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Old 11-14-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Wheel weight load

I've decided to carry 2 spares on my trailer so I have been trying to find a wheel that matches my other wheels. What I am looking for is a Dexstar
17-230 14 x 5.5 JJ 2040 lb. Every one I find only has a weight load of 1870 lb. The only wheels I find in the 2000 range are 15" . My tires are rated at 1760 load range c . I wonder if they stopped making this wheel ?
Do you think it would hurt to run a 1870 wheel. Any body have a sight where I can purchase the original wheel. Thank you Mike
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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The rim rating still exceeds the tire load rating...shouldn't be any problem.


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Old 11-14-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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Thats what I was thinking but I wanted to hear it from a pro with experiance. Thanks Mike
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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I still kind of wonder if my original wheels were really 2040 lb rated. Seems like someone would have some for sale, after all my trailer is a 2013. Or they where rated wrong in the begining and dexstar made corrections.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:14 PM   #5
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This link shows pictures of single tire weight scales.

https://www.google.com/search?q=sing...A&ved=0CB8QsAQ


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Old 11-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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I think I might have solved this. I found my rims on a dexstar site with a weight rateing of 2040 at 65 psi. Other sites have my wheels at 1870 at 50 psi. The air pressure has to be the difference. My tires are c rated and list 50 psi max. Maybe a higher rated tire would allow more air Pressure. Got to be the answer.
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