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Tires: tire help for minivan, snow tires, buffalo ny
snow tires, buffalo ny, quandry: Marilyn, You should have asked your friends and people you work with about snow tires. I am sure they would have told you to get them. But you also need to be aware that snow conditions requires a change in driving technique. I would suggest you find...

Tires: tire wear, sierra 4x4, alignment problem
sierra 4x4, alignment problem, factory tires: Landon, This is an alignment problem, but the problem might be that the trailer is causing the front end to lift, changing the alignment when pulling the trailer. But also be aware that if you HAD a problem with the alignment and that was fixed, you...

Tires: tire for winter on my nissan xterra, nissan xterra, carrying capacity
nissan xterra, carrying capacity, tire size: Duke, The rule is to never go down in load carrying capacity. Besides, the difference between 265 and whatever you wind up with is small enough that it can be completely overwhelmed by a good tire pattern. Personally, I d stick with the original tire...

Tires: tires, converson, carrying capacity
converson, carrying capacity, rims: Ryan, There is no conversion: http://www.barrystiretech.com/165tires.html But in case you are wondering about staying with 16.5 rims, a 9.50R16.5LT is a heavy duty tire and the Flotation type sizes (for example, 31X9.50R16.5LT), are just not available...

Tires: tires, proper tires, itres
proper tires, itres, 5th wheel: Ron, First, you need to record all the information about the tires. My guess is that they are ST type tires and the form the size takes is ST225/75R15 Load Range D - but you need to look at the itres to see WHAT the size and the Load Range are. With...

Tires: 5th Wheel Tire loads/Upgrading, 5th wheel, highway speeds
5th wheel, highway speeds, tire manufacturer: David, 1) I m sorry, but I work for a major tire manufacturer and shouldn t make brand specific comments. 2) I think there is enough margin in the rims that you can use them without fear. 3) No diameter issues - unless that particular manufacturer...

Tires: Assurance Tires, incompatibility problem, hunter gsp9700
incompatibility problem, hunter gsp9700, fuel max: Don, It s possible one or more of the tires is ...ah ... let s call it out of round . Unless your dealer has a Hunter GSP9700 RoadForce machine, he could search for a long time to find it. I m going to guess that he doesn t and that s what is causing...

Tires: bsamechanicsbadge, passenger car tires, tire placard
passenger car tires, tire placard, maximum inflation: Sean, This is a difficult question to answer because I m not sure what you may mean. If you mean the difference between the inflation pressure listed on the vehicle tire placard vs the pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire, then let me break this...

Tires: compatibible or replacement tires, st205 75r15, replacement tires
st205 75r15, replacement tires, trailer tires: Michael, First, I am going to assume that the camper is a trailer and not a powered RV. If it is not a tailer, then what I am about to write would be incorrect. A 7.00-15LT Load Range C is 8.0 wide on a 5 rim, 29.6 in diameter and has a load carrying...

Tires: DOT Tire Code, tires, 3 years
tires, 3 years, variation: Mike, First, you will find that tires are only made with the date code on one side - and whether that side is the one mounted out or not is random. I also wouldn t worry much about the tires having the same date code. There s not enough variation from...

Tires: fleetwood tucson tires, alignment problem, inch tires
alignment problem, inch tires, rv dealer: Mike, It sounds like you have an alignment problem - and changing tire size is not the way to fix this. However, aligning trailers takes some special skills. Go to an RV dealer and inquire about trailer alignment. Keep inquiring until you find one you...

Tires: H 78 -15 LT, series tires, tire sizing
series tires, tire sizing, p225: Jonathan, H78-15 s are what is called AlphaNumeric series of tire sizing - and that has been super ceeded by the current system - P metric. But AlphaNumeric series tires didn t start being used in the the 1960 s. Prior to that they used a series of...

Tires: Latitude vs. LTS M/S 2 for 07Highlander, sporty type, sport model
sporty type, sport model, fuel economy: Jeff, Ordinarily I don t answer questions that are brand specific, but I ll make an exception because of what you have asked. I think the Latitudes are OE tires - and as such, they will not have as good of mileage or traction as the LTX M/S 2 s - BUT...

Tires: new tires causing front end control issues, rim diameter, street tires
rim diameter, street tires, dirt roads: Patsy, If what you have said is true, then you have HUGE!!! problems. But first we need to be sure of the tire sizes involved. The pattern is PXXX/YYR16 Where the letters in front of the tire size are either P or LT , XXX would be the width...

Tires: psi level, tire placard, psi level
tire placard, psi level, worldwide practice: Anthony, On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually...

Tires: RV Tire Change 235 to 215, itasca spirit, inflation pressure
itasca spirit, inflation pressure, series tires: Ty, I want to state this to make sure I got this right. The sticker on the door says to use LT235/85R16 s and the tires store put on LT215/85R16 s - right? If so, you need to take the RV back to the tire shop, point out the sticker and tell them they...

Tires: Tire width change, r15 tires, tire failure
r15 tires, tire failure, work purposes: Gabriel, No. That would be going down significantly in load carrying capacity and that greatly increases the risk of a load related tire failure which sometimes has tragic results. Remember the Firestone thing some years back? The same type of failure...

Tires: Tire Pressure, mitsubishi montero sport, tire placard
mitsubishi montero sport, tire placard, mitsubishi montero: Neva, On every vehicle sold in the US and I am told this is worldwide, but I have not been able to verify this - there is a sticker commonly called the tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard...

Tires: Tire size, suzuki aerio sx, 2005 suzuki aerio sx
suzuki aerio sx, 2005 suzuki aerio sx, tire placard: Patricia, On every vehicle sold in the US and I am told this is worldwide, but I have not been able to verify this - there is a sticker commonly called the tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The...

Tires: tire soze, tire placard, inflation pressure
tire placard, inflation pressure, doorpost: Billy, That would be going down in load carrying capacity - and there are a couple of scenarios where this is incredibly dangerous. First, did you truck take LT265/75R16 s ? On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker commonly called...

Tires: Tires unavailable, bottomline, winnebago
bottomline, winnebago, chassis: Sue, I wrote up a web page to describe what needs to be done. Unfortunately, it means replacing the wheels as well as the tires, but here s how to do this: http://www.barrystiretech.com/165tires.html Bottomline: If you can not find tires in the...

Tires: upgrading tire size on ford ranger, ford ranger, discount tire
ford ranger, discount tire, tire size: Aaron, First, I hope you realize you have to buy wheels to put on 15 tires. But if you are willing to buy wheels, I suggest you work through a retailer who has done this type of work and knows how. Both Tire Rack and Discount Tire do this on a regular...

Tires: Upsize tire on 2007 Ford Escape, michelin ltx, general tires
michelin ltx, general tires, gas mileage: Paul, My major concern would be tire rubbing. Unfortunately, no one publishes a chart that lists how big the fenderwells are. but if the tire dealer is willing to put a larger size on, that probably means that he s done a little research to verify that...

Tires: winter tire widths, ford f 150, rim diameter
ford f 150, rim diameter, rim widths: Scott, It depends. If we start with the assumption that the traction generated from the road surface - no matter how small the contact size - is more than the traction generated by contact with snow, then it would be extremely important to cut down through...

Tires: 2008 camry eating tires, alignment rack, target value
alignment rack, target value, eccentric bolt: Donna, First, there is an alignment problem with your vehicle and the dealer isn t fixing it. Find someone who specializes in alignments. But 2 thoughts: 1) The published alignment tolerances are too wide to ensure good tire wear - not the target...

Tires: 275/60/18 vs 275/65/18 Follow up question, yokohama geolander, stock size
yokohama geolander, stock size, different animal: Pete, As you are aware, I answer a lot of questions, so I had to look up what I told Mike - and luckily it wasn t too long ago. If it had been more than a couple of months, I might have never found it. First, your Landcruiser came with P type tires...

Tires: 6 ply, tire placard, chevy 4x4
tire placard, chevy 4x4, 4x4 pickup: Mike, Let s start at the beginning: On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure...

Tires: alternative tires, inflation pressure, tire placard
inflation pressure, tire placard, spring rate: John, First, I am not a fan of replacing P type tires with LT type tires - and in a moment you ll see why. In order to carry the same load a P265/70R16 does at 35 psi - the pressure specified by GM on the vehicle tire placard, an LT246/75R16 needs to...

Tires: correct tire size, tire placard, nissan pathfinder
tire placard, nissan pathfinder, worldwide practice: Indyanna, Just to verify what the owners manual says: On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper...

Tires: different make tires, tread patterns, differential
tread patterns, differential, tires: Harry, It is very important that dualled tires be matched up - meaning same size, make, model and state of wear. This is to minimize the differences between the weight each tire is carrying - larger diameter tires carry more of the weight. If you don...

Tires: DOT certificates for new Bias Tyres, tyre factory, south east asia
tyre factory, south east asia, union of myanmar: Htin Kyaw. First, this type of question doesn t fit well into this format, because the answer is quite technical and long. So I m going to give you a start and suggest you contact me in another way. Advice? You need to hire someone familiar with the...

Tires: Exact air pressure in Swift ZXi tyres, tire placard, exact air
tire placard, exact air, rear tyre: Amit, On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually...

Tires: Fix a flat, sealant, tirerack com
sealant, tirerack com, tire rack: RD, I would suggest you get one of those inflator kits with the sealant that is injected in - not the Fix-a-Flat . Those inflator kits are designed specifically for the usage you are considering. Tire Rack has them. Here s one: http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=38...

Tires: matrix multi mile rear tires noisy, infinti g35, rear tires
infinti g35, rear tires, tire noise: Roy As a diagnostic, move the tires to the front. Did the noise move as well? If it did not, then the noise is coming from the vehicle and you ll need to have someone look into it. If the noise moves with the tires - and with that low of mileage -...

Tires: How old is my tire?, nissan 200sx, winston tires
nissan 200sx, winston tires, winston brand: Elliot, I am going to start by referencing my website: http://www.barrystiretech.com/dotcoding.html From that you should figure out that there is a possibility that the date code is 017 - 1st week of 1997! See if the way the DOT code is molded if...

Tires: replace or not to replace spare?, cold climate, ford pickup
cold climate, ford pickup, tire industry: George, Recent bulletins from the tire industry indicate that tires degrade simply due to time. The age of a tire is important even if the tire is unused. There some disagreement over how to best express this age limitation, but my take is: If you...

Tires: Road Noise, ford freestar, rotating tires
ford freestar, rotating tires, inflation pressure: Rich, What you probably have is irregular wear, which is caused by mis-alignment and aggravated by insufficient rotation practices and insufficient inflation pressure. What happens is that irregular wear will be generated while the tires are in an...

Tires: tire air pressure, tire placard, tire air pressure
tire placard, tire air pressure, inflation pressure: Mike, First, I will not comment on particulars with regard to brands because I work for a major tire manufacturer and I just don t it s right for me to do so. But your mechanic is behind the times. Here s my standard answer on inflation pressure: ...

Tires: tire size difference, size differences, tire size
size differences, tire size, emergency situation: Randy, I is never a good idea to put different tires on the front than on the back. This is especially true for AWD s and 4X4 s as the difference in diameter could damage the drivetrain. And the more different the tires are, the greater the risk....

Tires: tire sizes, tire size calculator, static conditions
tire size calculator, static conditions, honda accord: Frank, According to Discount Tire, a 215/65R16 will rub. It might not look like it under static conditions, but you have to consider that the worst condition is when the steering is fully turned and the suspension completely collapsed - and i=the car happens...

Tires: where did these tires come from ?, quality tire, discount tire
quality tire, discount tire, solus: Ray, First, I think you need to go back to Discount Tire and ask for an explanation. My guess is that BOTH of those tires are OEM - given the small amount of tire sizes available in each. No, I don t think they are lower quality, just different. ...

Tires: Toyota Landcruiser tire size change, toyota landcruiser, safety perspective
toyota landcruiser, safety perspective, safety consideration: Mike, What is most important from a safety perspective is load carrying capacity - bigger is better. Beyond that, there is so much variation from tire to tire (meaning make and model) that tire size plays a very small role in the safety consideration....

Tires: Trailer tire pressure, load variations, scale measurement
load variations, scale measurement, empty trailer: Robin, Trailers are a bit problematic: 1) Many folks only talk about the weight of the empty trailer - not considering that it is carrying a load in addition to its empty weight. It s also common for folks to only talk about the payload and neglect...

Tires: Tyre Size, tire placard, tyre size
tire placard, tyre size, audi s5: Leon, On every vehicle sold in the US and I am told this is worldwide, but I have not been able to verify this - there is a sticker commonly called the tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard...

Tires: Use 265-75r16 instead of 265-70r16 on a Nissan Pathfinder?, nissan pathfinder, tire specification
nissan pathfinder, tire specification, wheel wells: Mike, According ti Discount Tire, a P265/75R16 will rub on your vehicle. Also, I am not a fan of using LT type tires in place of P type tires - and vice versa. LT tires are quite different than P type tires and require about 15 psi more pressure to...

Tires: 14 inch tire radial, radial tire, inch tire
radial tire, inch tire, highway speeds: Porter, The repairable around of a radial tire is the tread excluding the outermost ribs. This means that the edges of the tread - where the belt endings are - and the sidewall - where the movement is pretty severe - are not repairable with a patch. ...

Tires: Bridgestone Tires, computerized wheel alignment, bridgestone tires
computerized wheel alignment, bridgestone tires, bridgestone firestone: Bruce, Cupping wear is caused by mis-alignment and aggravated by insufficient rotation practices and insufficient inflation pressure. Since the vehicle was out of the alignment tolerance, this is no doubt the source of the cupping. This is not unique...

Tires: new tires not so new?, tow truck driver, partial sense
tow truck driver, partial sense, dot code: Kim, It s a good thing your tow truck driver drives a truck, because he does not know how to read a DOT code. Here s my web site where I discuss how to decode a DOT code: http://www.barrystiretech.com/dotcoding.html If you follow the coding sequence,...

Tires: outside wear, life thanks, alignment
life thanks, alignment, russ: Russ, I hope you realize that once you have the wear on the outside - which was caused by the alignment - that fixing the alignment didn t put rubber on the tire, so it will continue to have wear on the outside for its remaining life. - AND - while the...

Tires: Tire Purchase based on date code, tire purchase, date stamp
tire purchase, date stamp, tire dealers: Leo, Anything within 3 years of production date is considered new . If the tires are between 3 and 6 years, then you should expect to receive a discount based on how old they are. Unfortunately, most tire dealers don t do a good job of telling the...

Tires: tire size ans air pressure, dodge ram 1500, tire placard
dodge ram 1500, tire placard, inflation pressure: Brent, I was referring to fully loaded - which is the way the vehicle placard pressure is done. But don t worry about even wear. The footprint of radial tires is only minorly affected by load vs inflation pressure. To get even wear, you need to rotate...

Tires: Tire speed ratings & Alignment, front wheel alignment, 2008 toyota matrix
front wheel alignment, 2008 toyota matrix, tire speed ratings: Dave, Your car came originally with H speed rated tires - and many tire shops will not apply tires that are less than what it originally came with. Perhaps that was what was being alluded to. I also did a little checking and I don t think the Toyo H727...

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Tires: Trailer Tire Blow Outs, tire blow outs, inflation pressure
tire blow outs, inflation pressure, fourwinns: Tammy, I ve heard lots of reports of problems with ST type tires. I don t know what to attribute it to, but I do know that: 1) Trailer manufacturers are known to skimp on tire size. I ve seen situations where the tire as supplied on the trailer did...

Tires: UNIROYAL Tiger Paw AWP 11 Tires, uniroyal tiger paw, road hazard
uniroyal tiger paw, road hazard, common road: Marva, What probably happened is that the tire encountered an object and broke some of the ply cords. A pretty common road hazard. This has a lot to do with the roads around your area, and not so much about the tire itself. Yes, you should be concerned...

