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Old 07-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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I need help. I am replacing 5 "E" tires or 5 with "G" tires; what is your recommendation for a TIRE? I am thinking MICHELIN.
I had 1 blow out and 1 separate tread ( less than a 1000 miles), ANY THOUGHTS on the TIRE question?
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We traded the factory Marathons for Goodyear G614's. Am very happy with the tires.
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We traded the factory Marathons for Goodyear G614's. Am very happy with the tires.

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I need help. I am replacing 5 "E" tires or 5 with "G" tires; what is your recommendation for a TIRE? I am thinking MICHELIN.
I had 1 blow out and 1 separate tread ( less than a 1000 miles), ANY THOUGHTS on the TIRE question?
Michelin suffers more from the sun for tires on a trailer. I have them on a company delivery van and the side walls are all weather checked from the sun. They said that trucks or trailers that don't get driven much have problems with the sun baking the sidewalls. My tires only have 22000 miles on them and they're ruined.

I love Michelin tires on my trucks but I don't think they'll work on a trailer. Check the internet, I was told I'm not the only one with this problem.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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Had G614's on last two trailers. Had problem with one on last trailer, but Goodyear took care of it. Well satisfied.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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Goodyear G614, can't beat them.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #8
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Actually Michelin doesn't make a G rated tire. They should.

The only US made LRG is the Goodyear G614. There are some overseas made LRGs, but what would be the point.

If you are going from E to G, you will have to derate and deflate your G614 tires if putting them on the Redwood T03 wheels rated for 3580 lbs.



If you happen to have the Redwood T09 wheel rated at 3,750 lbs, you can fully inflate and take advantage of the full capacity of the G614.

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I don't see the reason to go to G rated tires if your wheels aren't up to the tire rating. If your going to the expense of upgrading your tires, upgrade your wheels if necessary.
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I spoke with the wheel manufacturer (Tredit) and they told me that is okay to inflate the eight lug T03 standard wheel to 110 psi but it is necessary to change from rubber to steel valve stems. They pointed out that this will not increase the original wheel loading which is 3580 lbs, but does allow installing the G rated Good Year tires. They said that this question arises frequently. I have no plans to increase the tire loading but do want better tires at some point in time. This is an alternative I am considering.
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