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Old 06-14-2005, 08:20 AM
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I had Carlisles too, they suck. I know the tires did not have many miles on them. I replaced them with Goodyear Marathons and they are great.
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I know everyone has there own opinions, but from someone in the Tire business,, a steel belted radial will out last, out preform, have a better wear pattern, run cooler, etc,, than a Bias Tire. There are a lot of options out there, but the Goodyear Marathon is the best I have found.

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Old 06-14-2005, 10:46 AM
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I've got Carlisle's on my trailer... several trips to LOTO from Michigan and lots of trips to Grand Haven and I don't have any significant issues. They probably have 4000 miles on them or so. A little uneven wear but that is more likely the trailer and not the tire. Granted they haven't moved much over the last two seasons, but they still look good.
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Chit, I just put another carlisle on mine. are they that bad?
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:19 AM
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Chit, I just put another carlisle on mine. are they that bad?
Ever wonder why they have 2 for 1 sales....they expect you to carry a complete set of spares!
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My personal experience is they all will last pretty well, going straight down the highway with proper tire pressure inflation and not overloaded. The problems occur on the multi-axle trailers, triple is the worst, and you make those tight turns to negotiating backing down the ramp or where-ever you make tight turns. The rear tire will "skuff" and roll bad. This can cause belt separations and of course, tremendous wear, judging by the skid marks I can leave.
I personally prefer the Goodyear Marathon radial also, but they still wear quickly.

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Old 06-14-2005, 11:28 AM
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See now I have not had a carlisle blow out or give me any trouble. Tandem axle, about 7000 lbs rolling down the road. And I have to turn pretty sharp to get it in my driveway every time I come home, so they are not a "straight down the road all the time" tire on my trailer.
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Carlisles are the worst. I put a set of 6 on my old Cirarettes trailer. 1200 miles later, not one was left on the trailer. Most of them had the tread peel off like you see trucks do with re-treads. A couple of them simply blew out.
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If Carlisle Rubber Co. decided to make condoms instead of tires....every girl in high school would be pregnant before graduation!
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I've been impressed with Nankang tires! (Tire discounters) Had a bent axle that wore the heck out of the inside of 1 tire a few yrs back...didn't have the time to get it fixed so I had the tire flipped around when it was worn down flat, the other side wore all the way down into the belts eventually (got a little further than I thought) and the tire stayed together with belts showing on both sides.....pretty amazing! No problems with any of the others.....
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