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Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 16" Silver Mod Wheel - 8 on 6-1/2 - Load Range E

Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 16" Silver Mod Wheel - 8 on 6-1/2 - Load Range E

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Radial tire has 10-ply rating and 3,520-lb max load at 80 psi. 16" x 6" Steel wheel has 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern. Rust-resistant powder coat finish. Beveled stud holes secure wheel. Complimentary roadside assistance included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer tires and wheels from Taskmaster. Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 16" Silver Mod Wheel - 8 on 6-1/2 - Load Range E part number TA86VR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Taskmaster Trailer Tires and Wheels - TA86VR

  • Tire with Wheel
  • 16 Inch
  • 8 on 6-1/2 Inch
  • 235/80-16
  • Load Range E
  • Steel Wheels - Powder Coat
  • Radial Tire
  • M - 81 mph
  • Taskmaster

Radial tire has 10-ply rating and 3,520-lb max load at 80 psi. 16" x 6" Steel wheel has 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern. Rust-resistant powder coat finish. Beveled stud holes secure wheel. Complimentary roadside assistance included.


Features:

  • Tire-and-wheel assembly is ideal for stock trailers, utility trailers, and campers
  • Steel wheel with modular design is sturdy and corrosion resistant
    • E-coat primer and silver powder coat finish resists rust
  • Beveled stud holes help to keep wheel securely in place on trailer hub
    • Eliminate the need for constant retightening of lug nuts
  • Radial tire is constructed with double steel belts and double polyester cords
    • Great for highway use
    • Nylon tread-firming belt overlays help prevent tread separation
    • Tread depth bars offer a quick visual indicator of tread wear
  • Special trailer (ST) tire has sturdy sidewalls so that it can handle heavy loads
    • Created specifically for trailers and not intended for use on other vehicles
  • 2-Year Platinum Plus warranty includes emergency tire change service and other benefits
  • Assembly meets DOT specifications and exceeds FMVSS


Specs:

  • Rim dimensions: 16" diameter x 6" wide
  • Bolt pattern: 8 on 6-1/2"
  • Wheel bolt size: 1/2"-20 or 9/16"-18
  • Wheel capacity: 3,750 lbs
  • Pilot diameter: 5.15"
  • Offset: 0
  • Tire size: ST235/80R16
    • Section width: 9.25"
    • Outer diameter: 30.79"
  • Tire capacity:
    • Load range: E
    • Ply rating: 10
    • Maximum load: 3,520 lbs at 80 psi
  • Maximum speed: 81 mph (speed rating M)
  • Tread depth: 8.4/32"
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Platinum Plus Warranty with Roadside Assistance

This tire-and-wheel assembly comes with a Platinum Plus warranty that includes complimentary roadside assistance for 2 years. If your trailer has a flat tire, call the help line and a technician will come change out the flat tire with your existing inflated spare tire. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to the roadside assistance, this warranty also includes other benefits and services.


Beveled Stud Holes

The stud holes on this steel wheel are beveled to ensure that the wheel stays tight against your trailer hub. This also eliminates the need to constantly retorque the lug nuts.


Standard Trailer Tire Tread

Contender Tire Tread

The standard tread on these tires has solid, continuous ribs, and it has very few sipes (or thin grooves) cut into the rubber. These tires are designed for use on trailers, so they don't require the level of traction that would be needed on a vehicle that is braking or steering.


Contender radials have double polyester cords and double steel belts. A protective layer of nylon is wrapped around the steel belts to help prevent tread separation.


Radial Tires vs. Bias Tires

Radial tire vs bias tire graphic

Radial ply tires are designed for trailers that are towed on the highway. The cords on a radial tire are positioned at a 90-degree angle to the direction of travel so that they lay across the width of the tire from wheel lip to wheel lip. This construction prevents the cords from rubbing against one another when the tire flexes, unlike the cords on a bias ply tire. As a result, radial tires have less rolling resistance and heat buildup, which leads to a longer tread life and improved steering at higher speeds.


Determining the Bolt Pattern

The first number in the bolt pattern is the number of bolt holes. The second number denotes the diameter, in inches, of the circle on which the bolt holes sit.


Bolt Pattern - Odd

To determine the bolt-circle diameter on wheels with an odd number of bolt holes, measure from the center of any bolt hole to the point halfway between the two bolt holes directly across from the first. (Example: "5 on 4-1/2" means 5 bolt holes with 4-1/2" measured to a point halfway between the opposite bolt holes.)


Bolt Pattern - Even

On wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. (Example: "8 on 6-1/2" means 8 bolt holes with 6-1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of another on the opposite side.)


Bolt Pattern - Side

Measuring the distance from the center of one bolt hole on the wheel to the center of a bolt hole right next to it can also help to determine the bolt pattern.

  • If D = 2-5/8", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2"
  • If D = 2-3/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4"
  • If D = 3", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5"
  • If D = 3-1/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2"


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Video of Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 16" Silver Mod Wheel - 8 on 6-1/2 - Load Range E

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Taskmaster Trailer Tires and Wheels - Tire with Wheel - TA86VR

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a look at the Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire in a Load Range E mounted on this 16 inch silver modular steel wheel with the 8 on 6 1/2 inch bolt pattern. Now this tire wheel assembly is ideal for stock trailers, utility trailers and even campers. The steel wheel, they use as a modular design. When we say modular design, that's the one that has the round holes all the way around the wheel. This wheel is very sturdy and rust resistant.

