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My opinion...the only decent tires GY makes are slicks. The only high-load tires (Load C or higher) I've had good luck with are Michelins and...believe it or not...the ones sold at Northern Tool. (They're an American-made tire, can't remember the brand.)

Don't know if this helps or not, but there's three main reasons the belts break most of the time. One is just plain low quality on the belts and ply layers. Second is heat...not all of it comes from the road either. Most guys (me included) have their axles overloaded some. The spindles aren't as hefty, the bearings are smaller, and overall they just get hot as shit. If you don't have a kickass grease with a high drop point and keep them packed and full, lots of extra heat winds up transferring into the wheel and tire. (This is how the Barklage's Pro Mod trailer caught on fire, BTW. Axle ran low on grease, had the wrong grease to begin with, got everything hot as hell, caught the grease and tire on fire, then went on from there.

Third reason the belts go is water in the tire. Leaks in the bead and holes in the tire let water in a little at a time, and it stays in there and erodes the belts. I tell customers all the time...If you've got tires that leak very much air, you've got to address it.
 
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