View Full Version : 215/75R14 vs 205/75R14

04-20-2012, 11:32 PM
Trying to figure out the correct tire size for 1996 205 sitting on a MC single axle trailer. It currently sits on 215/75R14. It seems that many on here are running 205/75R14? I am wondering what is stock. It seems that some may have moved to the 205/75R14 to have more tire options, such as Kuhmos?

04-21-2012, 02:55 PM
I thought single axles were 15" rims. My 96 tandem trailer ran 205s and 215s. Just slightly larger diameter and width. Either should be fine.

04-21-2012, 03:21 PM
From what I remember, most 215 tires vs. 205 have slightly higher load rating (not by alot) but that may help sway you on a single axle trailer since the loading on each tire is pretty high for our ski boats .... just my $0.02.

04-22-2012, 12:58 PM
My 89' trailer has mismatched 205's that I'll be replacing soon. I plan to find out from the manufacturer(of the tire) what size they recommend depending on load.

04-22-2012, 02:10 PM
The concern with 215s is that you are almost forced to either run goodyear marathon or an off brand.

04-22-2012, 04:29 PM
I'd roll on the rims before I'd run a Goodyear marathon!! There are plenty of other good tires to use in the 215.... Call up Peter aka Thatsmrmastercraft he will hook you up on rubber.