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Old 06-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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What tires?

St205 75r14 gvwr is 5220 24ft has goodyear marathons now that are dry rotted bad. Some sites sell tires with wheels. When do you buy new wheel? Bias or radial?

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:49 AM   #2
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St205 75r14 gvwr is 5220 24ft has goodyear marathons now that are dry rotted bad. Some sites sell tires with wheels. When do you buy new wheel? Bias or radial?

I replaced my dry rotted Marathons a few months ago with some tires made by Hercules.

They look almost identical to the Goodyear's they replaced.

They are radials.......so are the Marathons. No need to replace the rim unless its damaged.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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Buy new wheels only if you bend a wheel or change the tire size to a size that requires a wider wheel. For example, if your wheels are 14"x5" and you replace the tires with ST215/75R14, you need at least 5.5" wide rims, and preferably 6" wide rims.

But if you find a deal on tires mounted on wheels, there's nothing wrong with buying those. For example, at Southwest Wheel's trailerparts.com, they sell tires mounted on wheels, as well as tires without wheels.
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Stick with radial tires. Bias plies are the tires of the 1960s.
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