Tire recomendations

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by mattlreese, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. mattlreese

    mattlreese Active Member

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    I know there are a lot of posts on this but I am looking for new tire recommendations. Popup is only a year old but I would like to get tires that have an 80 mph rating vs. my current 65 mph rating.

    Tires are ST185/80R13 99/95M Load Range D.

    I plan to just buy them already balanced on the rim and keep the old ones as spares.
     
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    megcabra Well-Known Member

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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    radials allows you go faster but is that safe? I have radials and i go like 65 to 70 mph. California law limits tow speed to 55! sigh
     
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    I would start with eTrailer. If you go to their website, you can post your question and they will provide an informed answer, normally within a few hours. They have several options for tire/wheel combos as well and shipping is free.

    My other suggestion would be Discount Tire, if they are in your area. I just purchased new Carlisle's for the TT and DT treated me very well. They price matched Walmart on the tires and I managed to negotiate free mounting and balancing as well. [:)C]
     
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    gatorbait Upstate, SC

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    Bought some loadstars from etrailer.com couple months ago. They arrived in 2 days and not squished flat. They are rated to 81 mph. Not that I would ever drive that fast lol.
     
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    I have THESE but they are remounted. I bought them this past April for both my pup and my boat trailer because of the higher speed rating (81 mph) and because I haul my boat on a lot of gravel logging roads.

    So far, so good.
     
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    mattlreese Active Member

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    Personally I am more then happy towing at 65, but I have traveled on some highways where if I am going below 70 mph, I am more likely to cause an accident due to other crazy drivers and trucks for the matter.
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    Also price the combos at Eastern Marine. I have found they are cheaper than e-trailer on the same items
     
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    Take a peek at Amazon, I scored pretty well on a set of radials with free shipping, and they were not squashed. As always, be sure to check the date when they arrive- some of these vendors like to toss old stock in the mix, and you dont want a brand new 8 year old tire lol.
    My radials are rated for 87mph, but I have no interest in towing over 70 max. The idea of towing 65-70 with a tire rated for 20mph more just 'feels' better than towing 65 with a tire thats 'pegged out' at that speed.
     
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    mattlreese Active Member

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    @Lanternman

    Thank you and I agree. I want 80 mph tires so I can two at 70 mph.
     
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