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Recommended Trailer Tires Compatible with 1500 lbs Axles on Utility Trailer

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P235/75R15 came off of Ford explorer Can I make p235/75R15 car tire work on my 1500# axles on utility trailer work. Because I put one up to the trailer and it seems to be to big and may rub my finders?

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Passenger tires indicated by the P in front of the number are not ideal for trailer tires. Passenger tires and rims are made different than trailer tires and wheels which have a zero offset and stiff sidewall designed to keep the load directly over the center of the trailer tire for best load capacity and tire wear.

Because your tires are big as well, I definitely recommend the Provider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15" Vesper Silver Mod Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - Load Range D # MX97FR rated for 2,150 lbs at 65 psi and speeds up to 81 mph. If you have a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern, then I recommend theProvider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15" White Vesper Spoke Wheel - 6 on 5-1/2 - LRD Item # TA23MR rated for the same. These tires measure 7.99 inches wide and 27.17 inches diameter.

The 225/75R15 tires like # A225R645WM are 28.31 inches diameter and 8.78 inches wide. If you have the space these have a higher load capacity, which based on your axles isn't really needed, but may be the look you desire.

If you need smaller wheels let me know.

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