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Old 06-03-2015, 02:38 AM   #1
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Best 17.5 tire

Hoping someone here might help me decide which tire to buy. Looking at Goodyear continental Hercules and Salian About $250 dollars difference from cheapest to most expensive. Cost really isn't much of an issue, just don't want to spend $1000 extra if I don't need to
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:05 AM   #2
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I can only speak on the Continentals as I have them - very happy!
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How long / how many miles have you had them? Why did you decide on the Continental
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:43 PM   #4
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I bought these. New Hankook TH10 215 75 R17 5 100 16PR TL BSW Tires | eBay
Have had over a year & my guess 5000+ miles on them
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I can only speak on the Continentals as I have them - very happy!
^^^ X2! Absolutely love them
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It s great to hear the continentals are liked.. I am buying a set of 17.5 Continentals this week.. I am so tired of blowouts and torn up fenders.. I have Continentals on my truck.. never an issue and great running/riding tires..
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How long / how many miles have you had them? Why did you decide on the Continental
When I spoke to the gentlemen at the shop where I ordered the wheels and tires, he highly recommended them and my father in law had gone thru them in the past for tires so I trusted his expertise and have never looked back on this choice. I have about 3000 miles on them so far.
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Well, sice i cant find much info comparing these I guess ill just trust you guys and order the continental. Does $580 per wheel tire combo sound about right?
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Wheels http://www.trailer-wheels.com/175x67...l#.VXBfy89VhHx
Hankook tires posted above
With that combo I put together mine was $100 less per set than that.
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Well, sice i cant find much info comparing these I guess ill just trust you guys and order the continental. Does $580 per wheel tire combo sound about right?
I ordered 235/75R17.5 and paid $605 each plus shipping. As stated...couldn't be happier.
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Do I want the 215 or 235 width?
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I originally had 235/80R16 tires and I compared them here:

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...16-235-75r17.5

The width was the same as my stockers and the height was about 1/2" taller. I did discover that the sidewall is the same width from the wheel to the street whereas the stock tires tapered from the wheel to the street, so I have about 2" more rubber in contact with the ground.

If you haven't seen this thread it's worth spending the time:

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Ok guys. I am going to put the 17.5 inch tires on my Voltage. My first question is about clearance, is there enough etc? Also, what is a good wheel to use?
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Just wait for it. Desert Rat will be here to answer all your questions.

Also, what are you planning to put the new wheels and tires on?
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OK Arlan I'm here.
No problem with clearance here are the wheels I bought, but they also have a couple more to pick from.
17.5x6.75 Series07 Gunmetal Gray Aluminum HiSpec Trailer Wheel, 8 Lug, Center Cap Incl., 4850 lb Max Load
215/75r-17.5 tires are what most of us have installed.
I picked these but there are other ones to pick from.
New Hankook TH10 215 75 R17 5 100 16PR TL BSW Tires | eBay
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Thanks DesertRat.
I will check them out. Gotta get rid of these China Bombs before they detonate!!!
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Putting them on a 3895.
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Ok guys. I am going to put the 17.5 inch tires on my Voltage. My first question is about clearance, is there enough etc? Also, what is a good wheel to use?
I was concerned about clearance when I put on the 235s, but haven't had a problem. I have dual axles and not triples and the original tires were 235/80R16. This is where some of us purchased our wheels and tires: 17.5" 8 Lug Series 07 Black Hi Spec Aluminum Trailer Wheel

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I went with the Continental 215's - delivered the day after I ordered them. Haven't towed the rig yet, but they are much more substantial than the 16" Westlakes. Price sounds about right.
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