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Old 07-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Tires st235/80r16

Need new set of tires and is my first time buying for my Montana confused about which brand is most reliable, hearing bad comments about Goodyear and ones made in china. Any suggestions would be helpful
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Any LT235 85R16 that equals or exceeds your axle rating is acceptable. Don't get sucked into the ST hype. They are all basically junk with a low speed rating
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Thank u travel with my family of five and just want to be safe and not buy the wrong tire
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Thank u travel with my family of five and just want to be safe and not buy the wrong tire

My Ford Chassis Class A motorhome uses that size. I ended up going with TOYO, read a lot of good comments, none bad. Had them on a year now about 5000 miles, all good so far.
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ST235/80-16 E has a 3400-3500 lb rating depending on brand and works on 7k axles.

LT235/85-16 E or LT245/75-16 E all have a 3042 lb rating and work on 6k axles and smaller. There are several very good usa brands in these sizes.

Some folks with 7k axles go with the the Goodyear G614 LT235/85-16 G at 3750 lbs and 110 psi.

And some folks with 7k axles move up to the 17.5 wheels and commercial grade LT tires like the Michelin 215/75R17.5 F load range at 3750 lbs capacity and 100 psi. The tire is about the same diameter as your OEM ST tire. There are other brands in this size.
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Need new set of tires and is my first time buying for my Montana confused about which brand is most reliable, hearing bad comments about Goodyear and ones made in china. Any suggestions would be helpful
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If you are in the Western states, I REALLY like Les Schwab tires. They are in every little town (Ca. North of Fresno, Or., Wa., Nv, ID, Ut.). They are good members of their community, support Little League and the like. They all seem to have Geostar ST236/85R 16 LRG in stock (this size/type can be hard to find), and they stand behind what they sell.
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And some folks with 7k axles move up to the 17.5 wheels and commercial grade LT tires like the Michelin 215/75R17.5 F load range at 3750 lbs capacity and 100 psi. The tire is about the same diameter as your OEM ST tire. There are other brands in this size.
The Michelin XTA 215/75R-17.5 is load range J (4805 lbs @ 120 PSIG) and is 1/2" shorter in diameter than a LT235/85R-16 tire, so it will fit wherever a LT235 will fit. A pricey upgrade, yes, but you won't have to worry about overloaded tire failures again. Been there, done that.

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