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    thinking of getting a couple of new tyres as mine are a mismatch, 2 fronts are same but back 2 different. i came across these, i have read about how remoulds are bad, but these are retreads, does anybody know about these ??http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-tyres-M...item4d062e7c43

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    Basically the same as remoulds. Dont do it as it's two pieces fused together that could come apart if get hot enough
    Last edited by sriandy; 14th November 2012 at 09:36.

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    False economy in the end mate you pay more for new but they last longer,and the few extra quid has got to be worth it just for the safety aspect alone

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    always go for new tyres. It's the only thing between you and the road. After spending thousands on the car, hundreds on insurance, why scrimp on tyres? Ok not to pay silly prices, but there are some great tyres on the markets now most made by premium manufacturers for good prices.

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    These tyres are retread.
    What it means:
    Big manufacturers (in particular Michelin and Continental) design their tyres so that the casing (basic infrastructure) can be reused. Worn tyres are collected and taken for a safety check. If they meet the quality requirements (are not damaged, not split, not too old, no puncture and worn evenly across) then they are supplied to third party companies such as Profil.
    In the case of Profil, tyres are first quality checked and then the old rubber is buffed off the original casing (basic infrastructure), so new rubber can be fitted. From here onwards retread tyres are made exactly the same as brand new tyres.


    In the next step they put a new premium quality rubber on the old casing (beads to beads) and put the tyre straight into a hot oven of 120 degrees for about half an hour.
    The result is the retread tyres are capable of high speed ratings and good load index, comfortable thanks to the original casing, good grip from premium rubber, lower road noise due to the pattern engineered by e.g., Michelin. The E20 is the safety standard tyres have to meet to be used in European countries.



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    can anybody recommend a good tyre please at a reasonable price

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiimi View Post
    These tyres are retread.
    What it means:
    Big manufacturers (in particular Michelin and Continental) design their tyres so that the casing (basic infrastructure) can be reused. Worn tyres are collected and taken for a safety check. If they meet the quality requirements (are not damaged, not split, not too old, no puncture and worn evenly across) then they are supplied to third party companies such as Profil.
    In the case of Profil, tyres are first quality checked and then the old rubber is buffed off the original casing (basic infrastructure), so new rubber can be fitted. From here onwards retread tyres are made exactly the same as brand new tyres.


    In the next step they put a new premium quality rubber on the old casing (beads to beads) and put the tyre straight into a hot oven of 120 degrees for about half an hour.
    The result is the retread tyres are capable of high speed ratings and good load index, comfortable thanks to the original casing, good grip from premium rubber, lower road noise due to the pattern engineered by e.g., Michelin. The E20 is the safety standard tyres have to meet to be used in European countries.


    Still wouldn't entertain them. What size tyres are you looking for and what price are you willing to pay?

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    say £100 a tyre, only want 2 though

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    With a budget of £100 a tyre you can get pretty decent branded tyres brand new in that size why the hell would you consider endangering your life with retreads if you've got a budget that will do that?

    Best bet is have a look on blackcircles or have a word with your local ATS or small tyre fitter if you have one and never accept the first price they give you, they ALWAYS have movement on the price.
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