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Comparing LT Tires to ST Tires for Car Hauler Trailer


Have suggestions from numerous people to use LT truck tires rather than ST trailer tires on a car hauler trailer Suggestions or arguments for or against


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LT tires are made differently from the ST tires. The ST tires have a stronger sidewall by design from the Light Truck tires. The Light Truck (LT) tires are normally better for steering and comfort, but on a trailer the Special Trailer (ST tires) will be a better choice as you don't need the flexibility for turning with the non-moving axle.

Motorhomes usually use the LT tires for ride comfort, but when you have a trailer the ST tires are a better choice in most cases. The biggest differentiating factor in your choice should be the load capacity. Each tire has a load rating at its max psi which is what the tire should be run at for a trailer, so you will want a tire compatible with the weight that will be on the axle.

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