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General Category => Tech - Help Area => Body-Interior-Electrical => Topic started by: jim in n.y. on August 15, 2019, 01:27:37 PM

Title: re-caps for rear
Post by: jim in n.y. on August 15, 2019, 01:27:37 PM
Anyone have an opinion on using recaps on the rear? Good experiences or bad? Can anyone recommend a brand?  How do they inspect the tires that are going to be recapped? Isn't there an age limit on tires?
Title: Re: re-caps for rear
Post by: ED-NY on August 16, 2019, 06:59:28 AM
I have a set on my 3500HD not sure about the date...but weather checking is what they look for in NY. Truck re-cap tires are very common.

https://www.tirerecappers.com/tire-recappers-news/3-reasons-why-you-should-recap-your-truck-tires/
Title: Re: re-caps for rear
Post by: fabman72 on August 20, 2019, 04:22:11 AM
I have been running these on my truck they hold up really well. https://www.treadwright.com/collections/filter?rim=19-5&search_by_size=true
Title: Re: re-caps for rear
Post by: jim in n.y. on August 21, 2019, 09:24:53 AM
Those look good. How well do they balance?
Title: Re: re-caps for rear
Post by: someotherguy on August 21, 2019, 10:32:20 AM
They don't appear to offer the 225/70/19.5?  Do beware a 245/70/19.5 is a bit wide for the 6" wheels on the 3500HD.  They're recommended for a 6.75-7" wheel.  I ran some Goodyear G647-RSS in 245/70 on my HD and the rear sidewalls got pretty close to each other under load.  If you load the truck heavy they may rub.  This pic may help give you an idea..

(http://someotherplace.com/bb/proj/35hd_143s.jpg)

Richard
Title: Re: re-caps for rear
Post by: jim in n.y. on August 21, 2019, 03:03:24 PM
That's a great tip! I was not aware of that possibility. I run empty most of the time but when I'm loaded down it's usually quite heavy.