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Old 08-16-2016, 02:23 PM   #31
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Assuming that the like-size tire swap LT for ST involved an LT tire that has:
- the same or more plys (tread and wall)
- the same or better load rating at both 80psi and 110psi
- the same or better real world user reviews

What's wrong with that?
Sorry missed your question.

Some false equivalencies.

Number of "ply" is meaningless and I could have 10 ply of polyester that are not as strong as one ply of steel.

There are no LT tires of the same "size" as ST type tire that are rated for the same or higher load capacity with the same inflation.

Since it is the air pressure not the tire that supports the load the only valid comparison of two different size or different type is when tires have same inflation.

Within a type (only ST or only LT) you will see that increases in air volume due to wider of larger OD or increase in inflation result in increased load capacity.

The above are just physics and facts not opinion.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:02 PM   #32
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"There are no LT tires of the same "size" as ST type tire that are rated for the same or higher load capacity with the same inflation."
Yep! I found that to be true also. I read a lot of good things about the Sailun S637 tire being a good LT to go for on upgrade but the size was a little off (LT265/75R16) compared to my OEM tires (Maxxis ST235/80R16) the LT's are G rated, the STs are E rated.

Turns out that Sailun markets an S637 tire in it's "ST" tire version matches the size but mfg specs are still 80psi and 65mph because that's the ST standard.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:21 PM   #33
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CORRECTION: Wildcat HiSpec 16" aluminum wheel info

NOTE: Some of the info I previously posted contains errors. Here are my revised/corrected notes:

My 2016 Wildcat 295rsx came with the Maxxis Tire upgrade. So what I have is Maxxis 8008 235/80R16 Load Range 'E', 3580# rated, 65mph speed, 80psi.

After about 13,000 trouble-free miles on the Maxxis's I was thinking about changing to the Sailun Load Range 'G' tires since Sailun now markets their S637 tire in an ST version that matches the Maxxis size. So if they are the same size I thought a Sailun tire upgrade would let me go 75mph safely (something I usually only do rarely).

Sailun's require a 110psi rated wheel and my Wildcat's original wheels are HiSpec Aluminum Series 9, 16", 6-lug rated for 3580# (matches what FR has on the trailers load sticker). BUT...no where does the sticker or any of HiSpec's website spec sheets specify the max PSI. So today I called HiSpec. They answered right away and the person I spoke with spent about 15 minutes with me researching the documentation at hand.

The result is that the wheels I have are the HiSpec Series 9 Aluminum wheel 16x6.5 size, bolt pattern is 6 lug and they are only rated 80psi. HiSpec also makes an 8-lug version that is rated 110psi.

So if I want to run Sailun's at 110psi and 75mph, I at least have to buy new wheels. Think I'll just stick with the Maxxis.
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]The result is that the wheels I have are the HiSpec Series 9 Aluminum wheel 16x6.5 size, bolt pattern is 6 lug and they are only rated 80psi. HiSpec also makes an 8-lug version that is rated 110psi.[/B][/COLOR]

So if I want to run Sailun's at 110psi and 75mph, I at least have to buy new wheels. Think I'll just stick with the Maxxis.


My 2016 Wildcat 312BHX came with series 11 hi spec 16x6 and E rated Provider tires. I changed them out with series 09 HD 16x6.5 to match my Goodyear G614. Funny I also spoke with HiSpec as well as trailer tires and wheels who sells lots of these and BOTH confirmed these would handle 110psi with proper valve stems which were included when I bought the rims. Just got back from 4000 mile trip to Glacier and everything performed well. G614 ran about 116 PSI when hot and about 10 degrees over ambient temp whole trip. Conflicting info from HiSpecfor sure.

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Old 08-19-2016, 10:28 PM   #35
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]..My 2016 Wildcat 312BHX came with series 11 hi spec 16x6 and E rated Provider tires. I changed them out with series 09 HD 16x6.5 to match my Goodyear G614. Funny I also spoke with HiSpec as well as trailer tires and wheels who sells lots of these and BOTH confirmed these would handle 110psi with proper valve stems which were included when I bought the rims...Conflicting info from HiSpecfor sure.

16" 6 Lug Series 09 Silver Hi Spec Aluminum Trailer Wheel
Took a look at the link and those are exactly my wheels. Nice to know your experience. I guess you are right, it depends on who at HiSpec answers the phone..;-)
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Yep! I found that to be true also. I read a lot of good things about the Sailun S637 tire being a good LT to go for on upgrade but the size was a little off (LT265/75R16) compared to my OEM tires (Maxxis ST235/80R16) the LT's are G rated, the STs are E rated.

Turns out that Sailun markets an S637 tire in it's "ST" tire version matches the size but mfg specs are still 80psi and 65mph because that's the ST standard.


That Sailun shown with the sticker above has an "L" speed (75mph) rated version of the S637 in LR-G. I am reading good comments on the tire.
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Took a look at the link and those are exactly my wheels. Nice to know your experience. I guess you are right, it depends on who at HiSpec answers the phone..;-)

If someone wants to claim a performance spec i.e. speed, load or psi rating then you should get it in writing. Web pages go out of date so get an email to see if they really have a product that meets the claimed spec. If they decline they I would certainly not trust what I am told verbally on the phone.
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