He online looking at them right now I guarantee it.
Three very accurate statements!Probably end up with a new trailer, with cheap tires on it! Gotta Pay for Upgrades$$$$
For anyone considering switching to 17.5's, I highly recommend it. I got my first opportunity to try them out yesterday, and it was amazing how much more smooth and stable the trailer was. The jerking and oscillation that used to be present when going over bumps is almost completely gone away. It was specifically a forward and backward motion that I used to be annoyed by, and now that is no longer an issue. I assume it just has to do with the stiffer sidewalls controlling the load better. Pulled like champ, but if I'm gonna be doing this more often, I need a dually and lower gears. 3.31s are great with an empty truck, but not so much when you're grossing 23-24k. Here's everything loaded down with about 12,000lbs on the trailer plus 3500lbs of trailer weight, 1500lbs tongue weight.
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Edward Bay=eBayBumping this back up. For me and Scott's (@Mac5005) question above that didn't get addressed.
Time for some new tires on my 14k GN crawler hauler. Taking the time to replace all 4. Bought the trailer used and blew one otw back from WWW (and didn't even know it until I got home and pulled in the driveway ).
I've been running LT LR E takeoffs on my 10k with good luck. I've always been of the same opinion as Matt in is 1st post. I have seen the flex of the side walls when turning, but I also know a large majority of blowouts occur driving in a straight line down the highway. One thing I've always wondered about the ST tires is the speed rating. It's not uncommon for me to be running over 65mph. What's everybody's experience / opinion with this?
A big benefit I see on the 16" Saliun's too is it looks like Wally World stocks them so in the event of SHTF there's typically always one close by.
@jeepinmatt - I'm assuming no complaints on the 17.5s to date. To the point you made about it handling the load better and not nearly as much oscillation, do you think the 14ply 16" G's would have done the same or no? Anybody else feel free to weigh in on this as well. Got a link to Edward Bay's store you can share where you got yours?
@shawn - still happy w/ the 16" S637s?
Also, will there be any need to change rims? I've got the white d-window 8-lugs but I've read a few places the 14ply 16s run at 110psi and will need an upgraded wheel.