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Old 08-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Flipping tire weight...?

Random question...any idea how to figure out the weight of a tire without placing it on a scale?

http://www.michelintruck.com/micheli...o.do?tread=XZL (WFS)

I have the largest tire on the above webpage...no idea what it weighs...not going to lug it to a commercial scale.

I've googled the model number, obviously...any suggestions on where else to look?

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Old 08-13-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Flipping tire weight...?

420.7 pounds, it says it under specifications!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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Re: Flipping tire weight...?

And....beers are on me tonight everyone...
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Re: Flipping tire weight...?

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Random question...any idea how to figure out the weight of a tire without placing it on a scale?

http://www.michelintruck.com/micheli...o.do?tread=XZL (WFS)

I have the largest tire on the above webpage...no idea what it weighs...not going to lug it to a commercial scale.

I've googled the model number, obviously...any suggestions on where else to look?

Thanks
I just try to flip it. If it feels like a 600 lber you can just tell everyone it's 750,
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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Re: Flipping tire weight...?

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And....beers are on me tonight everyone...
I agree with Anson. Tire weights are NOT a good specific indicator of a "good" tire. Tread, thickness, height, etc are all a much more important aspect of deciding on whether its the right size for you.

I have an 840 that is perfect for grip and it flips pretty easy. My buddie's 805 tire is MUCH harder to flip.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:02 AM   #6
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I agree with Anson. Tire weights are NOT a good specific indicator of a "good" tire. Tread, thickness, height, etc are all a much more important aspect of deciding on whether its the right size for you.

I have an 840 that is perfect for grip and it flips pretty easy. My buddie's 805 tire is MUCH harder to flip.
I've had this one for a couple years. It's great. I just never knew the weight.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:28 PM   #7
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Re: Flipping tire weight...?

Here's the one we have at the base track.

Firestone Super Rock Grip WB?
26.5-25 20ply E3/L3

Looked around and I think it showed ~740 pounds (Edit: 760# according to Firestone)

Of course its tread is pretty worn, so I'm thinkin 650?

I flipped it several times after my workout in the gym...good clean fun.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:50 AM   #8
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Re: Flipping tire weight...?

http://ontariostrongman.ca/resources...ire_weight.pdf

great tire weight resource for really heavy tires
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