19.5 Heavy Duty wheels and tires

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  1. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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  2. BigGreenMonster

    BigGreenMonster Well-Known Member

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    I would if they made a 10 ply 19 1/2 34-35" tire I would be all over them. Especially if I had a duelly
     
  3. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    Those tires I linked to are 16 ply and available in 34-35”.
     
  4. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    The problem we have with then is limited selection .They don't make a set aggressive enough for our brush truck.
     
  5. BigSouth

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    Not sure what make and model y’all have, but I drooled over this site for a few minutes. These tires were just too dang big for my application.

    Super Single Wheel Conversion Kit Convert Dually DRW | Buckstop
     
  6. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    We looked into these but the powers that be wouldn't let us. Stick to what you have:shaking:
     
  7. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I might go 18"s on the next set, but 19.5s ride like dog shit.
     
  8. GCncsuHD

    GCncsuHD Charlie Daniels with a torque wrench

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    Continental makes a decent aggressive tire in a 225/70 and 245/70 , the ContiTerra Plus HD3.
    https://blobs.continental-tires.com...42700078cae7d990/product-information-data.pdf

    There are more extreme tires out there, but more so in the larger sizes.

    We run 19.5s on our mini rescue/pumper/brush unit, but they are just standard M&S 225/70s on a F550. My brother ran retread 19.5s on his F450, I wouldn't want to run them on a 3/4 or 1 ton unless it was strictly used for hauling. They are harsh.

    I considered running them on my dually on bread truck wheels, but couldn't justify it for the ride.
     
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  9. BigSouth

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    I’m 100% certain they’d ride like a tank, but my truck doesn’t get pleasure driven. We got the wife’s Laramie for that. I guess my problem is that I’ve only ridden on these tires at 20 mph around work and don’t have the real world experience at 70 mph down the freeway. I’m only considering them because of what I tow.
     
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  11. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    Yea, that's what we're running .
     
  12. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Damn, how much tongue weight do you have that warrants the need for 19.5s?
     
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    We run 19.5 on a Dodge 06 3500 the factory 17" would be on the wear bars in less then 20 thousand miles. With 19.5 we have over 50k on a set and they still look good. Drives rougher yes but beats getting 6 tyres every 20k. We use the 3500 with a goose neck trailer any other towing is with a 2500 Whipple Burban.
     
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  14. BigSouth

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    I was hoping you were gonna pipe up on here. I tow right at rated capacity for my rig. 1700 lbs, possibly up to 2000 lbs of tongue weight. My E rated tires do the job, but why not get the extra insurance?
     
  15. BigSouth

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    That was gonna be one of my follow up questions. How many miles do you get out of them? Appreciate the input.
     
  16. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    My first thought would be initial cost, but would a dually not serve you better?

    I don't have anything against 19.5s, in fact, I like them. I've seen many of them with 70 or 80k miles on them with good maintenance. However, I was reminded of when we were talking about 17.5" trailer tires.

    You'll just be dealing with commercial tires at this point, so if you were ever in a bind you would be calling the same after hours road call services that a big rig would. Your run of the mill automotive tire store isn't going to keep 19.5s around. I'm sure you'd carry a spare, but my point was if someone can get you a 19.5" tire, they could get you a 17.5" tire also. :D

    If you had 19.5s on the truck and 17.5s on the trailer, I just wouldn't see you buying tires for quite some time! That'd be kinda cool.
     
  17. BigSouth

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    All valid points and things I need to hear. As for a dually, couple reasons why I don’t like them. Bank tellers, drive throughs, trying to park anywhere near the front door of a store. My truck isn’t 100% work. There’s probably 20% of the time where it’s not hooked to my trailer. I’ve also painted myself into a corner when it comes to avoiding CDL’s. My truck is 10K and I had my trailer de-rated to 16K so I can be right on the line. If I move into a heavier truck, I cross the line. Hence the research into a beefy SRW setup.
     
  18. Chris_Keziah

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    I will admit driving a DRW daily sucks at times but in time you learn how to make the big booty bitch fit in most places, just use the mirrors as curb feelers. Banks are about the only place that are a no go most of the time. I'd don't think I'll ever go back to a SRW, regardless of load rating (to an extent) I'll always trust 4 tires more than 2.
     
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  19. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Does the trailer rating really matter as long as you're under 26,001 lbs?
     
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    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Any trailer over 10K GVWR your supposed to have Class B
     
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  21. shawn

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    18" wheels get you 3500# per tire, and you can buy them anywhere.
     
  22. BigSouth

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    I’m told that over 26,001 GVWR or the combination of truck and trailer GVW requires CDL’s. I’ve got triple 7’s on my trailer which is why I had it de-rated down to 16K.
     
  23. paradisePWoffrd

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    This.

    Or you weigh more than 26k combined.
     
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  24. BigSouth

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    This ain’t the way DMV explained it to me. I have a plain Jane class C license, non CDL and my trailer definitely weighs more than 10K. I was told you don’t need CDL until you exceed 26,001 lbs GVWR or the combined GVW ratings.
     
  25. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    Straight from the DMV handbook:


    Class A: Required to operate a combination of vehicles that is exempt from
    CDL requirements when the towed unit has a gross vehicle weight rating
    (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more.
    Class B: Required to operate any single vehicle that is exempt from CDL
    requirements with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, and any such vehicle
    towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
    Class C: Required to operate any noncommercial single vehicle with a GVWR
    of less than 26,001 pounds; and a vehicle towing a vehicle which has a
    combined GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds operated by a driver 18 years old
    or older.



    So if you read through that, to tow something with a gvwr of 10k+ you need a Class A.
     
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