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  • Speed Rating. Why is it Important?

  • Speed ratings are as follows: S: 112 mph T: 118 mph U: 124 mph H: 130 mph V: 149 mph Z: Was the highest rating in the 1980s at 150 + mph With the advent of new sports cars that well exceeded the 150 mph barrier, the tire industry adopted a few new speed ratings: W: 168 mph Y: 186 mph Every tire that…

  • Understanding Speed Ratings

  • …168 mph, 270 km/h maximum speed. You can learn more about speed rating and the other letters and numbers on the sidewall of your tire in "How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions." Disclaimer: It is important to note that speed ratings only apply to tires that have…

  • What Does "ZR" Mean?

  • What Does "ZR" Mean?

    rated tire. Not all Z-speed rated tires have a Z listed on the sidewall in this manner because it is not mandatory. The service description is more specific about the speed rating, so putting the Z in the size is mainly just an aesthetic choice. W and Y speed ratings are both rated for higher speeds

  • Consumer Survey Results By Category

  • Rated) * 88% * Select Size Tire's price varies by size. Select your size to see pricing. * 5.8 * 8.0 * 7.9 * N/A * 8.4 * 6.9 * 222K * * Sumitomo HTR Z II * 86% * Select Size Tire's price varies by size. Select your size to see pricing. * 7.0 * 7.4 * 8.2 * N/A * 7.4 * 7.4 * 14M * * Sumitomo HTR Z *…

  • Review of: Continental ContiSportContact

  • …own providing great front grip going in to corners %28All wheel drive%29 and superb exits. My only compliant is that I assumed they would be at least z rated and imagine my surprise when I discovered they are only V rated. They are 255/35%27s So next set of summer tires will be Y rated I promise

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  • Review of: Continental ContiSportContact

  • …own providing great front grip going in to corners %28All wheel drive%29 and superb exits. My only compliant is that I assumed they would be at least z rated and imagine my surprise when I discovered they are only V rated. They are 255/35%27s So next set of summer tires will be Y rated I promise

  • Review of: Continental ContiSportContact

  • …own providing great front grip going in to corners %28All wheel drive%29 and superb exits. My only compliant is that I assumed they would be at least z rated and imagine my surprise when I discovered they are only V rated. They are 255/35%27s So next set of summer tires will be Y rated I promise

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  • What's in a letter?

  • speed ratings first came out, Z was thought to be the highest speed rating you could get, so tire manufacturers put them on every tire and it became cool to have Z-rated tires. Nowadays, with new technology, Z is just a stepping stone up to a (Y) rated tire. Wait a minute!!! Y is higher than Z?? Yes…




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