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Roush611

Switching to LT Tires

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Roush611

I am going to switch to LT/minivan tires for my trailer.  My question is will load rating 97 be sufficient?  Being that, that rating is rated of 1609 a tire I am thinking that should be plenty. I have a 2001 Wakesetter LSV.  If I remember right the dry weight is 3600 lbs. What tires have you all gone with when switching to LT?

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Joeprunc

But you are in DB...why do you need to trailer?

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CumminsBu

Rim size?

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Roush611
3 hours ago, Joeprunc said:

But you are in DB...why do you need to trailer?

Because we live on the golf course and the boat is at the marina.  I would like to get it to indoor storage somewhere.  I would also like to not be locked to the delta next summer as well.  

4 minutes ago, CumminsBu said:

Rim size?

15"

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CumminsBu

I'm a fan of Toyo tires like the Proxes ST 2, but you will need to move to a wider and taller rim. You can run any car rim on the trailer as long as the backspacing is 0 offset. This is to prevent overloading and stress on the outboard axle bearings. Lots of members on here are in the 17 to 18 inch rims range.

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Nitrousbird

Figure your towing weight for that boat, geared up, will likely be 6000lbs or just shy of it.

The tires on my trailer are rated @ 1939lbs / each.  Even at a 9% reduction, that's still 7000lbs (and remember, 100% of the load is not on the tires - though I wouldn't consider that in my calculations).  I would make sure you have something rated @ 1500lbs/tire and should be good to go.

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