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Old 12-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Pirelli Tires for my Safari

I have two questions for my experienced AS owners. I've read all (hundreds) the posts on tires so feel comfortable in making a purchase but need a bit of information first. I've seen no threads speaking about Pirelli ATR light truck tires. Are these being run by any of you? They seem ideal for my 2006 Safari 25 FB LS with GVWR of 7300. Second, the original stock tires are Marathons, size 225/70/15. Can I go up to 235/70/15 with no problems on this model trailer? Appreciate the help and thanks in advance.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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These would work just fine on your trailer.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about the Pirellis, but I believe your stock tire size is a 225/75X15, and going to a 235/7015 will work OK. However, that is a wider tire, and may be a bit shorter, so check for clearance on the width, and check the overall diameter and decide if you can live with the change if any.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Absolutely correct, size should have read 225/75/15. I am not at the trailer now and need to order the tires so hoping someone with Safari 25 has installed 235's with success. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Pirellis are a soft compound tire with traditionally thin sidewalls.I would not recommend for Airstream use.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info, I guess I'll go with the Michelin's instead. Question still remains, can I go up to 235's from 225's on my rig with no problem?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, I guess I'll go with the Michelin's instead. Question still remains, can I go up to 235's from 225's on my rig with no problem?
Odds are you can, but I would check for clearance just to be sure. Even if someone has the same year/model as your trailer, and has done it, doesn't mean it will work on yours for sure.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #8
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Just installed Michelin LTX (P)235/15R15 XL tires on a 2013 25FB International. I have not read on the forums in the tire threads of the tandem wheel bay changing size on the tandem trailers in recent years.

Find someone local that has done this tire conversion and take some measurements from their unit and compare them to your unit's measurements.
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Quite sure. I have an 05 and they fit fine with plenty of room to spare.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #10
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Yep....'gotta git rid of them GYM, werstest, no gud tire ever maid Cept fer the onez I got.

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The 235s are only 10mm wider that is less then 7/16" see if you have room for half that width on each side and 15mm larger in diameter 7.5mm less then 7/32" on each sidewall so also make sure you have that much clearance for the tread.

Basically if your finger can fit there is plenty of room.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #12
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Yep....'gotta git rid of them GYM, werstest, no gud tire ever maid Cept fer the onez I got.

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Word of caution:

There is a difference btween P type tires and LT type tires - and a 235/70R15 is a P type tire.

If your original tire was ST225/75R15's, the 235/70R15's have a LOWER load carrying capacity - and make a note that P type tires have to be derated by a factor of 1.1 for trailer usage.
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Thanks for the info, I guess I'll go with the Michelin's instead. Question still remains, can I go up to 235's from 225's on my rig with no problem?
I put the 235/75s on my Safari .No problems can't tell the difference by looking,doesn't even look close.I am sure I could have gone to 16s but I have lots of tire capacity/to trailer weight
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