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dubs_ucla 07-03-2007 3:16 PM

Anybody have any clue where I can get these in Los Angeles? ST 235/60/R14 - every shop says they don't exist, but i have five and one is flat and one has a nail in it...

boss210 07-03-2007 3:20 PM

are you sure they are a 14". I have a buddy that has a extreme trailer and his has 16" on it.. That sounds like a odd size

azwakekid 07-03-2007 3:25 PM

thats unusual size for a trailor tire.

dubs_ucla 07-03-2007 3:28 PM

its true unfortunately <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.extremetrailers.com/new/lowprofile_0.html" target="_blank">http://www.extremetrailers.com/new/lowprofile_0.html</a>

boss210 07-03-2007 3:31 PM

replace all 4 with a 65 series regular car tire. a lot easier to find and handles and wears just as well. or go big pimpin and replace all with custom wheels &amp; new tires

hawaiianstiln 07-03-2007 3:31 PM

hmmm, I just bought a new TA extreme low profile trailer for my VLX. I'll check out what mine are when I get home <BR> <BR>Sounds right tho

phatboypimp 07-03-2007 3:51 PM

They say it better than I can...... <BR> <BR>There are distinct differences in the way passenger tires and trailer tires are <BR>designed, engineered, and constructed. There are also differences in the service <BR>requirements between the tires on your car or truck and those on your trailer. <BR>Traction, or grip, is a key element in the design of passenger tires. Traction <BR>moves your car or truck down the road. Traction allows you to stop, turn and <BR>swerve, and traction also gives you the ability to tow your trailer. Another <BR>important consideration in passenger tire design is “ride”. Ride, traction, and <BR>handling are all achieved in passenger tire designs by adding flex in the sidewall. <BR>By making the sidewall more flexible, tire engineers maximize tread contact with <BR>the road, thus increasing traction and allowing the driver to maintain better <BR>control over the vehicle. <BR>Traction is only a factor on trailers equipped with brakes, during braking <BR>operations, because trailers are followers. In fact, sidewall flexing in a trailer <BR>application is a negative. Sidewall flexing on trailers carrying heavy loads; <BR>trailers with high vertical side loads (enclosed/travel trailers); or trailers with light <BR>tongue weights, is a primary cause of trailer sway. Automotive radial tires with <BR>their flexible sidewalls notably accentuate trailer sway problems. The stiffer <BR>sidewalls and higher operating pressures common with Special Trailer (ST) tires <BR>helps control and reduce the occurrence of trailer sway. Bottom line, trailers are <BR>more stable and pull better on tires designed specifically for trailer use. <BR>Also consider that all Light Truck (LT) and Special Trailer (ST) tires are fully rated <BR>for trailer applications. This means the tires can carry their full sidewall weight <BR>rating when used on a trailer. When passenger tires are used on a trailer, the <BR>load capacity of tire must be de-rated by 10%. If the tire has a maximum load <BR>rating of 1900 lb., it may only be used in a trailer application up to 1710 lb. This <BR>means the GAWR rating on the trailer Certification Label must not exceed 3420 <BR>lbs. On a single axle trailer, or 2 times 1710 lbs. <BR>For trailer use, it is important to match the tires to the application and payload. <BR>Since Special Trailer (ST) tires are constructed with more and heavier materials, <BR>they are tougher and more bruise resistant than typical passenger tires. This is a <BR>plus because trailer suspension systems are generally stiffer and less <BR>sophisticated than automotive suspension systems. A tire designed to operate in <BR>the more demanding trailer environment will provide end users a longer service <BR>life and withstand the added abuse tires on a trailer experience.

trentmalik 07-03-2007 3:53 PM

I had those tires on my last Extreme trailer. I went to Discount tire and they got them for me. Have the guy at Discount tire call Extreme Trailers while you are there and Extreme will let them know where they can get them. Took me three days to get my tire.

kal_dude 07-03-2007 9:46 PM

you can go to my webportal and shop our partner stores, <a href="http://www.marketamerica.com/kaldude" target="_blank">www.marketamerica.com/kaldude</a> click on shop partners and goto tirerack.com they will have your tires in stock, and probably the best deal you will find out there!! great service, and reasonable shipping!!!! <BR> <BR>good luck!! <BR>kal

wake_pirate 07-03-2007 9:52 PM

I didnt read Jason's novel on tires, but call me on Thurs (7-5-07) at my shop &amp; I'll find those tires for you. I sell rubber like its on fire. I usually deal w/ passenger car, light truck &amp; trailer, but recently searched for some Catapiller Earth Mover tires, found them &amp; saved the guy $500 pr tire. <BR>BTW those tires retailed for $2300.00 ea. I'm pretty sure I can find your tire. Dont put passenger tires on a trailer. gimme a call <BR>Marc <BR>916-789-0303

hawaiianstiln 07-04-2007 7:44 AM

My 06 Extreme low profile trailer has the ST235/60/R15's on them

wakesetter101 07-04-2007 7:45 AM

Passenger tires on a trailer is not a good idea. I would not do it on a single but maybe a tandom.

buzz_grande 07-04-2007 9:06 AM

I was able to get an exact replacement for the Carlisle 14's on my extreme at Discount Tire.

olskooltige 07-05-2007 11:38 AM

Please do not put others at risk by putting passenger car tires on a trailer.

wake_pirate 07-05-2007 12:44 PM

A day late I guess.I'm back at the shop and checked that tire.I found that size in a Carlisle, your cost would be $86.49 ea + shipping.

tonality 07-05-2007 4:01 PM

The only thing worse than a passenger tire on your trailer is a Carlisle <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> Goodyear all the way.

wake_pirate 07-05-2007 9:17 PM

What is the name of your Goodyear trailer tire???

yearroundboarder 07-07-2007 7:17 AM

You can get the 14" Carlisle's from Discount Tire (think they order them) or from Extreme Trailer in Riverside, CA. I don't know where you're at, but the team at Extreme is very helpful. They'll sell you any of the accessories you want - fender grip tape, etc. <BR> <BR>I have the Carlisle on my 2006 Extreme, but will replace them with Goodyear Marathon's next year. I had Goodyears on my last trailer and they were great.

wake_pirate 07-08-2007 6:31 PM

Never had a problem w/ Carlisle, Knock on wood.

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