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Old 13 July 2009, 17:22   #11
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The only issues I can see with 8" wheels over 10" wheels are:-
Slightly less stability (but if the trailer is set up properly and isn't towed like an idiot it'll make so little difference as to be unnoticeable)

Tyres will wear out a bit quicker.
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Old 14 July 2009, 05:09   #12
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i would go for 10 inch wheels if poss but there is nothing wrong with 8 inch as long as the ply rating is ok and the pressures kept up and the speed is kept reasonable ,if purchased from a trailer shop they should be ok but some 8 inch tyres have a lower ply rating as they are used for different things eg works trucks/trailer /barrows where low speed is used as they never go on public roads ,as NOS4 just said only other downside is the tread is not as much so they will wear down quicker ,i know somone that tows his boat to south of france each year on 8 inch and he has no probs .mart
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Old 16 July 2009, 02:55   #13
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check the speed rating of the tyres some 8" tyres are only rated to 50mph.
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Old 19 July 2009, 05:21   #14
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Thanks guys,
I have treated myself to two new suspension units (550kg), two 10" 10 ply wheels, a pair of bearing savers, a pair of new hubs, two pairs of bearings (one spare), a jockey wheel, a tub of lucas lube and a pair of mudguards for just under 210 delivered.
No instructions though, so I am going to try and figure out how to fit it today.
Wish me luck!
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Thanks guys,
I have treated myself to two new suspension units (550kg), two 10" 10 ply wheels, a pair of bearing savers, a pair of new hubs, two pairs of bearings (one spare), a jockey wheel, a tub of lucas lube and a pair of mudguards for just under 210 delivered.
No instructions though, so I am going to try and figure out how to fit it today.
Wish me luck!
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Old 26 July 2009, 16:31   #16
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Any news on the refurb Geoff?
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