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Author Topic: re-caps for rear  (Read 234 times)

jim in n.y.

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re-caps for rear
« 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?
'84 chevy stepside , Detroit 3-53T w/Jakes, spicer 3853-B 5 spd. with O/D. 3.08's
'88 K5 Blazer ,350 TBI ,700R4,3.73's soon to be 6.2L Turbo
'84 crew cab dually 2wd ,350,SM465 w/4.10's
'97 3500HD was 6.5L w/4L80 & 4.63's hope to have 6V-53T w/Allison 2000

ED-NY

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Re: re-caps for rear
« Reply #1 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/

fabman72

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Re: re-caps for rear
« Reply #2 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

jim in n.y.

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Re: re-caps for rear
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 09:24:53 AM »
Those look good. How well do they balance?
'84 chevy stepside , Detroit 3-53T w/Jakes, spicer 3853-B 5 spd. with O/D. 3.08's
'88 K5 Blazer ,350 TBI ,700R4,3.73's soon to be 6.2L Turbo
'84 crew cab dually 2wd ,350,SM465 w/4.10's
'97 3500HD was 6.5L w/4L80 & 4.63's hope to have 6V-53T w/Allison 2000

someotherguy

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Re: re-caps for rear
« Reply #4 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..



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jim in n.y.

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Re: re-caps for rear
« Reply #5 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.
'84 chevy stepside , Detroit 3-53T w/Jakes, spicer 3853-B 5 spd. with O/D. 3.08's
'88 K5 Blazer ,350 TBI ,700R4,3.73's soon to be 6.2L Turbo
'84 crew cab dually 2wd ,350,SM465 w/4.10's
'97 3500HD was 6.5L w/4L80 & 4.63's hope to have 6V-53T w/Allison 2000

 


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