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Old 05-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Car Tire

I have just purchased a 831bhss and the tires are cracked. I am going to replace them before an long trips. I am an auto technician and have pletiful access to reasonably priced car tires. Can i or should i use a car tires? Thanks Rob
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Passenger tires are not designed for trailers and trailer tires are not designed for cars/trucks. Suggest perusing this for a better answer.

http://www.taskmasterproducts.com/ac...ailertires.pdf
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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What size are the tires currently on it?
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #4
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205 75 15 carlisle.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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ST or LT for trailer only. no "P" tires on a trailer. the twisting forces exerted on the tires cannot be handled by P tires.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Rob,

Take a look at this discussion from earlier this year. Kind of hard to find because its in a Cardinal subforum. Good discussion of why ST tires are good to use on a trailer.

ST vs. LT Tire problems

Speaking of that, I am going to move your thread to Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames so that others can find it, too.

edit: I just moved that other thread over, too. Its a really good tire thread and not brand specific.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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thanks everyone for your input. I think I will be stayong with the ST tires ater your input.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #8
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Ok. Question number 2. My trailer has 205 75 15 tires. My friend has a set of 225 75 15 tires that have never been used and the date code is three years old. Would you use these tires even though the size is slightly different? Thanks again.
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If the price is right, go for it. You will gain load carrying capacity and the difference in dia. is only about 1.1", so the tires will be 1.1" closer together.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #10
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Since you are stuck with ST tires get Maxxis. Everything else is basically junk. Unless your friends tires are Maxxis I would pass. Three years old is the end of the life on Chinese junk.
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