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I just bought a new XLR 35x12 and am wondering what to do on tires. I read mixed reviews about factory tires and can't decide if I should replace them or not. I am looking at both Michelin XPS Rib and the BFG Commercial TA. Any thoughts? Thanks


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When you say "factory tires" what tires are on your rig now?

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From the specs, it looks like there are 16" wheels/tires on your rig. We had 235/80r16 E Carlisles on our Fuzion. Put 17.5" H Goodyears on soon after taking delivery. It is highly recommended not to go down on load capacity rating of the tires if replacing. But that is your decision, your RV, your toys, your vacation.


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I think that's what's on our Cyclone. They have about 5K on them now and are in great shape. I am obsessive about tire pressures, though. We check them before we hit the road for anything. Fortunately, they stay right around 80 psi.


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Understand your concern about ST tires -especially if lots of off road or if speeds above 65mph are expected towing.

Without knowing your GVWR, axle capacity and tire size with Load Range a recommendation is pretty difficult.

Check your Federal Certification Decal for trailer GVWR, Axle Capacity and Tire Size specified by the OEM and report back. This Decal is usually located on the lower front left sidewall.

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cpope84 wrote:

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Need to know the size and tire rating (ie. Load rating "D" or "E", etc.)


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GVWR is 18000, the tire rating is E and axel capacity is 6000lbs

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Ribs are the best E rated 16" tire on the market. Either the Rib of the BFG would work. Either are also better than any ST tire.


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I don't think I've ever HEARD of any brand called "factory" Are these on a motorhome, trailer or tow vehicle?


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