Re: Tire Size Equivalents

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Posted by David on July 02, 1998 at 07:38:18:

In Reply to: Tire Size Equivalents posted by Bob Hendrix on June 27, 1998 at 12:00:22:

You don't really need a conversion chart in this case. The tires on your trailer are of current sizing nomenclature. 205/75-15 is a size commonly built. From the information you provided the only difference between what you have on the trialer and what you may find on a passenger vehicle is the "B" indicated before the 15, or the rim diameter. This indicates that your tires are "bias" construction versus "radial". Although radial construction would be more commonly found, you should be able to find this size tire in bias construction. Check for tires specificly intended for trailer service. You do not want to mix radial & bias tires, primarily they shouldn't be mixed on the same axil(accross from eachother) but I would recomend not mixing them on the same vehicle if you can avoid it. Trailer tires often have specificly designed tread patterns as well that help prevent irregular wear do to the fact that they are "free wheeling" tires.
Hope this helps

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