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  • Tire Speed Ratings

  • tire size is, just check the sidewall.) For example, if your tire size is 225/50R16 89S, the letter "S" would represent your tire speed ratings. But what does it mean? Tire speed ratings tell you how fast you can drive on your particular tires. Sounds crazy when you look at the numbers

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Other!

  • …identical tires, but they have two different prices. What in the world is going on with that? Tire manufacturers will give different part numbers to the same model of tires if the tires have a different sidewall styling, speed rating, load index or O.E. designation. These differences in the tires

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …these optional tire sizes are based on vehicle specific wheel sizes/offsets offered by Tire Rack. 23,982 out of 47,699 people found this answer helpful • Was this answer helpful to you? Yes | No Thank you for submitting feedback on this answer. What does speed rating mean and what is correct…

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …these optional tire sizes are based on vehicle specific wheel sizes/offsets offered by Tire Rack. 23,983 out of 47,701 people found this answer helpful • Was this answer helpful to you? Yes | No Thank you for submitting feedback on this answer. What does speed rating mean and what is correct…

  • What is a coil over?

  • …vehicle a very race-like approach to its suspension. At Tire Rack, we stock a number of coil-over applications. For example, the Bilstein PSS10 is a fully adjustable coil-over system that provides 10 adjustment settings (all of which are numbered so you don't have to count clicks). And the H&R…

  • Aftermarket Wheels

  • …that is often found on vehicles. An upgrade to aftermarket wheels adds an element of style to the vehicle, but what they fail to realize—aftermarket wheels have a number of performance benefits, too. Especially if they're alloy wheels: 1. Reduced unsprung weight compared to steel…

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  • What Does the UTQG Rating Mean?

  • …driven.The tires have only experienced a little tread wear after the 7,200 miles test course, this means the tire manufacturers need to extrapolate their data from the test run and give their interpretation of how long their tire will last in relation to the course monitoring tires. Some of these…

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