And what's nice is this wheel will go through a three-step finishing process which first includes the zinc phosphate bath and an E-coat primer and then they do the silver powder coat on the outside of the wheel. And if we spin it around to the back of the wheel, you can see on the inside, it's slightly E-coated to reduce friction and provide rust resistance. This wheel does use the ITR technology which stands for improved torque retention. It's designed to help keep the wheel securely in place on your trailer. And I want to zoom in and show you how they do that, it's around the stud holes right here.

They use uncoated stud holes, which we're beveled to give you better clamp force retention. And the tire which is on this is a radial tire. It is constructed with double steel belts, double polyester cords for nice long life. This tire is great for highway use. It uses a nylon thread-firming belt overlay around the whole tire to prevent thread separation.

And the tire itself is baked tested to ensure that the rubber will hold up over time. This is an ST, which is a special trailer tire design and it couples the strength of a bias tire with the durability and stability of a radial tire. And it is created specifically for trailers, it's not intended for use on other vehicles. This assembly does come with a two year platinum plus warranty, which will include emergency tire change service and other benefits. And it does meet the DOT specifications which is Department of Transportation and it will exceed the federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Few specs on this starting with the wheel, the diameter is 16 inches. The width on just the wheel by itself is six inches wide. Bolt pattern on this wheel is an 8 on 6 1/2 inch bolt pattern. And if you want to measure a bolt pattern on a wheel that's an even number of lugs like in this case eight, it's pretty simple because the lug holes are directly across from each other. So when you measure your bolt pattern, you just measure and pick any hole. Measure from the center of that hole to the center of the hole right across from it. I just wanted to measure 6 1/2 inches. So this is an 8 on 6 1/2 inch bolt pattern. This wheel will accept the lug size of 1/2 inch by 20 or 9/16 by 18. And the weight capacity on just the wheel by itself is 3,750 pounds. Pilot hole diameter, it's the large hole here on the center of the wheel, goes over the hub on your trailer. The diameter of this is 5.12 inches and the tire size which will be stamped on the sidewall. Right here, ST for special trailer 235/80R16. The R means it's a radial tire. Section width on it, 9.3 inches. Overall diameter from the bottom to the top when it's inflated, it's 30.8. This is a load range E tire, which means it's a 10 ply rated tire. And it has a maximum load capacity of 3,520 pounds at 80 psi. And the last thing I do want to mention to you is that, this tire does come with a speed rating now. All of the new trailer tires are speed rated and they stamped that on the tire with a letter designation. And where you'll find that right where the size as we ran over, if you look right down here they'll say, speed rating is an M and that's an 81 mile per hour speed rating. But that should do it for the review on the Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire in a Load Range E on the 16 inch silver modular steel wheel with the 8 on 6 1/2 inch bolt pattern..


Customer Reviews

Contender ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 16" Silver Mod Wheel - 8 on 6-1/2 - Load Range E - TA86VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Radial tire has 10-ply rating and 3,520-lb max load at 80 psi. 16" x 6" Steel wheel has 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern. Rust-resistant powder coat finish. Beveled stud holes secure wheel. Complimentary roadside assistance included.

- TA86VR
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Great and fast service



- TA33ZR
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Absolutely perfect fixed the curb rash problem I had beautifully.awesome communication fast shipping. will definitely be shopping with etrailer in the future



- TA66VR
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Super fast shipping. This was for a spare on our 36’ 5th wheel. Looks perfect.



- TA47FR
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delivery was prompt. tire / wheels are substantial, haven't rolled them yet but stands tall on my diy 30ft rv trailer. I suspect they will do the job wonderfully, I don't see any squatting in these tires compared to the under rated load c tires they put on those old FEMA trailers.



- TA97FR
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The first wheel and tire we bought was intended as a spare... once received, we knew it had to go on the road and we immediately purchased a second, to complete the set. As advertised, nothing cheap about this product. Thank you.



- TA96VR
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They look good. Hope I never have to use them....



- TA97FR
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Great process from the start, and the product arrived exactly as described. Easy to order, pay, and receive in a timely fashion. I've found a new source for keeping my trailer fleet on the road. Great job.



- TA94VR
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Great company to deal with



- TA47FR
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Outstanding! well done!



- TA26VR
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Top notch service and quality



- TA97FR
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This tire fitS perfectly on my dual axel horse trailer. The shipping was swift and everything is functioning like it’s supposed to. Considering replacing the remaining tires and purchasing a spare now.



- TA47FR
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looks good fits my small trailer too soon to know more. Find me after a year of driving



- TA97FR
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Seem to be holding up well.



- TA97FR
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I want to thank Nicole for helping me. I received my tire and rim 2 days early. I have ordered many different things from etrailer always a great product every time. Keep up the good work guys.



- TA47FR
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Fast shipping and excellent product.



- TA97FR
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Great Service, Amazingly Fast Delivery



- TA47FR
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- TA66VR
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- TA33ZR
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- TA47FR
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- TA26VR
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- TA66VR
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- TA33ZR
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