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…No Return Flat Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide) Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking/Storage) Government Tire Approval Marks How Do I Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Maximum Load


…the tire is designed to carry. Since a tire's load carrying capacity is related to the tire's size and how much inflation pressure is actually used, maximum loads are rated with the tire inflated to an industry assigned inflation pressure. Additionally, load ranges are used to separate tires that share…

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Tire Tech Information - Load Range/Ply Rating Identification


…truck tires, even those with heavy-duty ratings (10-, 12- or 14-ply rated), actually have only two or three fabric plies, or one steel body ply. In all cases, when changing tire sizes or converting from one type of size to another, it is important to confirm that the Load Index in the tire's service…

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


…Using a P195/60R15 87S tire size as our example, the 87S at the end of the size represents the tire's service description. A service description identifies the tire's load index and speed rating. Service Descriptions are required on all speed rated (except for Z-speed rated) tires manufactured since 1991…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Maximum Inflation Pressure


tire's bead (adjacent to the wheel) indicating the appropriate value. Because tires are global products, their maximum inflation pressure is branded on the tire in kilopascals (kPa) and pounds per square inch (psi). These values can also be found in the industry's tire load & inflation charts. More Tire

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Tire Tech Information - Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart


…No Return Flat Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide) Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking/Storage) Government Tire Approval Marks How Do I Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #2


…No Return Flat Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide) Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking/Storage) Government Tire Approval Marks How Do I Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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Tire Tech Information - North American Load and Pressure Markings


…the recommended tire pressures for their vehicle's driving conditions. More Tire Tech Information Related Links: How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions P-Metric and Euro-Metric Tire Sizing Plus Size Wheels and Tires Sidewall Markings Tire Size Conversion Chart Most Popular Links…

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Tire Tech Information - Michelin's C3M Process


…No Return Flat Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide) Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking/Storage) Government Tire Approval Marks How Do I Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Size Conversion Chart


…No Return Flat Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide) Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking/Storage) Government Tire Approval Marks How Do I Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Markings


…details (where applicable). Enlarge Illustration More Tire Tech Information Related Links: Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Plus Size Wheels and Tires Tire Size Conversion Chart Tire Size Guide Most Popular Links Air Pressure - Correct…

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Tire Tech Information - Contact Patch


…No Return Flat Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide) Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking/Storage) Government Tire Approval Marks How Do I Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions…

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