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  • Quick and Easy Guide to Load Ratings

  • …tire isn't rated to support the weight that's being placed on it, it will not be able to exhibit any of the other characteristics that we usually look for in a tire: longevity, handling, reliability, ride quality, etc. Here are a few key points to remember when considering load ratings for your vehicle's…

  • Load Rating and Load Capacity

  • …asked for a specific load capacity for the tires on his 2007 Audi S4. He was changing the wheels and rightly noticed that his Original Equipment (O.E.) Continental ContiSportContact 2 tires were XL rated tires. Generally, we recommend staying with a tire that has the same load capacity. This is especially…

  • Related Products: Load Rating Xl | Audi S4 | Xl
  • Load Rating and My Tire & Wheel Package

  • …is the load rating. For passenger cars, it typically falls in the 80 to low 100 range. The number is followed by a letter which indicates the speed rating. The number/letter combination is referred to as the service description. When purchasing a new tire, you're going to need a load rating very close…

  • Truck Tire Load Ratings

  • …pickups can use standard load-rated tires, but 3/4- and 1-ton vehicles require load range D or E tires to meet the Gross Vehicle Axle Weight. For example, a common truck tire size of 245/7R16 is made in standard load, load range C, D and E but can support distinctly different loads and accept considerably…

  • Understanding Speed Ratings

  • …270 km/h maximum speed. You can learn more about speed rating and the other letters and numbers on the sidewall of your tire in "How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions." Disclaimer: It is important to note that speed ratings only apply to tires that have not been damaged, altered…


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