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Old 03-22-2016, 01:43 PM   #1
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16" tire upgrade required?

Thanks for everyone's advice thus far.

We've locate a 26.5ht we really like.

However reading more about nose high issues has me concerned.



We're towing with a 2014 Ram 2500 SB 4x4

We've got a factory installed turnover ball setup and found a B&W adapter with slide.

Are the 16" wheels going to be required for our setup? Or can we get by with the standard tire/wheel package.

Thankyou.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #2
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Thanks for everyone's advice thus far.

We've locate a 26.5ht we really like.

However reading more about nose high issues has me concerned.



We're towing with a 2014 Ram 2500 SB 4x4

We've got a factory installed turnover ball setup and found a B&W adapter with slide.

Are the 16" wheels going to be required for our setup? Or can we get by with the standard tire/wheel package.

Thankyou.
The extra heigth will help but the best reason for ugrading is to avoid problems with the marginal tires provided at the factory with your unit. The Maxxis 8008 upgrade to 16" wheels and tires will give you a ten ply, E rated tire that is much safer and better than the original setup.

And, as always, a tire pressure monitoring system is also recommended.

Good luck.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for everyone's advice thus far.

We've locate a 26.5ht we really like.

However reading more about nose high issues has me concerned.



We're towing with a 2014 Ram 2500 SB 4x4

We've got a factory installed turnover ball setup and found a B&W adapter with slide.

Are the 16" wheels going to be required for our setup? Or can we get by with the standard tire/wheel package.

Thankyou.
The extra heigth will help but the best reason for ugrading is to avoid problems with the marginal tires provided at the factory with your unit. The Maxxis 8008 upgrade to 16" wheels and tires will give you a ten ply, E rated tire that is much safer and better than the original setup.

And, as always, a tire pressure monitoring system is also recommended.

Good luck.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:58 PM   #4
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The upgrade to 16" wheels is more about one of 2 things:
1 - getting Maxxis tires over what people commonly refer to as "China bombs"
2 - 16" wheels give you more choices if you choose to go with LT tires in the future.

When I upgraded my old fiver from 15" wheels with ST tires to 16" wheels with LT tires, the diameter was only 1" larger, which means ˝" height. Pretty inconsequential when considering height.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:48 PM   #5
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Dont worry about the nose high. Worry about the lousy stock tires. Upgrade your tires for that reason alone.
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The upgrade to 16" wheels is more about one of 2 things:
1 - getting Maxxis tires over what people commonly refer to as "China bombs"
2 - 16" wheels give you more choices if you choose to go with LT tires in the future.

When I upgraded my old fiver from 15" wheels with ST tires to 16" wheels with LT tires, the diameter was only 1" larger, which means ˝" height. Pretty inconsequential when considering height.
Yup, I agree. What little height you gain isnt much, but every little bit adds up.

If you plan on long pulls at interstate speeds, I'd recommend 16s for sure.
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I agree with all of the above, but the short answer is YES. You will need the extra 1.5" afforded by 16's. Also, you'll want to have the spring shackles in the lower hole on the bracket, giving you two more inches up. The Ram 4x4's are tall. I'm getting ready to take delivery next month and have been mulling all this over for a while....
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:05 AM   #8
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We have done just about all we can do to lower the nose. We have upgraded the rims and tires, our axles were already flipped and the spring shackles are in the lower holes, and our pin box and hitch are maxed out of adjustments. Having said that, we are still about 5 to 6 inches nose high. Our bed rail clearance is between 5 to 7 inches. We're planning to have a sub frame added to boost the rear about 6 inches next month. While we're at it, we'll go ahead and upgrade the suspension hardware with the Dexter heavy duty wet bolt and shackle kit.


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I agree with all of the above, but the short answer is YES. You will need the extra 1.5" afforded by 16's. Also, you'll want to have the spring shackles in the lower hole on the bracket, giving you two more inches up. The Ram 4x4's are tall. I'm getting ready to take delivery next month and have been mulling all this over for a while....
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:38 PM   #9
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I disagree that it's better to go to 16" tires. It just depends. How much does the trailer weigh? Mine is similar to yours and came with 15" C rated tires. I replaced them with the next size up 15" D rated Maxxis tires and wider wheels. Even that is more capacity than I'll need. They're rated at about 2500 lb so you're looking at 10,000 lb total capacity. The max weight of the trailer is about 8500 with a pin weight of about 1500 so we're actually looking at about 7000 lb on tires with a 10,000 lb capacity. That's plenty of safety margin. Just get quality tires, make sure the rim capacity matches the tire capacity, and keep them inflated and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:31 PM   #10
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If you are looking at new units, I think you'd be silly not to upgrade; especially with a 4x4 Ram. Replacing the 15's with something you trust would cost nearly the amount of the upgrade. And, FWIW I've never had "too much tire" or "too good of a tire" on an RV!
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