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Old    MIKE V (madvlin)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-16-2007, 2:10 PM Reply   
any body putting big wheels on the trailers. are modifications needed
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-19-2007, 10:46 AM Reply   
Mike: There are several thread here about 20's and even a few 22's on trailers, and the general consencus is that it is not recommended.
the reasons for this include:
1. Most 20" tires are not rated for the weight, and even if they are, they are not specifically made for trailering.
2. Ride. If you use the small sidewall, low profile type of tire, the boat will receive a harsher ride on rough roads
3. Wheel rating. Most wheels would be rated for enough wieght, but check for sure.


Someone had a link to an article about the construction of trailer tires and how they differ from auto tires. There was a lot of difference.

That said, if I were not going to tow very far, it would bother me to use bigger tires. I think Extreme trailers even offers 20" wheels as an option, but I may be wrong, it may just be 18's.
Old    Shawn Hammond (eargasm)      Join Date: May 2007       10-19-2007, 10:51 AM Reply   
I just drove up to Portland from Sacramento(600miles) towing a Calabria Pro-V w/ 22" wheels on trailer. Drove smooth and no problems. But like John stated check all weight ratings on rim & tire.
Old    rod (rodltg2)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-19-2007, 11:19 AM Reply   
my trailer ride's very smooth. its probably a combination of the suspension, the trialer make and the wheels that make the ride. best trailer ive had yet.

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Old    Derrick Cunningham (derrickhwc)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-19-2007, 2:07 PM Reply   
EZ Loader has the 20" as an option, we have had very few problems and they raise the whole trailer up enough that it dosen't require a huge drop hitch for my lifted truck. Tows like a dream.
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Old    Boardingitup.com (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-19-2007, 3:25 PM Reply   
Go big.
Old    Ken Campos (kcampos)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-19-2007, 3:45 PM Reply   
Geez you guys all make way too much money, i'm still trying to get 20's on my truck and you are all worrying about if they will fit on the trailer. What am i doing wrong?
Oh well, just giving you guys i hard time, i'm just jealous
Old    Kevin (deltaboy)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-19-2007, 4:48 PM Reply   
Standard 20's on Wakecrafts (Sportboats Trailer) and I even see Cali's following along now as well. Love my 20's!
Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-19-2007, 8:25 PM Reply   
Here's mine. I'm not to crazy about em. So I'm ordering a standard trailer.
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Old    Jayson Reyes (jayson_49)      Join Date: May 2007       10-19-2007, 9:33 PM Reply   
From now on it's "Nice trailer man, and your boat ain't too shabby either." y'all are gangstas, BLING-BLING!
Old    Mark (mofreestyle)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-19-2007, 10:45 PM Reply   
Shoot I'll take those 20's off your hands Ryan.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-23-2007, 8:33 PM Reply   
Have 20's on my EZ Loader Illusion - they ride nice! Check profile pic...
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-24-2007, 8:00 AM Reply   
Are you guys sure that those are 20's, they look an awful lot like 18s to me.
Old    Dave Gast (nautiquesonly)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-24-2007, 6:16 PM Reply   
have the same trailer. they are 20's that the new nautiques come on.(ez loader illusion) I didn't think they would be good but mine ride great.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-24-2007, 7:08 PM Reply   
So are they still rated as a trailer tire, if so are they hard to find till everybody's doing it? I will say they all look VERY nice and pimp'n is the way to go!
Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-24-2007, 9:48 PM Reply   
Those are 20's alright. The picture is deceiving because I took it from a distance. The 20's make the boat sit to high up. I'm 5'10" and I can't see inside the boat.
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-25-2007, 7:34 AM Reply   
I just got some new trailers with 18s and they do not look any smaller. I suppose because the wheel wells are traditional size.

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