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Is a 16'' rim too tall?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ready to Mow, Jun 18, 2017 at 9:49 AM.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Its surge brakes , and they have their place on boat trailers . Not much else
     
  2. ZombieCutter

    ZombieCutter LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,804

    Reread your last sentence and really think about the "Problem" you are having.
     
  3. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
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    They're putting 5200lb axles on. I think they come with 6 lug rims
     
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,381

    Then go with the 16 in and get the LT tires and dont look back
     
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  5. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
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  6. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,609

    I guess I'll see how high the trailer is once it gets built. I was really hoping for nice long flat ramps, so hopefully that will still be the case.
     
  7. Babyhauler

    Babyhauler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    A 235/75-16 is 2.75 inches taller than the 205-15. The deck height will not be 2.75 inches higher. It will be 1.375 inches taller.

    A 16" LT tire is much better than the low bid trailer tires that are standard.
     
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  8. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
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    Cool. I'm not sure how you calculate that, but shouldn't make too much of a difference especially if they weld the hinges on so the gate isn't higher than the deck of the trailer.
     
  9. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    2.75" is the total difference. 1/2 of that difference is ABOVE the centerline of the rim, and 1/2 is below. The part above the centerline does not affect the deck height.
     
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  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,001

    Link please.
     

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