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Old 03-03-2016, 09:57 PM   #1
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Are Westlake Tires any good?

My trailer came with ST205 75 14 Westlake Super ST. Any experience with these tires? I have about 8 - 10K on them. They look like the day they were installed but with all the talk about Chinese tires being cr_p, how bad are these things?
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:02 PM   #2
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have you looked at Maxxis? They seem to have the least negative reviews and post of all the trailer tire brands
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:54 PM   #3
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From what I observed at a large RV show last month new Forest River owners of TT & 5th wheel trailers are going to find out. Every one I looked at had the new Westlake tires. Serviced with 100% nitrogen and speed letters on the tire sidewalls. The lowest speed letter I saw was 75 MPH.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:04 PM   #4
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I think most of the problems from the Chinese are that they are not very forgiving of an owner that doesn't keep the pressure where it should be or exceeds the speed and weight limits.

My new Flagstaff has some off brand tire with only a "C" rating. Around here we need "E" not for the weight but for the ply rating because of back country camping. I will change to "E" rating tires after my first rock thru the tread (has happened at my ranch to the PU with 6 ply tires.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:40 PM   #5
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Not familiar with the Westlake brand, but will never again have any Chinese tires on my TT. I have Maxxis M8008 all around and about 3,500 miles on them. The pressures and temps are far more stable than any of the other three brands that I have had on it. [TowMax, Akuret and Hercules]
I now run the unit across the Cat scales the day before any trip and I'm 1,800 lbs under the CCC posted. I never run more than 10 gallons of water, but have a virtual hardware store of tools and extra parts onboard. Oh yes, two spares.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:02 AM   #6
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Is there a decent American made ST available? Is Maxxis US?
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Is there a decent American made ST available? Is Maxxis US?

There are no American made ST tires.

Maxxis are Thailand, iirc.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:21 AM   #9
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Well I guess I'll stick with the Westlake if there's nothing better.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:43 AM   #10
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I have Westlake E's on my Wildcat with 12k on them. I keep 80 psi in them and no issues yet. If I find Westlakes in a tire shop when its time to replace them that's what I'll buy.
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