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  • What Is The Speed Rating For "L" On Trailer Tires?
  • It sounds like you are looking at a tire similar to the Westlake ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C # LHWL201. The speed rating you mention of "L" is a max of 75 mph. If tires have this higher speed rating, they are labeled L or M (81 mph). If they don't have the L or M speed rating, ST tires are limited to 65 mph max. If you want that higher speed rating, I recommend the Contender ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C # C20514C or the slightly larger and higher...
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  • Comparing Westlake ST235/85R16 Tires To Goodyear G614 Radial Tires
  • Westlake Tires like 99% of trailer tires are made overseas but meet or exceed the DOT and FMVSS specifications. The Westlake brand is one of the very best and customers have been very happy with them. They also come with the best warranty of any tire we carry because the manufacturer believes in their products. They have a complimentary roadside service for 2 years available anywhere in the US. The Westlake ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G # LHWL410 have a load rating...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Tire Sizes ST205/75R15 and ST225/75R15
  • The two sizes you mentioned are pretty similar and fit many of the same 15 inch wheels. The 205/75-15 fits rim widths of 5 inch to 6-1/2 inch whereas the 225/75-15 fits widths that are 6 inch to 7 inch. The 205 is 27.1 inches tall and the 225 is 28.4 inches tall. The 225 has higher capacities available for it as well. Generally people go to the bigger size when they need more capacity than what the 205 offers. In that size the part # LHWL304 is our best option as it has a 75 mph speed...
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  • What Load Range Tire is Needed for a 10,000 lb Trailer
  • Load range capacity varies based on the tire size and brand, so without knowing either, it's hard to say. For example, a load range D tire in size 145/80-12 has an average capacity of 1,220 lbs, while a load range C tire in size 185/80-13 has an average capacity of 1,480 lbs. So, in this case, the load range C tire has a greater capacity than the load range D tire. It's best to check the weight capacity of an individual tire to make sure the load range will be sufficient. With a fifth wheel,...
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  • Best RV Trailer Tires for Size ST225/75R15
  • We have just what you need. The very best trailer tire option we have is from Lionshead and is part # LHWL304. This is a higher Load Range than yours as you have a Load Range D currently and this is a Load Range of E with capacities of 2,830-lb max load at 80 psi. This tire also has a higher than normal speed rating of 71 mph whereas other trailer tires are usually limited to only 65 mph. That being said here's the real icing on the cake for this tire... This tire comes with complimentary...
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  • Recommended Tires And Wheels As Well As Over-Under Kit For Utility Trailer
  • For your desired 225/15 load range e tires on silver mod 5 on 4-1/2, you will need to purchase the tires and wheels separately and have them mounted at a local tire shop. For this tire, I recommend the Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E # LHWL304 because of its warranty. This tire has a 5 year warranty and comes with 2 years of roadside assistance should anything happen. No other company offers that. This tire is made extremely well and that is part of the reason...
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  • Recommended Aluminum Wheel and Tire Combination for 16 Inch 6 on 5-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern
  • The Westlake ST235/80R16 Radial Tire w 16" Jaguar Aluminum Wheel - 6 on 5-1/2 - LR E - Silver # LHAWSJ511S is a great combination with the best warranty and nitrogen filled as well. They offer 1 year on the wheel, 5 years on the tire, and 2 years of roadside assistance. If you are not wanting that particular tire, we don't have just the wheels available at this time. I have linked all of your aluminum options if a wheel is all you desire in that size. If you go with the Westlake tire...
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  • Recommended 16 Inch Aluminum Tire and Wheel Combination with 6 on 5-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern
  • We have a few options available. I recommend the Westlake ST235/80R16 Radial Tire w 16" Jaguar Aluminum Wheel - 6 on 5-1/2 - LR E - Silver # LHAWSJ511S. This combination has a few benefits over the other options. It is nitrogen filled so it will maintain tire pressure better than those with standard air which helps prolong the life of the tire and wheel. It also comes with steel inserts in the aluminum wheels to prevent holes from wearing down and eliminate the need for constant retightening...
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  • Brakes, Hubs, Tires and Wheels for 6,000 lb Axle
  • I have a complete setup for your trailer that will work great with your 6,000 lb axles. I recommend using the Electric Trailer Brake Assembly, both left # AKEBRK-7L-SA and right # AKEBRK-7R-SA hand sides of your trailer. These brakes have the self-adjusting feature on them so you don't have to manually adjust your trailer brakes every 3,000 miles. Since you are building a trailer, you are going to need some wiring as well. I am not sure what kind of trailer you are building, but...
