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Old 12-02-2014, 09:03 PM   #11
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Why would you want to go faster than 65?.. The fuel mileage penalty is substantial, also the stopping distance grows exponentially. Sure when all is going as hoped all is fine but when the manure hits the fan that extra speed could well mean the end to your family...
Just would like to have a little over kill. Trying to get rid of the weak links in my setup. Going to need to put new tires on soon. I did move up to a over kill tow rig too. 3/4 ton duramax to pull only 5000ibs. It has everything to do with safety. Why have a tire that is only rated to 65 when you travel
At 65. Thinking of getting or hoping to get a tire rated a 75 at least and also over kill the load rating on the tire as well. That is some of my reasons.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:22 PM   #12
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Just would like to have a little over kill. Trying to get rid of the weak links in my setup. Going to need to put new tires on soon. I did move up to a over kill tow rig too. 3/4 ton duramax to pull only 5000ibs. It has everything to do with safety. Why have a tire that is only rated to 65 when you travel
At 65. Thinking of getting or hoping to get a tire rated a 75 at least and also over kill the load rating on the tire as well. That is some of my reasons.
Go with a Michelin LTX. No worries...
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:38 PM   #13
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If you find a better option for those 13" tires let me know! They ain't no sech thing as a 13 in an LT1
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:39 AM   #14
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Just would like to have a little over kill. Trying to get rid of the weak links in my setup. Going to need to put new tires on soon. I did move up to a over kill tow rig too. 3/4 ton duramax to pull only 5000ibs. It has everything to do with safety. Why have a tire that is only rated to 65 when you travel
At 65. Thinking of getting or hoping to get a tire rated a 75 at least and also over kill the load rating on the tire as well. That is some of my reasons.
GOOD your like me then.. My D-Max is way over rated for my trailer.. but I still added drilled and slotted rotors with more aggressive brake pads plus other stuff... Tires I watch like a hawk and replace before they get too worn but since I limit my towing speed to 60 I have never worried about the speed rating.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #15
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I'm going to give you something to think about here.....
There are 3 parameters that go into tire ratings. These are inflation pressure, weight load and speed. To get the full picture, all 3 must be considered. For your trailer ST tires, if you have them inflated to the full amount recommended, and your speed is no more than the 65 mph limit, your safety margine is then determined by the weight being carried by the tire. If you know your weights from a CAT scale, and the specified load capacity of the tire, then calculate the percentage loading. Less loading will probably give you the safety margine you're looking for. Another angle on this -- the higher speed rating of P-type and LT-type is largely achieved thru a lower weight load rating and/or higher inflation pressure.
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here is the tire I currently have st185/80r13
I looked into the tires suggested but haven't seen anything in a 13" rim.
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here is the tire I currently have st185/80r13
I looked into the tires suggested but haven't seen anything in a 13" rim.
Since it is a 13" I would go with the Maxxis 8008
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here is the tire I currently have st185/80r13
I looked into the tires suggested but haven't seen anything in a 13" rim.
Is there room in the wheelhouse to move up to a 14" wheel/tire?
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Is there room in the wheelhouse to move up to a 14" wheel/tire?
Don't know but I would like to stay with the same rims they're the aluminum ones which I do like.
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