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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

    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
     
  4. mep1811

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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.