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Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating 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 Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: The Role Tires Play Load

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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 - Light Truck Fitment Formula
Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating 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 Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: The Role Tires Play Load

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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 Reduction of Euro- and P-Metric Tires on Light Trucks
…specify Euro- or P-metric sized tires rated to carry 10% more weight than would be required if they were used on a passenger car. This is the equivalent of taking the tire's load capacity branded on its sidewall and multiplying it by 91%. For example, a Euro- or P-metric tire designated to carry 2,000 pounds…

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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 - 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
…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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It's easy to identify a tire's load range.
…for light truck tires you will find a very distinct load range after every tire description. More specifically, immediately following the size's rim diameter. Take a look at the following charts to get a better understanding of load ranges, then click here to read "Load Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Size Conversion Chart
tire's load capacity, followed by an "R" if radial ply construction, the tire's aspect ratio and wheel diameter. So while G78-15, G70-15 and G60-15 sized tires are all rated to carry the same maximum load, their different aspect ratios resulted in tires with the overall diameters indicated below. Tire

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Tire Tech Information - Dual Tires for Light Truck Use
Tire Repairs Effect on Speed Rating 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 Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: The Role Tires Play Load

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Tire Tech Information - Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart
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