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Are they 'retreads' (existing tire regrooved) or 'recaps' (layer of rubber bonded onto old tire without remaining tread)?


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Lwiddis wrote:

Another reason I travel at 55 max.


Because the OPs “approximately 56mph” was too fast? Lol
Please just keep in the far right lane where you’ll only aggravate the truckers.
There’s safe and then there’s impeding the flow of traffic. And 55mph on an open freeway is impeding traffic.

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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

Are they 'retreads' (existing tire regrooved) or 'recaps' (layer of rubber bonded onto old tire without remaining tread)?


Cmon man they’re “rethreads” dontcha know....

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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

Are they 'retreads' (existing tire regrooved) or 'recaps' (layer of rubber bonded onto old tire without remaining tread)?


They ( Gators ) would be Re Caps....


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Grit dog wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Another reason I travel at 55 max.


Because the OPs “approximately 56mph” was too fast? Lol
Please just keep in the far right lane where you’ll only aggravate the truckers.
There’s safe and then there’s impeding the flow of traffic. And 55mph on an open freeway is impeding traffic.


I kind of agree, except that here in CA (where Lwiddis is from), the speed limit for towing is 55.

But yes, Lwiddis is kind of a dork for implying that the extra 1 MPH is what caused this to happen. He rarely returns to threads that he comments on though, so I wouldn't try too hard to engage him in a discussion.

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In the 1970s, I would have my existing tire cores recapped locally when needed. Never a problem. I would even have the company recap my tires when I was home on leave from the Navy.
Road gators are 95-99% commercial trailer tires and there isn't a big statistical difference between new and recaps. Recaps have to meet DOT standards.


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ford truck guy wrote:


They ( Gators ) would be Re Caps....


Or original tire treads.


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Back in the '70s I was buying used tires to stay away from caps. Had a real good week on a illegal poker table. Converted Dayton wheels, 10.00 20 to brand new 11.00 22.5 on Budd on the drivers. Less than 120 miles one of my new tires came apart removed a fuel tank, beat up the sleeper and left door of truck.
I never was one to buy recapped tires but when I bought new unless they where a size only for front I plan to cap them twice, unless one goes flat. And over the years, on the trucks I drive myself, I have thrown virgin tread as often as caps.
As for why caps? Driver looks at a ruined tire with 1/4 inch of tread left, "It was about wore out anyway" Owner looks at same tire, "well it was about to make me money"

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So, what is seemingly being said is that the new truck tires are just as bad as the retreads......and if they disintegrate and leave pieces all over the road, those pieces are just as dangerous as retread gators, right? My conclusion, based on what I'm reading in this post, is that the DOT standards (for both new and retread truck tires) are apparently garbage.


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