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Old 01-17-2016, 12:36 PM   #1
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Changing to 15" rim do I need a new spare as well?

Some time ago I posted about a tire change but it went to the rear burner due to the end of the season.

So, looks like we are going to do a 15" RIM CHANGE (FROM 14") BUT KEEP THE SAME SIZE TIRE. 205 75 15 v a 205 75 14. The tire would then become 27.1" vs the original 26.1" on the 14" rim. Do I need to do a new rim (making everything 15") or will the 1/2" be ok as a spare. I'd take the nest tires and make them spares for the long trips. I do not think a 1/2" will make a difference and it would only be to get to a location where a new tire could be had or plugged. I know there are people here smarter (much smarter) than me! Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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Using different size tires (for spare) is not recommended for single axle trailers. You might get away with a 30 mile trip at 45-50 mph. But it becomes a whole different story with two axle units. You are now most likely overloading one axle.
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:46 PM   #3
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Yes I have a 2 axle trailer.
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Mixing tires on a two axle trailer can be extremely dangerous.
With one contact patch on one side and two on the other, a rough
road can start the trailer swaying violently behind you and lead to
a big crash at worst. Don't ask how I know!




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If you went from ChagkyChek Max tires to Maxxis you would Not want to run 3 Maxxis with a POS Tire even for a Short distance! Youroo!!
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:26 PM   #6
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If you went from ChagkyChek Max tires to Maxxis you would Not want to run 3 Maxxis with a POS Tire even for a Short distance! Youroo!!
Amen to that...
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I would go with 22.5 wheels and tires.
The Goodyears on mine are doing great.
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #8
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can't do 22.5's have 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern. I cannot even do a 16" if I wanted without an axle or at least spindle change.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:07 PM   #9
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Doc I guess you ruled out 24's with O Ring tire's also! Youroo!!
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:12 PM   #10
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I could rock the 32's but that might be too much bling.

It does seem like the 16' or even 17's are good for the monster trailers and 5ers but outside my 7500 ratings a bit. I am just wanting a higher speed rating and better built tire. Not to worried about weight, but I'll take the D rated tires since they have them.
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