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Old 08-15-2020, 03:13 PM   #1
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Buying tires

Best tires for Shadow Cruiser 195, 2 axles, GVWR - 6,140lbs?
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Old 08-15-2020, 03:16 PM   #2
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GoodYear Endurance have gotten decent reviews.
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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Maxxis tires have had a great reputation.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:43 AM   #4
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What size are your tires? Not all brands available in all sizes. FWIW I just replaced my 4 yr old Maxxis tires with Goodyear Endurance. the Maxxis had around 25,000 miles on them, no problems, but they were worn down a lot, mostly from our trip to Alaska last year. 3 of them down to the wear indicators or below. never a problem with any of them
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I've been doing a lot of research on this lately. Consensus is the two brands mentioned above are the best choices. Good Year Endurance and Maxxis ST M8008. After reading lots of reviews and watching lots of YouTube videos, it seems that either of these would be hard to go wrong with.

The GY is speed rated to 87 MPH. I've seen conflicting stories on the Maxxis speed rating, some say they don't carry a speed rating which defaults them to 65 MPH, others say they carry a Q which would rate them to 99 MPH. I couldn't find a spec on the Maxxis web site.

As far as I can tell, the Goodyear Endurance is still made in the US and I believe is the only trailer tire made in the US. Maxxis appear to be made in Thailand. I do not intend to ever buy another tire made in China. This isn't a political statement. Regardless of your political feelings about made in US vs China, my personal experience with Castle Rock tires and the plethora of stories from others, to borrow a phrase from Ralph Nader, I believe the majority of Chinese trailer tires are unsafe at any speed.
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both of the tires GY endurance and Maxxis M8008 are good tires . Keep them inflated to the max on the side wall of the tire , keep in mind they may offer these tires in load range B, C or D depending on your size . I would always opt for the heavy spec tire given a choice. keep the tires parked on wood or hard pavement and figure on checking them for dry rot cracks once they get 4+ years old. Once you see cracks in the tread or side wall area its time to replace them regardless of miles or tread left. At 7 years old its time to replace them also.
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