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Old 11-29-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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a better speed rated tire?

I have a x23b. I am wondering if you can buy a better tire then a st tire. I was wanting a tire that has a better speed rating then 65 mph. Any one put something better on?
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:19 AM   #2
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Many people have gone to a Michelin LTX2 which is a LT not an ST tire but it is speed rated. There are two versions of the LTX. One is the P (for passenger cars and light trucks such as a 1/2 ton) and the other is load rated for heavier light trucks such as a 3/4 or 1 ton truck (i.e. D or E rated). I have read threads where some ST tire manufacturers such as Goodyear claim that their tires can be run 10 mph faster (i.e. 75 mph) by adding 10 psi to the max. pressure rating for the tire. That being said they also say that this does not change the load capacity of the tire. I run Maxxis E rated tires but very rarely run faster the 60 mph for safety reasons and I get much better gas mileage at slower speeds. Besides, I don't want the tail waging the dog.
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. I run Maxxis E rated tires but very rarely run faster the 60 mph for safety reasons and I get much better gas mileage at slower speeds. Besides, I don't want the tail waging the dog.
What is your load rating and do you have 14s or 15s?
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[QUOTE=Tunce the traveler;252399]What is your load rating and do you have 14s or 15s?[/QUOTE

Maxxis ST225/75R15 E Load Rating: 2850 lbs each x 4 = 11,400 lbs.
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What is your load rating and do you have 14s or 15s?[/QUOTE

Maxxis ST225/75R15 E Load Rating: 2850 lbs each x 4 = 11,400 lbs.
So at that load rating if you were to have a flat you could still drive( at a lower speed) to a rest area or tire store, correct?
I have traveled on many roads where you can't pull off safely and must continue on and with my luck I need those tires.
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So at that load rating if you were to have a flat you could still drive( at a lower speed) to a rest area or tire store, correct?
I have traveled on many roads where you can't pull off safely and must continue on and with my luck I need those tires.
No, I would change the tire on the spot otherwise I would bet on two flats. I carry two spare tires one mounted one not. I carry two unmounted spare tires on longer trips. Most states require those towing to carry warning triangles which I also carry. Obviously I would try and get off the road, but if I had to I would block the road to change the spare. I have had to do this many times over the years driving a big truck. I have several jacks, blocks, and jack stands. I can jack up my TT with my long ram jack in about 30 seconds and change the tire in just a few minutes. I also carry a portable air compressor (medium small one on wheels) and can mount a tire onto a rim if needed.
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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...
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