Posted by M. Zavos on March 16, 1998 at 18:12:39:
In Reply to: Anybody ever heard of Achievor Performance Radials? posted by Rob on February 18, 1998 at 21:36:46:
Funny you should ask...
I purchased a set of Achievor tires for my '83 BMW 533i back in 1996. My vehicle has
metric rims, and the only company that makes tires for them to my knowledge is Michelin.
The tires cost anywhere from $150-$250 each, and at the time I was not willing to spend
that for tires on a car I wasn't planning on keeping. I heard that Achievor took these
Michelins and basically "retreaded" them, and at a cost of $75 per tire. I thought it a
novel idea, and bought a set. Well, my car managed to run longer and better than I
previously thought, and here it is spring 1998, and I still have it. Just yesterday, I
was on the freeway and I heard a "pop!". I quickly looked out my rear window and saw a
piece of rubber flying out from behind my car. I pulled over, inspected all 4 tires, and
my belts and joints, and everything looked OK, but as I finished my drive home I could feel
that the car rode differently. Upon closer inspection at home I noticed that a piece of
rubber about the size of a softball had basically "fallen off" the left front tire, exposing
the inner bald shell of the original tire.
Today I tried to call Achievor's Chicago office at (312) 472-2300 (it's the only office I
know of), and the number had been disconnected, and directory assist. had no listing for
them. Peculiar? I thought so too.
But, to answer your question, the tire does not ride as well as it's factory equivalent.
But I have put almost 50k miles on it since I purchased it, and it did hold up, even when
the new rubber "sole" started to give way.
If anyone has any information on this company, or if anyone knows another company which
would retread these tires, I would like to know.
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