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Old 02-01-2016, 08:53 PM   #51
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16" wheels vs 17.5" wheels

Thanks for the responses EPENDYDAD and DENALI15. Solid info, much appreciated. I am not the one who looks for the cheapest "route out" when it comes to safety items like shoes for the rig; however, I think I am confronted with two options compared to what I have now.

I currently have the 'worst' option (Constancy LY188 China Bombs). My options I am considering are: Good (Sailun 16" tires to mount on my 16" wheels rated for 110 lbs), Better (GY G614's on 16" wheels), Best (GY 114's on 17.5 wheels).

All seem like a monumental upgrade from the China Bombs from the Shandong Longyue Rubber Co. Prices: Sailun 235/85R16 x 4 = $572; Goodyear 235/80R16 G614 x 4 = $1500; Aluminum wheels ($240 x 4) + Goodyear G114 215/75R17.5 ($425 x 4) = $3325.

Since I have the 16" wheels, I am going to opt for the Sailun option. I will keep you guys posted on results (i.e. pressures, speed, weight, longevity). If I have anymore issues, I will sell the 16's and upgrade to the 17.5's.

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Old 02-01-2016, 10:55 PM   #52
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Hoosier, you can opt for different times than the Goodyear G114 and save a grand. I think I had $2,400 into my set of 4.

BUT, it's still a heck of a lot more than the G614 or Sailuns. I've heard nothing but good on the Sailun tires.

Just make sure that the load carrying capacity on two of the Sailuns add up to be more than the axle rating and you should be set. Additionally, double-check the outside diameter of the tire to verify that you have room between the wheels.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:51 AM   #53
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Purchased 17.5 tires

I found a deal today on 17.5 tires... Sailun S637's, 235/75R17.5 tires for $137/tire (shipped) from Simple Tire. Load Index Rating is 143 (6005 lbs), Speed Rating L (75 mph), max 125 psi, going on 7000# axles. I looked at the 215/75R17.5, but the Sailun's in that size called for a 6x17.5 wheel, which is hard to find in aluminum. I realize the load rating for the tire is way more than what I need, but the price was the same, and the 235/75R17.5's go on more common 6.75x17.5 wheels. The diameter is 31.6" (less than the 235/80R16's diameter of 30.8", and about a half inch narrower), so I don't think I will have clearance issues (I believe I saw someone in this thread was running the 235/80R16's on the 371REBH with no clearance issues)...

This is going on a 2015 Sandpiper 371REBH. If someone installed 17.5's on this unit, what size wheel did you purchase? The original wheels (8 on 6.5" bolt pattern) have "16x6J", "ET+0", "SR001-B", "DOT-T" and "110psi" stamped on them. I assume I'll need a 125psi-rated wheel and 6.75x17.5 size, but not sure about offset, etc...

Not sure which wheel to buy that will fit my 5'er. Again, thanks in advance. I'll post pics once installed.
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In post above, I meant to say, the 235/75R17.5 tire diameter is 31.6", less than the 235/85R16's diameter of 31.7" --- and someone said the 235/85R16's fit the 371REBH.
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In post above, I meant to say, the 235/75R17.5 tire diameter is 31.6", less than the 235/85R16's diameter of 31.7" --- and someone said the 235/85R16's fit the 371REBH.

My 17.5s are 215/75R17.5. "Only" 4,900 lbs. of capacity.

I actually bought wheels/rims that looked identical to what I already had (I actually quite liked the look).

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