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Offline LiquidPT

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Tire load rating
« on: February 10, 2010, 02:50:21 PM »
OK, time to buy some summer tires, and I'm pretty sure I want to go with the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110. My only concern is the higher load rating that these tires have (100 front, 103 back) than the stock Goodyears (96). If I was going to 99 all around, I don't think I would worry, but what am I going to see with this 100/103 combo? Increased harshness? Road noise? Am I worrying about nothing? Does the higher load rating have any advantages for me?

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Re: Tire load rating
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 03:17:54 PM »
Since Tire Rack sells these things, THEY are the best for that information.
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Re: Tire load rating
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 03:45:02 PM »
Since Tire Rack sells these things, THEY are the best for that information.

Right, and when I add em to my basket, they give me a warning saying that I may experience a harsh ride due to higher load rating... :)

Was hoping for some real world advise to tell me if they're being overly cautious. Otherwise it's back tot the drawing board to figure out what tires I want.
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Re: Tire load rating
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 04:27:44 PM »
Right, and when I add em to my basket, they give me a warning saying that I may experience a harsh ride due to higher load rating... :)

Was hoping for some real world advise to tell me if they're being overly cautious. Otherwise it's back tot the drawing board to figure out what tires I want.

CALL them on the phone !!! If they give you a "canned" response, push a bit for some subjective input. I would think that just about any hi performance low profile tires are going to generate that warning on the e-site.
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Re: Tire load rating
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 10:24:02 AM »
More load rating, more reinforced tire.
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