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  • Recommendation to Upgrade from 205/75R14 Tires to 225/75R15 Tires on Trailer
  • It sounds like you are wanting to upgrade your existing ST205/75R14 tires to a 225/75R15 tire and wheel combo. We do not currently have a 225/75R14 tire like what you mentioned in your question. This LT (Light Truck) tire size is designed for use on trucks and is not generally used on trailers. Since your current tires use a 14 inch rim, you will need to replace both the tires and wheels on your trailer in order to upgrade to a 225/75R15, which will use 15 inch wheels. Note that the...
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  • What is the Correct Tire Pressure for a 235/80R16 Trailer Tire?
  • For maximum effectiveness, trailer tires need to be inflated to max psi, which will be somewhere on the tire's sidewall. For example, a load range E tire such as the Westlake ST235/80R16, # LHWL401, has a load capacity of 3,520 lbs when inflated to 80 psi.
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  • Trailer Tire Recommendation for 3,500 lb Axles in Size 205/75-14
  • I really like the Westlake radial trailer tires as our customers really like them, they are well-constructed and they have higher speed ratings of 75 mph compared to most trailer tires that are only rated for 65. In your tire size of 205/75-14 I would highly recommend the # LHWL201 for the reasons I mentioned. Also these would work well on your 3,500 lb axles as they are perfectly rated for that.
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  • Best Trailer Tire Option for Size ST175/80R13
  • 6 years is the accepted age that a trailer tire should be replaced at. Going to a radial 175/80R13 would be a great choice too as they ride better and can handle higher speeds. Best option is the part # LHWL101. It has a 75 mph speed rating and a 2 year roadside assistance program. If your RV or trailer has a flat tire, call the help line and a technician will come change the flat for you. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year from anywhere in the United...
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  • Recommended 225/75R15 Tire and Wheel with 6 on 5-1/2 Bolt Pattern
  • There are quite a few options for your tire depending on your style preference with the 225/75R15 tires with 6 bolt wheel. For a basic and clean looking steel wheel option, I recommend the Westlake # LHAW124. This is a silver mod style wheel rated for 2,830 lbs and speeds of up to 75 mph. The Lion's Head tires and wheels offer the best warranty with a one year wheel, 5 year tire, and 2 year roadside assistance warranty. I've linked the page to all your options. The 2,830 is the...
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  • Life Expectancy of Trailer Tires and Wheels
  • We like to keep our prices pretty competitive. We recommend that trailer tires be replaced every 6 or 7 years regardless of how worn they are. Since trailer tires are often not used everyday, like vehicle tires, a lot of times they get old before they wear out. Tires break down over time just from being exposed to the elements like sunlight and saltwater. A trailer wheel will last much longer than the tires, often for many years, depending on how the trailer is used and the construction...
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  • What Causes Trailer Tire Blowouts
  • Every trailer tire has a load range rating specific to that particular tire. For example, we have the ST225/75-15 trailer tire in three load range ratings; Load Range C (2,150 lbs per tire), Load Range D (2,540 lbs per tire), and Load Range E (2,830 lbs per tire). If the gross trailer weight (GTW) exceeds the tires load range rating then the tires will be susceptible to blowouts. In addition to load range ratings, trailer tires also have a speed ratings specific to the tire. The speed...
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  • What Does C at the end of Trailer tire Size 205/75R14C Indicate
  • That C at the end of the tire size indicates the Load Range. That's not always included when people list tire sizes so that may be why you have seen the size written two different ways. For a Load Range C tire in that size we have the part # LHWL201 which I really like because it has a higher speed rating at 75 MPH and has a 2 year roadside assistance program. If your RV or trailer has a flat tire, call the help line and a technician will come change the flat for you. You can call...
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  • Replacement Wheel and Tire Recommendation for 8.75R16.5 Trailer Wheel Tire Size
  • I have a great solution for you. The Lionshead Wheel and Tire part # LHAW124 is a Load Range E tire that is ST225/75R15 which has an overall diameter of 28.3 inches which would give you more clearance actually. It also is on a wheel with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern like you need.
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  • Best Size 6.70-15 Tire Replacements
  • 6.70-15 is an older tire size that can be replaced by 205/75-15 tires, which we do offer. I recommend going with the Westlake ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D, # LHWL300. This is a great radial tire with a maximum load of 2,150 lbs. The tire includes a 5-year warranty and 2-year complimentary roadside assistance. If you can get away with something less heavy-duty than a load range D tire, I recommend the load range C Provider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire, # TTWTRTM2057515C....
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  • Recommended 235/85-16 Sized Trailer Tires
  • Trailer tires have a stronger side wall than truck tires which is why they're recommended. The most common reason for tires failing is excessive heat buildup. A lot of times trailer tires are not inflated properly or are driven over their speed rating limit causing the tires to heat up and eventually fail. You should always know and stay within the speed rating of your tires. Also, trailer tires should always be inflated to their maximum psi while they're cold. If a trailer tire is...
