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Old    Wayne Wilson (dubs_ucla)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-03-2007, 3:16 PM Reply   
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...
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-03-2007, 3:20 PM Reply   
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
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-03-2007, 3:25 PM Reply   
thats unusual size for a trailor tire.
Old    Wayne Wilson (dubs_ucla)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-03-2007, 3:28 PM Reply   
its true unfortunately

http://www.extremetrailers.com/new/lowprofile_0.html
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-03-2007, 3:31 PM Reply   
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 & new tires
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       07-03-2007, 3:31 PM Reply   
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

Sounds right tho
Old    Phatboypimp (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-03-2007, 3:51 PM Reply   
They say it better than I can......

There are distinct differences in the way passenger tires and trailer tires are
designed, engineered, and constructed. There are also differences in the service
requirements between the tires on your car or truck and those on your trailer.
Traction, or grip, is a key element in the design of passenger tires. Traction
moves your car or truck down the road. Traction allows you to stop, turn and
swerve, and traction also gives you the ability to tow your trailer. Another
important consideration in passenger tire design is “ride”. Ride, traction, and
handling are all achieved in passenger tire designs by adding flex in the sidewall.
By making the sidewall more flexible, tire engineers maximize tread contact with
the road, thus increasing traction and allowing the driver to maintain better
control over the vehicle.
Traction is only a factor on trailers equipped with brakes, during braking
operations, because trailers are followers. In fact, sidewall flexing in a trailer
application is a negative. Sidewall flexing on trailers carrying heavy loads;
trailers with high vertical side loads (enclosed/travel trailers); or trailers with light
tongue weights, is a primary cause of trailer sway. Automotive radial tires with
their flexible sidewalls notably accentuate trailer sway problems. The stiffer
sidewalls and higher operating pressures common with Special Trailer (ST) tires
helps control and reduce the occurrence of trailer sway. Bottom line, trailers are
more stable and pull better on tires designed specifically for trailer use.
Also consider that all Light Truck (LT) and Special Trailer (ST) tires are fully rated
for trailer applications. This means the tires can carry their full sidewall weight
rating when used on a trailer. When passenger tires are used on a trailer, the
load capacity of tire must be de-rated by 10%. If the tire has a maximum load
rating of 1900 lb., it may only be used in a trailer application up to 1710 lb. This
means the GAWR rating on the trailer Certification Label must not exceed 3420
lbs. On a single axle trailer, or 2 times 1710 lbs.
For trailer use, it is important to match the tires to the application and payload.
Since Special Trailer (ST) tires are constructed with more and heavier materials,
they are tougher and more bruise resistant than typical passenger tires. This is a
plus because trailer suspension systems are generally stiffer and less
sophisticated than automotive suspension systems. A tire designed to operate in
the more demanding trailer environment will provide end users a longer service
life and withstand the added abuse tires on a trailer experience.
Old    Trent Malik (trentmalik)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-03-2007, 3:53 PM Reply   
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.
Old    kal schultz (kal_dude)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-03-2007, 9:46 PM Reply   
you can go to my webportal and shop our partner stores, www.marketamerica.com/kaldude 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!!!!

good luck!!
kal
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-03-2007, 9:52 PM Reply   
I didnt read Jason's novel on tires, but call me on Thurs (7-5-07) at my shop & I'll find those tires for you. I sell rubber like its on fire. I usually deal w/ passenger car, light truck & trailer, but recently searched for some Catapiller Earth Mover tires, found them & saved the guy $500 pr tire.
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
Marc
916-789-0303
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       07-04-2007, 7:44 AM Reply   
My 06 Extreme low profile trailer has the ST235/60/R15's on them
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-04-2007, 7:45 AM Reply   
Passenger tires on a trailer is not a good idea. I would not do it on a single but maybe a tandom.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-04-2007, 9:06 AM Reply   
I was able to get an exact replacement for the Carlisle 14's on my extreme at Discount Tire.
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-05-2007, 11:38 AM Reply   
Please do not put others at risk by putting passenger car tires on a trailer.
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-05-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
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.
Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-05-2007, 4:01 PM Reply   
The only thing worse than a passenger tire on your trailer is a Carlisle :-) Goodyear all the way.
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-05-2007, 9:17 PM Reply   
What is the name of your Goodyear trailer tire???
Old    Brad (yearroundboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-07-2007, 7:17 AM Reply   
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.

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.
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-08-2007, 6:31 PM Reply   
Never had a problem w/ Carlisle, Knock on wood.

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