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Recommended Radial Tires For 15 Inch by 5 Inch Aluminum Wheels

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Im thinking of getting the Aluminum Jaguar Trailer Wheel - 15inch x 5inch Rim - 5 on 4-1/2 - Gunmetal Gray - LHSJ301G for my Featherlite 18 foot Model 1610 enclosed utility trailer. which tire is best match if I go from 205 stock to a 225 size? Current load is rated C, but Im thinking of getting a D. Do radial tires hold up better to sun damage to sidewalls when stored, and road debris such as nails, or are all tires equally affected by these hazards. ? :

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All tires are equally effected by storage, road debris, etc., however bias ply tires have a stronger sidewall and radials have a slightly more flexible sidewall. If you will be doing a lot of highway driving, I'd go with the radial tires because they hold up better to the heat, but the bias tires are better for farm or off-road applications.

Due to the fact you are looking at nice Aluminum Jaguar Trailer Wheel - 15" x 5" Rim - 5 on 4-1/2 - Gunmetal Gray # LHSJ301G, I recommend you go with radial tires. The tires I recommend for this application are the Taskmaster Provider ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D # TTWTRTM2257515D. These tires will give you an automotive grade tread with the high load capacity of a special trailer tire.

I think you'll be extremely happy with this combination.

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