Tires: 15 " tires for 95 EuroVan, michelin agilis, tire rack
michelin agilis, tire rack, tire dealer: Randell, I hope you realize you have an unusual vehicle with unusual tire requirements. In particular, the tires need to be a higher load carrying capacity than standard. This is because of the evolution over time of the vehicle - and the fact that it...

Tires: 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 quad cab single wheels, dodge ram 3500, stock tires
dodge ram 3500, stock tires, monster truck: John, First, Tire Rack is probably in the best position to recommend what will fit - that s their job and they do it well. They actually measure vehicles - something I just can not do. I am of the opinion that increases in tire size have to be large...

Tires: Acura MDX 2008 AWD tires in NYC, awd vehicles, acura mdx
awd vehicles, acura mdx, directional tires: Debra, First, many AWD vehicles are sensitive to differences in tire diameter - so the standard recommendation is to replace tires on these vehicles in sets of 4 and maintain a regular rotation schedule so the treadwear is even among the 4 tires. Failure...

Tires: cracked sidewalls on tires, 4 digits, dot code
4 digits, dot code, economic question: Rick, This is a multi level problem: 1) You need to make your vehicles as attractive as possible - and sometimes that means replacing tires just because of their appearance. This now becomes an economic question of how much is it going to cost you...

Tires: load index, michelin energy, alarm bells
michelin energy, alarm bells, bmw 328i: Jay, This is a lot more complicated than the info you provided. So let s get down to basics: You should have 4 of the same make, model, and state wear wear for optimal handling. The further you are from that, the greater the risk What you have proposed...

Tires: motorhome tires, motorhome tires, functional equivalent
motorhome tires, functional equivalent, tire business: Johnny, A 295/75R22.5 is a functional equivalent to a 275/80R22.5 except for 1) the width is about 1/2 wider on the same rim - and that also translates to about 1/2 more dual spacing required 2) The 275/80R22.5 can not go on a 9.00 rim and a 295/75R22.5...

Tires: Tire noise, all terrain tires, wheel bearings
all terrain tires, wheel bearings, season tires: Tony, As a general rule, all terrain tires are more noisy than all season tires. Alignment? Unless they messed it up, an alignment should help, not hurt. But I don t think you should dismiss the possibility. Plus, there is also a possibility that...

Tires: Tire pressure, bf goodrich all terrain, tire placard
bf goodrich all terrain, tire placard, 2007 toyota tundra: Kevin, On every vehicle sold in the US and I am told this is worldwide, but I have not been able to verify this - there is a sticker commonly called the tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard...

Tires: tire speed rating/ tire wear, tire speed rating, toyota highlander
tire speed rating, toyota highlander, utqg ratings: Steve, On every tire sold in the US, there is a UTQG rating for Treadwear, Traction, and Speed capability (also referred to a temperature , but this is poorly named). According to Tire Rack, both the H rated version and the V rated version of the...

Tires: Wheels, dodge ram 1500, duty wheels
dodge ram 1500, duty wheels, wheel assembly: Rashad, There are a couple of issues here. First is that the number of lugs used on hubs is designed to prevent folks from mixing light duty (meaning low load carrying capacity) wheels with medium duty and heavy duty wheels. Clearly no one would want...

Tires: year of tire, dot code, caution
dot code, caution, guess: Jim, You have not located the DOT Code. Here s how to find the DOT Code and what it should say: http://www.barrystiretech.com/dotcoding.html Word of caution. The date code of the DOT code only has to appear on one side. A partial is allowed on...

Tires: 19.5 questions, rim width, apparent error
rim width, apparent error, barry smith: Steve, My goodness! A look back in the past. With an apparent error. OK, let s examine the first statement - the one about the load carrying capacity. OK that checks out with the reference book. What about the second one - the ones taken from the...

Tires: 2006 Scion xA tire pressure, scion xa, cold temperatures
scion xa, cold temperatures, tire place: Maria, The pressure should be 29 psi. You should be aware that in winter weather, the cold temperatures will cause the pressure to go down - and when it gets hot outside, the pressure will go up - about 1 psi for every 10F. But you may have another...

Tires: pressure, aluminum alloy, slow leak
aluminum alloy, slow leak, tire store: Lee, Tires are not 100% airtight - and there will be differences from tire to tire. Generally these will be small differences. But the wheels themselves sometimes leak - and the difference from wheel to wheel can be quite dramatically different. ...

Tires: thank you, load index, psi
load index, psi, tyres: Nikolaos, No, that is not correct. They are thinking XL tires of the same load index as the originals - and that is not true in your case. What is true is that even though they are Extra Load, at lower pressures they act like Standard Load (SL) tires...

Tires: Tire size, class c rv, wheel spacing
class c rv, wheel spacing, dual wheel: Don, You probably can t be able to make the change - but here s how to tell: The dual wheel spacing - that is the distance between the centerline of one dualled tire to its partner on the same side. For an LT235/85R16 to fit, the spacing has to be at...

Tires: Tire size, 2004 grand cherokee, stock tires
2004 grand cherokee, stock tires, grand cherokee: Kelly, I m reasonably sure a 245/70R17 won t fit, because Discount Tire doesn t list that tire size on their web site: http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tirePlusSizes.do?v=008422%7C2004&r=NCCINT%7Cpc%7C29708 They do list other sizes - and I would think...

Tires: tyre pressure, tyre air pressure, pirelli pzero
tyre air pressure, pirelli pzero, tyre pressure: Nikoloas, It turns out that the load carrying characteristics vs pressure are the same for both sizes. So the same pressure should be used. But that doean t mean that the 2 sizes will behave the same. This is more a function of the tire than the pressure...

Tires: Z rated tires vs R rated tries, load index, speed rating
load index, speed rating, confusing terms: Dino, I think you are confusing terms. The R means Radial - and the speed rating is usually expressed along with the load index in a thing called the Service Description which normally follows the tire size in a number/letter pattern, with the number...

Tires: load range comparison, light truck applications, load ranges
light truck applications, load ranges, range comparison: Charlie, Ah ....... Mmmmmmmmm ..........Oh .......... This is complex so let me show you how this works. Load Index (the numbers) is a way of expressing the load carrying capacity: LI113 = 2535# Load Range is a way of expressing the the load carrying...

Tires: LT vs ST tire construction, inflation pressure, construction question
inflation pressure, construction question, 5th wheel: Bob, Remember I said ....The load carrying capacity of a tire is a function of many things. Most people are aware that size and inflation pressure make a difference, but they are NOT aware that speed and the road surface also make a difference...... ...

Tires: Purchasing tires, bf goodrich, visual appearance
bf goodrich, visual appearance, tire model: Patty, If you bought a BFG model 123XYZ, the tire would be identical EXCEPT for the possibility that the tire at the tire store COULD have been more closely scrutinized for problems such as balance, appearance, while the tire at WalMart might not be...

Tires: Tire size compatibility, stock tire size, studded winter tires
stock tire size, studded winter tires, tire failure: Michael, Going down in size also goes down in load carrying capacity - and that increases the risk of a load related tire failure, which sometimes has tragic results. My recommendation would be to resell the tires and see what else you can find...

Tires: tire sizes, 18 wheels, winter tires
18 wheels, winter tires, 2006 toyota tacoma: JP, First, I hope you realize that 16 tires will not fit on 18 wheels. So unless the winter tires came with wheels, you will need to buy wheels that will fit your vehicle. Even if those tires came with wheels, it is unclear if the wheels will fit....

Tires: More Tread front or rear for Braking?, rear tires, tires
rear tires, tires: Ron, I can not remember where I saw it, but someone had conducted the braking portion of this - and what I remember about it was that it wasn t as dramatic, but the same thing happens. My interpretation is that if the rear tires start to lose grip first,...

Tires: Run flat tire repair, runflat tires, flat tire repair
runflat tires, flat tire repair, inflation pressure: Walt, When repairing conventional tires, there are signs that the tire has been damaged by operating without sufficient inflation pressure (commonly called run flat ). In RunFlat tires, those signs are not present. That s why tire manufacturers do NOT...

Tires: Tire pressure, nissan altima, tire pressure
nissan altima, tire pressure, tire size: Bernard, According to Tire Guides, your vehicle originally came with P215/60R16 s inflated to 29 psi front and rear. Please check your vehicle tire placard to see if that is accurate as what follows is based on that information. In order to carry the...

Tires: Tire Size, nissan frontier, inflation pressure
nissan frontier, inflation pressure, lt245: Rommel, First, I am not a fan of replacing P type tires with LT type tires - and the reason will be obvious in the next sentence. In order to carry the same load a P265/70R16 does at 35 psi, an LT245/75R16 needs to use 46 psi. But the diameters are...

Tires: bent rim or out of round tire?, hunter gsp9700, mastercrafts
hunter gsp9700, mastercrafts, tire guy: John, The people who were in the best position to diagnose this were the ones who had the tire and rim in front of them. Based on your description, I can t tell which is correct. Yes, the guy saying the tire is out of round night be overlooking the...

Tires: Correct pressure for my custom tires, 2006 nissan altima, nissan altima
2006 nissan altima, nissan altima, custom tires: Shahdat, You should run the same pressure the placard shows. This is because the load carrying capacity is ever so slightly larger, but not enough to worry about. Just be aware that most of the ride and handling characteristics you will be feeling will...

Tires: High Profile tires on Low Profile rim, mitsubishi eclipse spyder, shocks and struts
mitsubishi eclipse spyder, shocks and struts, kia sorento: Thom, There is a limited amount of clearance in the fenderwells - and at best, the rule of thumb is going up 2 sizes - but there are enough exceptions that this requires a trial fitment to be sure. You ve suggested going up 7 sizes - and obviously that...

Tires: rv tyre size, tyre size, american rv
tyre size, american rv, sized tires: Lesley, 8-19.5 doesn t translate into metric sizing. It s a completely different system - albeit one that s been around for a long time. For reference, an 8-19.5 is 8.0 wide (203mm) on a 6 rim, 33.8 in diameter. It s about a 205/90R19.5 - which...

Tires: Staggered tires, e28 bmw, rim width
e28 bmw, rim width, other vehicles: Andy, Typically, when a vehicle manufacturer uses a staggered fitment, the wheel widths are different - and sometimes so are the offsets. So be very careful taking a clue from other vehicles about what will fit - or not. The second part of this puzzle...

Tires: tire loading, toyota picnic, mechanic shop
toyota picnic, mechanic shop, toyota service: Man, If anything, you should use less pressure. In effect, your new tires have MORE load carrying capacity and don t need as much pressure to carry the same load. But what you are experiencing is a) differences between tires, and b) differences...

Tires: tire pressure, fj cruiser, tire sizes
fj cruiser, tire sizes, hiway: Rodger, According to Tire Guides, a 2008 Toyota F J Cruiser originally came with a couple of different tire sizes, but one of them was P265/70R17 s inflated to 32 psi. Please check your vehicle tire placard to make sure this is correct. If that is...

Tires: tires, continental contitrac, tire placard
continental contitrac, tire placard, doorpost: Kari, On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually located on a doorpost or in the glove box but sometimes...

Tires: 2005 Cadillac STS, tire placard, tire guides
tire placard, tire guides, cadillac sts: Nancy, On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually...

Tires: 205/50R-15 tire compatibility, les schwab tires, honda wheels
les schwab tires, honda wheels, head gasket: Lisa, The way this is done is by looking up the vehicle and seeing what tire size it takes - not the other way around. You ve told me the tire size, but you didn t tell me the other vehicle. Then there s the issue of the wheels - which is a lot harder...

Tires: Alignment Shop Suggests Tire Replacement, alignment specialist, alignment shop
alignment specialist, alignment shop, hyundai accent: Dora, First a test. Swap the front tires side to side: If the pull changes direction, then the problem is 100% tires. Replace them - and Discount Tire s suggest is a good one. If the pull doesn t change at all, then the problem is 100% vehicle -...

Tires: Cupping at center of tire, rotating tires, rear tire
rotating tires, rear tire, cupping: Graham, The first problem here is that you can not undo the wear pattern without a bit of luck. You may have fixed the problem but once that type of wear starts, it is difficult to get it to wear evenly. Rotating the tire out of its current position...

Tires: P205/70R 15, p205, model cars
p205, model cars, huge list: Joyce, The common way to sell tires is by size - and let the buyer determine if his car takes that size. Besides, this is such a common size and there are soooooo many vehicles that take this size, it would be literally a HUGE list - far too many to...

Tires: Rim Leak, tubeless tires, tire dealer
tubeless tires, tire dealer, sealants: Tim, As a general rule, tubes don t fit in tubeless tires well - so the basic answer is: No. I would suggest that you take the tire to a tire dealer and have him work on it. There are sealants that can be applied that will help seal the tire to the...

Tires: RV Tires, 8R19.5 Substitution
8R19.5 Substitution: Larry, These types of tires come in Load Ranges (LR) - and along with the tire size, the load range determines the maximum load carrying capacity of the tire and the corresponding pressure this occurs at. I m going to assume your 8R19.5 s are a LR F. ...

Tires: tire pressure, toyota 4runner, 4runner
toyota 4runner, 4runner, carrying capacity: Tom, According to Tire Guides, a 1990 Toyota 4Runner originally came with P225/75R15 s inflated to 26 psi front / 29 psi rear. In order to carry that same load, an LT235/85R16 needs to use...... ah ...... Mmmmmm ....... Well, LT tires shouldn t be inflated...

Tires: tire pressure, tire failure, sway bars
tire failure, sway bars, spring rate: Martin, I am not a fan of replacing P metric tires with LT metric tires and vice versa - and here s why. When your dealer replaced the LT245/75R17 s which should use 55 psi, the P265/70R17 s needed to use 34 psi to carry the same load. That is a difference...

Tires: tire pressure, tire placard, z71 silverado
tire placard, z71 silverado, inflation pressure: David, Here s my standard answer about inflation pressure. ********************************************** On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard...

Tires: tire pressure, box hd, gmc sierra
box hd, gmc sierra, tire guides: Larry, According to Tire Guides, a publication that summarizes vehicle tire placards, a 2000 GMC Sierra 2500 came in a variety of modelss and with a variety of tire sizes and inflation pressures. But perhaps I can narrow this down enough to be helpful....

Tires: tire size, dodge neon sxt, 2003 dodge neon sxt
dodge neon sxt, 2003 dodge neon sxt, stock rims: Tony, According to Discount Tire, no. That will rub. If you go to Discount Tire s web site, they list the tire sizes they know will fit. That might be helpful if you are looking for alternative sizes. Word of caution. This list doesn t take into...

Tires: Touring tires and road noise, proper inflation pressure, season tires
proper inflation pressure, season tires, road noise: Rennett, If your tires started at one noise level and increased over time, the most likely cause is irregular wear. Prevention is the usual tire maintenance stuff: Proper inflation pressure and regular checks. Proper vehicle alignment Regular...

Tires: Fix-A-Flat, tire sealant, canon copier
tire sealant, canon copier, tire dealer: Lee, First, the term Fix-a-Flat is frequently used to cover all the spray-in sealants, so asking the company with that name doesn t really cover the entire spectrum of products. It would be like asking Xerox, why a Canon copier doesn t make good xerox...

Tires: Goodyear Eagle Tires, goodyear eagle, honda dealership
goodyear eagle, honda dealership, tread pattern: Debbie, You are correct that when a tire says inside , it kind of means it. But, there are degrees of this. Some tires have a fairly mild asymmetry, and it doesn t matter much which side is out. But others are decidedly asymmetrical and really need...

Tires: H Series vs. T Series Tires, series tires, replacement tires
series tires, replacement tires, term durability: Frank, I am not a fan of using anything less than an H speed rating. The jump from T to H has major, major implications for long term durability. As a general rule H rated tires are a bit crisper handling, than T rated tires, but there are plenty of...

