Tires

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Sassy1, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Sassy1

    Sassy1 New Member

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    Anyone out there familiar with the Contender tires by Taskmaster? It's a brand sold at America's Tire here in Southern California.
     
  2. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    I don't have any experience with those but I know eTrailer sells them. They're one of our sponsors so be sure to checkout their pricing.
     
  3. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    When I bought mine a few weeks ago, I found every tire had bad and good reviews. So it didn't matter what you got. So I bought who ever had my size that could get it to me the fastest.
     
  4. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    I bought a set in June at Discount Tire. One reason for buying was the higher speed rating, 80 mph for the for the 13" radials IIRC. I'm pleased with the way they track but don't have any long term experience with them.
     
  5. gatorbait

    gatorbait Upstate, SC

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    Cannot say anything about the Contenders but I can vouch for etrailer.com. Ordered a set of Loadstars and they arrived in 2 days with free shipping (and not squish flat like my last set). Took them to local tire shop and they swapped them off the rims for $10.
     
  6. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any experience with Contenders, but they get very good reviews on eTrailer, which I consider a trustworthy source.

    When I replaced the tires on my Pup last year I bought the tires and wheels already mounted and changed put them on the trailer at the campground. By the time you pay for mounting and balancing (some will disagree, but I would absolutely have them balanced) the price for the tire/wheel combo is probably less than buying tires and having them mounted. [:)C]
     
  7. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I have bought small trailer and tire combos....They have never came "balanced", as in having lead weights on the wheels. The tires have a dot the sidewall from the manufacturer that indicate the light spot. The tires are mounted with that dot lined up with the valve stem.

    I have ridden almost 200k miles on motorcycles with tires that I have hand mounted using the dot/valve stem with no wear or vibration issues.
     

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