Mmm, think some of you are talking about the bad old remoulds of years ago. There are strict regulations controlling remoulds (iso mark or similar) and which carcasses can be used and how they are rebuilt. They are made very well these days and delamination is VERY rare...you are just as likely to have a blow out on your "normal" tyre.
Truck tyres are remoulds (yes I know you see tyres at the side of the road but there are as many car blowouts too!) and a company called Colway have made reputable remoulds for years.
Also...I would not buy part worns, I would rather buy a proper remould with some kind of warranty attached than a 2nd hand tyre.
Only snag is...I don't think you save that much these days with all the budget tyres about so I wouldn't bother anyway
The emotion might be different but me and Speedy were saying the same thing Quinn.
I personally would never put remoulds on a car. I would avoid driving a car i knew had remoulds on it.
Part worn may be an option, but the different wear on the part worns means it's takes quite a few miles for the tyres to settle down on the car.
In your situation i would get cheap, hard, long-lasting budget tyres.
Like Woosungheehawwibblewobbledingdong Dark Horse tyres !!!!
I've used Colway tyres before, and they were ideal for the job...
...however - none of the cars that I put them on had the handling characteristics of my 155 (and about half the BHP ) - the remoulds weren't a thin profile either.
I suppose it depends on the application and/or driver - OK for Mum in the Micra / Corsa etc. taking the kids to school, going to work - or whatever - (sorry ladies, didn't mean to sound like a pig, just an example )
A lead foot loooooooonatic like myself in a quick tight handling car weeellll....
"...now was it Z or ZR that I wanted...?
Have yo got any Yokohama's in...?"
Hmm.... you young lads probably never drove on cross-plies....
Any modern tyre can take one hell of a kicking before it breaks - the manufacturing standards and regulations that have been introduced over the last 20 years has made a phenomenal difference on their durability.
I'd stick my neck out and say that I'd drive on ANY tyre, so long as there was no visible sign of damage (cracks, bulges, delamination, bits of wire hanging out etc.).
Remember we live in the mareketing age - the horror stories of remoulds, old tyres and budget tyres are regularly propogated by the manufacturers to keep the fear factor, and their sales, high. We've all heard the story about "some bloke" but no-one has actually met him.
well althoughi is new on here i have always driven like a complete t~*T pushin me bangers to the limit ...then some and part worns and low cost budget have been fine but on my zx turbo i had re-moulds and within 2 weeks they were fooked as when cornering hard or spinning or braking hard bits of tread were coming off and i had tyres that looked like they had alapecia so personally would drive on anything apart from re-moulds