Tires: horse trailer tyres, passenger car tire, trailer tyres
passenger car tire, trailer tyres, hand horse: Lea76, Are there other markings on the tire - like the letters ST or the letters LT before or after the size? Does the tire have loading and inflation information? Does it have Ply Rating or Load Range ? Ply Rating will be look like this: 8 PR...

Tires: Mild Dry rot, tires continental, tongue weight
tires continental, tongue weight, cold climate: Paul, Your tires are 7 years old. Recent bulletins from the tire industry indicate that tires degrade simply due to time. The age of a tire is important even if the tire is unused. There some disagreement over how to best express this age limitation,...

Tires: Premature, uneven tire wear, alignment shop, tire alignment
alignment shop, tire alignment, 2007 honda civic: Karen, The first shop told you that something expensive needed to be done. The second shop said that it didn t need to be done and that they could fix the problem at a cheaper price - even after you told them that someone else had recommended that expensive...

Tires: tire size, 16 wheels, dodge durango
16 wheels, dodge durango, all the web: Doug, If you have 16 tires on your vehicle, then someone changed them at some point in time. And - No! - 15 tires will not fit on 16 wheels. Because you have an unusual situation, you need to talk to someone about what to do. There are compromises...

Tires: Tire Sizes, drastic mistake, tire sizes
drastic mistake, tire sizes, carrying capacity: Michael, You might but it is a bit unclear. If the letters P appear in front of the tire size, then the letter D shouldn t be applied behind. I suspect you are right about the P and wrong about the D . If so, you did indeed make a drastic mistake....

Tires: Upgraded to LT tire, pressure question?, 2007 toyota 4runner, toyota 4runner
2007 toyota 4runner, toyota 4runner, proper inflation: Dave, If you ve read my answers, you ll know I am not a fan of replacing P type tires with LT type tires. But according to Tire Guides, a 2007 Toyota 4Runner came with a variety of tire sizses. Taking the worst one: P265/70R16 at 32 psi front and rear...

Tires: change passenger tire to light truck tires, goodyear integrity tires, hyundai entourage
goodyear integrity tires, hyundai entourage, passenger tires: Don, I am not a fan of replacing P type tires with LT type tires - and vice versa. LT type tires require more inflation pressure to carry the same load. LT tires are not designed with rolling resistance in mind. They are designed to have high loading....

Tires: Directional Tires, directional tires, speed rating
directional tires, speed rating, tire rotation: Mitch, Yes, you can. - BUT - It isn t Directional that makes tires expensive - although directional tires tend to be more expensive. And it isn t the speed rating that makes the tires expensive - although higher speed rated tires tend to...

Tires: Found treasure, coding system, tire size
coding system, tire size, metal detector: Debbie, Here s how to tell the age of a tire: http://www.barrystiretech.com/dotcoding.html But based on what you ve told me, I d guess this predates the use of this coding system, which went into place in the late 1960 s. The tire size would seem...

Tires: Where should two new tires be placed on a front wheel drive car?, wheel drive car, dear sirs
wheel drive car, dear sirs, rear tires: Vic, The best tires should go on the rear regardless of whether the vehicle is FWD or RWD. That s because if the rear tires tires lose traction first, the rear spins around and the car is facing the wrong direction when the car slows down and the traction...

Tires: Tire replacement, wheel drive vehicles, all wheel drive vehicles
wheel drive vehicles, all wheel drive vehicles, goodyear eagle: Jan, Obviously the best situation is 4 identical tires - meaning same size, brand, tire line, and speed rating. The further away from that you are, the more likely there is to be problems. You didn t tell me what kind of vehicle you have, but same All...

Tires: Tyre load ratings VS air pressures, mitsubishi triton 4x4, goodyear wrangler silent armor
mitsubishi triton 4x4, goodyear wrangler silent armor, slide on camper: Gabor, Since I did not send you a pdf file, it is I who am now confused. But I am going to take a guess that you are referring to the Goodyear Databook and in it there is a load table. I am also going to guess that you asked other folks the same question...

Tires: TYRES CHANGING, psi pressure, car specification
psi pressure, car specification, tire size: Mahoud, Your car specification was for the original tire size. When you change size, the specification needs to be recalculated. If I have this right, your original tire size was 225/75R15 at 29 psi. In order to carry the same load, a 31x10.50R15LT...

Tires: Bigger tire and proper inflation, oe tire size, narrow wheels
oe tire size, narrow wheels, proper inflation: John, There are 2 rules: 1) Match the load carrying capacity 2) If you can match the load carrying capacity with a lower inflation pressure, match the spring rate by using the same inflation pressure. So let s do the math: In order to carry...

Tires: do I need an alignment?, rear camber, steering wheel
rear camber, steering wheel, tire store: Jo, Yes, you need an alignment. But before I start, I want you to know that my experience says that published alignment tolerances are too wide by half. Put another way, The alignment needs to be within the inner half of the spec. With that in mind,...

Tires: tire conversion for 1958 Ford Fairlane 500, tire size conversion, tire size conversion chart
tire size conversion, tire size conversion chart, ford fairlane 500: Richard, Modern radial tires are done differently than the old style bias tires - and the result is that there may or may not be an acceptable alternative. To answer such a question, I developed a spreadsheet. You can find it on my website: http://www.barrystiretech.com/vintagetireexchange.html...

Tires: tire sizes, size tires, ford f250
size tires, ford f250, tire sizes: Bob, No, you can t replace them with that size. Not only is the tire smaller in diameter which will throw off the speedometer and odometer, but you are going down in load carrying capacity which increases the risk of a failure - and sometimes those result...

Tires: Tires for 1981 camper, rim width, st205 75r15
rim width, st205 75r15, range c: Linda, An F78-15ST is 7.9 wide on a 5.5 rim, 27.3 in diameter and has an allowable rim width range of 5 to 7 , with a load carrying capacity of 1390# @ 35 psi (Load Range B) or 1710# @ 50 psi (Load Range C) An ST205/75R15 has a width of 8.0 on a...

Tires: Tires for a Chevy Van, wheel manufacturers, chevy van
wheel manufacturers, chevy van, shipping operation: Bob, The problem isn t the chemical composition, it s that 16.5 tires are rapidly disappearing. I m advising folks to convert to 16 tires - and although it might be more difficult in your case, I still think it would be easier than trying to import properly...

Tires: tires difference between 89h and 91 h -mixing same, alignment problem, cold climate
alignment problem, cold climate, load index: Meryl, So long as the tire size is the same, you ll be good to go. The difference in Load Index is caused by differences in the way different countries rate tires and - for practical purposes is not a difference. New tires should go on the rear. ...

Tires: using I/T (snow tires) in hot terrain, mitsubishi pajero, lahore pakistan
mitsubishi pajero, lahore pakistan, snow terrain: Faisal, Snow tires are thoroughly incompatible with the high temperatures you mentioned. Because Winter tires are compounded for lower temperatures, they are more prone to tire failure at high temperatures, not to mention the wear will be terrible. ...

Tires: 2 or 4 replacment tires, rubber manufacturers association, f350 diesel
rubber manufacturers association, f350 diesel, awd vehicles: Wayne, The standard answer is that on 4X4 s, you need to have 4 identical tires - smae size, same make, same model, and same state of wear. That s to prevent the drivetrain from binding up and damaging the components. Here s something from the RMA (Rubber...

Tires: Directional tire mounting - LH/RH side?, lh rh, correct direction
lh rh, correct direction, arrows: Zaq, A directional tire will have arrows indicating the direction of travel. When mounted on the vehicle, the arrows have to be pointing the correct direction. That means when 4 tires are mounted, 2 tires have to be pointing one direction, and 2 tires...

Tires: Mismatching tires on 95 pathfinder 4x4 damage to front differential and A/T as a result, planetary gears, transfercases
planetary gears, transfercases, salvage yard: Mark, Thanks for the additional information. Since you have a 4X4 that has to be engaged by the driver, then the transmission and transfer case are separate units. Any problems caused by the difference in tire diameter would manifest itself in the transfer...

Tires: Tire Fitment on a 2002 Nissan Maxima, tire fitment, nissan maxima
tire fitment, nissan maxima, head gasket: Kevin, It s unclear, but are you asking if the wheels will fit? The answer is, No. The bolt circles are different: 5X114.3mm for the Nissan vs 5X120mm for the BMW. What about taking the tires off the rim? That answer is also No. According to Discount...

Tires: tire infiniti g35 2008, infiniti g35, urgent advice
infiniti g35, urgent advice, r18: Mansoor Aziz, First, I am having trouble that you can t find 225/50R18 s. Tire Rack lists 26 different combinations. But a 245/45R18 is too wide and a 225/45R18 is too small. That s a real dilemma. I would suggest you spend additional time searching...

Tires: Tire loading, yokohama geolander, wheel camper
yokohama geolander, wheel camper, e type: Shane, I am not a fan of swapping P tires into LT type tires - and vice versa. But I am particularly not a fan of the combination. First, in order to carry the same load a P type tire does, an LT type tire needs to use 15 psi more pressure. That...

Tires: tire size -- trust the placard?, tire placard, odometer readings
tire placard, odometer readings, jeep cherokee: Scott, Vehicle manufacturers are required by law to apply the placard, so you can trust that your vehicle originally came with the size indicated. There are reference books that tire dealers use to find out what tire size originally came on vehicles, but...

Tires: tires, flatspot, motorhome
flatspot, motorhome, tires: Henry, If you maintained the pressure in your motorhome, yes. If not, then there is a question. But you should be aware that the tires may be flatspotted. That may work itself out as you drive, but it is also possible that the flatspot is permanent....

Tires: Tires+ Liability load and speed rating, discount tires, technical perspective
discount tires, technical perspective, service writer: Carol, First, the issue about speed ratings is complex - mostly because of the legal issues. If a vehicle manufacturer specifies a speed rating, then some tire shops feel they are legally vulnerable if they don t follow suit. But other shops don t feel...

Tires: Tyre Loadings, inflation pressure, gawr
inflation pressure, gawr, percentage figure: Mike, Yes, that is too close. Here s the way to do this. Start by looking at the original tire size and pressure. That will equate to a loading (you ll need a load table for this#, then look at the original GAWR s and calculate what percent the GAWR...

Tires: Slow leaks from tires, jeep grand cherokee, slow leaks
jeep grand cherokee, slow leaks, kiddie pool: Randy, That is possible. You need to spend some time looking for the leakage. Some folks use a spray bottle with detergent looking for bubbles. The bubbles will be small because the leak is slow. Another way to do this is to submerge the tire and...

Tires: Speed Rating, rubber manufacturers association, speed rating
rubber manufacturers association, speed rating, tire dealer: Barry, To my knowledge there are no regulations - Federal, state, or local - that address the issue of speed ratings of tires. HOWEVER, there have been several court cases where it was found that a tire dealer applied a lower speed rating and it was...

Tires: tire inflation, psi max, chrome rims
psi max, chrome rims, inflation pressure: Tom, The tire size determines the relationship between the inflation pressure and the load carrying capacity. The Load Range determines how much is the maximum. So the inflation pressure called for by the vehicle tire placard - 50 psi - is the proper...

Tires: tire tred depths, passenger car tires, rubber manufacturers association
passenger car tires, rubber manufacturers association, walmart tire lube express: Bill, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16854703 http://www.dunntire.com/pages/learning-center/Recommended-Tread-Depth/ I ve provided a copy of links to artcles about tread depth. Summary: There is no federal law that governs passenger car tires....

Tires: tires, passenger car tires, load index
passenger car tires, load index, load ranges: Doug, Load Index is a measure of a tire s load carrying capacity. Obviously, it would be going the wrong direction to install a tire with a LOWER load carrying capacity as that increases the risk of a load related failure - which sometimes has tragic results....

Tires: Tires, range c, load c
range c, load c, trailer tire: Shaun, You found the tire size. It is 7.75-14ST Load Range C. It s an old system and here are the particulars: Diameter = 25.24 , Width = 7.65 on a 5.50 rim, Load Carrying Capacity = 1655# at 50 psi. The current sizing system is different - and...

Tires: how wide of tires can I put on a 6 1/2" rim, rim size, rim width
rim size, rim width, tirerack com: Marlin, This is a but complicated, because the 235 is only part of the size, and that isn t the only thing that determines the proper rim size. The most accurate way to do this is to use the spec charts - like this one: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Grabber+HTS&partnum=385QR6GRHTSOWL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&tab=Specs...

Tires: 2005 sebring convertible, speed rating, vehicle manufacturer
speed rating, vehicle manufacturer, tire size: Michael, The basic rule is to have the same tire all around the vehicle. That way the vehicle behaves the way the vehicle manufacturer intended - and the further away from that that you are, the more likely there is to be problems. You have 2 issues...

Tires: Antique Truck Tire Size Conversion To Modern Tire Size, tire size conversion, balloon tires
tire size conversion, balloon tires, patience and perseverance: Eric, First, these old tires generally do NOT have modern equivalents. The way tires are designed has changed tremendously in the 80 years between now and then. Even though it will not be much help to you, I have developed a conversion page for more...

Tires: Singing Tires, snow traction, oem tires
snow traction, oem tires, tread patterns: Bob, Some tires are naturally noisy, some are not. Some interact with the particular road surface in your area adversely and while they are normally quiet, they will generate noise that they ordinarily don t. Further, some aggressive tread patterns...

Tires: Michelin Primacy MXV4, michelin primacy mxv4, 2003 toyota avalon
michelin primacy mxv4, 2003 toyota avalon, winter traction: Dave, Many folks recommend replacing all season tires at 5/32nds if winter traction is an issue - which you ve said it is. Wear? Most tire wear occurs when the vehicle is turning - and I m guessing your wife drives mostly around town - lots of turns...

Tires: tire letter meaning, passenger car, horse trailer
passenger car, horse trailer, longevity: Sally, The P stands for Passenger Car, and your vehicle is obviously NOT a passenger car. You need a tire designed for trailer usage - an ST type tire or in a pinch an LT type tire. Work with your local retailer because the load on the tire is so very...

Tires: tires, ford f250, wildcat
ford f250, wildcat, scarcity: Kim, When selling tires and wheels, it is best to state what year, make, and model they came off of, and let the seller decide if they will fit. That way YOU are not responsible if they don t fit. But you should be aware that 16.5 tires haven t been...

Tires: 2002 Toyota Camry, allen tire co, toyota camry
allen tire co, toyota camry, 2002 toyota camry: Cheryl, Most tire manufacturers have issued bulletins stating that tires ought to be taken out of service when the tires are 10 years old. That s because the rubber deteriorates over time - even though the wear might be minimal. This is to prevent a tire...

Tires: huge drop in tire psi but no leak found, wheel assembly, nm tx
wheel assembly, nm tx, rule of thumb: Lee, It s possible to lose some air due to the impact, but the numbers seem a little high for that. I use this rule of thumb for the age of tires: If you live in AZ, CA, NV, NM, TX and FL, 6 years is the limit. If you live in MT, WI, ND, SD, ID, and...

Tires: Over sized tires on a 1990 Jeep Cherokee., jeep cherokee laredo, proper tire pressure
jeep cherokee laredo, proper tire pressure, jeep cherokee: Dino, I do not recommend using LT tires in place of P type tires - and the reason will be obvious in a moment. In order to carry the same load a P205/75R15 does at 30 psi, an LT235/75R15 needs to use .... Ah..... Mmmmmm.... well, it turns out that it...

Tires: Tire Wrap from the 60s?, attention flags, moot point
attention flags, moot point, 60s: Will, I honestly do not remember anything like that. What I remember is the, now, ubiquitous methods to attract attention - flags, banners, etc. While I don t specifically remember anything wrapping the tires, it is not hard to imagine such a thing. ...

