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Old 08-05-2017, 07:12 AM
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Stiffer tire will roll easier... Also help Trailer track better... If you tow alot.. you'll see mpg pickup too
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:15 PM
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Yup! Next time I need 4 new shoes around my boat or RV I'll be getting the Endurance tires. Have ran Marathons for years and they've yet to fail me!
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:32 PM
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I always run LT tires.
If I'm not mistaken, ST tires have a higher Load rating than LT tires...
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:23 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, ST tires have a higher Load rating than LT tires...
Difference between a car tire and a trailer tire simply is the sidewall... Trailer tires have stronger reinforced sidewalls to take the beating the trailer will give it. There are actually A LOT of guys that are getting sick of trailer tires blowing out, so they're switching to light truck tires with stiffer sidewalls. I've yet to do so, but everybody I see that does has said you'll never have problems with blowouts again
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:40 PM
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[QUOTE=dk2429;1078180]Difference between a car tire and a trailer tire simply is the sidewall... Trailer tires have stronger reinforced sidewalls to take the beating the trailer will give it. There are actually A LOT of guys that are getting sick of trailer tires blowing out, so they're switching to light truck tires with stiffer sidewalls. I've yet to do so, but everybody I see that does has said you'll never have problems with blowouts again[/QUOTEI


I agree and would much rather run a E LT tire but that's impossible for us with 14" and very hard to find in 15s now. If you look at the big 15k lb toy haulers. Some of them come from factory with LT tires. And must blow outs come from people running bias ply tires. I still see these on new travel trailers. What a junk tire.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:47 PM
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Yes, I know that but for any given size, the ST tire has a higher load rating. I'm not talking about a LT285/80R16 vs ST225/75R15. I'm talking about the EXACT size compared ST/LT.

Here's an example for 235/85R16 tires...

for this size, ST235/85R16, the Carlisle tire max load is rated at 3640 pounds.
http://www.carlisletirestore.com/rad_trl.htm

Same size tire in LT235/85R16, the LT tire max load is rated at 3042 pounds.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

The example above shows that 4 ST tires have an extra 2392 pounds of load capacity over the same LT tire. That means the ST tires can carry 1 ton more than the exact same size LT tires.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:43 PM
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Trailer tires are rated with no reserve, being as they are built and rated for something that carries no passengers, like a trailer, they aren't regulated. That's why they are so cheap and brought in from china.

LT tires have a lot of reserve built into them, and are built to a higher, or probably in this case just built to a standard. Truck tire manufactures also have a face and a reputation to maintain. ST tires change names every couple years to "look new" and are pretty much untraceable.

About the only exception to the junk ST tire thing is the Sailun and the S637
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