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Old 09-12-2014, 06:31 PM   #99
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It seems like a lot of folks like the Maxxis tire so I ordered them. Thanks

BTW where does one get a Trailer Aid ramp?
Amazon.com: Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp: Automotive
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:38 PM   #100
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Oh that's cute! Thanks. I really need to get out more, don't I.
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[QUOTE=SilverGate;1509465]Ditto the above, except the maximum speed for ST tires is 65 mph.




Not necessarily so SilverGate

""Hello Howard,

According to the Tire and Rim Association the inflation pressures and load specifications in general for any ST Radial trailer tires, regardless of the manufacturer, are designed and rated at 65 MPH. However, if the speed is higher than 65 MPH, the pressure and load need to be adjusted according to the following guidelines:

From 66 to 75 MPH the tire inflation pressure needs to increase 10 PSI (not to exceed the maximum PSI the tire is rated for) but requires no load adjustment.

From 76 to 85 MPH the tire inflation pressure needs to increase 10 PSI (not to exceed the maximum PSI the tire is rated for) and load should be reduced by 10%.

We hope this information is helpful. Thanks for your email and interest in Maxxis Tires.

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:34 AM   #102
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Ditto the above, except the maximum speed for ST tires is 65 mph.




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""Hello Howard,

According to the Tire and Rim Association the inflation pressures and load specifications in general for any ST Radial trailer tires, regardless of the manufacturer, are designed and rated at 65 MPH. However, if the speed is higher than 65 MPH, the pressure and load need to be adjusted according to the following guidelines:

From 66 to 75 MPH – the tire inflation pressure needs to increase 10 PSI (not to exceed the maximum PSI the tire is rated for) but requires no load adjustment.

From 76 to 85 MPH – the tire inflation pressure needs to increase 10 PSI (not to exceed the maximum PSI the tire is rated for) and load should be reduced by 10%.

We hope this information is helpful. Thanks for your email and interest in Maxxis Tires.

Best Regards,

Your Maxxis Support Team""



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Personally, I would not even consider doing what they suggest. For one thing, the max rated pressure is not readily available for most tires. The pressure on the side wall of a ST tire is the pressure required to carry the max rated load at 65 MPH or less. Nowhere is the max rated pressure stated. If you follow the advice in that email, I would carry that email with you to help explain what happened when the ST tires disintegrate.

Once again, my personal opinion.

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Old 09-13-2014, 01:27 AM   #103
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Personally, I would not even consider doing what they suggest. For one thing, the max rated pressure is not readily available for most tires. The pressure on the side wall of a ST tire is the pressure required to carry the max rated load at 65 MPH or less. Nowhere is the max rated pressure stated. If you follow the advice in that email, I would carry that email with you to help explain what happened when the ST tires disintegrate.

Once again, my personal opinion.

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Well Ken, I don't think you understand. And, I don't want to waste your time trying to convince you. However, the message quoted above from Maxxis is not their statement, it's the guideline put out by the same "Tire and Rim Association" who set the 65 mph for all ST tires no matter what brand or what ply rating. If your tire is not carrying it's max load (weight, as posted on its sidewall) then it can be operated faster than 65mph if their 10 psi and/or 10% load reductions are followed. Of course you must check the "Load/Inflation charts" for your specific tire to calculate that. As far as the tire itself, all ST tires are manufactured to at least a speed rating of 85 mph. The Maxxis 8008 ST 10 ply tire is built and tested as a "Q" rated tire: 99 mph.
By the way, the max rated pressure is available. It is the number posted on the sidewall. That's it, that's the max you are to inflate to cold. It really has nothing to do with 65mph.


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"Sweet spot" towing speed is below 65 mph!

Many of us, especially those who pull a trailer with a diesel truck, feel that the "sweet spot" towing speed for safety and fuel economy is 62 mph. I have a hunch that many of those who have had ST tire failures used tires that were not properly monitored, under-inflated or overinflated, pulled over 65 mph, and/or were over 5 years old.

More about ST (trailer) tires:

ST vs LT vs Passenger Tires
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Well Ken, I don't think you understand. And, I don't want to waste your time trying to convince you. However, the message quoted above from Maxxis is not their statement, it's the guideline put out by the same "Tire and Rim Association" who set the 65 mph for all ST tires no matter what brand or what ply rating. If your tire is not carrying it's max load (weight, as posted on its sidewall) then it can be operated faster than 65mph if their 10 psi and/or 10% load reductions are followed. Of course you must check the "Load/Inflation charts" for your specific tire to calculate that. As far as the tire itself, all ST tires are manufactured to at least a speed rating of 85 mph. The Maxxis 8008 ST 10 ply tire is built and tested as a "Q" rated tire: 99 mph.
By the way, the max rated pressure is available. It is the number posted on the sidewall. That's it, that's the max you are to inflate to cold. It really has nothing to do with 65mph.


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Please cite where you get this information (in bold) from.

I believe ST tires are load rated at 65MPH. Maxxis does not recommend towing a trailer over 65MPH on their Q&A section.
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Please cite where you get this information (in bold) from.



I believe ST tires are load rated at 65MPH. Maxxis does not recommend towing a trailer over 65MPH on their Q&A section.

Never said Maxxis recommended towing above 65 or any speed for that matter. Posting the facts of the Tire and Rim association's guidelines for ST tire's towing speeds. Suggest you call and talk to Maxxis about the speed rating of their tires yourself. That way you will have the information you request directly from the manufacturer.


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Old 09-13-2014, 03:47 PM   #107
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I have no personal need to call Maxxis. I do not own, install or sell any ST tire of any kind, size or manufacturer.

I think you have your information from TRA mixed up. Please post what you are referencing or where to find it.
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I have no personal need to call Maxxis. I do not own, install or sell any ST tire of any kind, size or manufacturer.

I think you have your information from TRA mixed up. Please post what you are referencing or where to find it.

""I have no personal need to call Maxxis. I do not own, install or sell any ST tire of any kind, size or manufacturer.""

Then you have no reason in knowing anything about them do you? Again, if you do care, your own research would serve you best.


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""I have no personal need to call Maxxis. I do not own, install or sell any ST tire of any kind, size or manufacturer.""

Then you have no reason in knowing anything about them do you? Again, if you do care, your own research would serve you best.


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Oh, but I beg to differ. I do have a need to know the facts. We all do. What I'm asking for, is for you to post a link or otherwise back up the claims you make concerning ST tires being speed rated at 85 MPH. If you can't do that, then it would seem that your posts are fairy tales at best.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:59 PM   #111
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http://www.realdealtires.com/tires/v...ler-225-75r15/

OK, Here is a teaser for you Top. Again, write or call Maxxis if you want the full explanation of speed exceptions up to 85. Goodyear covers the speed exceptions to their ST tires in a product service bulletin, 2014-01. The Tire Rack will lead you to some ST Speed exceptions for GY, Power King, Greenball, etc. Modyourrv.com, same information. Discount tire? I can only assume they just want to sell more expensive LT tires, or, they just really don't know. The Discount tire I deal with, does preach the 65 mph only speed--tire will come apart if you exceed. ModYourRV.com has the best advice--put tires on that have at least 25% more weight carrying ability than your trailer weighs and keep them aired right up there to max. With LT or ST tires you then have tires doing much less work than they are capable of. With the ST tire you automatically have the ability to run them up to 75 mph if you need to.



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