Tires: tires, 2005 cadillac srx, cadillac srx
2005 cadillac srx, cadillac srx, tire placard: Cynthia, According to Tire Guides, a 2005 Cadillac SRX originally came with P235/60R18 s on the front and P255/55R18 s on the rear. You can confirm that by looking at the vehicle tire placard which is located on the driver s door. If that is true, then...

Tires: Tires, goodyear wrangler rt, goodyear wrangler rt s
goodyear wrangler rt, goodyear wrangler rt s, ford ranger: Brenda, You have a dilemma. The basic rule is to put the best tires on the rear, because you don t want the rear end to be the weak link - and usually that means the new tires. But the 31x10.50R15LT tires are better in the sense that they have more...

Tires: 2008 Nissan Pathfinder Valve stem leak
Barbara, For practical purposes, this is something that requires specialized equipment. And, no, it might not cost $250, especially if the leak is only on the valve portion and not the sensor portion. Use a regular tire shop, not the dealer. They will...

Tires: chevy step van
Klas, An 8-19.5 is 8.0 (203mm) wide on a 6 rim, with an allowable rim width of 5.25 to 6.75 , a diameter of 33.8 (859mm), a minimum dual spacing of 9.1 (231mm), and a load carrying capacity of 3195# at 95 psi - Load Range E (1449 kg at 6.6 bar) ...

Tires: min.load range for tire
David, The way you ve worded the question is a bit awkward, so allow me to start in a different spot. On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure...

Tires: Mixing W and V speed rated A/S tires
Bill, In emergency situations, vehicles tend to pivot around the odd tire - and the more different the tire is, the worse this situation can become. You ve not only got different a brand, but a lower speed rating in top of it. I should mention that...

Tires: Tire Size
Janice, Tires are tailored for their application, but the difference between a crossover vehicle and an SUV is so minimal to be virtually meaningless. So what you were told is an obfuscation to the fact that even within tires that can be used in the same...

Tires: Tire Size
Earlwin, First, you do NOT want to go down in load index. That is the direction towards increasing tire failure risk. Second, it is also the direction towards worse fuel economy. Not only is it about 3% smaller in diameter, but the rolling resistance...

Tires: tires
Bob, First, I am not a fan of replacing P type tires with LT type tires - and in a moment, you ll see why. At 35 psi, a P265/70R16 has a load carrying capacity of 2185#. In order to carry the same load, an LT245/75R16 needs to use 58 psi. So I...

Tires: Uniroyal Liberator A/T blowout
James, The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn t show any reports of failures for this tire. What to do? First, file a report on NHTSA s website: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/online.cfm Second, file a complaint...

Tires: changing tire sizes
Jasmine, According to Discount Tire, the 235/65R17 will not fit. It will rub. Is the 225/65R17 is good choice? Yes, it is about 1% off for the diameter, so doesn t affect the speedometer enough to worry about - and it has enough load carrying capacity....

Tires: uniroyal liberator a/t LT 265/75R16
James, First, file a complaint with the Federal Government department that handles this sort of thing - the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA): https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/online.cfm Second, file a complaint with Uniroyal:...

Tires: How much width can I loose on my Ford factory r18 rims?
Joe, First, there are other numbers in the tire size besides 265 (and obviously 18) - and they affect the answer. In fact, there are so many different answers depending on what the middle number is that I really can t answer your question. Plus, it...

Tires: buying new tires, 4x2, drivetrain
4x2, drivetrain, 4x4: Amanda, If you have a 4X4, you have to buy 4 tires, or you may damage your drivetrain. Very expensive!! If you have a 4X2, buying 4 tires insures the vehicle will handle properly. If you only buy 2, there s a risk the vehicle will have handling issues....

Tires: options, general grabber, kiddy pool
general grabber, kiddy pool, slow leak: Lee, As I said earlier, it sometimes takes some time and effort to find a leak such as you are describing - time and effort some tire shops aren t willing to devote to such a project. Leaks are always detectable, and finding where the leak is coming...

Tires: replacing a single tire on a 06 awd cadillac sts4, awd system, tire diameter
awd system, tire diameter, passenger tire: Juan, You need to ask Cadillac this question. It s their car and they know how their AWD system works. Some AWD systems are really sensitive to differences in tire diameter - Subaru comes to mind. But some aren t - and there are so many different...

Tires: tire downsize over gear change, wheel spacers, stock wheels
wheel spacers, stock wheels, inflation pressure: Neil, Not many people heard about the Firestone failures until it hit the news. I did a little research and found that, at the time, the failure rate of the Firestones was less than 1/2%. Nowadays, the failure rate is lower than that, but I can guarantee...

Tires: tire downsize?, dodge ram 1500, tire failures
dodge ram 1500, tire failures, carrying capacity: Heidi, You do not want to go there. It is dangerous to go down in load carrying capacity - and that would be going down a lot. You may hear that there isn t much of a risk, but the problem is that sometimes tire failures result in fatalities, and you...

Tires: tire pressure for Toyo 265x70x17, dodge ram 1500, tire placard
dodge ram 1500, tire placard, 2008 dodge ram 1500: Bill, First step is to find the vehicle tire placard - which will list the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. If the tire size is the same, then the pressure listed there is appropriate. The vehicle tire placard is usually located...

Tires: One Tire Replacement, camry xle, michelin primacy
camry xle, michelin primacy, emergency maneuver: John, The best information I have says that tires within 2/32nds of an inch can be considered functionally equivalent. So first step would be to measure both tires. Second, if they are more than 2/32nds different, they are different enough to require...

Tires: tires for larger rims, rear tire size, cadillac sts
rear tire size, cadillac sts, tirerack com: AnTonio, Both Tire Rack and Discount Tire have on line tire upsize programs. http://www.tirerack.com/ http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/home.do Follow those for the best advice available. They will tell you about the staggered fitement, but I think...

Tires: 245/75R16 T vs 245/75R16 R, tire placard, inflation pressure
tire placard, inflation pressure, load ranges: Mike, You need to be aware that there are P type tires and LT type tires - and your vehicle needs LT type tires - and you can tell the difference by looking for the letters in front of the tire size. Some on-line retailers don t use the letters in front...

Tires: 36" diameter narrow tread high aspect ratio tires?, diameter tire, high aspect ratio
diameter tire, high aspect ratio, truck chassis: John, Sorry, but your requirements don t fit anything out there. You ll need to rethink this. Followup: John, I don t think you found what you think you found. I think you found something else - something that won t work. Respond with what...

Tires: PSI FOR TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2003, tire placard, firestone tires
tire placard, firestone tires, toyota highlander: Topaz, It is my understanding that every vehicle has a sticker - commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. I know this is true for the US, and I have yet to hear of an exception...

Tires: Tire - DOT, dot code, t davis
dot code, t davis: T Davis, Everything you wanted to know about DOT Codes: http://www.barrystiretech.com/dotcoding.html And then - you need to look on the other side of the tire. What you have is a partial code - the plant and the size. The full DOT code - including...

Tires: Tire pressure, tire placard, inflation pressure
tire placard, inflation pressure, mistaken belief: Rick, On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually located on a doorpost or in the glove box but sometimes...

Tires: tire question, chevy silverado, road traction
chevy silverado, road traction, season tire: Amanda, Compatibility has more to do with the service you intend for the truck, not the truck itself. If you re looking for a bit of off road traction, but use the truck mostly on the road, you want an All Terrain tire. If you re strictly on road, then...

Tires: tire size, ford f150 supercab, tire placard
ford f150 supercab, tire placard, ford f150: Ted, First, I think you ll find the original tire size on your vehicle was not 225/70R16. Find the vehicle tire placard which will be on the driver s doorpost. It will list the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. Second, a...

Tires: towing and tires, dodge durango slt, 2002 dodge durango slt
dodge durango slt, 2002 dodge durango slt, dodge durango: Gregg, Tires don t care about how the load arrives - whether it is by towing a trailer or a load in the cargo area - they only care about the load. So your first step is to assure the vehicle is capable to towing what you intend to tow. You ll need to...

Tires: car tires, car tires, psi
car tires, psi, tires: Lee, If 3 tires started with 36.4 psi and one started with 35.7 psi, we would measure all 4 as 36 psi - but when the temperature dropped, the lowest one would measure less than the other 3 - but within 1 psi. So I can see where you might think that there...

Tires: Old OEM 6 Ply vs. New 10 Ply inflation..., mudder tires, tire placard
mudder tires, tire placard, suburban 4wd: Paul, First, please check your vehicle tire placard again. Tire Guides says the placard should say 44 psi front / 80 psi rear. Assuming this is correct (and it makes sense to me), then the vehicle originally came with Load Range E tires (10 Ply Rating)....

Tires: old tire sizes, tire sizes, carrying capacity
tire sizes, carrying capacity, tire size: William, A 7.50-16LT Load Range E (10 PR) has an overall diameter of 31.8 with a width of 8.6 on a 6.0 rim and a load carrying capacity of 2755# at 80 psi (single). The closest modern tire size is an LT215/85R16 Load Range E, with a diameter of 30.4...

Tires: Run flat tire, runflat tires, inflation pressure
runflat tires, inflation pressure, safe bet: Jay, Here s the deal: In normal tires, you can see the damage to the sidewall due to being operated without inflation pressure. But in RunFlat tires, that damage is covered by the sidewall insert - the thing that makes the thing work. Because you can...

Tires: Tire for 2000 Chevy Express 2500, tire placard, wheel diameter
tire placard, wheel diameter, chevy express: Marni, First, on every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker, called the vehicle tire placard, that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. On a Chevy truck, it is located on the drivers doorpost. I have a book the summarizes...

Tires: tire size, tire size calculator, 16x8 wheels
tire size calculator, 16x8 wheels, stock tires: Jim, First, P235/75R16 s will fit on 8 wide wheels. Second, there are so many tire sizes that fit on 8 wide wheels, the question boils down to what will fit under the fenderwells. I ve gathered from several sources, and here what is known. This might...

Tires: Tire Compatibility, sized tires, mercedes suv
sized tires, mercedes suv, tragic results: Andy, The tires from the Jag are way, way too small for your Mercedes SUV. If you were to try to use them, they would very likely fail - and that sometimes has tragic results. So, but your wife s car needs to have properly sized tires and the ones...

Tires: tire pressure, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee limited
jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee limited, jeep grand cherokee limited: Jason, On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker, commonly called the vehicle tire placard, that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The vehicle tire placard is usually found on a doorpost or in the glove box,...

Tires: tyre minus sizing, gas millage, subaru forester
gas millage, subaru forester, minor extent: Anthony, A car s fuel economy is not much affected by tires - particularly tire size. However, there have been some experiments that say that larger diameter tires help fuel economy to a minor extent - we re talking percentage points here. But the problem...

Tires: G78 tires, series tires, p205
series tires, p205, approximations: earl, There isn t one. The G78 s are 78 aspect ratio and they just don t make those anymore. However, there are close approximations, if you don t need to be exact: http://www.barrystiretech.com/vintagetireexchange.html Short version: P215/75R14...

Tires: Tire Inflation Calculations - Weight & Pressure, land rover discovery, discovery series ii
land rover discovery, discovery series ii, inflation pressure: Tony, The load calculation is pretty complex. In order to make it simple, the tire standardizing organizations publish tables that have the values in them. Unfortunately, those tables are covered by copyright laws and are not allowed to be published....

Tires: Cause of Auto Accident Resulting in Serious Injury to Child, goodyear auto service center, center divider
goodyear auto service center, center divider, auto service center: Jacqueline, First, I note that you are in Hawaii. I m assuming the accident took place in Hawaii. I know there are things that are unique to Hawaii that are different than the rest of the US. I ll talk about those as they come up in my narrative. If...

Tires: how often to rotate tires, 2009 toyota corolla, tire rotations
2009 toyota corolla, tire rotations, toyota corolla: Jeffrey, I am of the opinion that more rotation is better. - BUT - There are practical limits. Every time you rotate, there are things that can go wrong - such as stripped lug nut threads. Plus, if you have to pay for this, this is an additional...

Tires: vibration, michelin tires, army tank
michelin tires, army tank, same time period: James, First, it sounds like you only replaced a single tire. If the problem was the age of the tire, why didn t you replace them all? Are they all from the same time period? Second, as a tire fails, it will go through a series of steps - and the...

Tires: Rims and tires, dodge ram 1500, tire placard
dodge ram 1500, tire placard, rims and tires: Brad, Yes, but you need to be careful. Pickup trucks come in a variety of payload levels and even though these both seem like half ton pickups, they could be quite different in GVW - which in turn affects what tire size is appropriate. Find the vehicle...

Tires: Tire age, tire name, best guess
tire name, best guess, s4s: Mike, Is there an arrowhead near the date code 499? An arrowhead will look like this | If so, then the tire was produced in 1999. If not, then the date code is no help. And the tire name is only of some help. I remember Goodyear S4S s as being...

Tires: Tyre pressure chnage to LT, tyre tread pattern, highway fuel economy
tyre tread pattern, highway fuel economy, mitsubishi triton: Allen, Doing the math, you need to add 11 psi to all the pressures listed by the vehicle manufacturers to get the same load carrying capacities. Interestingly, your tire dealer wasn t too far off the mark. (They usually aren t that good!# I also find...

Tires: V rated vs. T rated Tire- 2010 Ford Fusion, ford fusion, size tire
ford fusion, size tire, speed rating: Betty, Yes, it is OK - you just want to be aware of a few things. First, is that moving down in speed rating is directionally towards a less safe tire - one more likely to fail The risk is very low, but because these types of failure can have tragic...

Tires: 2004 BMW X3 2.5i SUV
John, Gee, if I told you all of those secrets, you could be answering these questions and I would be looking for work. Wait, I don t get paid for this..... OK, first, how do I know what fits? Discount Tire has alternative fitments listed on their website....

Tires: mud terrain tyre on city road, mud terrain tires, dry traction
mud terrain tires, dry traction, wet traction: Yura, Yes. Mud Terrain tires tend to be noisy, not wear very well, and might be harsh riding. There may also be traction issues - although dry traction is hardly ever a problem with any type of tire. However, wet traction is sometimes an issue...

Tires: Tire&rim sizes, tire placard, kia rio
tire placard, kia rio, rim sizes: Richard, On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually...

Tires: TIRES, tire name, contiental
tire name, contiental, load index: Charlee, It used to be that speed ratings were imbedded in the tire size so people would pay attention to them. But times have changed and the current practice is to place the speed rating with the load index after the tire size. That means there is...

Tires: car tire
Randy, The best situation is to have 4 identical tires on a vehicle that calls for the same size - as opposed to those vehicles where a staggered fitment is specified. By identical I mean same size, same make, same model, and same state of wear. ...

Tires: original tire size
Steven, On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a vehicle tire placard that lists the original tire size and the proper inflation pressure for that size. The vehicle tire placard is usually located on the driver s doorframe, but it might also be in the...

Tires: Bias ply tires
Dennis, No, if anything radial tires are more prone to hydroplaning - all other things being equal. But the problem is that all things are rarely equal - and in the case of radial tires, there are things you can do to improve hydroplaning resistance...

Tires: michelin tire size
Mike, Many tire shops will not install a tire with a lessor load rating or a lesser speed rating. Why? Because if they do, they could be sued for downgrading the vehicle s tires - and many shops do not want to be in this legally liable situation. In...

Tires: Oversized Tires
Ricky, According to Tire Guides, the wheels on your truck are 6.5 wide - and an LT265/75R16 requires a minimum of a 7 rim. Using a rim that is too narrow may make the vehicle track the grooves and ruts in the road, plus make it sensitive to cross winds....

Tires: When to really change tires?
Kyle, There is an increasing risk of wet and snow traction problems as tires wear. The problem is that there is no break point at which beyond that point things suddenly change. It s gradual. Current thinking says that if you live in an area with snow,...

