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Old 04-05-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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Which 16" LT tire? Not a debate on ST versus LT

Hi,
I'm tired of ST tires blowouts and am switching from a 15" ST tire to a 16" LT tire which has about the same load capacity (actually a bit more but that's ok).

I'm looking at LT225/75R16 tires and was wondering what brand and model people recommend.

Please don't make this thread a debate about ST versus LT. My mind is made up and I am not going to use China bombs anymore.

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Old 04-06-2016, 07:16 AM   #2
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Pm bombdoc he may have put firestones on his Sabre and loves them!



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Old 04-06-2016, 07:39 AM   #3
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You are correct! Firestone Transforce. Been working like a champ!!


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I installed Michelin XPS Ribs on my 2010, 318SAB Cougar. These might not fit your trailer but you could look into them as an alternative to see if they would. The size I used was LT245/75R/16E. I installed them around April 2012 and were still on the trailer when I traded the trailer in for my 2016, 34RL Cedar Creek last MAY.
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Check tire outside diameter to make sure you have clearance between the tires, and between the fender well. Otherwise not a bad idea if the tire can handle the weight with a safety margin.
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I got rid of my china bombs last fall and my research found many good reviews on the Maxxis 8008 tires. I went from LR D to E. I've put about 900 miles on them and they still look like new.
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I got rid of my china bombs last fall and my research found many good reviews on the Maxxis 8008 tires. I went from LR D to E. I've put about 900 miles on them and they still look like new.
They're a ST tire, which the OP doesn't want.
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:31 PM   #8
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They're a ST tire, which the OP doesn't want.
I know that. I was just pointing out that the Maxxix tires aren't made in china.
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I know that. I was just pointing out that the Maxxix tires aren't made in china.
Don't be so sure.

"Operating under the name Maxxis in some countries, Cheng Shin has operations in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Japan and Dubai. The company employs 28,000 people, and its products are distributed in approximately 170 countries."
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When shopping around for LT tires to replace Original Equipment ST tires you should consider a retailer that will sell you some kind of warranty package because none of the major brand LT tire manufacturers will knowingly warranty such replacements. (I can provide references from my files if you donít know where to look).

Make sure you register the replacement tires. A lot of retailers will provide the documents and leave it up to you to get them activated.

The straight highway rib design of LT tire is best suited for RV trailer service.

Normally a larger tire replacement becomes very difficult. RV trailer manufacturers notoriously position tandem axles very close to each other, they may have even situated them to only accommodate the size of the OE tires. Without knowing your actual OE tire size itís going to be hard for some to give you valid replacement size information.

Itís very important to use replacement tires with enough load capacity to match the load capacity of the OE tires
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