their FAQ:
"Kedge Grip is a traction additive that we blend into the rubber compound. Kedge Grip consists of a crushed walnut shell and crushed glass particle that works in a two fold manner. As the tire wears down the walnut shell is designed to displace from the rubber leaving a small (1mm) pit or void that provides additional traction edges. The crushed glass is designed to stay in place longer providing additional grit and grip on the surface of the tread."
Not knocking it. I actually like the green aspect of the design and the added winter traction for snow country. I'm already aware that crushed glass and walnuts are used for a variety of purposes. It will be interesting to hear real world feedback from forum members at some point which is why I've subscribed to this thread.

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Re: Treadwright Tires

Grendel - thanks for inviting me into the thread.

Treadwright Tires – Low Cost Truck Tires (Intro) : Off Road / 4×4 News and Forums – IH8 Pavement

That was the first write up I did on the Treadwright tires. So far it covers about 3,500 miles of use and three off road trips. I seriously think they're getting in the way of my MotoAlliance winch review.

Let me note in case you don't catch it immediatey. Mine are not the Kedge Grip, BUT have been siped at Discount Tire Co. This weekend I visited the local off road park and as usual I wound up wheeling with Jeeps. Two groups that day and as usual they are impressed with the FJ.


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Re: Treadwright Tires

My friend in Denver ordered a set of the "Wardens" for his Xterra. They are the BFG AT tread pattern and they are gonna be on BFG AT casings, so that'll be nice and stealth. He did not opt for the Kedge grip.

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Years ago...maybe the early 90's I had a set of remoulds.... not retread. The upside was that you could not see the original casing at all. They had another name stamped on them...Weather something or other... They were the big thing compared to retreaded tires. They were awesome in snow but man the noise was wild. I only ever tried them once...lol... It was just a generic winter tread from back in the day.

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subscribed... interesting option
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Re: Treadwright Tires

I searched the interwebs high and low for some negative feedback on retreads. I will concur that the only negative opinions were from people that had never owned them. (I'll stop there since the additional positives I found would likely spur some debate).

I was looking at the green diamonds (Icelander M/Ts) greendiamond
But I wanted to "size up" to 285-70-17's and they only make a 265.
I was especially intrigued by the silica carbide (similar to the walnut/glass mix)
The problem I see with green diamond is they want $200/ tire. You could buy new for that price. They are constantly on a waiting list status so I guess people are buying them up.

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Re: Treadwright Tires

That greendiamond is interesting, especially how they are embedding the silica carbide in the tire. I hadn't heard of them until now.

Yes, the price for the Treadwright is the huge motivator. While many of us are trying to be more "green" in our lives, for me if the Treadwrights cost near what a set of new mainstream vendor A/T or MT cost, they probably wouldn't have been in the running for my purchase decision.

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I was looking at the green diamonds (Icelander M/Ts) greendiamond
But I wanted to "size up" to 285-70-17's and they only make a 265.
I was especially intrigued by the silica carbide (similar to the walnut/glass mix)
The problem I see with green diamond is they want $200/ tire. You could buy new for that price. They are constantly on a waiting list status so I guess people are buying them up.
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Re: Treadwright Tires

Thanks for responding to this thread like I asked of you in a PM and providing the link to the writeup you did a few months ago. I'd seen several of the videos you have in that review on various other places, including posted by Treadwright on their site off the "Just for Fun" tab.

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Treadwright Tires – Low Cost Truck Tires (Intro) : Off Road / 4×4 News and Forums – IH8 Pavement

That was the first write up I did on the Treadwright tires. So far it covers about 3,500 miles of use and three off road trips. I seriously think they're getting in the way of my MotoAlliance winch review.

Let me note in case you don't catch it immediatey. Mine are not the Kedge Grip, BUT have been siped at Discount Tire Co. This weekend I visited the local off road park and as usual I wound up wheeling with Jeeps. Two groups that day and as usual they are impressed with the FJ.
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Re: Treadwright Tires

I totally agree on the price issue. The green is very "hip" but just doesn't make as much sense to a no B.S. type guy when the price holds no advantage (the hippies can hate me).
I don't buy used (or refurbished) at the same price as new. I picked up my BFG's with <500 miles on them for $335.00 mounted and balanced or I would be looking at picking these up now.

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