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Old 05-15-2009, 02:50 PM   #1  
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Tires and Wheels.....16s to 19.5's or bigger..and tires , tires, tires

Im sick of this. I ve replaced 4 of my 6 tires on warrantee....and now, the left front exploded sitting in the driveway. I have 16 inch alcoas, and I like em, but I just hate tire problems. I tow heavy, at 25k lbs sometimes more, and I dont have a problem going along pretty good. The other issue is temperature, I tow in the desert, like death valley, nv, az, cal.

I also take it and the trailer to the sand dunes, so Im alittle worried about getting stuck in the dunes, but it is 4wd.

Would you go to 19.5s? If you have 19.5's would you do it again? Or would you go to different 16 inch tires, or 22.5? Hieght is an issue, as I pull a 50 ft goose neck, and have it sitting nice and level now with about 9 inches of trailer to bed clearence.

What would you do, and does anyone have used 19.5's or 22's for sale for a duallie?

So far it looks like I can get 4 alum 19.5 and two steels for about 1400 and another 1000 for tires.
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If you play in sandy areas where you have to air down to get through, you don't want 19.5" tires. From what I've read, much below 65PSI and you will loose a bead. Someone else who has them may correct me but I've always heard that sand and 19.5s aren't a good mix.
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you either need to get better 16's or go to 22.5 you can get them in a traction dont think so on 19.5. heard they ride a lot ruffer tho
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Traction tread patterns are available in 19.5".
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you can get better traction tread on the 22.5 24.5
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I have been real happy with my 19.5's the hancook tires work real well, nice tred pattern as well
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I also like my 19.5's... I agree these tires are not made for off roading.. I do 95% of my driving over the road and was why I chose the 19.5.. Tough, durable and a high mileage tire..
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Yeah, they make more aggressive 22.5, 24.5"s. A Bridgestone M726EL is a good example, 34/32 tread depth. 19.5"s are used a lot on delivery trucks and such, so they don't make a whole ton of aggressive tires.

Airing down a truck tire wont help either. They are way too stiff. If ya took out enouigh air to improve the traction, you'd be so low on air that the bead would more than likely pop.

On our small wrecker at work, we run GoodYear G933's on a 16" rim. They are commerical LT tires. Have a good load rating, somewhat aggressive tread, and pretty beefy sidewalls. We've towed some pretty heavy trucks with it, and never had a problem with tires. http://www.goodyear.com/cfmx/web/tru...rodline=160111
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Another option is stay with the 16,s and get some Michelin XPS all steel radials. Available as traction or regular tread.
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