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  • #2440

    smithn00
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    I have a Northern Tools 4×8 aluminum trailer.  The tires that came with the trailer are rated for only 45 mph.  My belief is that nobody goes that slow.

    Has anyone had problems going  Interstate speeds with these or similar tires.?

    #2441

    western_flyer
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    #2442

    RCRICH
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    Is the tire the only issue or is it the hub and bearings that cant take the high speed.  I need to get a trailer soon and the trailex is alot of money.

    #2443

    faithie999
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    I also have the NT aluminum trailer, which in my case came with 12″ wheels.  I didn’t want to be one of the dead trailers at the side of the road with burned-out bearings, so I bought a set of what NT calls “high-speed” hubs, and got a pair of 15″ wheels/tires.  I had already planned to get a pair of fenders that would accommodate the larger tires, but when I tried to mount the 15’s I found that the tires rubbed the frame of the trailer (no good deed goes unpunished).  so I bought a pair of 1 1/4″ spacers which bolted to the hubs, and in turn mounted the wheels onto the spacers.

    #2447

    smithn00
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    I asked NT what the speed rating of the High Speed Hub was.  They replied that hubs were not rated, only tires were rated for speed.  I asked back “Then why are they called High Speed Hubs.”  They have not replied to that yet.

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