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18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. #13082967
03/05/19 06:13 PM
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Which is going to last longer & which would you chose if you had the option to have one over the other?

Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13082989
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The tires are part of the suspension so a 14" has more sidewall with a lil flex.

The 18" low pro trend ride stiffer and beats up your favorite toy. Im not willing to do that for a more expensive tire.

Life is probably the same at 5 years. Most never wear thru the tread the tires sinply get old.

The age of your tires is on the side. It is a four digit number. First two digits are which week of the year they were made. Second two are the year. Change every 5 years no matter what.

I like the 14" Carlisle Radial Trail HD ... load range D.
The Maxxis M8008 are not a bad choice.
Some like the Goodyear.

Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13082994
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The bigger wheel will add height to the trailer. Double edge sword. You’ll have to raise your hitch. Bigger tires will last a little longer I guess.


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Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13083024
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I’d go with 15”. Seems to be a little better selection on 15” trailer tires vs 14”. Just my opinion.


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Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13084112
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Thanks guys-trying to iron out all the options in buying a new boat-unfamiliar territory when it comes to hauling with different size rims...

Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13086518
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I've got 4 wheels, 14" White Spoked SS, and 4 great tires mounted. I upgraded to LR "D". Goodyear Endurance on my Camper Trailer The tires are Load Star LR C $200.00

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Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13088871
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I’d go with 15”. Seems to be a little better selection on 15” trailer tires vs 14”. Just my opinion.

Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Sgrem] #13092246
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Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13107115
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They do not add height unless u get a bigger overall tire. Normally they use they use a tire that will be the same size as what is currently on your trailer. At speed i doubt there is a difference in ride between a 14, 15, and 18 inch wheel, and all with similar wheel heights.

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Re: 18 inch or 14 inch trailer rims & tires. [Re: Wet the Hook] #13108081
03/30/19 04:21 PM
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18's will look cool but the first curb you hit will cost you big money. 14's should be pretty trouble free, less bling!


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