- 1 Does the P matter in tire size?
- 2 What is the difference between P225 and 225 tires?
- 3 Should I get P or LT tires?
- 4 What is load range P?
- 5 Can I use 235 tires instead of 225?
- 6 Can I use 225 tires instead of 215?
- 7 Are wider tires better?
- 8 What does the LT on a tire mean?
- 9 What is the shelf life of tires?
- 10 What does P or LT mean on a tire?
- 11 Can you mix LT and P tires?
- 12 Will 10 ply tires last longer?
- 13 What’s better load range D or E?
- 14 What does the R mean in tire size?
- 15 What does XL mean on a tire?
Does the P matter in tire size?
Physically, they have about the same dimensions and appear to fit interchangeably, but you will notice a difference in the two- or three-digit number following the size called the load index. The higher the load index, the greater the load-carrying capacity of the tire.
What is the difference between P225 and 225 tires?
Tire width always refers to the measurement from one sidewall to another. Thus, a tire with the measurement “P225” is for a passenger vehicle and has a nominal width of 225 millimeters. Tire makers calculate the aspect ratio by dividing a tire’s height off the rim by its width.
Should I get P or LT tires?
Usually, LT tires have deeper tread depths than their P-Metric counterparts. Officially, LT tires should always be replaced with LT tires. P-Metric tires are passenger tires that are better suited for on-road use. A P-Metric tire should only be considered if the vehicle will only be operated on paved roadways.
What is load range P?
A “P” listed in front of the tire size indicates that it is “P-metric” size. P-metric stands for passenger vehicle. LT Tires have “LT” in front of the size. They are for heavy loads, towing and off-road durability.
Can I use 235 tires instead of 225?
Yesthat size will work 100% perfectly, as it is the exact same diameter as the 225/75-16. 235/70-16 is actually a shorter tire.
Can I use 225 tires instead of 215?
The car will be a little bit more resistant to hydroplaning in the rain, and have a little better traction in wet and slick conditions. Unless you’re exploring the limits of the car’s performance, most drivers probably wouldn’t notice a difference between a 225 and a 215, all else being equal.
Are wider tires better?
From a safety point of view, both types have their good sides: On a dry road, wider tires will offer more grip than narrow ones, but the risk of aquaplaning will be higher with wide tires. – In the winter, narrow tires are better under extreme conditions as they provide higher surface pressure against the road.
What does the LT on a tire mean?
If a tire size reads, LT235/75R15 104/101S, the LT indicates that this tire is meant for Light Truck use. These tires are made for light-duty and heavy-duty pickup trucks (typically ½ ton, ¾ ton, or 1-ton load capacity), SUVs and vans.
What is the shelf life of tires?
Every tire has a birth date—the day it was manufactured—and an expiration date that is six years from that manufacture date. Most automobile manufacturers warn drivers to replace vehicle tires after six years.
What does P or LT mean on a tire?
If there is a “P” on the sidewall, it stands for “passenger car.” This refers to the U.S. (P-metric) method of tire sizing. “LT” stands for Light Truck, “ST” is for Special Trailer and “T” stands for Temporary, which is primarily used for small spare tires.
Can you mix LT and P tires?
P-metric to LT is acceptable, but never replace original equipment LT tires with P-metric tires due to them having lower load capacity ratings at maximum air pressure.
Will 10 ply tires last longer?
most 10 ply tires have a harder rubber compound and will last longer than a 6 ply tire.
What’s better load range D or E?
For a given brand and size tire, the load range E has a higher maximum load capacity than the load range D. The E tire is built and rated for 80 psig, while the D tire is (as I recall) built and rated for 65 psig maximum inflation pressure.
What does the R mean in tire size?
For example, this aspect ratio of 50 means that the tire’s section height is 50% of the tire’s section width. R indicates the construction used within the tires casing. R stands for radial construction.
What does XL mean on a tire?
Reinforced or XL (Extra Load) tires are specially reinforced tires. They can carry heavier loads than tires of the same size.