Tires: Tire tests and changing compounds
Jeff, The first thing you have to understand is that tire testing is highly variable. The test results can vary considerably, even though nothing else has changed. That is why tire manufacturers tend to rely on laboratory testing, which is much more precise...

Tires: Tire vibration
Owen, Rotate your tires. If the vibration doesn t change, then it is likely there is something in the vehicle vibrating - not the tires and wheels. If the vibration changes, then you ll know which pair of tires or wheels might be involved and you...

Tires: Trailer tires
Harvey, So let s do the math. An LT245/75R16 Load Range E (10 Ply Rating) has a load carrying capacity of 3042# at 80 psi - and I m assuming the trailer has 4 tires, so the total load carrying capacity is 12,168#. I don t think tires ought to be load...

Tires: Snow tire
Nancy, According to Tire Rack, the size needed to downsize your vehicle is 225/70R16. Do I think this is a good idea? Yes, if you are going to dedicate a set of wheels for this purpose. be sure to get wheels y=that will fit your vehicle - and for...

Tires: Tire Size
Karim OE means Original Equipment - that is, they came on the new car. And if the wheels are 7.5 , then they are NOT OE as the OE wheels were 7 . This might create a fitment problem, so you ll need to talk to someone knowledgeable when it is tiome to...

Tires: Uneven Tire Wear
First you have an alignment problem. That is causing the wear issue. Assuming that the alignments were done to the spec - than the problem is with the specs. I have 2 thoughts: 1) In my opinion the tolerances allowed for the alignment is too wide by...

Tires: Proper tire pressure for bigger, aftermarket tires
Ryan, There are 2 schools of thought. 1) match the load carrying capacity 2) If there is the same of more load carrying capacity, match the inflation pressures. Let s do #1: On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a vehicle tire placard...

Tires: tire rotation
James, The exact mileage isn t very important. The general rule is 5K to 8K. But what is important is that not only not to go too long, but to make sure it gets done. That way the wear is evened out and the individual wheel positions don t cause longer...

Tires: Tire Wear
Rodger, First, I am going to assume your 1 ton is a single rear wheel. Dually rears are also called 1 tons, but I assume you would have mentioned that. Second, the term uneven wear is a bit vague. Is there more wear on the inside than the outside?...

Tires: front end noise
Mind if I call you by your first name, Mr. Knife? Good! Now, Pocket, let me see if I have this right. You got the car with an alignment problem. You got new tires for the rears only, but didn t fix the alignment problem. If that is right, then it...

Tires: pressure loss in all four tires
Themteverst, That is unusual. On the one side, leakage due to the wheel corrosion or tire imperfections wouldn t be consistent. One or 2 tires should be considerably worse than the others. On the other side, if the temperature were causing this,...

Tires: 07 Yukon XL
Debbie, First, on all vehicles sold in the US there is a vehicle tire placard that will list the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The vehicle tire placard is usually found on the driver s door frame. You didn t tell me the year...

Tires: Tire rot safety
Mike, Recent bulletins from the tire manufacturers indicated that tires degrade due to time and while there is some variation in the limit, certainly a 14 year old tire is well beyond it. Cracking is an indication of the state of the rubber and while...

Tires: tires
Sam, I am not a fan of using smaller tires. If your vehicle came with P215/75R15 s, then I think you ought to stick with that size. Further, mixing tire sizes on a vehicle - especially different brands, is problematic. And certainly, I wouldn t go...

Tires: tires 4 a 92 ford ranger
Nina, First, look for the vehicle tire placard. It will be located on the driver s door, or the driver s door frame, or in the glove box. The vehicle tire placard will tell you the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. I will...

Tires: 6.70x15LT
Lionna, A 6.70-15LT is 28.4 in diameter, 7.5 wide on a 5.0 rim, with an allowable rim width range of 4.5 to 6.0 , and with a load carrying capacity of 1520# (load Range C = 6 Ply Rating), 1610# (Load Range D = 8 Ply Rating), or 1820# (Load Range E =...

Tires: Goodyear Eagle GT ii P225/70 R-15 Large Letter Radial Tires
Jim, It might be helpful if I knew why you wanted to know that information. For example, if you are trying to calculate the rolling diameter, that is a different question. It is NOT the overall diameter and a good approximation is 97% of the overall...

Tires: new rims
Rob, The manufacturers of tires publish dimensions AND the allowable rim widths. For a 31X10.50R15LT, the allowable rim width is 7 to 9 . Lug Nuts? Those are tied to the studs - which vary. Here s a guide published by a specific manufacturer of lug...

Tires: Size of tires
Ricardo, According to Tire Guides, a 1979 VW Beetle originally came with ..... well, according to Tire guides, VW Beetles weren t sold in the US after 1977. But I see you are in Colombia, so that might explain things - and it presents a problem. I don...

Tires: tire cracking
Megan, A certain amount of cracking is normal - and it is hard to describe how much. But the word slight probably means things are OK. You might want to have someone look at them for a better opinion. On the other hand, you could monitor the tires...

Tires: Tire rotation
Steve, In the early days of steel belted radial tires, there was a concern about the wires in the belts adhering to the rubber. There were a lot of reports of separations that appeared to be adhesion related. The theory was that the wires would detach...

Tires: E-350 steering vibration
Brian, 40 mph is a bit low for a wheel end vibration. The fact that you can feel the vobration in both places, kind of says it is something else. Also, tires tend to stay balanced. So if they were out of balance more than once, this may be part of...

Tires: Tire ID Number
Bev, The mechanic gave you too many digits. I think the code the computer is looking for is: U9OFCLF0614 (no spaces) It is possible that there needs to be a blank between the F and the C (Space #5) Here s a write up I wrote on what the code is,...

Tires: tire age
Trixie, Long version: http://www.barrystiretech.com/dotcoding.html Short Version: You need to look on the other side of the tire. The side you are looking at only has a partial code. It is missing the date code - which is allowed and very common....

Tires: 175/80R13 for 1962 Chevy Nova
Art, First, I think you will be hard pressed to find a 6.00-13 that isn t a vintage passenger car tire - at least at the retail level. The same with a 6.50-13. But the 175/80R13 is another issue. The way to tell is the letters ST in front of the...

Tires: Dry rot and warranty
Cindy, According to Yokohama s web site, weather related issues are covered for 4 years from the date of purchase. So it would not be covered by warranty. But it is possible to negotiate something with the manufacturer. Call their 800 number and explain...

Tires: replacement tire/wheel
Gil, No, you would be compromising safety. The load carrying capacity would be less and that leads to tire failures. Very bad. May I suggest you look up your vehicle on Tire Rack and find what tire size they say will work - both in terms of load carrying...

Tires: tire size fit
Richard, First, you should plan on replacing the tires on the 5th wheel at some point in time - unless you are planning to completely take it out of service. Second, the question you ask has some missing information - the width of the wheels on the 5th...

Tires: Age of tires
Neal, Yes, you need to be concerned. It is a commonly held opinion that tires only last 6 to 10 years depending on where you live. The symptom is cracking, but lack of cracking doesn t mean things are good. Tires that aren t used much don t develop...

Tires: Camper tires
Bob, A 5.70 - 8 is a tire size designated for trailer usage. So is a 4.80 - 8. But they do have different load carrying capacities and different diameters. No, a 4.80 - 8 can NOT be used in place of a 5.70 - 8, or at least not without some additional...

Tires: tire age- spare
Jerry, First, desert climates only affect tires because of heat. A cool dry desert does not cause more issues than a cool wet swamp. So in terms of age, that tire is toast as far as regular usage is concerned. It s 10 years old! But as a spare, it...

Tires: LT vs XL Tires
Pat, Sorry for the delay in responding. We had a large lightening strike near the house and it took out several electronic things, including my cable modem. OK, so the original tires were 225/75R15 s. My sources say that is one of the possibilities....

Tires: Very poor tread life
Sandi, Your problem is not the tires. It s either your alignment or the kind of driving you are doing - or both. Based on what you ve sent me, you aren t driving a lot of miles on a year. That probably means you take fairly short trips with lots...

Tires: pressure
James, No, not exactly. When the pressure is low - even if it is due to a drop in temperature - the pressure is low. That causes the tire to run hotter - and it s the internal running temperature that is important. So when the weather turns cold,...

Tires: pressure and outside temperature
Lee, It depends on what you mean. The inflation pressure is dependent on the actual temperature at the moment you measure it. A sudden drop in temperature results in heat being retained for a period of time, but it only takes and hour or so for the...

Tires: spare tire different width
Betty, There is more to tire size than width. The current size format is this: Width (in mm)/Aspect Ratio(a number ending in 5 or Zero) R (for Radial) rim diameter (in inches) So I can t tell you if the 245 tires is a good option for a spare because...

Tires: Tire Conversion (possibly out of date tire)
Dusty, Over the years the sizing system has changed. While there won t be a direct replacement, there will likely be something that will work. A 6.70-15LT Load Range C has a diameter of 28.4 , a width of 7.5 on a 5 rim, with an allowable rim width...

Tires: Tire sizing
Susan, Both your speedometer and your odometer will be affected by the difference in diameter. They both are driven off the same cable out of the transmission. And, yes, your math is correct. As you can see, the difference is small, but it does have...

Tires: Alignment / tire rotation affecting brakes?
Darn, More likely, the problem is with the tires - and was there when you bought the car. A check would be to swap the fronts and rears again to see. If it changes, then it was the tires. And , NO!, this is not common, although noise from tires is...

Tires: Nose dive and tire type
Jeff, Tire weight = longer stopping distances? Nope! While more weight does equal longer stopping distance - all other things being equal - it is the vehicle weight that is being slowed down, and increasing the tire weight doesn t change the vehicle...

Tires: AT tread compound in P vs LT
Jeff, Traction is so highly variable, it is difficult to make truly valid comparisons due to the amount of overlap. We can only talk about tendencies. That said, I would expect All Terrain tires to have slightly less traction than the street counterparts...

Tires: Tyre Pressure
Ahmad, The size alone doesn t tell you enough information about inflation pressure. What is also needed is how much the vehicle weighs on each corner, and what spring rate did the vehicle manufacturer decide to use to set up his suspension - and that information...

Tires: Tires
John, Can you put on a 10 ply tire without sacrificing ride? No. As a general rule, LT tires ride worse than the P type tires you got with the Jeep. On top of that, an LT tire of the same dimensions will need to be inflated to 15 psi more than the...

Tires: 2002 E450 motorhome tire size
Jeff, Unfortunately, the tire sizes on RV s aren t published anywhere. But you have the vehicle, and maybe it has a vehicle tire placard on the drivers doorframe. If it does, it will tell you the original tire size and the specified inflation pressure....

Tires: after rotating tires
Lee, It is possible for lug nuts to need an additional torquing after a while as the vehicle bounces and such. Is it necessary? Not always, but losing a wheel due to lug nuts becoming loose is such a bad thing, the precaution is worth the effort....

Tires: Damaged tire
Ernest, The problem with having odd tires on a vehicle is that during an emergency maneuver, vehicles tend to pivot around the odd tire - and the more different that tire is, the stronger that tendency. What would be more different ? In order from...

Tires: Tire size/psi on sticker
Jim, First, the information you are conveying to the oil change people is incorrect. The vehicle tire placard lists the original tire size and the specified inflation pressure for that size. If you are using a different size than listed, then that pressure...

Tires: 235/75 vs. 31x10.50, jeep cj5, new wheels
jeep cj5, new wheels, dodge dakota: Dave, An LT235/75R15 has an allowable rim width of 6 to 7 . A 31x10.50R15LT has an allowable rim width of 7 . So unless you are using 7 - it s a no except, that since you are just holding the vehicle up, a little bit off wouldn t make much difference...

Tires: 24" Wheel Wobble..., hunter gsp9700, wheel wobble
hunter gsp9700, wheel wobble, hub rings: Derek, Expeditions did not come with 24 rims, and aftermarket rims generally fit a variety of vehicles. To accomplish that, rim manufacturers make the center hole oversize, so the rim does pilot on the hub - unlike the OE rims. So your first step...

Tires: 245/40/R17 tire change, straight shooters, performance tire
straight shooters, performance tire, tire change: Ben, It s a little unclear what question your are asking, so let me try to answer all the possible questions: 1) Could your tires be worn out in 17,000 miles? Yes, especially if they are Z rated tires - and they are, as W and Y are subsets of Z. Mercedes...

Tires: 245/50/18 saturn redline, stock tires, size tire
stock tires, size tire, tire sizes: Craig, I,m sorry to say but, There are not a lot of options unless you are willing to go with a different size rim. You will not find that size tire in a less than V rated. Check out the following web site. You can enter different tire sizes and see how they...

Tires: 255/70/18 on 9 inch rim, steel rims, rim width
steel rims, rim width, inch rim: Terry, The allowable rim width range for a P255/70R18 is 6 1/2 to 8 1/2 . So, no, this is not a good fitment. But if you change the tire size to P265/65R18, that will fit on the rim and still have the same load carrying capacity. The only question...

Tires: I have 3 91V tires - can I buy a 91H tire to go with?, emergency maneuver, speed capability
emergency maneuver, speed capability, temporary solution: Becky, The problem is not the speed capability of the tire, it s the handling characteristics, and these tires will be different enough that if you slam on the brakes or do an emergency maneuver, the vehicle is likely to go into a skid. You could use...

Tires: 30 x 9. 50R15LT, doorpost, cold weather
doorpost, cold weather, ambient conditions: Justina, The proper pressure for your vehicle is listed on the vehicle placard - provided the size is the same as listed there. The placard is usually located on a doorpost or in the glove box. But the size you quoted is not likely the original size,...

Tires: 4 - 4" Wheels for my tent trailer, starcraft tent trailer, mazda miata
starcraft tent trailer, mazda miata, auto recycler: Glen, There is quite a list of vehicles that have a 4X100mm bolt pattern - too lengthy to list - it s quite popular with small cars, especially foreign models. Offset is the amount of distance from the center of the rim to the mounting surface with negative...

Tires: 4 bolt and 5 bolt pattern problem, bolt pattern, lug pattern
bolt pattern, lug pattern, thanks in advance: Branden, You could have the holes redrilled, but this is not a job for an amateur, so it will be very expensive - and it some cases can t be done without compromising the strength of the rim. Adaptors aren t going to work as they will push the rim further...

Tires: 4 year old spare tire, 20 inch tires, dodge ram
20 inch tires, dodge ram, exhaust pipe: Anthony, Rubber deteriorates over time and there is an increasing amount of traffic from manufacturers on the subject. Lack of use (or wear) does not stop the aging process. Some manufacturers are saying that you should remove tires at 6 years of age...

Tires: 4x4 tires, improper inflation, 4x4 tires
improper inflation, 4x4 tires, inflation pressure: Doug, Your vehicle came with 7 wheels. An LT285/75R16 requires a minimum of a 7 1/2 wheel. The largest tire that will fit on a 7 wheel is an LT265/75R16. Irregular wear can be caused by many things - misalignment, improper inflation pressure, insufficient...

Tires: 4x4 tires, proper inflation pressure, electronic fuel injection
proper inflation pressure, electronic fuel injection, emergency maneuvers: Rob, My book says the original tires on your vehicle were 15 , so I think you need to find the placard and see what that says. The placard is usually located on a doorpost in in the glovebox. It will tell you the original tire size and the proper inflation...

Tires: 5th Wheel Trailer Tires, 5th wheel trailer, wheel toy
5th wheel trailer, wheel toy, inflation pressure: Melinda, I think you need to look at the sidewall of the tire and see what inflation pressure it says there. I suspect it says 80 psi. But another issue is that if it does say 80 psi, then the tires are only capable of carrying 3042 # each - for a total...

