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Old 10-13-2016, 06:29 PM   #1
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USA made ST tires

Looks like GY is going to try again to make ST tires in the USA. I can't find much about them so if anyone finds a link to size and load ranges please post here.

This just may be an advertisement stunt by Jayco to emphasize their use of the GY 235/85R16G tire that was already being manufactured in the USA under the (LT) prefix and renaming them ST under the name Endurance which is also manufactured by GY in larger sizes for the trash hauling industry.

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Old 10-13-2016, 07:24 PM   #2
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My feeling is if you keep your tires (regardless where made) at the proper inflation and don't exceed the speed or weight rating, where they are made really doesn't make that big of difference. JMHO
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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I read something about this too... I think what I read was only 16 in. and up which used to be G614 and something else on bigger trailer tires. I hope I am wrong and they make all sizes here.


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Old 10-13-2016, 09:23 PM   #4
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My feeling is if you keep your tires (regardless where made) at the proper inflation and don't exceed the speed or weight rating, where they are made really doesn't make that big of difference. JMHO
I agree, although there seems to be a lot of resentment towards Chinese tires. We've had good luck with ours making sure pressures are right and don't run a lot over the rated speeds.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:42 PM   #5
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My feeling is if you keep your tires (regardless where made) at the proper inflation and don't exceed the speed or weight rating, where they are made really doesn't make that big of difference. JMHO
I dunno Seadog. I had a new set of greenball tires (two sizes larger than oem) once that lasted less than 4000 miles over two years. The first failure was on a 45 degree night at 55 mph in rain. When it blew out, it sounded like a rifleshot. Two more tires of that set blew out over the following year. This was on an 8500 lb fiver. I think there are very few quality ST tires. I am running Maxxis tires now. They seem to be okay so far.
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Trump made a campaign promise to bring back USA made ST tires if he gets elected. That's good enough to earn my vote.

Seriously, ST tires became junk when they were outsourced to China.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:44 AM   #7
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I just pulled in from a 3,000 mile trip on my Westlakes 16" E's. That will be 18,000 miles on these 3 year old tires. I keep them at 80psi and drive them 65-70 mph. No issues!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:48 AM   #8
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Looks like GY is going to try again to make ST tires in the USA. I can't find much about them so if anyone finds a link to size and load ranges please post here.

This just may be an advertisement stunt by Jayco to emphasize their use of the GY 235/85R16G tire that was already being manufactured in the USA under the (LT) prefix and renaming them ST under the name Endurance which is also manufactured by GY in larger sizes for the trash hauling industry.

https://rv-pro.com/news/jayco-will-b...)&utm_content=
The pic in the link shows the sidewall of the tire and it's an ST235/85R16 Goodyear Endurance. Interesting. Thanks Airdale for sharing this.

It's also interesting how large they have made the print on the sidewall stating "For Maximum Load Inflate to 80 PSI". It seems they are really pointing that out to the average Joe.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:39 AM   #9
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The TRA lists the ST235/85R16E tires @ 3640# @ 80 psi. They will probably be used on axles from 6000# to 7000# GAWR .
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I want to trade out tires this winter so I guess I need to see how they price out.
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