Motorway tyres.

Submitted: Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
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Has anyone had any experience with Motorway retreads or moulded tyres. have heard that they are cheaper to buy than the more popular brands. But are they any good ?
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
Good for what ?
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Follow Up By: Snow - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
YEah, sorry Ron I'm with Steve on this one. Perhaps the process has improved over the years but I am dubious as to the quality and longevity of the tyres. There are plenty of alternate brand tyres around and the market in my experience is competitive and while some (or most) will say "you get what you pay for" and this is probably accurate it is possible to compromise a little and pick up decent tyres at acceptable prices. Also there is usually heaps of second hand stuff in the papers etc, people are always replacing rims and tyres for whatever reasons so perhaps this may be a better option- make sure you check them out for damage though. Anyhow I'm rambling- good luck.
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Reply By: liam - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
I am considering puting a set of motorways on my hilux in the next few weeks. We have chose these as a budget option. 4WD Monthly has given them favorable reviews and the staff at the local tyre place gave them two thumbs up event though he doesn't distribute them. Try to get the Monoform tyre as opposed to a plain retread. I believe these are better as the whole trye is rebuilt, not just the tread. Look at www.motorway-tyres.com.au.
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Follow Up By: Ron - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Liam, you must let me know how they shape up.
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Reply By: Liam - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00
I have just had an set of 31x10.5 Motorway all terrains put on my hilux. I upgraded from 205 R16's. I have been told (not by the seller) they they have a good compubd so shoud do a few miles. I opted for the slightly more expensive option of Monoform as opposed to retreads. They mould the tyre right from the bottom of the sidewalls instead of just the tread. At $105 each fitted and balanced I feel they were a great buy, only time and tyrewear will tell if that statement is true. In less than to months I embark on a 15000KM trip from Perth- Brisbane- Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide- Perth and lots in between. I will keep you posted
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Follow Up By: Ron - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for your response Liam. Good luck on your big trip. I eagerly wait for your response after your return to find out how the Motorways went. Till then good luck and enjoy your trip.
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Reply By: phill - Friday, Sep 27, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Sep 27, 2002 at 00:00
retreads are good for driving on the blackstuff for about 3 months - when i brought my 2nd hand paj it had retreads after a few weekends in the rough stuff they have rapidly deteriated and can no longer be trusted on wet or frosty days - no matter how good the retread they will always fall apart quicker then a decent set of new tyres
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Reply By: ACH - Sunday, Sep 29, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 29, 2002 at 00:00
If you're going to do any serious offroad work, then pay the bucks and guarantee your safety. Retreads/remoulds are NOT the way to go IMHO!!
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