did I screw up???

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by sg1215, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    I just bought tires and wheels off cl. Carlisle 5.30 - 12 load range B. Anybody have experence with this tire? After reading here I'm a little concerned. I do have a little Columbia. I guess I should have done my reading first.
     
  2. Rodger D.

    Rodger D. New Member

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    Sir

    Use the said tyres as per the PSI Information
    that is on the side wall, while you drive 55'ish
    MPH on the Hwy's of California until they finally
    wear out.




    Rodger & Gabby
    COS
     
  3. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    According to THIS (page 33), in 1989 the Columbia had 4.80 x8 tires intended to be run at 60 psi. The gross axle weight was 1,180 pounds so it would seem that each tire could handle at least 590 pounds. According to THIS (pages 6 & 7) Carlisle Tire information, (which doesn't go below 13" tires --sorry but I couldn't find other info) the smallest tires in Load Range B can handle about 900 pounds. In a different brand (Loadstar) I found THIS chart which says that their 5.30 x 12 Load Range B tires can handle 836 pounds at 55 psi. So, it would seem that you ought to be OK for weight. However, I wonder how you can fit 5.30 x 12 tires into the wheel wells of a trailer designed to take 4.80 x 8 tires.
     
  4. KJcachers

    KJcachers Active Member

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    the wheel wells on the Columbia are huge! I went up to 4.80x12's load rane C on mine when I first bought it to get it up more level with the Jeep I was using as a TV.

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  5. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Active Member

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    My old Columbia had the optional 20.5 x 10 tires on it.
     
  6. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    thanks everyone for the responses. thanks UT for the research.
    I guess I'll paint them and get them balanced.

    thanks again
     
  7. FL_Bill

    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    Well, maybe. I mean are they used tires? How old are they? You have to look at the date codes on them to know. I am always scared of used tires. Remember even if they are new never used, still check the date codes.

    FL Bill
     
  8. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    they are new tires never been on the road, still have the nubs and the white label.
     
  9. haroldpe

    haroldpe Campin' Engineer

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    The point i think FL_Bill is making, is that never been used is not the same as new. Trailer tires degrade as much from age, as they do wear.

    Determining the Age of a Tire


    Tire Aging
    Dangers with Old Tires
    How Tires Age
     
  10. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    Hi Harold:

    the markings on the tire is 2409. The 24th week of '09

    thanks everyone for the education
     

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