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Replacing trailer tires

Wishfull1

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Thanks! @Oscar Cruz

I was ready to pull the trigger on recstuff wheels and tires, but this deal was too good to pass up. I really like the recstuff wheel design, but this is like buying a tire and getting an aluminum wheel free. Sweet!
 

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I posted about this in another thread.
The Administration slapped a 15% tariff on Chinese imports, including tires, effective today, 05.10.2019. Many trailer tires are made in China still. Also, even though these Goodyear tires are built in the US, they will also raise prices to stay priced above the imports (and pad the bottom line). If your on the fence about tires, I'd get them soon. It wont take long before you see these tariffs passed along in costs.

"WASHINGTON — The U.S. is prepared to go ahead with plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China — including tires and other automotive components — to 25%, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)" "The 194-page list, which covers 5,745 separate items, includes virtually every type of pneumatic tire; many rubber chemicals, synthetic rubbers and grades of natural rubber; and rubber auto and industrial parts including V-belts, conveyor belts, tubes, pipes and hoses. "
 

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Received the Goodyear Assurance tires and wheels from Overton's today. Super fast shipping and no damage.

The tire has a "quality" look about it, hopefully it performs just as well. I did notice no weights on the any of the wheels, so I assume they are not balanced. Should I run them up to the shop and get them balanced?

Thanks!

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Received the Goodyear Assurance tires and wheels from Overton's today. Super fast shipping and no damage.

The tire has a "quality" look about it, hopefully it performs just as well. I did notice no weights on the any of the wheels, so I assume they are not balanced. Should I run them up to the shop and get them balanced?

Thanks!

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I ran into this conundrum when having my tires put on. My buddy who installed them(owns a shop) said he's never personally put weights on a boat trailer tire as they'll likely just get tossed off. However, if I wanted it he'd do it. So I said to not bother. They ride smooth as ever up to 65mph, which is as fast as I'll ever tow.
 

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The real question is how do they feel compared to old?
Took the boat out last weekend albeit a short trip but it did include some highway and they did great. Getting everything ready to join this group for next year's Bimini and/or West End run... :)
 
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