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Old 04-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Replacing a 17'5" tire

I think the tire issue has been very well covered in this forum & others. I need to get rid of the Marathons before they cause any more damage, and havn't made a decision yet. My question is, has anyone running 17.5" tires needed to replace one while "on the road". Anything can happen due to road hazard, & I have been wondering if a 17.5" tire is as available as a 16" to replace while traveling.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Probably not as common as an off-the-shelf 16", but I carry a 17.5" spare. As far as that goes, the diameter difference between a LT235/85R-16 and a 215/75R-17 is only about 1/2" (the 17.5" is actually smaller in diameter). Many individuals still carry an LT235/85R-16 for a spare.

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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TireRack.com carries most brands of tires, but the only tires they carry in size 215/75R17.5 are Yokohama, and they cost $352 each.

However, Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper, Hankook and Sumitomo have that size in their truck tire division. Most are load range H (4,805 pounds) but some are load range J (5,675 pounds).

I'd carry a good spare, then if you have to mount the spare on the ground, then immediately look for a truck tire store that would be able to order that size in your brand - if they didn't have it in stock. And have a $400 bill ready to spend for it. Most Michelin, Goodyear and Cooper dealers can have you one delivered to their store within 24 hours if there any in the warehouse anywhere in your part of the country.
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I put GY 17.5's on, but I still carry the 16" spare. Close enough for limited miles.
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I can't find the link to where I got my tires from (maybe RustyJC still has it as he gave it to me). I had 16" GY Marathon tires on my 5er. I replaced them with 17.5" Michelin LR-J tires and associated rims that I ordered online for a great price. The overall height of the 17.5" Michelin tires was actually a little less than 1/2" shorter than the 16" GY Marathons. I bought 5 tires/rims to carry one as a spare.

Logic would have told me to keep one of the GY's as a spare, but I have never been associated with logical thinking.
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I can't find the link to where I got my tires from (maybe RustyJC still has it as he gave it to me).
Here ya go. Trailer Tires and Wheels It's a new website that they are just bringing on line to replace their previous one, but there's a phone number under the Contact Us option. If you call, ask for Scott.

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