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Old 11-01-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Tire Upgrade

Shredded an OEM Carlisle C rated tire yesterday. Have two others that are feathered (due to axle problem that is now fixed). So, in the market for new tires, all around. If I stay with ST tires, it looks like Carlisle D or Marathon D. Anyone consider LT tires?
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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What size tires are you talking about?

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Old 11-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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OEMs are 205/75/R15s. I want to go with 225/75/R15s.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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I recommend you look at Maxxis tires. They get a lot of good reviews around the web. I have them on my RV but haven't put enough miles on tehm to really say how they last. I replaced the Marathons after 3 of them developed tread separation in just 3 years after the mfg date on the tires.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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Check the width of your rims, most FR trailers with ST205/75R15 use 5" wide rims which are not compatible with ST225/75R15 tires.

Maxxis is now showing a ST205/75R15 load range D which should give you plenty of safety margin.

I have Denman Express ST205/75R15 load range D on my Rockwood 8315SS and am happy with them. The tires I have are made in Mexico. Unfortunately Denman decided to move production to China, so I can no longer recommend them.

Goodyear has moved thier Marathon tire production back to the USA, but they don't make a load range D tire in ST205/75R15, so that leaves Maxxis, who by the way have a very good reputation on the forums.

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Old 11-02-2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I'll check out Maxxis.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:23 PM   #7
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I checked the inside of my wheel and indeed its a 15X5 size. At the Maxxis site, I did not see a D rated 205/75/R15. I assume the tire you are referring to is the M8008 ST Radial? What is the max pressure rating for the wheel? I have the seven spoke FR wheel by Driving America. On the inside of one of the spokes is stamped 50 psi.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #8
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I watched a newsprogram last night here in Jacksonville, and they were warning folks about Cooper tires, having tread separation issues. They also stated that they are sold under many different names, and that if your tire's numbers begin with U9,3D,UP or UD that they are in fact Cooper tires. We had an Explorer roll over here on I 295, and killed several teenagers as a result of these tires- Cooper cobra radial GT's. I have a full set on one of my Mustangs, and they will be coming off. Randy
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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We have Denman 225/75/R15 and have not had any issues. Very good tire. I would go with these or Maxxis. We upgraded from D to E so we feel a lot safer now.
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The Maxxis ST205/75R15 load range D (8 ply rating) is the first tire on this list. http://www.maxxis.com/Industrial/Tra...ST-Radial.aspx
You have to click on the specifications tab when the page comes up.
I believe it is new to thier lineup as it is at the top of the list and out of order in the list.

I can only say that I am running 65PSI in my tires mounted on the factory aluminum wheels.
http://www.series06.com/series06.html
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