Originally Posted by gearheadslife
they can.. not everyone drives and needs a 120mph rating.. and they know it..
if it wasn't for lawyers you'd slap that 39.95 tire on it..
However, that T rated tire wont stand up to the load a V rated tire will. I explain it this way......You are driving down the road in your Jag XJ8. A lady steps off the curb pushing her baby carriage, you swerve to avoid her......Your 39.00 T rated tire sidewall rolls over and you hit the carriage, however your V rated tire with the stiffer sidewall bites the road, you swerve and every one is happy.
The engineers specify a certain tire for a reason. You put T rated tires on a car requireing V's, not only are you endangering the driver, you are opening yourself for liability.