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    I'm putting new treads and wheels on my trailer this winter. It already has 9" wide fenders.

    What is going to be better 14" wheels or 15" wheels and why?

    Was thinking of 235/60/14 or 15 tires. That is the size that Extreme uses when they do a low profile option on their trailers

    What is a good brand for this application? BFGoodrich? Goodyear?

    Trailer weight is 1100 lbs trailer boat is around 2200 lbs so lets say under 3500 lbs total.

    Anyones input would be cool.

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    15" tires will be easier to find at a roadside tire joint if ever needed!

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    Those are both tires you would have a hard time finding if you were out of the BIG city. Call a few shops and see if they stock either. If you are going to run them I would keep two spares if I was on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    I'm putting new treads and wheels on my trailer this winter. It already has 9" wide fenders.

    What is going to be better 14" wheels or 15" wheels and why?

    Was thinking of 235/60/14 or 15 tires. That is the size that Extreme uses when they do a low profile option on their trailers

    What is a good brand for this application? BFGoodrich? Goodyear?

    Trailer weight is 1100 lbs trailer boat is around 2200 lbs so lets say under 3500 lbs total.

    Anyones input would be cool.

    Thanks

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    In the FWIW category , a year or so back I stepped up and bought actual STG trailer tires for the big boat and got rid of the low pro's It tows like nothing I've ever experienced now !!

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    I say go with some 13" 100 spokes and call it a day. I'm sure Finnegan has some left over from his mini truckin days....or mayb Busby...

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    Thanks Tom, I've always had trailers with marathon trailer tires, unfortunately they won't fit under these fenders even the 205/75-14... Trying to figure out my options without getting new fenders.
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    You may check out Carlisle Tires, our tire man recommended them and they normally push goodyear. http://www.carlisletire.com/

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    My Ellis trailer has 9" fenders and came with Mastercraft Avenger's, P235-60R14 on 8 1/2" wide wheels. The tires fill up the fenders real nice, but don't rub either. The trailer also has what Ellis called "the wide & low package", if that means anything?

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    i have 215/60/r14 belted radial trailer tires. the guy at big0 suggested khumo's, so that's what i got. they've got between 60-70k on 'em, never have had a problem... boat tows better with these than the last set i had...

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    Trailer tires do pull better than car tires! Due to the sidewall construction and ply rating. Stops the slight sway! 14" are available but harder to come by also. My .02 WT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahsumtoy View Post
    My Ellis trailer has 9" fenders and came with Mastercraft Avenger's, P235-60R14 on 8 1/2" wide wheels. The tires fill up the fenders real nice, but don't rub either. The trailer also has what Ellis called "the wide & low package", if that means anything?
    any pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    any pics?
    Sorry, the boat is in Havasu, I'm in So. Cal. I'll look at my pic's this evening and see what I have and I'll let you know. I will be in Havasu over Xmas if you can wait till then? Also, I was thinking; the placement of the fender on the trailer, and offset of the wheel, will make a difference as to how it clears as well. So just because we both have 9" fenders and the same tires doesn't mean they will clear/look the same. If you can wait till Xmas, and you know what measurements you need, I'd be happy to get them for you, along with the pic's.

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    My old trailer had 185/50/13 BFG's on it. Any of you guys know how hard it was to find one of those??? VERY!!
    Deffinatly get a tire that is common and looks good as well.
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