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Old 09-16-2014, 07:43 AM   #15
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Got new Axels 2 years ago, still have not welded on the shock brackets yet. Otherwise a smooth ride.

I'm at 4 years on my tires, I think I need to start saving for a new set.

To the folks with LT tires, has anyone developed flat spots from the trailer sitting unused months at a time?


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Been running 16" LT's for a few years now, and no flat spots. However, I did have a 2 1/2 year old B F Goodrich LRE come apart this summer and do about $3K damage to the trailer. Have since switched to Michelins, and time will tell.

Seems to me with tires, this is no panacea.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:25 AM   #16
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So are LT tires steel belted, and if so do they do more or less damage VS ST tire when the pull apart?


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Old 09-16-2014, 09:28 AM   #17
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Yes, most all of them are steel belted, and they do just about as much damage, but historically so far, it hasn't happened that often. As a matter of fact, I know of no other LT failure but the one I had.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:37 PM   #18
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So far the information has been very helpful as reading past forums can be some what confusing to a simple man who does not understand tires. I have decided to replace the wheels and tires at the same time. I am going to get rid of the old steel rims and hub caps for aluminum wheels. The question is:: 15 or 16 inch?
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #19
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This is just my opinion, but if you are going to replace the wheels anyway, why not go to 16" and have a much bigger selection of LT tires to choose from?

I think the cheapest LT tire is better than the most expensive ST tire.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:48 PM   #20
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No flat spots. I do put it on jack stands for the deep winter months.
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:07 PM   #21
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:16 PM   #22
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After a catastrophic failure of a GYM ST tire in May, I did the full monty in July - new axles, new 16" Sendel wheels & Michelin LTX 225/75R16(E) tires at 80 psi - all done at the mothership. I also had Centramatics installed (and had them installed on the TV too). Was out last week for a rally and drove 1,000 miles - ride was as smooth as silk, tires were maybe 5 degrees above ambient when we stopped after driving for several hours at 60 mph.
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What's the load rating on the LTX tires?


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1120 Kg @ 80 psi (2,469 lbs @ 80 psi)
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That sounds like what I need.


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My local tire shop told me that Lt tires would develop flat spots since they are not designed to sit unused. Any problems so far? It sounded odd to me.


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I don't think steel belted radials have a problem getting flat spots, its the tires with nylon cords. (Bias ply)
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Any tire will thump a little after sitting a while. Most of the time, it settles out after the tire gets warm.

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Reading the codes

Can someone with knowledge of Michelin explain the codes. Lt, ltx, any other codes that distinguish difference especially weight limits. Is the LTX the top of the line?
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