Meaning Of Tire Ratings

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Meaning Of Tire Ratings
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  • Tire Speed Ratings

  • …not recommended by the tire manufacturers. Tire speed ratings were established to make sure speed capabilities between tire and vehicle were in agreement. Meaning, the vehicle should only go as fast as the lowest speed rated tire on it. Read "How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service…

  • What Does "ZR" Mean?

  • …W and Y speed ratings are both rated for higher speeds than 149 mph, 168 mph and 186 mph respectively, which makes them also Z-rated tires. V-speed rated tires are rated up to 149 mph, and since they aren't rated for over 149 mph, they are not Z-speed rated tires. What about a tire that has the…

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

  • …speed rating mean faster times and more 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…

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