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Old 12-01-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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1966 vintage tire advice sought

Well I finally found a tire I'm in love with after ten years, and now I need to replace it and can't find one within 200 miles of where I am!! So I am finally considering a more conventional solution.

I have my original one piece rims which hold the baby moon hub caps. I'm keeping them! On them, 7.00 x 15" tires fit perfectly. These come from a 1966 safari single axle.

My Question: What steel belted radial will fit on these original rims? Load range E (yes that's the load range I want)

Thanks in advance to any advice which addresses my question.

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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Well I finally found a tire I'm in love with after ten years, and now I need to replace it and can't find one within 200 miles of where I am!! So I am finally considering a more conventional solution.

I have my original one piece rims which hold the baby moon hub caps. I'm keeping them! On them, 7.00 x 15" tires fit perfectly. These come from a 1966 safari single axle.

My Question: What steel belted radial will fit on these original rims? Load range E (yes that's the load range I want)

Thanks in advance to any advice which addresses my question.

Alexander
Here is a thread on that subject. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ith-45260.html
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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ST225R15 is the replacement for 7.00/15 bias ply tires. They are about the same diameter but slightly wider than the 7.00/15. Recently there was a post about 225's rubbing on the inside but that was caused by a worn out DuraTorque axle. Depending on the loaded weight of your trailer "E's" might be overkill. They are rated max load at 80 psi which require rims and stems that will withstand that pressure. I run load range E but at 65 psi and that gives me enough load carrying capacity for our 1980 31' Excella. D range tires are much easier to find and buy Sears, Discount Tire, Sams Club and Costco all carry "D's" but do not carry "E's".
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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Well I finally found a tire I'm in love with after ten years, and now I need to replace it and can't find one within 200 miles of where I am!! So I am finally considering a more conventional solution.

I have my original one piece rims which hold the baby moon hub caps. I'm keeping them! On them, 7.00 x 15" tires fit perfectly. These come from a 1966 safari single axle.

My Question: What steel belted radial will fit on these original rims? Load range E (yes that's the load range I want)

Thanks in advance to any advice which addresses my question.

Alexander
As per all wheel manufacturers, once a wheel has been in service for an extended period of time, you must not increase the tire load range to something higher.

To do so, will cause the wheels to split around the circumference.

If you wish to go to "E" rated tires, you will need to use new wheels.

Additionally, make sure the suspension system is ok, so that it within itself is not adding road shock, since you will be adding more road shock to the frame and shell with the "E" tires.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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Check out Tire Rack and the Yokohama RY215 . It is a 7x15 radial that looks like a bias tire. Sure you want an E tire, could be pretty hard on your trailer. Too much tire can be just as bad as to little a tire.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:54 PM   #6
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I understand the want to go to load range "E". Using load range "D" on that trailer, you are close to the max weight of most load range "D" tires of today. How do I know, I've got the same trailer running 7.00x15 Carsile bias LT tires. They have a max weight of 2040 lbs. Make sure you keep them at max tire pressure 60-65psi. I've been runing them since 2001, never a problem.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:57 PM   #7
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This thread will help. I also installed new load "E" Carlise's the summer. I run them at 65 psi on my '64 instead of the higher 80 psi rating.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ems-51244.html
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