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Old 03-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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Tire size difference - Possible?

Currently have 205/75/15 D rated Japenese junk on my trailer. Going to purchase a set of Maxxis M8008. I would like to get their 225/75/15 E rated as replacements for the increased ply and load capacity if in fact there will be no issues mounting the new wider tire on the stock rims I currently have. Any issues with this?
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Currently have 205/75/15 D rated Japenese junk on my trailer. Going to purchase a set of Maxxis M8008. I would like to get their 225/75/15 E rated as replacements for the increased ply and load capacity if in fact there will be no issues mounting the new wider tire on the stock rims I currently have. Any issues with this?

225 x15 vs 205 x15
27.4"Dia. 27.11"Dia
8.86" wide 8.07" wide

Don't think you'll notice the difference. The 225's will raise the trailer .145" which is just over 1/8".
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This chart might help answer your question.

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Thank you. Looks good to go. Should pose no problem with clearance between tire and sidewall of trailer...
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Make sure your axles are far enough apart. On our trailer, there is only 2" between the tires for example, so a larger diameter could be a problem. Also, make sure about the pressure for which your rims are rated.
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Make sure your axles are far enough apart. On our trailer, there is only 2" between the tires for example, so a larger diameter could be a problem. Also, make sure about the pressure for which your rims are rated.
Distance between tires will only decrease by 0.29"(little over 1/4") so it should not be a problem even with Bal X Chocks.
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Make sure your axles are far enough apart. On our trailer, there is only 2" between the tires for example, so a larger diameter could be a problem. Also, make sure about the pressure for which your rims are rated.
Hmmm, I don't know off hand the exact distance my tires are apart from one another but I'm guessing 4 inces. As for pressure rims can handle, I have no clue or even where to look!
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Just an FYI, tires bought on Discounttiredirect ebay store until tomorrow have a $100 off total over $400 using code CMOTORS0314

Very good deal. 4 MaxxisM8008 out the door for $496
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Just an FYI, tires bought on Discounttiredirect ebay store until tomorrow have a $100 off total over $400 using code CMOTORS0314

Very good deal. 4 MaxxisM8008 out the door for $496
Make sure you BALANCE them and have the high pressure metal stems put in that will take a TST TPMS system.
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Make sure you BALANCE them and have the high pressure metal stems put in that will take a TST TPMS system.
Thnx Coot. In your opinion, you think that is the way to go as opposed to the standard "D" rated 205's?
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