I currently have 215 75 14's on my trailer. The P.O. had these brand new tires put on old nasty, rusted wheels. I've since gotten new wheels, had the tires switched over, and now the tires are dangerously close to rubbing the inside of the wheel well. There seems to be a 16th of an inch clearance. Can any one think of a reason why I couldn't switch to a 195 width tire? They seem to be rated at 1609 lbs, and the tire i have now (215) are rated at 1820 lbs. Other than the width am I missing anything? And can someone fully explain the difference between trailer tires and passenger tires? Just curious.
This pic is kinda rough. That's the tire on the right.
Brand Coker Tire Manufacturer's Part Number 526055 Part Type Tires Product Line Coker Classic Nostalgia Radial Tires Summit Racing Part Number COK-526055
Tire Size 195/75-14 Wheel Diameter 14 in. Sidewall Style Whitewall Tire Construction Radial Tire Diameter 25.51 in. Section Width 7.96 in. Tread Width 5.48 in. Minimum Recommended Wheel Width 5.00 in. Maximum Recommended Wheel Width 7.00 in. Directional No Asymmetrical Tread Pattern No UTQG Tread Wear Rating 400 DOT-Approved Yes Tube Required No Quantity Sold individually. Notes Whitewall is 2.25 in. wide.
Post by schweetcruisers on Jun 29, 2012 23:59:55 GMT -5
Your rim offset is not the same as the old rims. Meaning both rims may be 7" but the mounting surface of the old rim might be 5" to the back of the rim and the new ones might be 4". Thus pushing the tire closer to the wheel well.
Automobile tires start with a P (passenger), trailer tires start with ST. It was explained to me that passenger tires should never be put on a trailer. Trailer tires are 8ply and have much stronger walls. Wal-Mart won`t even mount automobile tires on a trailer rim.