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Old 12-02-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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8289WS Aluminum Wheels

Can the aluminum wheels handle a tire that uses more pressure? Say 80lbs. Looking to upgrade to 10 ply tire and get rid of the china bombs. Could these wheels support such an upgrade?

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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D is the Maximum you can run on stock rims. Max pressure is 65 lbs, can not remember but I did find that spec on a OEM site. Lions head site is vague on what the rims are good for. Most here run 55 to 65 on D on the Flagstaff/Rockwood stock rims. Also use metal valve stems but I still Rubber myself with no air loss or other problems.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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And the load range D should be more than adequate for that trailer....will be a huge improvement over the crap tires that come with the trailer.

B and B...are you happy with the Marathons?
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:14 AM   #4
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If you have the series 6 HTW they are rated at 60 lbs PSI, I run GY "D" at 65 lbs.
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I run LR E tires @ 70 psi. No issues so far and LOTS of excess carrying capacity, which I am happy about.


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Old 12-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #6
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And the load range D should be more than adequate for that trailer....will be a huge improvement over the crap tires that come with the trailer.

B and B...are you happy with the Marathons?
WFD I run Marathons, had them balanced and steel stems put in, have about 4000 miles on them and they still look like new. Had Marathons on my old unit never had a problem knock on wood. In fact I have had them on every trailer I have ever owned.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:34 AM   #7
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I'm running Maxxis 8008 LR E @ 75# with 800 miles on them now with no problems. Also had them balanced with steel valve stems and a TPMS on them at install.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:02 PM   #8
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I contacted Lions Head directly prior to upgrading my tires on my 8280. They were definitive that the aluminum wheels were good for 65 max PSI and only a "D" load rated tire. True, you could put on a "E" rated tire but you would still be limited by the 65 PSI limit and its corresponding load. I ended up going with the Maxxis 8008 in the "D" range.
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WFD I run Marathons, had them balanced and steel stems put in, have about 4000 miles on them and they still look like new. Had Marathons on my old unit never had a problem knock on wood. In fact I have had them on every trailer I have ever owned.
I guess I will have to shop around for price then this winter on some Marathons....and the steel stems just to a better job maintaining pressure?
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:12 PM   #10
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I have LR E on my 8289 with about 3200 miles and run at about 75 lbs with no issues. Even though factory rates them at 65 lbs I am sure they are tested to 75 lbs during mfg as most every mfg product is tested about specified published ratings.
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