Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Reading tire size
View Single Post
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2013, 04:27 PM
joe_padavano joe_padavano is offline
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Wheelbase database Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,519
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 6
Thanked 146 Times in 133 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richiehd View Post
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.
The flaw in your logic is that the speed rating doesn't mean that the tire handles better or has stiffer sidewalls, it only means that the tire is rated for sustained operation at higher speeds. If you've exceeded the 118 mph T rating when you hit that baby carriage, you probably deserve the liability...
Reply With Quote