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What Tire Numbers Mean
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  • 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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  • Load Rating and My Tire & Wheel Package

  • …a new tire, you're going to need a load rating very close to what was on the car from the factory. There may be plenty of sizes of tires that fit your car, but the number one priority of your tires is to support the weight of your vehicle. If you want to run 17" Honda Civic tires and wheels…

  • Related Products: Gawr | 102 Load Rating | 2008 Honda Fit
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  • What Does 'XL' Stand For?

  • tires, XL really means extra load. These tires can use higher air pressure to support more weight than a standard tire of the same size. If you want to see whether your current tires are standard or extra load, you can check the service description on the tire's sidewall. An extra load tire will…

  • 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…

  • An Informative Way to Start Your Tire Search

  • As you know, Tire Rack keeps a large number of consumer surveys on hand. This is strictly for your benefit during the purchasing process. You'll find tire reviews for a number of popular manufacturers, which means you can read Hankook tire reviews, Sumitomo tire reviews, Uniroyal tire reviews...of…


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