Tires: 6.00-16 Trailer Tire, inflation pressure, trailer tire
inflation pressure, trailer tire, different kinds: Derek, I need some more information. What else is written on the sidewall of the tire? In particular, load and inflation pressure. What kind of trailer is this? What is it used for? How much load is it allowed to carry? How much does it weigh?...

Tires: 7.50x13, passanger tire, 84s
passanger tire, 84s, max load: Bruce, I need some additional information. Are there any letters or numbers - other than what you have already listed - 7.50-13? Things like LT, or ST, or 84S Also, does the sidewall of the tire say something like: Max Load XXXX pounds at XX...

Tires: 93H vs. 93V, goodyear eagle tires, speed ratings
goodyear eagle tires, speed ratings, understeer: Rick, In essence, you are asking can you run different speed ratings on the same vehicle. This is not a good idea. In addition to the speed ratings, tires are designed to react differently to steering input. Typically higher speed rated tires are more...

Tires: 96 Ford Explorer replacement tires, goodyear fortera hl, pirelli scorpion str
goodyear fortera hl, pirelli scorpion str, goodyear wrangler rt s: Hello, Scott If you are only going to keep the car for another 1-2 years Then I don t think you can go wrong with the Goodyear. I would also look at the BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A or The Uniroyl Larado. Both are good cheap tires that should give you at least...

Tires: 97 Camry LE wheels on a 93 Corolla Wagon?, wheel bolt pattern, corolla wagon
wheel bolt pattern, corolla wagon, 14in: Chas, First the tire size T115/70D14 means this is the donut spare tire, not the full size ground tire. The 14X4T means this is the temporary rim for the donut spare. Not suitable for regular use. But the bolt patterns are different. Tha Camry has...

Tires: 99 Durango tire size, dodge durango, dodge dealers
dodge durango, dodge dealers, size tire: Hey, Garrett You can use a 235/75R15. Thats what came from the factory. Some Dodge dealers changed to the 31/10.5R15 to make the car set up a little. You may want to have the dealer check out the speedo. It will change by about 3%. When you are doing 60MPH...

Tires: Abnormal Tire Wear on 10 month old car, mazda 3i, negative camber
mazda 3i, negative camber, car stable: There are a couple of possibilities: 1) Even though the alignment is within specs , a couple of different parameters may be such that they combine to cause the wear. 2) That the spec is wrong. 3) That the spec is such that it isn t in tune with...

Tires: Accord cupping tires, bf goodrich, negative camber
bf goodrich, negative camber, directional tires: Joseph, It is alignment - and the sensitivity of the tire to misalignment. Alignment is not a case of OK / Not OK . It s a matter of degree. My experience is that alignments must be within the inner half of the tolerance in order to avoid tire wear...

Tires: Aftermarket Tire pressure, camper shell, silverado 4x4
camper shell, silverado 4x4, max pressure: Mike, If you want to tell the tire guy about the rims - well, I just think you will be wasting your breath. They should have checked before mounting the tires, but until something goes wrong, there really isn t anything to argue about - so they won t be...

Tires: Aftermarket tire pressure, scion xa, tyre pressure
scion xa, tyre pressure, question concerns: George, You could use 3 psi lower, but since you ll want to protect the rims, why not leave the pressure the same? I think your second question concerns pressure build up. That is a good way to tell if the specified pressure is too low, but it isn t...

Tires: Alignment, wheel alignment, aircraft mechanic
wheel alignment, aircraft mechanic, auto parts store: JJ, Sorry but Alignment are out of my area. I know how they effect tire wear, but thats it. Sorry I can not help. I wish you the best of luck. However I have a few ideas for you to get the needed help. Have you gone to your local auto parts store and...

Tires: Alignment & Balancing, proper inflation, bolt holes
proper inflation, bolt holes, first timer: Neo, Alignment and balancing require special tools - so, no, a neophyte would be advised not to takle this type of job. As far as do s and don t s: Avoid potholes, drive gently, check inflation, rotate tires. That pretty much covers it. But be aware...

Tires: Alignment, dodge ram 1500, size tires
dodge ram 1500, size tires, stock wheels: Aaron, First, it looks like you are in safe territory from a load carrying capacity perspective. Next is that the XL part of the tire size means Extra Load . I don t know why the vehicle manufacturers allow themselves to be put in the position that...

Tires: Alternate Rim & Tire Size, 14 inch rims, 2005 toyota echo
14 inch rims, 2005 toyota echo, rims tires: Don, No you can t. The load capacity of the 15 tires is higher, so you ll want to use a P185/65R14, which is essentailly the same diameter. That assumes there is room for the brake parts, which might be a problem, but the best person to ask that question...

Tires: Asymmetrical Tires, directional tires, rear tires
directional tires, rear tires, tread pattern: Dean, Directional tires will have an arrow on the sidewall, and I suspect you looked for one and didn t find one. What makes tires directional is that there are channels that move the water to the side - and typically this results in a V shaped pattern....

Tires: Auto Tire Pressure, independent mechanic, psi max
independent mechanic, psi max, proper ranges: It sounds like you don t have the right speed rated tire on your BMW. Most BMW s have a Z speed rating. It s a high performance tire that takes more pressure. 45 psi max. BMW is very sensitive to the type tire called for. They setup the suspenstion based...

Tires: Automobile Tire Wear, toyota camry, front end alignment
toyota camry, front end alignment, tire drive: OK, much more detail and something I can work on! First change where you go to get all this done. Find yourself a good alignment shop and get a 4 wheel alignment. Hopefully they will already know this but whatever the vehicle manufacturer s tolerance...

Tires: abnormal wire, alignment problem, rear tires
alignment problem, rear tires, passenger tire: You probably have an alignment problem, so that ought to be something the Wildcat dealer ought to be able to advise how to fix or at least where to go to get the alignment looked at. The other thing you ought to look at is the level of the trailer. If...

Tires: the age of my tires, cooper lifeliner, geo prizm
cooper lifeliner, geo prizm, cooper tires: First, the serial number of a tire only has to appear on one side, so the one Cooper tire has its serial number on the inside. BTW, no matter how you rotate tires the inside of the tire will always be the inside. Starting in mid 1999, and completed by...

Tires: air pressure loss, tire pressure sensors, jeep grand cherokee
tire pressure sensors, jeep grand cherokee, argon gas: Jim, There is a slow leak and the folks that did the leak test didn t spend enough time looking for it. They were probably used to looking for fast, puncture type leaks and this is more of a seeping, drip style leak that requires time and patience to find....

Tires: air pressure, guage, air pressure
guage, air pressure, glove box: James, The first question I have to ask is: Why would you put 46 psi in a tire? The proper pressure for a tire is not written on the sidewall - it is written on a sticker, commonly called a placard, and those are usually located on a door post or in the...

Tires: alternative size, pirelli pzero nero, michelin xgt v4
pirelli pzero nero, michelin xgt v4, speed rate: The 225/55R16 is equivalent to the 215/60R16 - same load capacity and close to the same diameter, and will fit on your 6.5 wide rims. The only concern would be if there is enough clearance in the fender well, and usually there is enough to go one increment...

Tires: aspect ratio increase, honda odyssey, impact resistance
honda odyssey, impact resistance, center of gravity: Chris, I m not sure what the purpose in changing tire size is, so it s difficult to explain if you ll accomplish your objective. Going up in aspect ratio (60-- 65) and keeping everything else the same - Increases the load capacity, increases the impact...

Tires: aspect ratios, aspect ratios, winter tires
aspect ratios, winter tires, resons: David, There are several resons not to do this - speedometer error, lower ride height, but the primary reason not to do this is that the load carrying capacity has gone down - and that may lead to an overloaded failure - which can sometimes have tragic...

Tires: auto tires, jeep grand cherokee, wheel drive cars
jeep grand cherokee, wheel drive cars, rear wheel drive cars: Pete, The tire wear you are describing is caused by misalignment and aggravated by insufficient inflation pressure and lack of rotation. First the alignment - Even vehicles that are within spec can get this wear because 1) the published tolerances...

Tires: auto tires, european common market, auto tires
european common market, auto tires, market approval: Willia, Letters do not appear by themselves. They are usually accompanied by something else that adds context. For example: Load Range E , which indicates the load carrying capacity rating for that size. or e4, which indicates a European common...

Tires: auto tires, spare tire rack, auto tires
spare tire rack, auto tires, alloy wheels: Barry, IMHO 10 year old tires should be replaced. The latest research I have seen seems to say that tires degrade in performance asa result of time, independent of how much they have been used. Put another way, an old tire that has been on the spare...

Tires: automobile tire repair, automobile tire, radial tire
automobile tire, radial tire, tire manufacturers: John, This is sort of true. Officially, the only area where repairs are allowed on a radial tire is in the tread area, not including the outermost rib. If it is a speed rated tire (S or higher), it also doesn t include the groove adjacent to the outermost...

Tires: Bad tire?, douglas tires, bad tire
douglas tires, bad tire, walmart: Rick, Face is different than Side . I suspect you have a tread separatin, but it is a bit confusing given the odd way you expressed it. Go back to WalMart and ask for an adjustment. If they don; t seem inclined to give you one, call Goodyear...

Tires: Balancing problems on toyota VERSO, alignment shop, tyre shop
alignment shop, tyre shop, tyre change: Anton, First off - ANY - let me say this again - ANY vehicle can be aligned to the nominal values. It might require slotting holes or eccentric bolts or the like, but it can be done. Next, find another alignment shop, since they obvious only believe...

Tires: Balancing Tires, 2005 hyundai sonata, balancing tires
2005 hyundai sonata, balancing tires, hyundai cars: Alan, I don t think either of the 2 items are necessary , but they were included in the maintenance schedule by Hyundai (not the dealer) because these types of things prevent problems. (I m assuming you are certain that this is a factory schedule, and...

Tires: Best tire??, goodyear eagle f1, bf goodrich kdw
goodyear eagle f1, bf goodrich kdw, michelin pilot sport: Hello, Shawn I like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. They are about the same price as the Goodyear. The Michelins are made with the C3M process. It s the lastest know tire building process and makes a really good tire. They have 3 differant tread qualities and...

Tires: Best tires for B3000, wet traction, 2002 mazda b3000
wet traction, 2002 mazda b3000, dirt roads: Ray, I would suggest you contact a local tire dealer - maybe several - to get their recommendation of what works in your area as this can vary a bit around the country. BTW, dirt roads are still considered off road because the requirements are fairly...

Tires: Best tires for Solo II Auto-X, 17 wheels, season tires
17 wheels, season tires, sway bar: Robin, Since this area changes so rapidly, the best places to get this answer is from the folks who are actively involved. Talk to Tire Rack and they ought to be able to tell what is selling. Talk to the competitors and they ought to be able to tell you...

Tires: BF Goodrich tires, bf goodrich tires, ford excursion
bf goodrich tires, ford excursion, natural phenomenon: Kevin, I m going to give you both the good and the bad. First the bad: Cracking is a natural phenomenon for rubber, so some cracking (dry rot) is to be expected. After 2 1/2 years, there is a level that is considered acceptable. So this becomes a...

Tires: Blow out & replacement, manuever, rare situation
manuever, rare situation, blow out: Phillis, This is a matter of degree, rather than kind. It is more dangerous than having 4 of the same, but less dangerous than having tires that are completely different. And the real danger is when you have to slam on the brakes or do an emergency...

Tires: BMW 19" Tire Problems, cooper zeon tires, 18 rims
cooper zeon tires, 18 rims, oem tires: Gordon, As you have discovered, if you have a problem with tires ordered on line, you don t have a place that is willing to take responsibility. Plus there are some pitfalls that you only learn if you ve done this type of stuff before. The first...

Tires: BMW Tire Size, 2000 bmw 323ci, bmw 323ci
2000 bmw 323ci, bmw 323ci, speed capability: Jim, The general recommendation is to stay with the original tire type as came on the car - and this includes speed rating. The reason for this is that not only is the speed capability an issue, but the handling is also somewhat tied to the speed rating....

Tires: BOUNCY TIRES, proper inflation pressure, doorpost
proper inflation pressure, doorpost, tire size: Ashley, I need some more information. First, please find your vehicle placard. It is usually located on a doorpost or in the glove box. I need to know what it says was the original tire size and the proper inflation pressure for that size. Then,...

Tires: Bolt Patterns, chrysler concorde, 2000 chrysler concorde
chrysler concorde, 2000 chrysler concorde, lug nuts: Dre, No. No matter how you slice it, the conical seats of the lugnuts will be off center compared to the rims and that means all the holding force is concentrated in a little tiny area. Either the rims will be damaged or the lug nuts will come off....

Tires: Bolt pattern, wheel nuts, toyota celica
wheel nuts, toyota celica, wheel bearing: Simon, Obviously the 4 in a 4 X 114mm is the number of lugs. the 114 mm is the diameter of the circle for centerline of the lugs. You can put wider tires on a car, but there might be fitment problems - not to mention the speedometer. This is something...

Tires: Bulges in tires, rubber manufacturers association, rubber dust
rubber manufacturers association, rubber dust, level technician: Bill, The first thing you need to do is find the Rubber Manufacturers Association web site (www.RMA.org) and read about repairing tires. A plug is not acceptable, plus you are supposed to inspect the tire inside and out before doing the repair. Had you...

Tires: Bump in the tire, thump thump, rav 4
thump thump, rav 4, tire guy: Shana, It sounds like you have a tire with some irregular wear, and that is caused by misalignment. But it is also possible that this is a tire starting to separate. The way to tell is if this problem started developing over the last hundred or so miles...

Tires: Butyl....or natural rubber?, natural rubber, charlie charlie
natural rubber, charlie charlie, butyl: Charlie, Butyl does hold air better - for the same thickness - but natural rubber is so much easier to work with, so it is cheaper and made thicker. From the perspective of buying, you will not be able to tell the difference. Buy on price and country...

Tires: Buying tires for my 2003 chevy Z71, michelin ltx ms, michelin ltx ms tires
michelin ltx ms, michelin ltx ms tires, michelin ltx m s: Don, The link you gave me takes me to a page that includes a P265/75R16 but only lists UTQG ratings. However, the load carrying capacity of a P265/75R16 is 2601 pounds at 35 psi regardless of who makes the tire. So I don t see a conflict between what...

Tires: Buying used rims for 1997 Safari AWD van, steel rims, auto recycling
steel rims, auto recycling, winter tires: Take the rim off the car or have the junk yard check for you. Look for the stamp size inside the rim ( where tire is, requires taking tire off ) or in the inside of the rim, side of the rim against the brakes. Check your rim for bents or damaged. Rims...

Tires: bad vibration, stock tires, rims and tires
stock tires, rims and tires, size tire: The rotors are set up for a 16 inside diameter wheel. when they mount your tires and if they torque the lugnuts at the wrong setting it can cause the tires to vibrate. without looking at the car and driving I really can t say what is wrong. I do know the...

Tires: balanceing, bridgestones, commercial tire
bridgestones, commercial tire, tire dealer: Hi Glen Yes you can have those balanced you need to find a commercial tire dealer who does those or you might be able to liquid fill them almost the same as a regular balance depends on the tire and rim,I would go with what it cause for on the tires since...

Tires: bEST TIRES, lexus es300, mxv4
lexus es300, mxv4, allen baker: Hello, Allen The goodyear s you have has a good reputation. If you are pleased with them I would go with the same tire. Michelins MXV4 plus is a good tire for ride a comfort. That size tire is made with michelins new c3m process. It makes a much more uniform...

Tires: better priced tires & recaps, light trucks, retreading
light trucks, retreading, casings: Jack, I think you re going to find that they don t make recaps in that size. Personally, I m not a fan of recaps for passenger and light trucks, as the casings aren t designed for retreading and tires are especially sensitive to heat, so I don t even...

