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  1. convincor

    convincor Well-Known Member

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    Need to replace tires on my trailer. Does anyone make a trailer specific tire in a P235/60R14? If so, any preference on brand?
     
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    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    Light truck is usually the way to go except with 14's.

    Check out Maxxis 8008's and the new Goodyear Endurance. The Goodyear comes in 8 ply, has an 87mph speed rating and is made in the US also.
     
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    convincor Well-Known Member

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    Just went to tire rack and it says that size isn't available in the endurance
     
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    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    You sure that is the size?

    A 215/75/14 is a little narrower, but a hair taller.
     
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    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    What are you using now? BFG T/A's?
     
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    convincor Well-Known Member

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    The original tires from extreme was Roadmaster Rampage GT 235/60/14.
    Tires were replaced once with 215/75. The spare is still original. Just like the look of the wider tire and lower profile. It has a wide wheel.
     

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    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    Run the 215/75/14. More common if you needed one on a road trip.

    That is exactly how mine look. You are getting the whole tread on the ground without stretching the tire.
     
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    convincor Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure availability was the reason they replaced them with the 215/75's and I will also if I can't find the 235/60's.
     
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    renodaytona Well-Known Member

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    Been researching this my self for a week or so trying to find something comparable in a 215 60 14. Also trying to decide if I should just move up to a 15" wheel, quite a few more tire choices in 15".
     
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    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    Depends on your setup. If you need more load carrying then the 15's for sure. I have 14's now. 21 ft boat on a triple axle. 1860 a tire is what the 6 ply's I run are rated to.

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    renodaytona Well-Known Member

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    Current setup is 25' Daytona on a triple axel competitive trailer. Been running the BFG's on the 14" Boyd's aluminum wheels for years but I want to change it up and it's time for new tires again. Also looking at installing new fenders so I can also raise them up slightly if need be for more clearance.
     
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    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    The 215/75/14 will be a little taller than what you are running. Same width. You might have room to raise your current fenders if they won't fit as is.
     
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    try looking at tire size 225/45/r17 extra load tires with a 17 x 9 rim make sure the rim is rated at least 2200 lb the 225/45 are rated at 1819 lbs each and are abt 3/4 in larger in diameter. American makes a rim 7 spoke that fits the bill, the tires i use are by sumitomo ( a Mercedes application w rated ) i put this combo on a triple axel trailer that had 235/60 15 load range d tires just make sure you calc your gross load to check the capacities
     
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    02HoWaRd26 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a total of 6 black 15" wheels with 215/75/15" tires im looking to sell.

    Four have maybe 40 mikes as well all are kept in the garage.
     
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    I have dealt with this on my old Mach 22 trailer which was 235/60/14s also. Carlisle is the only one who makes that size in a trailer tire now. My current Mach 26 came with brand new 235/60/15s Carlisle's on it and have had multiple blowouts. I always check tire pressure and run them at their Max PSI. Tires were only a year and half old and 2 let go on the same trip. Had to replace both fenders on the trailer and the rubrail on the boat after. So I'm done with Carlisle's. I just put on a set of 205/70/15's that my local tire guy recommended. With the Mach 22 not being that heavy I would just run the 235/60/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
     
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    convincor Well-Known Member

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    I ended up getting 235/60/14's in a Cooper. Looks so much better than the 215/75 with the wider wheel.
     
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    Do you have before and after pics? I'm wondering how well this size would work/look on my set up.
     

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