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Old 05-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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I have a 05 trailblazer with Firestone destination tires they have more like a passenger car tread on them, I'm still getting a little bit of sway, I've been told to get a set of Firestone A/T tires more aggressive tire made for more off road/rugged. Will this help with the sway of the trailer and also there's not much bounce but will bounce produce sway too? Any suggestions would be great, I'm trying to trade my trailblazer but dealers don't want to work with me and give me a decent amount. Thanks
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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First off - what Shamrock do you have?

I'm not sure that P-rated A/T's help with towing stability the way LT tires will.

You can get All-Terrain in either P or LT and I would go with LT . They provide more stability than the P's I have had when towing.

The drawback is that the ride quality is decreased due to the reinforced design of the tires. Its an easy trade-off for me.

LT tires come in load range C, D & E. Your wheels are limited to the tires they can handle so check your rims for their inflation maximums. Even if you can, don't automatically go with E's unless you want to shake out your fillings. LT-C tires work well for me with my current SUV.
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I have a 2013 233s looking into trading it in for a silverado, but I really like my trailblazer been great to us for 6 years
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:45 AM   #4
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first, what WDH are you using?
second, a loaded 233S is putting your TB at its max, especially with the TB loaded with passengers and cargo.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:22 AM   #5
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Tires don't cause sway. What tires do is cause a mushy jello feeling. I have that with my stock Goodyear Wrangler ST P225/75R16. I currently switch to my winter tires, Firestone Winterforce P245/70R16 when I tow.

Sway is caused by poor load distribution and improper setup of the WDH. Either way, I have no sway.

Have you scaled your setup? What WDH do you have? Do you have any heavy items behind the rear axle or hanging off the bumper?
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I have a WDH made by camco , fairly cheap one, I have set it up to where there's no more than a half inch of lift or sag in front or rear fenders, sway control is snug, i know it's at it's max, another question how to people tow 6100 lbs with a trailblazer with just different gears this seems very unstable at 5100?
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I am at 4600 with my Liberty and very stable. Then again I didn't cheap out on the WDH. How fast do you tow?
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Usually 55 can go 62 if nobody passes me but if I stay off freeway I'm great
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Right now I am drawing a blank. Maybe someone has an idea, but this dude needs to get to bed.
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It's more like the camper is pushing the truck around that's what I mean by sway the trailer just pushes the truck with the wind
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