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Old 10-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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New tires needed

I have a 2010 Jay Flight G2 31rks TT and just had my first blow out yesterday on the way home from Pennsylvania. It did a little damage to the plastic fender but nothing that I can't fix. I want to replace at least two tires but probably will do all four next summer and want to know which tire is the BEST. My tire size is ST225/75R15 Should I stay away from those made in China? I read all kind s of stories about those but have never had any experience with them. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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What load range tire do you have now? My guess is it's a "C" rated tire. My suggestion is investigate your rims, if they are stamped for at least 65psi I would change to high pressure stems and then go with Maxis load range D tires.
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I would go with eldermike's suggestion on the high pressure stems no matter what. We had a blowout last summer which my mechanic was pretty sure to a valve stem failure rather than a tire failure. Seemed like the previous owner failed to have new stems put on when they bought new tires and rot did them in.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Just need to know. How can a rotten valve stem cause a blowout?
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Just need to know. How can a rotten valve stem cause a blowout?
Slow leak equals dropping your tire load capacity while you go down the road.
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I have been told to stay away from tires that are made in China.....I don't know how many are not made in China anymore though
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Most ST tires come from China. I do not know of a US made ST tire. However most tires going down the road are under inflated. You lose significant load carrying capacity with just 5 lbs under inflation. Consider that OEM tires were spec with the trailer at its max loaded weight and the tires at max inflation with very little room for error.
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A lot of people seem to like Maxxis tires.
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Just need to know. How can a rotten valve stem cause a blowout?
The slow leak will result in under-inflation. At highway speeds, an under-inflated tire will flex too much, over heat then blow out. Check your tire pressures regularly.
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