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Tire Tech Information - How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions


…ability to manufacturer tires capable of high speeds, none of them recommend the use of their products in excess of legal speed limits. The maximum operating speed of a vehicle must be limited to the lowest speed rated tire on the vehicle. Speed ratings

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Understanding Speed Ratings


…the tire's 168 mph, 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…

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) 235/45-17 Tire

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) 235/45-17 Tire


Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) 235/45-17 Tire
$167.00

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Speed Rating: More Than Just Speed?


…tire's top speed capability. However, there is almost always a correlation between handling and speed rating since higher performance tires tend to be capable of maintaining higher top speeds for a longer period of time. While this is not always true, in the majority of cases lower speed rated tires tend…

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How Does Speed Rating Affect My Tire Choice?


…installing an H-rated tire? Yes, some installers have taken all the guess work out of the situation and only install what the O.E. manufacturer puts on the car. How does a family sedan that has no chance of ever reaching 149 mph in factory form have this rating specified? Higher speed ratings will handle…

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Speed rating versus grip => higher isn't necessarily better


…grip? Will a Y-Speed Rated (186 MPH) tire be faster and grippier then a W-Speed Rated (168 MPH) tire? Not necessarily. Grip and performance depend on the tire's compound, bead construction and other attributes. A higher speed rating means the tire will deflect less at higher speeds due to the tire's…

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What's in a letter?


…what do they mean? Speed ratings can be a little confusing. I get many calls like this one: "I have an 08 BMW 328i and I need a Z-rated tire." To be honest, Z-rated used to mean a lot more than it does now. When speed ratings first came out, Z was thought to be the highest speed rating you could get, so…

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Speed Rating. Why is it Important?


…few new speed ratings: W: 168 mph Y: 186 mph Every tire that is produced is tested to see how fast it can be driven on before failure. If an automaker builds a car that is capable of speeds of 131 miles an hour, they absolutely need to install a tire that is capable of this speed. An H-rated tire that…

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Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated) 215/45-18 XL Tire

Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated) 215/45-18 XL Tire


Firehawk Wide Oval AS tires featuring W-speed ratings represent Firestone's Ultra High Performance All-Season tires developed for drivers looking to combine ultra high performance handlingwith all-season traction for premium sports cars, sporty coupes and high performance sedans. It is designed to provide…
$120.00

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Explanation of Tire Speed Ratings


speed rating that Tire Rack use as a guideline for making tire recommendations. This speed rating is often misunderstood by the public. The minimum speed rating does exceed the legal speed limits of the United States but is not the main focus of speed ratings for practical purposes. Speed ratings provided…

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Dunlop Signature II (H- or V-Speed Rated) 205/55-16 Tire

Dunlop Signature II (H- or V-Speed Rated) 205/55-16 Tire


Signature II tires featuring H- orV-speed ratings are Dunlop's Grand Touring All-Season tire developed to meet the needs of the drivers of coupes, sedans, vans and crossover vehicles. SignatureII tires are designed to combine touring ride comfort with an athletic attitudeby providing the responsive handling…
$91.00

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Speed Rating for Late Model Honda Accord

Speed Rating for Late Model Honda Accord


…will be glad to install H-rated tires on the Accords, nonetheless, their are many installers who have a policy not to install anything below what the car came equipped with from Honda. To gain a better understanding of speed ratings, take a look at "How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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