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Old 02-05-2017, 04:19 AM   #1
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Sailun S637

Bought new Sailun S637 ST235/85/16, had them mounted ,and balanced this past thursday.

Got a great price on them, $635.01 out the door on a set of four. Shopped around, and even Simpletire online were more money. I got quotes from the price I paid to 898.44, makes you wonder about the tire business.

These were built in the 37th week of 2016, so not a very old tire at all, going on 5 months old. It pays to shop around for these tires. My friend bought the same tires about 18 months ago, and the best price available,even with added mounting ,and balancing was online at Simpletire. His price from Simpltire at the time was about $720. Simpletire price now is 681.06 with shipping, cheaper now then 18 months ago.

Mine were bought locally from Tire Pro. It was actually a price match , they don't carry Sailuns, the actual quote was from Big O . Tire pro told me they got them from Big O, makes you wonder. Not complaining though.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:38 AM   #2
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And Tire Pro is located where?
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Old 02-05-2017, 06:11 AM   #3
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Yes comparison shopping is usually a money saver. I am sure you will be happy with your new tires. Were they the exact same size or one size taller? I ended up getting the exact same size as the Trail King that came on the unit. Sure makes towing a lot more worry free, at least pertaining to tires.

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Old 02-05-2017, 08:32 AM   #4
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And Tire Pro is located where?

Bountiful, Utah.

The quote was from a Big O store in Salt Lake City. The 898.44 quote was also from a Big O store about 30 miles from the Salt Lake store ,we have several. That is quite a price difference then the first one. I actually called them back to make sure we were on the same page with that $635.00 quote, and he reassured me we were. I wanted to stay a little closer to home, so I gave Tire Pro a shot at matching, and they did.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:40 AM   #5
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Yes comparison shopping is usually a money saver. I am sure you will be happy with your new tires. Were they the exact same size or one size taller? I ended up getting the exact same size as the Trail King that came on the unit. Sure makes towing a lot more worry free, at least pertaining to tires.

Tom Marty

Tom, they are a size taller . My OEM were ST 235/80/16, I replaced them nearly seven years ago with the Goodyear G614. LT 235/85/16 which were taller

These Sailuns are ST 235/85/16, and actually an inch taller then the Goodyears, and I was told that when I was buying them. They fit okay.

Sounds like you went with the Sailun ST 235/80/16. I welcome that extra height with this new Ram pickup, sitting higher then my previous Superduty.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:36 AM   #6
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I looked at the specs for the Sailun S637 and could not find anything saying the sidewalls are steel like the G14s. Does anyone know if the Sailuns have steel sidewalls?
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I looked at the specs for the Sailun S637 and could not find anything saying the sidewalls are steel like the G14s. Does anyone know if the Sailuns have steel sidewalls?

They have " All Steel Radial " on the side of the tire, would have to assume thats means they have steel sidewalls.

I think regardless, just the fact of reviews compared to the Goodyear, the Sailun is a no brainer , and the price difference .
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:29 PM   #8
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There are two YouTube videos relating to the Sailun company and other one in December 216, from a guy that does a "Junk these Tires" comparison on replacing his Trailer Kings with a new set of S637's. Quite informative when describing the tread and steel radials. I did a search for Sailun S637.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:32 PM   #9
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Sailuns deffinately an all steel radial. When you buy one stand on the sidewall and you will see just how stiff it is. The tire says steel sidewall on the side of the tire also.
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Thought I read that the 85 was steel, but the 80 was not. Could've been old information.
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I could not determine what trailer you put these on....am was already to drop the hammer on a set of the Sailon 235/85r/16 when it came to my attention they are bigger. I have the 2009 3400 model. It appears that the sidewall on this tire is the only size dimension difference adding .46" per tire. Installed what is the measurement between the 85r tires?
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:03 AM   #12
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I could not determine what trailer you put these on....am was already to drop the hammer on a set of the Sailon 235/85r/16 when it came to my attention they are bigger. I have the 2009 3400 model. It appears that the sidewall on this tire is the only size dimension difference adding .46" per tire. Installed what is the measurement between the 85r tires?
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I have the 2008 3400RL. My previous tires were the G614's, and they were a good inch shorter then the Sailuns in the same size 235/85/16

The Sailuns closed up the gap a good 1 inch, the gap now is 3*1/4 " between the tires.

Only concern I had is that there is an adjustment bolt in the wheel well that hangs down on both sides below the plastic fenders, they bothered me a bit. Why they are so long ,and hanging down there is anybodies guess, but they sure don't need that much adjustment. Never been touched in over 9 years. Anyway I took them out ,and cut them down ,so now they are up inside the plastic fenders. Other then that I have no concerns about clearance.

Not sure how close they can be together before it becomes critical, but over 3 inches shouldn't be an issue.
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Ron, I bought (4) GY's and (1) Sailun for the spare at Great Western Truck Center in Rapid City last spring. The Sailun is an 80R vs. 85R to match height of the GY's in event the spare is used. total $1619.00
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getting sailun's put on mine tomorrow 235-80-16. just had a new set of Michelins put on the truck today 970. bucks they were 3 years and 3 months old and had half the tread left but they were checked all over and looked terrible. I started really examining the Hercules on the monty as they are just over 3 years old and 2 looked like they were gonna blow the side walls out and one had a huge anurisim on the back side so I pulled the wheels off and drop them off in the morning 650. out the door. we are heading down to John Prince park in lake worth next week so I will have peace of mind with new rubber on everything.
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Did it look like this?
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Yes not quite that big though
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #17
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Ron, I bought (4) GY's and (1) Sailun for the spare at Great Western Truck Center in Rapid City last spring. The Sailun is an 80R vs. 85R to match height of the GY's in event the spare is used. total $1619.00

I have seen the G614's for around $310-320 each, looks like they haven't gotten quite a bit more expensive.

I still have my original spare 235/80/16, never concerned me too much with the G614's using the spare. Now with these new Sailuns I have, they are probably 1.5-2" higher then the OEM . I need to drop it down, and check it out. Most likely I'll go buy another Sailun. I probably should of just got 5 of them to start with. Still would of put me under $800 for a set of 5
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The weight difference is unbelievable between the Trailer King and the Sailun was unbelievable. I did not use a scale but I believe the weight of the Sailun tire alone was as much or more than the Trail King and rim together. No problems so far and I doubt I will have any with mine which I chose to get in the same size as my stock tires. OEM now on the Montana's if I remember correctly.

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You guys almost have me sold on the Sailun tires, but what about the height difference of the camper. We measured the height of ours, it's 13' 1", Keystone specs say 13' 5" so if I buy the Sailun tires does it raise the height of my camper by 2" because the Sailuns are 2" taller than the OEM tires? The G614's are only an inch taller so it adds 1" to the camper height? I'm comfortable going under 13' 5" underpasses with 13' 2" height (G614's), but I don't think I'd be comfortable with 13' 3". Thoughts?
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You only add half the amount of height difference, i.e. radius vs. diameter.
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