Tires: better tires in front?, click and clack, tire basics
click and clack, tire basics, tire care: You are 100% correct. Tires with more tread always go on the back. See video: Go to: http://www.michelinman.com/tire-care/tire-basics/ click on: ( last link ) Where should you put two new tires? However, if the tires where already on the back and...

Tires: bmw tires 535, tire size calculator, rim diameter
tire size calculator, rim diameter, factory rims: There are other sizes that would work. If you stick with your stock wheels, a P215/65R15 would be much more common. However, if you change rim diameter, there are quite a few that would work. Try this: www.1010tires.com Look for the tire size calculator....

Tires: bolt pattern 02 M3 vs. 07 335i, wheel and tire package, winter wheel
wheel and tire package, winter wheel, nut torque: Ed, There are quite a few causes for steering wheel shake. Obviously the change to the winter tires has to be considered an significant event. You didn t mention when the shake occurs - and that s important for the diagnosis. If the problem is only...

Tires: bolt pattern, conical seat, bolt pattern
conical seat, bolt pattern, rims: Gabe, Contrary to what you said, it didn t bolt up fine. The conical seat is now off center, so all the forces are concentrated in a very small area and will distort the seating area on the rim. This means the nuts will loosen unless overly tightened,...

Tires: break in period, mold release, color appearance
mold release, color appearance, rubber compound: New tires do have a break in period. First, tires are molded and they have mold release compounds on the surface that takes a bit of miles to wear away. Second, tires have waxes and anitoxidants to protect the tires from oxygen degradation - both in...

Tires: broken belt, cross country trip, alignment problem
cross country trip, alignment problem, old olds: Carl, I would carry it back and get a replacment. It would be highly unlikly you would get another bad one. You should still put the one with 1000 miles on the back. It is better to have both tires on the front matched because they seem to wear more than...

Tires: broken tire valve, front wheel alignment, hub cap
front wheel alignment, hub cap, tire valve: There are a couple of possiilities. One is - and don t be offended - do you frequently bump a curb with the right front? The other is that the wheel cover is not tight enough and it is moving inside the rim. I don t think alignment and balance are...

Tires: bubble, yokohama tires, best bet
yokohama tires, best bet, chafer: Vkram, I m a liitle confused. If you know it is a defect , then it s a manufacturing defect . However, if it is caused by something else, it s not a defect , it s a condition with an assignable cause. I m guessing from the way you worded your...

Tires: How to buy tires with longer thread life., sport pkg, utqg ratings
sport pkg, utqg ratings, bmw 325i: Dennis, First you ll want to read up on UTQG ratings and what they mean. Use a search engine and enter UTQG . You should get quite a few hits. But here s one I suggest you start with: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=48...

Tires: buying alloy wheels for ford focus, correct fitment, wheel trims
correct fitment, wheel trims, alloy wheels: Lee, It s a little unclear, but I think you are asking if you can buy only rims - and not tires. If that is the case - No! 13 tires only fit on 13 rims. But if you are asking if you can get 17 tires and rims to fit your car, the answer is yes, but...

Tires: buying new tires, proper inflation pressure, chevy silverado z71
proper inflation pressure, chevy silverado z71, michelin tires: Lou, Engineering a vehicle is not a simple task. And experience is a great teacher. So why not use all the experience GM has in designing trucks - and the tires that go on trucks? I personally have over 30 years experience with tires and when I disagree...

Tires: buying a tire, scion tc, 2007 scion tc
scion tc, 2007 scion tc, yokohama s32a: Tom, I am not a fan of replacing a single tire. Research in the early days of ABS revealed that an ABS equipped vehicle would tend to rotate around the odd tire under heavy braking. And odd didn t just mean a different brand or type. It also included...

Tires: buying tires, gm dealer, tire manufacturers
gm dealer, tire manufacturers, continentals: Dan, The first thing you should do is read your lease agreement. It probably says something about the condition the vehicle must be in when you turn the vehicle in at the end of the lease. Look carefully for what it says about tires. Even though it...

Tires: buying tires, life time warranty, bf goodrich
life time warranty, bf goodrich, chevy blazer: Hello, Kevin The size differance is very slight. You should have plenty of room for the bigger tire in the 95 blazer wheel well. There will be about a 3.3% differance in the speedo. what that means is when your speedo reads 60MPH you are really going about...

Tires: Cadillac Limo tires, cadillac limo, fender skirts
cadillac limo, fender skirts, light truck tires: Bryan, There is a bit of complexity here - part of which you have a grasp of, and part you don t. So let s start back at the beginning. The vehicle placard says the tire size should be 235/75R15. Does it say XL or SL ? Does the placard put a letter...

Tires: Car pulling/drifting to the right, nissan maxima se, 2003 nissan maxima
nissan maxima se, 2003 nissan maxima, dunlop graspic: Jay, It could something as simple as a difference in tire pressure. But it could be the tires and the way to tell is to swap the front tires and if the pull changes direction, it s the tires. If the pull doesn t change direction, it s alignment....

Tires: Car Shaking, flat stuff, sealant
flat stuff, sealant, air pressure: Joe, I m assuming you put the fix-a-flat in the tire. 2 possibilities: 1) The sealant in the fix-a-flat is all in one place and you now have an out of balance condition. Did you find out why the tire went flat and then fix that? 2) Your...

Tires: Car sitting for a looooong time!, divorce proceedings, performance tires
divorce proceedings, performance tires, placard: Garry, You ve given me an opportunity to try out a theory I have. Try this: Run the tire for 30 minutes at 70 mph at 5 psi below the placard. Then immediately inflate the tire to 10 psi above the placard and operate the tire for 30 minutes at about...

Tires: Car Tires for a 2000 Izuzu Rodeo, izuzu rodeo, car tires
izuzu rodeo, car tires, tire place: Hi Elray The thing compared to the 2 sizes is that the 245 size is like half taller then the 235 size. As long they aren t rubbing or making your speedometer off a few MPH then your ok and don t have to worry about replacing then to the orginal size unless...

Tires: Car tires, michelin mxv4, 2003 honda odyssey
michelin mxv4, 2003 honda odyssey, bj s club: For the accord I would suggest the Michelin MXV4 or the Michelin XGTH4. For the Odyssey I suggest the Michelin Harmony or the Michelin MXV4. The MXV4 comes in a T rated and H rated version. Your best bet on price would be Sam s Club, Discount Tire or BJ...

Tires: Car Vibrations, cv joints, accelerator pedal
cv joints, accelerator pedal, honda civic ex: A vibration that is only present when you are accelerating or decelerating, is probably drivetrain related. In your case, CV joints is the obvious place to look. Tire related vibrations are generally present in the 50 to 70 mph range and are there regardless...

Tires: Car vibrations, cv joints, mitsubishi mirage
cv joints, mitsubishi mirage, material fatigue: There are a number of things that could cause this: Tires out of balance - not likely as this should only show up at higher speeds Tire and / or wheel out of round - probably CV joints - There might be some noise associated with this as well as the...

Tires: Carlisle Tires, carlisle tires, new carlisle
carlisle tires, new carlisle, inflation pressure: Phillip, For some reason, trailer manufacturers don t use big enough tires. So the answer is, yes, using a Load Range E (and more inflation pressure) is definately in the right direction. But why stop there? Why not weigh your vehicle tire by tire...

Tires: Change to smaller wheel., passenger car tires, wheels and tires
passenger car tires, wheels and tires, inflation pressure: Henry, I DO NOT think it is possible. I think the brakes are too large. However, I admit I do not know for sure. I would suggest you find a web site or an on-line club devoted to your vehicle and ask the question there. But, to answer the rest of...

Tires: Changing Aspect Ratio, exact replacements, tire diameter
exact replacements, tire diameter, dodge dakota: David, when changing tire sizes, you have consider the clearance around the tire, esepcially in the fully compressed / fully turned position. You also have to consider the rim width. These are both probably not a problem with the sizes specified. But...

Tires: Changing to different size tires, series tires, alloy wheels
series tires, alloy wheels, tire sizes: Hello, Tom I calculate only a .6 inch differance between a 205/50R15 and 195/60R15. If you can find a 185/60R15 it s only .3 inches. The only thing it will do is change your speedo by 4.9%. What it means is when your speedo reads 60MPH your really going...

Tires: Changing to different size tires, series tires, alloy wheels
series tires, alloy wheels, best guess: Tom, First you have to be aware that changing tire size may change your speedometer reading. Second, the worst case for fitment is fully turned, fully compressed. I m sure you can determine what the clearance is when the steering wheel is fully turned,...

Tires: Changing to different size tires, series tires, factory wheels
series tires, factory wheels, alloy wheels: Hi Tom If the rims are the factory wheels i would go back to the size they came with it s better for the car unless it s modified for performance .The 50 series tire you are talking about is a low profile titre and they are expensive then a regular tire...

Tires: Changing Tire size, goodyear f1, mazda rx7
goodyear f1, mazda rx7, steel spacers: It is really important that we get the rim width right, beacuse an improper rim is going to cause some weird handling issues. Based on what you ve told me, your current tires have more load carrying capacity than the original tires - which I think are 175/70R13...

Tires: Changing tire size on 1971 Mercedes Benz 250C, white wall tires, mercedes benz
white wall tires, mercedes benz, t effect: Frank, I think you should try to find the network Mercedes has set up to provide parts and such for vintage Benz s. I know they have commissioned some tires for these cars and I suspect they will be able to help you get exactly what you are looking for....

Tires: Changing tire size on Nissan Quest, nissan quest, rim width
nissan quest, rim width, natural advantage: Rick, This becomes a case of what combination of things work better. On the one side the P215/70R16 is more compatible with the rim width and more compatible with the minivan type of vehicle. This would result in more even wear and soft ride. On...

Tires: Changing tire size on my Tahoe, 17 rims, tire failure
17 rims, tire failure, chevy truck: Stacy, First you have 17 rims, so you can t put 16 tires on them. But if you are asking if you can change the tires AND rims - well, that would be going down in load carrying capacity and that increases your risk of a tire failure - and on an SUV,...

Tires: Chevrolet Blazer 2000 -Uneven tire wear, alignment problem, correct torque
alignment problem, correct torque, chevrolet blazer: Ok here is what you need to do. Get the new tires for a fresh start. Then get an alignment, and try a new shop. Make sure the shop puts the correct PSI in all tires. Check your driver side door for sticker. Make sure the shop does a dynamic balance...

Tires: Choice of tyres, potenza giii, tyre size
potenza giii, tyre size, inflation pressure: Jascha, I am unfamilar with these tires, so I can t advise you. Besides I work for a major manufacturer of tires so you shouldn t trust what I would say anyway! Upsizing usually refers to increasing the rim diameter, while at the same time using a wider,...

Tires: Choice of tyres, tyre specifications, potenza giii
tyre specifications, potenza giii, tyre size: No problem with the help, its what am I for. I do think the ER60 and the LS-H are very close and given everything I have read, I would put them on my own car. The difference between the potenza and the turanza brand is performace, the Potenza line is a pure...

Tires: Chryslter 300m tires, wheels and tires, stock wheels
wheels and tires, stock wheels, bolt pattern: Jason, This is a wheel question and a bit out of my area of expertise, but it looks like this is compatible. I hestitate to say this definitively, because there is a bit more than just the wheel size and bolt pattern. The standard size on a 300M in...

Tires: Compatible Radial Tire, three wheels, volvo s80
three wheels, volvo s80, radial tire: Brian, Basically, these tires are about as far apart as you can get. Where you would see the incompatibility would be in emergency situations - just when you d want the vehicle to behave predictably. I d recommend you buy a match for one of them. ...

Tires: Conflicting Info, prelude, tires
prelude, tires, high quality: Erik, It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are happy about how the car rides and handles now, stick with something similar to what you have. If you aren t, then you need to adjust accordingly. I m sorry, but to be more specific...

Tires: Correct tire size, 1977 chrysler cordoba, goodrich tires
1977 chrysler cordoba, goodrich tires, chrysler cordoba: David, A 1977 Chrysler Cordoba came with GR78-15 s inflated to 30 psi front and rear. So a P245/60R15 has enough load capacity for the vehicle. But your question is Will this fit? Unfortunately no one publishes a book that tells how much room there...

Tires: Cuffing Tires, struts, shocks
struts, shocks, alignment: Thomas, I think the term you are looking for is cupping . Cupping is generally caused by bad shocks or an out of balance condition, however, the term is sometimes applied to irregular wear (due to alignment and lack of rotation) or heel and toe wear (due...

Tires: Cupping, 2006 buick terraza, buick terraza
2006 buick terraza, buick terraza, alignment settings: Greg, Alignment is a matter if degree rather than kind. In Spec merely means it falls within an allowable range, but even within this allowable range, cupping can occur - albeit more slowly. I should also comment that some vehicles have fairly aggressive...

Tires: Cupping, 2007 gmc sierra, firestone tires
2007 gmc sierra, firestone tires, walmart store: John, Cupping is a term that is commonly misused, where the term irregular wear would be more appropriate. Cupping is a term that is a holdover from the bias tire s day where bad shocks and imbalanced tire and rim assemblies would cause isolated...

Tires: Cupping?, chevy venture, rear shocks
chevy venture, rear shocks, rear tires: Joe, Let me answer the BIG question first: There is something in the suspension of the vehicle that is going to cause the rear tires to develop irregular wear. I ve seen it many times, but I ve never been in the position to try to correct it, so I can...

Tires: calculate torque on tires, metallic surfaces, vertical surfaces
metallic surfaces, vertical surfaces, smooth surfaces: Peter, This isn t a tire question - it s a physics question. For an object to adhere to a vertical surface, you need to know the weight of the vehicle, the height of the center of gravity, the surface area in contact with the surface, and the adhesion...

Tires: calibrating tyre pressure gauge, tyre pressure, pressure gauge
tyre pressure, pressure gauge, accurate thanks: It s basically the same thing - difficult. What I would suggest is find a bunch of people who have gauges and see which ones are different. Chances are those are out of calibration. Alternatively, buy a cheap pencil type gauge and use that for comparison....

Tires: camper tires, camper tires, rim width
camper tires, rim width, bias ply tires: Trying to fit modern radial tires to vehicles that came with bias ply tires is a bit problematic. These old tires were like 82 aspect ratio and, of course, 82 aspect ratio tires don t exist any more. There are 4 things that need to be considered: Diameter,...

Tires: car shakeing, cv joints, mercury tracer
cv joints, mercury tracer, steering wheel: Jaime, The way to tell if it s the tires is to change the positions of the tires. Swapping the tires front to back ought to change where you feel it - from the steering wheel to the seat. However, your description leads me to believe that the problem...

Tires: change tire size for '03 civic ex, stock rims, rim width
stock rims, rim width, quality tires: Ryan, Here s my comments: .... I think the rims are 15x6... well they re definitely 15 diameter, but the best I can tell they are 6 wide.... My book says they are 5.5 wide - which is going to severely restrict what options you have. .....First...

Tires: change of tire size on 2002 lincoln 4x4 navigator, lincoln navigator 4x4, lincoln navigator
lincoln navigator 4x4, lincoln navigator, drive train: Hello, Wendell Changing to that size should not be a problem at all, But you may want to have your computer reprogramed for the new tire size. There is about a 1.4% differance in speed. So when your speedo says your are travling at 60 MPH you are really going...

Tires: change tire size, goodyear assurance tripletred, suzuki grand vitara
goodyear assurance tripletred, suzuki grand vitara, factory tires: Ginny, You don t want to go down in size unless you compensate for it by using more inflation pressure. Since you are having wet traction problems I d suggest 5 psi more than the vehicle placard of 26: 31 psi. And I would attach a note near the placard...

Tires: changing rim and tire size, model mustang, bumpy roads
model mustang, bumpy roads, inch tire: Hey Brian! Bumpy roads huh....do you live in Nashville by chance??? LOL I would leave your tires alone and stay with the size you currently have. Your problem could very well be something else....make sure that your air pressure is set correctly with...

