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Old 10-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #15
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Replace them with 17.5" J rated Michelins. These are a real heavy duty tire and four of these will carry 19,000 Lbs of 5er. This gives you a great safety cushin. I believe in putting on tires to carry 125% of the rigs actual weight.
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Replace them with 17.5" J rated Michelins. These are a real heavy duty tire and four of these will carry 19,000 Lbs of 5er. This gives you a great safety cushin. I believe in putting on tires to carry 125% of the rigs actual weight.
That's a fine tire. It's major holdback is it's a high cube, low profile tire with a 62 MPH speed rating.

There is a wide selection of 17.5" tires with a LRH rating that have the same load capacity as the Michelin and 75 MPH speed ratings.

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There are LR H tires with the same load capacity as the Michelin LR J?

Doesn't sound correct, but...

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:36 AM   #18
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There are LR H tires with the same load capacity as the Michelin LR J?

Doesn't sound correct, but...

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The XTA being a European designed tire may have a bearing on itís load capacity difference.

Here are two references to compare.

Goodyear Commercial Truck Tires - G114 LHT Details

Michelin Americas Truck Tires XTAģ Page

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #19
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That's a fine tire. It's major holdback is it's a high cube, low profile tire with a 62 MPH speed rating.

There is a wide selection of 17.5" tires with a LRH rating that have the same load capacity as the Michelin and 75 MPH speed ratings.

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Seems like we go through this EVERY thread where the Michelin XTA is mentioned. These, being European tires (mine were made in Germany), carry a rating consistent with the 100 kph speed limit for European trucks. These tires are supplied as OEM originals on any number of heavier 5th wheels, and I would challenge you to find any reports of speed-related failures of the XTAs. We routinely cruise at 65 MPH with excursions to 70 MPH as traffic conditions require, and we've never had a problem, nor have any of the other users on this forum to my knowledge.

If the European speed rating bothers a prospective user, by all means go for the Goodyear G114 or some other 17.5" tire. In point of fact, however, it has presented no difficulties to US users. I use the tires and highly recommend them. They have been absolutely problem-free.

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FastEagle, thanks. Just thought Mich had the only one.

I routinely monitor 3-4 RV sites and am constantly hearing about blowouts, but cannot recall a Michelin incident--may be just the sales ratio of GY over Mich, seems that GY has more incidents but they also back damage claims if handled correctly.
4805 load rating per tire covers just about every fiver made with a good safety margin.
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