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Old 02-27-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Tires/Rims

We have a 2003 23b Kiwi. The tires on it when we got it are 185-80R13's. We need to replace the tires and have a couple of questions -Are there any tire brands we should stay away from? is it possible to change the 13" rims to 14" rims (we'd like more ground clearance). Is there enough clearance between the top of tire and the trailer to do so?

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Old 02-28-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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We have a 2003 23b Kiwi. The tires on it when we got it are 185-80R13's. We need to replace the tires and have a couple of questions -Are there any tire brands we should stay away from? is it possible to change the 13" rims to 14" rims (we'd like more ground clearance). Is there enough clearance between the top of tire and the trailer to do so?

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I have a 2001 17A Kiwi with the same 13 tires. I recently lifted it 4 inches and am now contemplating going to 14" wheels. Keep in mind the diameter of your current tires (height). The next size up in 14" is usually about 1.5 to1.75" taller. As long as you allow about 3" min. Clearance to the fender wells you should be OK.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
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When you go with tires Go with Maxxis Tires. Also check with discount tires direct as they run some very good deals on them from time to time. They are also on e-bay.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:10 PM   #4
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They make them in 13 or 14 inch.

Maxxis M8008 Radial Tire | Maxxis® TiresÂ*
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
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Looking at that link The ones I purchased ST185/80R13 6PR TL M8008 are listed at
$112.48 I paid $67.00 ea. from Discount Tires Direct. thru E-bay
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+1 on the Maxxis!

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Old 03-02-2016, 05:33 AM   #7
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I just bought 4 ST-185/80/R13 6PR TL M8008 from Discount tire direct for 298.00 plus tax $323.45 total. They arrived in 4 days. Ill be having them installed on Thursday. I found them on ebay.
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Just bought mine ST175 80 R13 Taskmasters 4 of them steel belted radials not Bias ply Great service and support e-trailer.com
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I just installed 4 Maxxis 8008 205-75.15 tires from Discount Tires. Had them mounted, then realized they were "new" 2 year old tires (stamped 10 14). Complained to Discount and they said it can take up to 2 years to get tires shipped to them from Thailand. I wanted them to send me new 2016 tires or a 40% refund as I change tires every 5 years..3 years left. They said send back if you don't want them but basically too bad.

Question: tires have not been on the road and look brand new. Am I still good for my 5 year replacement time or are they really considered 2 years old???

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BTW- I bought 8 plys and paid $102.00 each with no shipping or tax. Good deal, I thought.

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