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Old 07-18-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Can I upgrade from 'C' to 'D' Load Range?

My MicroLite tires are 205-75-R14, Load Range 'C', and max PSI of 50. I would like to upgrade to a 'D' Load Range which has a max PSI of 65, but wonder if the wheels could handle the increase in PSI.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:06 AM   #2
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There should be no problem going to D rated tires your wheels can handle the extra pressure. I sure wished there was an E rated tire in 14" size.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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FR says the rims are OK at 65 psi. Not a lot of choices in the "D" load range tire however. Kenda Karrier and a Carlisle Radial Trail HD is all I've found. On mine, there isn't much more than 2" between the tires so, I'm hesitant to go much larger in diameter
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My cousin works for a national tire chain, and I inquired about tires. He said the brand they sell the most of and have the best luck with is Gladiator. I had never heard of them, but read a lot of reviews and they seem to have really good reviews. They carry a Load D tire. They're made by API.

http://apitire.com/
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I asked my tire guy about going to 15" rims so I could get E rated tires. My rig like Jeff64 has very little clearance between the wheels. The tire man said it may not work because of that, so it looks I'm stuck with load range D when I up grade.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:40 AM   #6
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Go with the LR-D tires. You will be fine. LR-E tires may be too stiff for you trailer.


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FR says the rims are OK at 65 psi. Not a lot of choices in the "D" load range tire however. Kenda Karrier and a Carlisle Radial Trail HD is all I've found. On mine, there isn't much more than 2" between the tires so, I'm hesitant to go much larger in diameter
With our Rockwood 2701SS we're in exactly the same boat -205/75R14 and little space between them. The tires are nearing their five year mark; we'll replace them with Carlisle Radial Trail HDs in the spring unless I come across a better choice. Load range D is a big step up in capacity and I'm looking forward to the extra breathing room.
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My MicroLite tires are 205-75-R14, Load Range 'C', and max PSI of 50. I would like to upgrade to a 'D' Load Range which has a max PSI of 65,
that is exactly what I did two weeks ago w/the Kenda Karrier, the link below is the best price I could find and they have free shipping,... I replaced all five on our 25KS........

ST205/75R14 LRD 8 PR Kenda Karrier Radial Trailer Tire
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I replaced my c range with d range Kenda Karriers from etrailer. Good price and the DOT indicated that they were 3 months old. No problems for two years and 4000+ miles.
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Thanks everyone! Since the increased PSI doesn't appear to be an issue, I'm going to check out the Kenda Karrier tires.
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