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Old 09-02-2014, 09:13 PM   #31
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One thing not mentioned in this discussion is the towing speed limit in each state. In most states the towing speed limit for ALL towing vehicles is the truck speed limit which is seldom over 65 mph and in some states it is even slower.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:28 PM   #32
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I don't believe truck/towing speed limits are common in Canada. Ontario and Quebec may have truck speed limits (and I don't think it applies to towing) but not the rest of Canada as far as I know.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:49 AM   #33
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In Texas it's what ever the posted speed limit is...up to 85 MPH.

http://www.motorists.org/speed-limits/state-chart
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:03 AM   #34
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I remember trying to balance some 10 ply tires to high speed way back when. They would not balance at high speed and if they did they would have been out of balance at lower speeds.......There are dynamic issues with tires designed to hold weight. I have this picture in my head of one of my tires in a blur of bouncing down the road........65 is all my ST's will ever see.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:16 AM   #35
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In Texas it's what ever the posted speed limit is...up to 85 MPH.

http://www.motorists.org/speed-limits/state-chart
+1 They did away with the specific truck speed limit in most areas of Texas, what... 10 years ago? Maybe more?

Anyway, no more separate speed limit except in certain areas where posted.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #36
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I remember trying to balance some 10 ply tires to high speed way back when. They would not balance at high speed and if they did they would have been out of balance at lower speeds.......There are dynamic issues with tires designed to hold weight. I have this picture in my head of one of my tires in a blur of bouncing down the road........65 is all my ST's will ever see.
Yes, I was in the tire business when bias ply was the norm and then belted and then radial all came along.

Tires have come a long way. The stock factory tires and wheels were made in china...the ones I replaced them with came out of the same factory.

None of the factory tires are balanced and none of the replacements are either.
Running yesterday my wife followed and checked. At all speeds they never bounced and I ran up to 80 mph. Cruised at 75. Smooth.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:52 AM   #37
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I pretty much do the speed limit. I always replace my factory tires with higher weight limits as the ones from the factory are pretty much maxed out. I'm now at 5000 pounds plus in extra weight capacity. When on IH 10 west of San Antonio the speed limit is 85. I get my best fuel economy running 82 MPH at 1950 RPM. Its the magical max torque to HP to load for me. At 70 I get 10-11 mpg..at 82 I get 13.4... I know it's crazy.
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What I found is that when I come up on a bottle neck, which causes wrecks lots of times, that it's either a group of Mecicans towing a line of cars etc to Mexico or someone pulling a uhaul with a small car or majority of the time it a slow RVer.
IMHO I think it's safer for me to go with the flow.
Everyone to whatever they think is better though.
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How fast do you want to get to heaven or the other place? Just my feeble attempt at humor- Seriously, st tires are rated at 60 to 62 # - However, consider how fast those small wheels and tires are turning- My experiences with that configuration are not something I would wish on anyone- JMHO- DD
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My tires are 235/80R 16 ...3520 pounds per tire load rating . So they are
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