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Huntindog

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Posted: 02/19/20 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CapriRacer wrote:

More fuel for the fire:

1) People who replaced their ST tires with LT tires increased the effective load carrying capacity .... because:

2) The load carrying capacity of ST tires is calculated differently than LT tires. The result is that ST tires are rated to carry about 20% more load, but at a lower speed.
This people tryied increasing the size and load ranges with STs before throwing in the towel and stepping up to LTs
What a waste of money on all those STs I owned



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Nope, I will stick with the Goodyear Endurance in 14".

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Huntindog wrote:

CapriRacer wrote:

More fuel for the fire:

1) People who replaced their ST tires with LT tires increased the effective load carrying capacity .... because:

2) The load carrying capacity of ST tires is calculated differently than LT tires. The result is that ST tires are rated to carry about 20% more load, but at a lower speed.
This people tryied increasing the size and load ranges with STs before throwing in the towel and stepping up to LTs
What a waste of money on all those STs I owned


Maybe it's because our experience is that the ST's are fine. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, between myself and a few friends I've traveled with we have put over 300K miles on ST tires with NO blowouts and a total of two nail punctures we caught with the TPMS before the tire went down. That's about the same rate of nail punctures I've had on my tow vehicles.

So I see now reason to go out and get a set of 16" rims for LT tires since there are NO 15" LT tires that have an adequate load capacity for my trailer while the LRE ST tires have a reasonable extra load margin.


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Posted: 02/19/20 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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So I see now reason to go out and get a set of 16" rims for LT tires since there are NO 15" LT tires that have an adequate load capacity for my trailer while the LRE ST tires have a reasonable extra load margin.

LOL ... No one has told you that you or anyone has to change to LT tire. The message is that those of us who were ST tire victims that have changed to a 15"/16" LT have no issues.

For those with 13"/14" ST tires there is no LT tires on the market any more. Now years back when 1/2 ton trucks came OEM with 15" tires we had many LT tire sizes and load range options.


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Reason has left this discussion a long time ago.

If you do not like ST tires or you like LTs, GY or whatever your bias, buy what you want.

Nobody is going to give you a metal, pay for your choice and it will not go on you permanent record from high school.

If it feels good, do it. It is a personal choice. The TT and other trailer makers are not going to change.


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rbpru wrote:

Reason has left this discussion a long time ago.

If you do not like ST tires or you like LTs, GY or whatever your bias, buy what you want.

Nobody is going to give you a metal, pay for your choice and it will not go on you permanent record from high school.

If it feels good, do it. It is a personal choice. The TT and other trailer makers are not going to change.
Lot of truth here.

Notice that in spite of my horrible experience with STs, I just inform people that if their luck with STs ever takes a turn for the worse.... That they have options.

What kills me is the ST fan bois that refuse to acknowledge this, some even after having many failures,,,,then basically try to scare people away from the LT option.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

Newer ST tires may carry a L (75 mph) or M (81 mph) speed rating.

Most LT tires we use on the tow vehicle can carry a R (106 mph) or a S (112 mph) for P tires.

Speed rating has to do with the tires ability to cope with internal heat issues rather than how fast we can go.


Heat.... Brings up a topic I would like to see expanded upon.

I have never checked my tires temps. I am sure some here have... Just what are typical temps?
What is considered acceptable?

Where on the tire should one take a reading?


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Huntindog wrote:

JIMNLIN wrote:

Newer ST tires may carry a L (75 mph) or M (81 mph) speed rating.

Most LT tires we use on the tow vehicle can carry a R (106 mph) or a S (112 mph) for P tires.

Speed rating has to do with the tires ability to cope with internal heat issues rather than how fast we can go.


Heat.... Brings up a topic I would like to see expanded upon.

I have never checked my tires temps. I am sure some here have... Just what are typical temps?
What is considered acceptable?

Where on the tire should one take a reading?


Over 125 degrees you'll pull your hand back from under your hot water faucet at home. That's my benchmark so I just feel the tread, sidewall and hubs of my 4 TT tires/wheels. I'm looking for one warmer than the other. I may modernize this year and get an infrared gun. Obviously temps will feel warmer on a 90 degree day vs 50. We should start a fresh thread I'm sure many have the same question


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Posted: 02/20/20 06:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day.

Get a TPMS and you will know exactly.

* This post was edited 02/20/20 07:24am by Gulfcoast *

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Posted: 02/20/20 08:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gulfcoast wrote:

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day.

Get a TPMS and you will know exactly.


You will know exactly what the temperature of the sensor is, the tire temperature may be quite different.





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