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Rust Resistant Wheels Tires and Suspension For Off-Roading With Trailer

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Hi there, we are looking to see if there are any galvanized wheels and galvanized suspension options for off-road trailer wheels? We are looking for them to be able to handle a 400 lbs trailer at least. They must be galvanized or rust-proof since this trailer is on the coast. Thanks! Please respond asap.

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We do offer many options of galvanized and aluminum wheels that do not rust or corrode. The Timbren Axle-less suspension system part # ASR400S02-G does not come in a galvanized option but the Timbren systems are powder coated with black powder coat to resist wear and corrosion. This kit is also made for smaller tires, so it doesn't accommodate a larger tire like you need for off-roading.

I recommend Timbren Axle-less 1,200 lb suspension for Off-Road Tires part # A12WS545. This Timbren Axle-less system is designed with shock absorbing springs for bumpy off-road situations. If you decide to not go with an axle-less system we do offer corrosion resistant suspension components for leaf springs. If you decide to not go with axle-less suspension let me know and I can help you find those parts.

I recommend Loadstar Kenda ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13" Aluminum Wheel part # AM31245 with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. These wheels fit the Timbren Axle-less suspension. Galvanized wheels are a good option to prevent rust and corrosion on the wheel but aluminum is the best option. Aluminum stands up a little bit longer to corrosion than a galvanized wheel does. Since you like to take the trailer off-road The Loadstar tire on the Aluminum wheel is a bias ply tire. Bias ply tires have a stiffer sidewall so they are better on rough terrain compared to a radial tire that is designed to flex for less heat build up for highway use.

If your trailer is significantly less than 400 lbs I recommend the 400 lb Timbren Axle-less system for Off Road tires part # A4WS440. This system comes with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern hub so you would need the 12 inch Aluminum wheel Kenda part # AM30677 to fit that hub. If your trailer is over 400 lbs then 1200 lb system is your best option.

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