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Old 06-10-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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tire question

Went with a straight Dexter axle, 6 bolts, for my 55 Safari, which raised the trailer about 3" and I'm not liking the look. I have no problem going back to a drop axle. but is it possible to go with a low profile tire to bring it down a little. The tires that are on it are 225 75/D15 and I'm going with new anyway.

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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No on low profile

I would think that low profile tires would be really hard on your trailer. Very little sidewall to provide some cushion. AS are really sensitive to hard rides.

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You can also have the springs recurved if there's room underneath; this can take some of the arc out of the leaf springs and lower the ride height.

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I don't think you will find too many choices. Your current tire is the 225/75R15 which means it is a 75 profile or 75% as tall (bead to tread) as it is wide.
You can look through various tire manufacturers and try to find a lower profile such as 70 or 65.
You can go with a smaller tire such as the 205/75R15 which my rough calculation says it is approx 1.2" smaller on diameter or .6" on radius which would be axle centerline to ground.
You could consider 14" rims.
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