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Old 01-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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New tires/rims on my 72 boler

I am hoping to get some advice as to what to run on my 1972 13 ft Boler. I am looking for new rims and tires. what size(s) can I run, my tire guy says the current size ( 155 60 R 13) are extremely hard to get where we live. Anyone?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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You can probably run 175 or 185 width tires. Have your tire guy measure your rim width and confirm this. Also look up the outer diameter of the bigger tires and confirm that they will fit in your wheel well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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Hi Lisey, the forum.

Is your boler new to you? Do you have pics?

Those tires are very hard to find. It would be recommended to upgrade to larger tires. More rubber on the road equals a safer ride.
Bolt pattern is going to be the first thing you need to look at if you replace the rim. You're probably running 5 bolts at 4.5" diameter "bolt circle". 13" or 14" rims (That's the number after the R) will both work on a boler.

Here's a link to understanding the code. Tire code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What will fit on a boler may vary due to the condition of the axle. With time these axles wear out and sag. Lowering the boler and leaving less room in the wheel well and perhaps having the fiberglass wheel well partially cover the tire. Post pics here and we can let you know

Mine came with 185/70R13. It had a new axle and gave it gave plenty of room in the wheel well. I'll let others pipe in for more specific tire size recommendations.

Tires are a popular topic here and if you search the forum you'll find numerous lengthy (and conflicting) discussions. Much of it to do with the tire type. Passenger vs. trailer specific. Load rating and PSI etc.
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You can probably run 175 or 185 width tires. Have your tire guy measure your rim width and confirm this. Also look up the outer diameter of the bigger tires and confirm that they will fit in your wheel well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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... my tire guy says the current size ( 155 60 R 13) are extremely hard to get where we live.
155/60R13 would be extremely difficult to find - is this really the size? 155/80R13 would be much more likely... and still less common now than the slightly larger sizes mentioned by others in this discussion.
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Mine are 185/80R13 Maxxis tires
Fit great
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Mine are 185/80R13 Maxxis tires...
There is more than one model of Maxxis tire - presumably these are Maxxis M8008 ST185/80R13, not Maxxis MA-1 P185/80R13.
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There is more than one model of Maxxis tire - presumably these are Maxxis M8008 ST185/80R13, not Maxxis MA-1 P185/80R13.
I thought the assumption for ST tires would be obvious but you are correct, they are the M8008
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Hi Lisey, the forum.
Those tires are very hard to find. It would be recommended to upgrade to larger tires. More rubber on the road equals a safer ride.
Bolt pattern is going to be the first thing you need to look at if you replace the rim. You're probably running 5 bolts at 4.5" diameter "bolt circle". 13" or 14" rims (That's the number after the R) will both work on a boler.
Perhaps true, but wouldn't MORE rubber mean lower fuel economy? Or perhaps the difference is too low to notice the difference?

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Perhaps true, but wouldn't MORE rubber mean lower fuel economy? Or perhaps the difference is too low to notice the difference?
More tread width on the road will probably increase rolling and aerodynamic drag; I can tell that there is more drag on my van and car with the summer tires than with the winter tires (only 10 mm wider section in each case) by the speed those vehicles coast down mountain grades.

More overall tire diameter will lower drag, if it makes any difference at all.

More rubber (and wheel) also means more mass, but this is a tiny difference in proportion to the trailer weight.
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I suppose it is all compromises. A larger surface area would also allow the brake to give more stopping pressure before they lock the wheel. If fuel economy was the onlyy priority, we would have tires the width o a bicycle on therem
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I suppose it is all compromises. A larger surface area would also allow the brake to give more stopping pressure before they lock the wheel. If fuel economy was the onlyy priority, we would have tires the width o a bicycle on therem

Absolutely true!
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I am hoping to get some advice as to what to run on my 1972 13 ft Boler. I am looking for new rims and tires. what size(s) can I run, my tire guy says the current size ( 155 60 R 13) are extremely hard to get where we live. Anyone?
I'm surprised that your "tire guy" can't answer that question for you.

I've been buying my tires from the same tire shop for years, and trust their judgement very much...but if they couldn't answer such a basic question I'd be finding myself another shop!

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Thanks for the advice. My tire guy has some ideas, but he has not seen the trailer yet.
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