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…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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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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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 - Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards


…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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Tire Tech Information - Construction Materials


…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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Tire Tech Information - Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart


…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat Tire Repair of AIRTEX Advanced Liner


…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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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 - Speedometer Accuracy


…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Markings


…) 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 Range/Ply Rating Identification…

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