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Old 07-23-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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235 85 16 LT tires on a 30wr?

Time to replace the GY Marathons on my 30WR and I want to go with a light truck tire in 235 85 16 over my stock 235 80 16s. Looks like about and inch taller. Has anyone had issues going up a little in size to get the LT tire? I have narrowed it down to the BFG Commercial and the Michelin XPS rib.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:31 PM   #2
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I had BFG Commercial Traction TA's on a 2006 4x4 Ranger - Excellent tires!
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:26 AM   #3
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Less than 1/2 an inch actually
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:51 AM   #4
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Or go to LT245/75/R16.. I did that on my 5ver.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:09 PM   #5
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I did go with the bfg 235-85-16s. They fit but the side walls are as lumpy as a bag of walnuts. I took it back to Discount and they said that was normal. Not feeling very confident. I do have two spares.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #6
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going up in tire size only adds to side wall deflection, more scrubbing, quicker tire wear, more bearing and spindle stress. not a good idea.

if you want extra ride height, use a taller spring or do an axle flip. if the trailer has drop axles, replace them with standards or an axle with less drop.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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Didn't want extra ride height, just wanted a LT tire instead of a trailer tire and those are not offered in a 235-80-16. Want a LT tire to be able to have a tire rated for the faster speeds you see highways now days. Pulled my 30wr to colorado this summer with the new tires and was very satisfied with the BFGs.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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I'm in the same boat. I want to ditch the 65MPH rated ST tires and go with an LT that can safely do 70 or 75. The problem is, my current ST 235 80-R 16 tires are rated at 3400-3500# (depending on brand,) but to get that weight rating in an LT tire, I need to jump up to a LT 265 75-R16. I don't "want" larger tires (about an inch, in this case,) but I have to in order to get the load range/rating that I need. They don't make a 235 or 245 LT that can carry that much weight.

Something else to think about before plunking down any cash on LT tires--check the weight rating!

And while I buy increased scrubbing and spindle stress, I doubt that will make much difference over the life of the trailer, or increased tire wear...
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:50 PM   #9
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This is the tire I have on my trailer. Pricey, But DAMN GOOD!! Not from this site though.
Some nickname this tire the "million dollar cargo" tire.

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tir...MAINT&pc=31405


LT235/85R16 LRG 14 Ply Goodyear G614 RST Unisteel


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Old 11-27-2014, 12:20 AM   #10
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Yikes, I'd be more concerned about your T.V. than trailer tires 8-O
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