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Old 08-21-2016, 09:20 PM   #41
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It appears LT tires will work for 16" wheels but not for 15" wheels, I know my TT will be over the 1703 lbs per wheel.
My 5er tires are over 3400# per tire. New Carlisle tires are over 3500#.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:39 AM   #42
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My 5er tires are over 3400# per tire. New Carlisle tires are over 3500#.
What size are your 5r's wheels?
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:57 AM   #43
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It appears LT tires will work for 16" wheels but not for 15" wheels, I know my TT will be over the 1703 lbs per wheel.

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LT tires in the 15" range do not have the load capability of an ST load range E Maxxis trailer tire.

Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire, P225/75R15:
•Treadwear warranty: 50,000 miles
•The traction tire is for light trucks/SUVs-on/off highway
•Specific sidewall style: outlined white letters
•Speed rating: S
•Load index: 102
•Speed rating translation: 112 mph
•Load index translation: 1874 lbs.
•Zig-zag microgrooves offer enhanced traction in rain, snow and ice
•Wide circumferential grooves help move water away from the tread for enhanced traction in rain.
•Goodyear snow tire features exclusive wet traction compound that helps provide traction on wet roads

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That was the original post I was quoting. The description is not about a LT tire.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:09 AM   #44
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What size are your 5r's wheels?
16" x 6.5
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #45
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LT tires in the 15" range do not have the load capability of an ST load range E Maxxis trailer tire.

Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire, P225/75R15:
•Treadwear warranty: 50,000 miles
•The traction tire is for light trucks/SUVs-on/off highway
•Specific sidewall style: outlined white letters
•Speed rating: S
•Load index: 102
•Speed rating translation: 112 mph
•Load index translation: 1874 lbs.
•Zig-zag microgrooves offer enhanced traction in rain, snow and ice
•Wide circumferential grooves help move water away from the tread for enhanced traction in rain.
•Goodyear snow tire features exclusive wet traction compound that helps provide traction on wet roads

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That was the original post I was quoting. The description is not about a LT tire.
What I am stating is that LT tires may be fine for 5r's and TT with 16" wheels but for those of us with big TT and 15" wheels they could be down right dangerous. The LT tires can obviously not handle the weight. ST tires, although not ideal, appear to be the best tires to use on 15" wheels. Maxxis makes a 10 ply tire in the 15" range, although they are not on the shelf at most stores a tire distributer can easily get a hold of them.

When looking for tires don't think that the small mom and pop auto repair shops won't be able to help you, they do have ways of ordering through distributers the same way the Discount Tire stores do.


Below is for a 235 NOT 225 tire.


Michelin LTX M/S2 Tire P235/75R15/XL 108T:

  • Fuel-efficient, high-performance, all-weather tire
  • Silica tread compounds and better lateral evacuation for wet road traction
  • Dense and deep 3-D Active Sipes for great snow traction
  • Optimized contact patch of MaxTouch construction enhances tread for high performance
  • Treadwear warranty: 70,000 miles
  • Tire type: light truck
  • Sidewall: black sidewall
  • Specific sidewall style: outlined white letters
  • Speed rating: T
  • Load index: 108
  • Speed rating translation: 118 mph
  • Load index translation: 2205 pounds
  • Michelin tire (P235/75R15/XL 108T) with additional steel belt for durability and strength
Tire installation from $12 per tire. Click here for more info.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:32 AM   #46
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Check Carlisle here. They make your 15" size in 3 load ranges to 2830#.

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:31 PM   #47
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I'd go with the Maxxis as they seem to have fewer problems. I'm still going with Carlisle in the same size as they have very few complaints and availability is greater, at least in the area where I live. I'm on the road a lot and availability is important to me. That is next under dependability. Carlisle has few reported complaints as well.
Do Maxis tires actually hold up better or do we hear fewer complaints simply because there market share is so small. We have had good luck with Carlisle and when I replace our factory lr D China bombs it will most likely be with. LR E Carlisle or maybe Marathons as both seem to be widely distributed and competitively priced. And both seem to enjoy a better rep than China Bombs.
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That Michelin is not an LT tire, either. The LTX is part of the brand name. The should tell you it's a passenger-rated tire.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:16 PM   #49
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That Michelin is not an LT tire, either. The LTX is part of the brand name. The should tell you it's a passenger-rated tire.
Very deceptive when the tire is stated to be used for light trucks.
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Originally Posted by Coolharts View Post
LT tires in the 15" range do not have the load capability of an ST load range E Maxxis trailer tire.

Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Tire, P225/75R15:
•Treadwear warranty: 50,000 miles
•The traction tire is for light trucks/SUVs-on/off highway
•Specific sidewall style: outlined white letters
•Speed rating: S
•Load index: 102
•Speed rating translation: 112 mph
•Load index translation: 1874 lbs.
•Zig-zag microgrooves offer enhanced traction in rain, snow and ice
•Wide circumferential grooves help move water away from the tread for enhanced traction in rain.
•Goodyear snow tire features exclusive wet traction compound that helps provide traction on wet roads

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That was the original post I was quoting. The description is not about a LT tire.
Why are we discussing the Goodyear SRA. I'm pretty sure that's a passenger tire. They put them on a lot of 1500 pickups because they are cheap. Came on my truck and were worn out in 30,000 miles. Horrible handling due to the weak sidewalls. Go to any truck forum and you'll see hundreds of really negative reviews about them. I wouldn't put them on my garden wagon.
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