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Unread 10-06-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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So i am looking for new tires for this el-cheapo ancient utility trailer i picked up for $75. NTB says new tires are $140 a piece, which is ridiculous. Why do i need trailer tires? This is a lightweight utility trailer (4'x6') so i don't believe i need the 6-ply toughness of trailer tires, and regular car tires would work. Anyone see any reason why i can't go this route and save a LOT of $?

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Unread 10-06-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by base shakers
So i am looking for new tires for this el-cheapo ancient utility trailer i picked up for $75. NTB says new tires are $140 a piece, which is ridiculous. Why do i need trailer tires? This is a lightweight utility trailer (4'x6') so i don't believe i need the 6-ply toughness of trailer tires, and regular car tires would work. Anyone see any reason why i can't go this route and save a LOT of $?
Well a "C" rated Passenger tire is 6 ply anyway. D is 8, E is 10.

Sounds like a marketing ploy. That trailer will never see the weight that a modest size car presents.
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Unread 10-06-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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Um, there are C, D and E LT tires aside from Passenger-rated tires, the P is a 3 or 4-ply tire. C=6, D=8, E=10 as you said.


You'll see from this list here:
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tires...sproductid=171

that the P-rated tires don't have a load range. All the C-load range tires are LT.
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