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TIRES - On Stock 16" Wheels - M416, M100, M101-CDN

Discussion in 'Trailer Tech' started by 77TLCFJ40, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. 77TLCFJ40

    77TLCFJ40 SILVER Star

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    What size, brand, and model tires are you running on your 1/4 Ton trailers on stock 16" wheels? Any issues? Rubbing when heavily loaded? Bias with tubes, radials, radials with tubes? Please post pics with your info!

    Here is some size info I have compiled:

    OEM M416 Wheels are 16 X 6.5 with 5 X 5.5 lug pattern

    7.00-16. 30.5 X 8.?
    7.50-16. 31.8 X 8.4
    215-85-16. 30.4 X 8.5
    225-85-16. 31.1 X 8.9
    235-85-16. 31.7 X 9.3
     
  2. NMC_EXP

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    My M416 is still in original condition including wheels. Since I tow it with three different vehicles not much point in swapping the wheels so a common spare can be used.

    I bought new 7.00 x 16 Firestone NDCC tires from Coker Tire. I doubt these tires have much to do with Firestone other than maybe the molds were surplus from Firestone.

    https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styles/military-and-truck.html
     
  3. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    285/75-16's on '94 Landcruiser rims on my SOA M101 CDN
     
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    I have found that these 16" tires are much too stiff for use in the trailer off-road. These are LT tires meant for 3/4 ton and one ton trucks. When aired down they do not off much sidewall flex and flotation and tend to bounce into the air off-road. I know from experience.

    My solution was to just get some Jeep wheels and mount off road tires loadrange "C". Now, the tires air down nicely and the trailer tires stay on the ground in the most difficult of terrain.

    I kept one stock wheel as a spare .
     
  5. brownbear

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    I have 235/85R16 tires on Land cruiser 16 inch rims on my M101 CND.

    I changed out the hubs to match the cruiser 6 lug pattern. The tires do not rub, unless I insanely overload the trailer. Like full of gravel to the top. But it still handles it.

    I used this size of tire as I wanted it to match my cruiser so one spare worked with the trailer too.. I don't tow it off road much right now. But will soon. Making it into camping trailer.
     
  6. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave Moderator SILVER Star

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    I ditched the period perfect NDT's that I bought from Miller Tire in Ohio after one disintegrated on I-20. As cool as they looked, I guess they weren't designed for actual highway mph's.
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    I ended up getting these. They are LT tires load rated E, but have worked well for me. I haven't dragged it across too many offroad trails, but it gets my gear across state lines smoothly. I'm still running the tubes on these radials.
    Goodyear Wrangler HT Tire - 215/85R16
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  7. 77TLCFJ40

    77TLCFJ40 SILVER Star

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    Great info Rick! Thanks
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Wow Rick! Looks like you were able to get off the road safely and that's most important.
     
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    BMThiker I aim to misbehave Moderator SILVER Star

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    Actually didn't realize there was an issue until we stopped for gas. At the time, the section of I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson, MS was horribly pot-holed and I'm sure that contributed to the failure as well. Luckily I know a tire guy in Jackson ;) He surmised a small air bubble between the carcass and the tread was worsened by the pot-holes until a big chunk blew out. It was still holding air (tubes).
     
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    235/85R16 KM2's on my original M101CDN wheels. Wouldn't change the setup.
     
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    This is my M416 with Jeep wheels and 32 11.50 X15 tires. I'll be putting on BFG 33 10.50 x 15 M/T KM2 in a month.

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