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nayther

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Posted: 04/12/21 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lincster wrote:

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lincster wrote:

Run LT tires no matter what you go with.

Cheap and tires are not a good combination when it comes to tires.


Agree on the price, collateral damage will eat up any possible savings. You were a huge proponent of Michelin Ribs, correct? Still feel the same? I have an EXCELLENT tire store I've traded with for 50 years so I'm going to have a chat with my buddies at Western Tire.


I still run the Ribs, but only because Michelin pro rates them so well every time I get some ozone cracking.
I get it every 2-3 years and then after year 4, it is so bad I am not comfortable.
Michelin will give me between 40-65% proration so it is hard to start over with a different brand.

I will only run LT tires, but some of my buddies run the G rated tires, ST, that are out there.
Sailun is one and Hercules is another.
They have blow outs.
They blame them that is because they sit in the sun in Phoenix.
I agree that is not the best, but these are tires that are only 1-2 years old. Even sitting in the sun, they shouldn't be blowing out that soon.


I ran Goodrich LT tires on my Rage'n. Had two blow outs on the OEM, tires were out of date though. Thanks for the info. will include ribs in my discussion at Western Tire.


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I recently learned new air steams were being delivered with michelin tires..
That did it for me. I've already run some R250's on my first TH with good results. But reading that air stream is selling their trailers with LT tires on some has turned me into a believer..

But what I would like to know is why michelin? They make some great tires that Ive ran on my trucks, but why did air steam pick the LTX MS2 225/75 r16?

Does it have the most rigid side wall? Wouldn't a A/T or the Rib be more rigid? And why do they say trailers don't exert the same forces to tires as trucks do? Braking is probably more grueling on tires than acceleration.

I wish someone on youtube would chop up a bunch of LT tires to compare sidewall thickness's. But sometimes I wonder if the common knowledge "ST's having stiffer sidewalls" was untrue.

* This post was edited 04/15/21 07:16pm by rerod *


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"But sometimes I wonder if the common knowledge "ST's having stiffer sidewalls" was untrue."

As is usually true, common knowledge isn't so common, and in this case, also untrue. When I changed out the E-rated ST tires on my 5th wheel for G-rated LT tires, I was particularly impressed with the flexibility of the sidewalls on the ST tires. "Wet noodle" was the term that cam to mind.


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rerod wrote:

I recently learned new air steams were being delivered with michelin tires..
That did it for me. I've already run some R250's on my first TH with good results. But reading that air stream is selling their trailers with LT tires on some has turned me into a believer..

But what I would like to know is why michelin? They make some great tires that Ive ran on my trucks, but why did air steam pick the LTX MS2 225/75 r16?

Does it have the most rigid side wall? Wouldn't a A/T or the Rib be more rigid? And why do they say trailers don't exert the same forces to tires as trucks do? Braking is probably more grueling on tires than acceleration.

I wish someone on youtube would chop up a bunch of LT tires to compare sidewall thickness's. But sometimes I wonder if the common knowledge "ST's having stiffer sidewalls" was untrue.


From watching the guys at Discount try and mount my Rib tires, I would say the Rib for sure has a stiffer side wall. Steel cords vs polyester.
LTX is a tad cheaper, maybe that is the reason?

Have you ever watched a trailer tire scrub with 3 axles? You don't see that on a truck tire.....


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Posted: 04/21/21 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put Sailun G tires on my tri-axle, not because I needed it for the weight ratings but because they were the best bang (no pun intended) for the buck. Check the rims to make sure they're 110psi rated.

BTW, I bought the tires through Wally World - turns out the Sailuns are too heavy for their tire mounting machine. Had to take them elsewhere.

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Just to note, based on all the check the rim pressure rating advice...
That’s good advice, but that notwithstanding, you could “over tire” it with some G or H rated tires and run lower pressures without issue if you don’t need the additional pressure for the weight.
On my vehicles I generally don’t run higher than needed pressure to maximize ride comfort and minimize tire wear from being too high, although trailers I generally run more pressure than needed. Because tread wear isn’t an issue really, especially on skinny trailer tires and less flex (to a point) generally = a better handling trailer and less heat buildup from flexing.
That said, you can run down the road all day in confidence with G load trailer tires at 80 psi without a care in the world if that pressure is sufficient for the load.


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