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  • Recommended 235/80R16 Tires to Replace LT Tires on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I definitely recommend upgrading the LT tires on your trailer to Special Trailer (ST) tires. Special Trailer tires are specifically designed to handle higher loads and air pressures. This is because they are constructed with thicker and stronger sidewalls when compared to standard automobile or truck tires. I do not recommend continuing to use LT tires on your trailer. I recommend looking at the Westlake ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire # LHWL401. This is the same size tire that you...
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  • Recommended Replacement ST225/75R15 Tires for Trailer
  • We do not currently carry Primewell tires so I really cannot speak to their quality or performance. When researching the brand, I was unable to pull up very much information at all. With that being said, if you are still looking for a replacement tire, I highly recommend considering the Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire # LHWL304. This is an excellent radial tire that has a maximum load of 2,830 pounds at 80 psi and a great maximum speed of 75 mph. These tires are very well built...
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  • Recommended Aluminum 6-Lug Trailer Wheel & ST225/75R15 Tire for Boat Trailer
  • You can see our range of 6-lug aluminum trailer wheels with ST225/75R15 tires by clicking on the linked page. We offer both pre-mounted radial and bias ply type tires in your size. You can simply click on the preferred type to narrow the products shown to those with radial or bias tires. We also have two available load ranges in this size, Load Range D and Load Range E. It is always a good idea to have some safety margin in your trailer setup so choose tires that offer more weight capacity...
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  • Does Tire and Wheel on Tow Dolly Need to be Balanced
  • What tire mounters will do with trailer wheels and tires is line up the light spot on the tire with the heavy spot on the wheel. This is a type of balancing but not like how car tires are balanced (with weights on a balancing machine). You can have yours balanced if you want but you most likely wouldn't feel the difference. In your tire size of 205/75-14 I would go with the part # LHWL201 as it's a radial which means it will ride better and it as a 75 speed rating which is higher...
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  • Recommended Westlake ST235/85R16 with 16 Inch Lynx Aluminum Wheel in Black for Matching Spare
  • We do sell it, but only as separate wheel and tire. For the wheel, you will want the Aluminum Lynx Trailer Wheel - 16" x 6" Rim - 8 on 6-1/2 - Black # LHSL513B. This is the aluminum with the black interior like the photo you attached. Then you will need the Westlake ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G # LHWL410. You will also need the valve stem # AM20906. Any tire shop will be able to help you install the tire on the wheel, but trailer wheels are balanced differently from...
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  • Recommended Trailer Tire Size ST235/85R16 With Load Range G
  • For the ST235/85R16 tire, we have one other option for you in a load range G. I recommend the Taskmaster Provider ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G # TTWPRG235R16. This is a comparable tire to the # LHWL410 you mentioned at a good cost. The Provider has a 14 ply rating, a tread depth of 16/32 inch and a speed rating of 75 mph. I've attached a video review of this product for you.
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  • Recommended 17-1/2 Inch Wheel And Tire Combination For 75 MPH Max Speed Rating
  • The Westlake 215/75R17.5 Radial Tire w 17-1/2" Lynx Aluminum Wheel - 8 on 6-1/2 - LR H - Black, # LHAS701 are what I recommend. This wheel has a bolt pattern of 8 on 6-1/2 inches. Whese have a max speed rating of L which is 75 mph and a ply rating of 16. The load range is H which is 4,805 lbs at 123 psi. This combination has a 30.2 inch diameter and they come nitrogen filled to maintain tire pressure longer. If your hubs have the 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern, and you have the additional...
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  • Comparing LT Tires To ST Tires For Maximum Speed Rating And Handling
  • The ST tires will actually be a better option for a small utility trailer than LT tires. LT tires are for Light Truck applications and can be used on trailers, but they are not made specifically for trailers. They are made to have not as strong a sidewall because they are made to adapt for turning. ST trailer tires are made to have a very strong side wall and are made specifically to track for use on a trailer application. I know LT sounds more durable and strong, but that isn't the...
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  • How to Determine Bolt Pattern for a Replacement Trailer Wheel
  • A wheel's bolt pattern is measured by using the number of lugs and the diameter of the circle the lugs sit on. So a 5 on 4-1/2 wheel has a bolt pattern of 5 lugs that are spaced out evenly on a circle that has a 4-1/2 inch diameter, like # LHAWLSJ301G. As well as a 5 on 5 wheel has 5 lugs space evenly on a circle that has a 5 inch diameter, like # AC15R5WS. You want to choose a replacement that has the same bolt pattern you currently have. I've attached a help article that helps you...
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  • What is the Speed Rating of Lionshead Westlake Tire and Wheel Combo
  • The Lionshead Tire and Wheel # LHAW320 has a speed rating of L for 75 mph. The rim is the same as # LHSL301. If you want a tire that has an M speed rating (81 mph) you can use the Taskmaster # TR20515D. However, they would not come mounted.
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