Originally Posted by skiles
Thanks for the input folks. I'm going to try and find some Maxxis tires.
No problem. Direct Tire Sales sells them. They are not a big seller, so they may not have them in stock, but they can usually get them for you within a few days. Size ST225/75R15E (10 ply rating)
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I have a set of Maxxis ST225/75R15E on one of my trailers. Great trailer tires with no problems for the last several years with those tires on that trailer.
I may get a price to upgrade to 16 inch wheels as well.
First measure the clearance between the top of the tire and the inner fender (wheel well). 16" ST tires have 1.25" less clearance than ST225/75R15 tires (i.e., they have 1.25" more radius). 16" LT tires have almost 2" less clearance than 15" tires. If you have at least 2" between the top of the tire and the fender well, and at least 2" between the tires on a tandem axle trailer, then you can consider 16" tires in size ST235/80R16E or LT235/85R16E. If you get LT tires, be certain they are commercial truck tires rated for all positions (including trailer position). Most LT tires are NOT
rated for trailer service, so don't put those on your trailer. For example, Michelin LTX are great tires for a pickup, but they are not rated for all position or trailer service.The best choice in a 16" trailer tire is Michelin XPS Rib LT2235/85R16E.
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