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        Will 185r-80-13 tires replace d175-80-13 tires on a boat trailer? Thanks for any info.
         
        Posts: 18 | Registered: Aug 11, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Probably but I would check with whoever mounts the tire on your rims.

        The 185 tire is slightly wider than the original 175 tire. This all comes down to how wide your wheel is. Most wheels can handle a range of different widths so unless the 175 was already approaching the maximum width of the wheel, the 185's will probably work.

        The only other difference is the 185 is a radial tire while the 175 is a diagonal belted tire.

        Again, I would just take your wheel to wherever you are getting the tires or getting them mounted and ask them.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10477 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Here is a good article on the subject from Tire Rack. Their take passenger tires shouldn't be used on trailers.

        http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...hpage.jsp?techid=219


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        Posts: 888 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        typically, trailer tires are not stocked at tire stores. your trailer size and rating might not stay stocked at a trailer outlet. so there are two good reasons to buy a spare and mount it, then put it on a spare tire rack on your tow. another is, of course, they only blow on a Sunday afternoon or late Friday night when you are in the middle of nowhere.


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