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Timmo!

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Posted: 01/25/21 01:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

I would use Goodyear Wrangler HT and skip the ST tires.


I second the "emotion" for GY Wrangler HT 215s. Compared to Marathon ST tires, HT tires have 75% deeper tread and are 1/2" wider (more rubber meeting the road); that's what sold me. HT's having a higher speed index was pure insurance, especially since we do drive desert roads in the summer.


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Diameter of the 205 width tire is 27.1" as opposed to 28.3" for the 225. Tire width is 8" as opposed to almost 9". Going to the larger tire will reduce overhead clearance by a little less than 5/8" and your tandem tires will be 1 1/8" closer together. In theory, your trailer brakes would be 4% less effective.

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Boon Docker wrote:

MFL wrote:

Op has not said what his new trailer GVWR is, or what load range tire is on it. He may already have D rated tires. If he has C rated oem, they would have to be adequate. If he wants, or needs a bit more cushion for his load, D rated Endurance would be a good choice.

Jerry


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So, laoded, you migt be at 8,000 lbs? Minus 1,200 tongue weight....You'll be at 6,800+-.
I like the idea of an E rated tire. Stronger, faster, better.

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