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Offline penskepartyof4

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8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« on: June 08, 2021, 05:08 PM »
I had 7 samsons set to order based on shipping costs. The only places I could find that had them in stock turned out to be from 2007 dot stamped.

Would you roll on those? For full price?

I did find Sumitomo ST718 8.00/R-19.5.

Anyone have any experience with this tire?

Putting on 1989 Winne Itasca Suncruiser 27RQ

Tires, shipping, tax, dismount/mount, stems, balance and install came out to be $249.50 per tire. X7
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Re: 8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 12:15 PM »
I ended up with 225 75 19.5 Continentals- a bit wider but worked okay I got takeoffs for 100 each

Offline Citation 1986

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Re: 8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2021, 07:20 PM »
I bought two new fronts 225/70/19.5 and found 4 good used ones for back..8R19.5s are way to expensive

Offline Citation 1986

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Re: 8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2021, 07:22 PM »
I bought two new fronts 225/70/19.5 and found 4 good used ones for back..8R19.5s are way to expensive

Offline eXodus

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Re: 8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 10:22 AM »
I went with 225s  Samson.

Just FYI,  any tire you buy today, even the cheapest crap is better then anything what was brand named in 1989.


Offline Indian72

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Re: 8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2021, 09:37 PM »
I have had the ST718 Sumitomo's on our 72 Indian for just over 53000 miles that we've traveled since 2018. They have been nothing short of fantastic. I will be buying the same ones again. Believe it or not these may age out before wearing out. I hope this is helpful for you.

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Re: 8r19.5 tire search continued to be a PITA
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 11:38 AM »
Wow, that's fantastic!  Thanks for letting us know.
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