Tires: changing tire on 1996 mustang, lug nuts, alloy wheels
lug nuts, alloy wheels, wd40: Joshua, It is pretty comon for alloy wheels to corrode to the hub, so you haven t missed anything, but you ll need to apply some WD40 to the mating surfaces to help dissolve the corrosion and some anitseize to the mating surface once the rim is off. Be...

Tires: changing tire size, honda civic lx 2006, size tire
honda civic lx 2006, size tire, speed meter: This type of change will cause a 5% error in speedometer. This is outside the range of what is normally considered acceptable. You didn t say why you were considering a size change, but if ride improvment is the goal, it is going to be difficult to improve...

Tires: changing tire size, aftermarket rims, stock rims
aftermarket rims, stock rims, tire tread: Michael, Everything I have looked up says the stock rims on a 2004 Trailblazer are 7 wide. 7 1/2 doesn t make sense, unless the rims are aftermarket rims. However, there is likely enough room under the fenderwells for a tire 2 sizes larger, but that...

Tires: changing tire size to change gear ratio, chevy 3500, ring and pinions
chevy 3500, ring and pinions, failure mode: Jon, I hope you meant the tire size was LT225/75R16 - not 70 - as this was the original tire size on the vehicle (if my book is correct). If you happen to have P225/70R16 s on this truck remove them immediately - they don t have enough load capacity and...

Tires: changing tire size, gm truck, size tire
gm truck, size tire, tire size: Hi Walt!!! Your question is very fresh to me because it was asked by a customer of mine the other day and yes you can change to that size. I wasn t sure so I called a friend of mine at a local GM Truck dealership and he said that you can go up to the 285/70/17....

Tires: changing out tires, low profile tires, honda civic ex coupe
low profile tires, honda civic ex coupe, 17 rims: Piper, I have both bad news and good news for you. The bad news is you will have to replace the rims. The good news is that if you go to a junkyard....er....auto recyling center, they will probably have a set of OE rims for you that are fairly inexpensive....

Tires: changing tires, auto recycling, bmw 320i
auto recycling, bmw 320i, recycling center: Glenn, I am assuming that this is not an AWD (I m not that familiar with BMW s to be sure) and if that is the case, then the only problem is that the differential will have worked much harder during the time frame it was in that position. This would have...

Tires: changing out tires, factory wheels, gas mileage
factory wheels, gas mileage, quality tire: Hi Rosanna! To answer your question properly, I need a little more information. But assuming that you still have the factory wheels on there, the correct size that came on it would be a 235/75/15. Which is still a very common size with a wide range of options....

Tires: changing wheel size from 15 to 16, goodyear wrangler, wheels and tires
goodyear wrangler, wheels and tires, isuzu rodeo: Hey again Jerry! Sorry, that I left that part of the answer out! :( You will be okay in using the 235/75/15 as a spare only to use it for a short period of time until you can get one of the 16 tires repaired or replaced. There is not a huge difference...

Tires: changing wheel size, gas milege, chevrolet tahoe
gas milege, chevrolet tahoe, 17 wheels: Hello Phillip! In answering your question the closest size to your stock 265/70/16 would be size 275/65/17. This size should only affect your speedometer only slightly 2-4%, but also by doing this your going to limiting your selection in tires greatly and...

Tires: checking tire air pressure, tire air pressure, tire drive
tire air pressure, tire drive, correct time: Sandy, First let me give you the basics. All tire pressures are expressed as cold pressures - the tire is at the same temperature as ambient - except when we talk about pressure buildup. As a rule of thumb, the vehicle must be idle for at least...

Tires: confused, turanza, giii
turanza, giii, performance line: Well, I ll try to help but I can only answer what I know and like I ve said I know nothing about these tires because they are not available over here. But, the LS-H and the RE960 are over here and all I can tell you is what I know about them. Both are great...

Tires: control in rain, proper inflation pressure, olds cutlass
proper inflation pressure, olds cutlass, tire gauge: Glorianne, First, you need to make sure you have enough air pressure in your tires. Look for the placard on your vehicle. The placard, among many things, tells the original tire size and the proper inflation pressure for that size. The placard is usually...

Tires: cracking in tire tread, firestone tires, saturn ion
firestone tires, saturn ion, odd question: Charles, I m not sure I understand the question. If you are asking if the cracks mean the tire should be replaced - well, without looking at the tires, it is almost impossible to make a judgement. From what you told, it doesn t sound good, but it is...

Tires: cuffing tires, decent condition, road noise
decent condition, road noise, struts: Hi Thomas If the tires are annoying you with road noise and it is pulling and if they are starting to vibrate then i would recommend replacing the tires to correct the problem,If they aren t vibrating or in decent condition i would just rotate them and...

Tires: cupping on edges, cupping, misalignment
cupping, misalignment, durango: Paul, You didn t tell me what model of Durango, but there are versions that have 7 wide rims and a P285/60R17 requires a minimum of a 7 1/2 rim. While this will aggravbte the situation, the main cause of cupping wear is misalignment. With such a wide...

Tires: cupping on rear tire, wheel alignment, wheel hub
wheel alignment, wheel hub, hub assembly: Brad, Since the cupping is only on one tire, I suspect you have a bad shock. But it is also possible that the alignment is still bad. Many folks think that since there is no provision for adjustment on certain suspensions, that you can t adjust them...

Tires: Date code Goodyear GT II, eagle gt, tire design
eagle gt, tire design, p225: Kevin, The stuff before the letters DOT is something that I don t know what it is, but after the DOT : MK = the tire was made in Union City, Tennesse UU = the tire is a P225/70R15 (I did this from memory, so I may gotten it wrong) E3JR = the...

Tires: Dayton rims, dayton rims, earth kids
dayton rims, earth kids, fuel maintenance: Paul, Buying rims at a swap meet is one of the world s worst ideas. If there is a problem with them, who do you go see and what are they going to do? There are many rims coming from China that are just JUNK!!!! And reputable tire shops won t buy them,...

Tires: Dear Mr. Smith,I recently..., plymouth breeze, auto recycling
plymouth breeze, auto recycling, silver cap: Sarah, Alignment? Maybe! Swap the front tires side to side. If the pull changes then it s tires. If not, it s vehicle, probably alignment. And the silver cap? I suggest you go to a junk yard, er, auto recycling center. They should be able to hook...

Tires: Diesel Ford Excursion - D or E load?, diesel excursion, ford excursion
diesel excursion, ford excursion, squirrely: Alex, I don t think the problem you are encountering has to do with the pressure or the Load Range. I suspect the problem is that the tire just is a bit too soft - for ride comfort reasons. I think you should try a different brand of tire. But be prepared...

Tires: Different Brand of Tires, maximum speed capability, p zero nero
maximum speed capability, p zero nero, dunlop sport: Here is basic overall for these kind of tires. Speed rating is for: -Safe performance of tires at standardized speeds. -The speed rating of a tire indicates the speed category at which the tire can carry a load under specifies service conditions. What...

Tires: Different brands and PSI, 1996 infiniti g20, dunlop tires
1996 infiniti g20, dunlop tires, infiniti g20: Maura, Obviously the best situation is to have 4 of the same tires, and usually if you don t it s because someone forgot to rotate their tires. This is especially important on a Front Wheel Drive vehicle as the front tires wear about 2 1/2 times as fast...

Tires: Different tire air pressure, tire air pressure, hills and valleys
tire air pressure, hills and valleys, reputable shop: Hi Cliff! You should always go by the placard on the doorjamb or the glovebox wherever it may be and set it according to the manufacturer of the vehicle. Never go by the max inflation stamped on the side of the tire since the tire manufacturers don t know...

Tires: Different tires, tire place, brand 1
tire place, brand 1, x type: Ken, Correct me if I am wrong, but an X type is an AWD, and if true, you could ruin the drivetrain with an odd tire. Even if not true, an odd tire causes the vehicle to pivot around that odd tire during emergency manuevers, so it is not a good idea....

Tires: Dimensions U.S.A vs European ???, rim width, tire and rim association
rim width, tire and rim association, tire rack: Paul, The 31X10.50R15LT is just a different sizing system known as Flotation . The key to the different sizing system is given in tables that are published by the tire standardizing bodies - in the US it is the Tire and Rim Association. These standards...

Tires: Direction Tires and Tire Pull, toyo proxes 4 tires, toyo proxes 4
toyo proxes 4 tires, toyo proxes 4, 2006 acura tl: Chris, I thought you have established it was a tire problem by swapping the front tires, so I am a little confused by your question. It concerns me that after all the exchanges we have had, this hasn t proceeded to the end game - dealing with the tire...

Tires: Directional Tires, wheel drive car, directional tires
wheel drive car, directional tires, mileage warranty: Jessie, The issue about your wear has nothing to do with the directionality of the tires. While it would be nice if the dealer would offer to help you with your next set (which I think he has), he is under no obligation to do so, since the tires apparently...

Tires: Directional Tyre put in wrong direction, directional tires, directionality
directional tires, directionality, wrong direction: Basically, a directional tire put on so that it is rotating the opposite direction it was intended will only lose the benefit the directionality would have given - usually wet traction. So once the tire is reoriented, there should not be any lasting effects....

Tires: Directional tires, directional tires, time alan
directional tires, time alan, front wheel drive: Alan, I believe that rotation is absolutely critical, however, I don t belive that folks show go to extremes to do it. And demounting tires off wheels is extreme. You d be further ahead measuring the tread carefully to track the alignment wear and then...

Tires: DOT & Shelf Life, uniroyal laredo awp, traffic safety administration
uniroyal laredo awp, traffic safety administration, national highway and traffic safety administration: Lisa, It has been standard industry practice to put the DOT number on one sidewall, typically the bottom half of the mold - which usually resulted in this side being inboard on the vehicle. However, NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration)...

Tires: Dodge 1500 5.7 Ram Tires, michelin ltx, bfg kdw
michelin ltx, bfg kdw, dodge 1500: Kevin, Check out Tirerack.com. They offer reviews on most tires. I would go with the Michelin LTX $196 each. If you wanted to go with a wider tire check out the BFG KDW T/A made by Michelin 285/55R20. These tires are made with michelins newest tire building...

Tires: Dodge Dakota Tire Upsize from D to E Load Rating, goodyear wranglers, dodge dakota quad cab
goodyear wranglers, dodge dakota quad cab, dakota quad cab: Scott, My book says that Dakotas came with P245/70R16 s or P255/65R16 s, and certainly no LT s are mentioned. So check your vehicle placard to make sure. But if I am right, you need to run 50 psi in your LT245/70R16 Load Range E to get the equivalent...

Tires: Dodge Neon 2002 185/60R15, size rims, neon 2002
size rims, neon 2002, dodge neon: Denise, I don t know if these will fit, but some other Neon models came with P185/65R14 s, so if you can find some 14 Neon wheels at a junkyard....er....auto recycling center, then you can try them and see if they will clear the calipers. Some Neons...

Tires: Dodge Ram 2500 Tires, dodge ram 2500, inflation pressure
dodge ram 2500, inflation pressure, center of gravity: If I have this right, the 325/60R20 is an LT tire with a 121/118 load index - which is the same as the LT265/70R17 s you have now. So from a load carrying point of view this would be OK. But you will need to use a different inflation pressure than is listed...

Tires: Dodge Ram 2500, dodge ram 2500, clerance
dodge ram 2500, clerance, low riders: Julio, You don t have much choices here. If you use a tire small enough to gain some real clearance, you can t tow the boat and you consume more fuel. You don t want to do what low riders do - use tires way too small and just change them before they...

Tires: Dodge Truck, 17 inch wheels, dodge truck
17 inch wheels, dodge truck, dodge ram: Hello, Randy The 265 should work just fine. Most tire company s cure this tire in the same mold as the 275, They change the belt angles in order to keep the tire from growing to the 275 size when inflated. There will be a small change in the speedo. When...

Tires: Dot number removed, tire identification number, small claims court
tire identification number, small claims court, dot number: Vern, You should threaten to sue the dealer. But just to clarify a point - It is illegal to sell a new tire in the US without the letters DOT . It is also illegal to sell a new tire in the US without the TIN (tire Identification Number - 10 to 12 digits...

Tires: Double Eagles 21570R15, ozone generators, 21570r15
ozone generators, 21570r15, double eagles: Robert, I can t tell you what they are worth, but perhaps what I am about to tell you will give you some ideas. First, tires seem to have an age limit beyond which you can NOT expect them to perform. The limit seems to be 10 years and if you live in...

Tires: My Douglas Tires are noisy, douglas tires, vibrations
douglas tires, vibrations, alignment: Shane, The alignment is not fine, and it is causing irregular wear in your tires, which is generating the noise and the vibration. So you need to fix the alignment. But that doesn t fix the tires. You need to rotate the tires and hope that a new wear...

Tires: Douglas xtra track 235 R 75 15's, proper inflation pressure, caprice station wagon
proper inflation pressure, caprice station wagon, tire rack: Rick, Every vehicle sold in the US has a sticker (commonly called the placard) that tells the original tire size and the proper inflation pressure for that size. If you buy tires of that size (and be sure to include any letters listed), then you don t...

Tires: Dry Rot Tires on new Purchase, natural aging process, dry rot
natural aging process, dry rot, tire shop: Bonnie, Cracking is part of the natural aging process of rubber. So this is an issue of degree - how bad is bad enough? I think you need a expert opinion - and the best place to get it is a tire shop. Hopefully they will either tell you the tires...

Tires: Dry Rot on Tires, goodyear wrangler ap, ford f150 crew cab
goodyear wrangler ap, ford f150 crew cab, ozone concentration: David, I think you are confused. I don t think your tires need to be replaced because the tire company did not offer an adjustment on a condition that is warrantable after only 3 years. However, under certain cirumstances this would be normal - hot...

Tires: Dry Rot, proper inflation pressure, snow traction
proper inflation pressure, snow traction, nm tx: Tom, This might be a very serious problem if the cords are exposed. In essence the thing that is holding the tire together (the rubber) is splitting apart. Like all organic materials, rubber deteriorates with time. Once the cracks reach the cords,...

Tires: Dry rot, tire dressings, natural degradation
tire dressings, natural degradation, inflation pressure: Jennifer, Cracks are the natural degradation effects of rubber, so some cracking is to be expected as a tire ages. There are 2 questions - 1) Are the cracks large enough to indicate the tire should be removed? and 2) What is causing the cracks to appear...

Tires: Dry rot, ozone level, tire dry rot
ozone level, tire dry rot, rv: Hello, John The dry rot you speak of is caused by the Sun. We call it ozone rotting. We test tires every day by exposing them to 50 times the normal ozone level. The only thing that will save your tires from this is to cover them with dark plastic. Are...

Tires: Dual rear tire capacity, dodge ram 3500, ca highway patrol
dodge ram 3500, ca highway patrol, light truck tires: With all do respect, but if you would have read the link you would have read: Light truck tires that are intended to be used in dual applications have two Max Load ratings branded on the tire s sidewall. This is because the load capacity rating of a...

Tires: Durango tire switch sizing, tire tread wear, durango rt
tire tread wear, durango rt, gravel roads: Carol, If your problem is chipping and chunking, then changing tire size is not going to help you. You need to find an All Terrain or better yet an On/Off road tire. What you will be giving up is noise and wear rate on pavement and maybe a bit of ride...

Tires: damage to tire walls, tire walls, dear bill
tire walls, dear bill, tire shop: Well, I don t think that your tires were damaged by the dirt. If they had been damaged on the sidewall like this, they would have bubbles on the side. My guess is that there is something else inside of the tires. I would suggest that you go to your local...

Tires: diagonal tire wear, side tire, couple hundred
side tire, couple hundred, pothole: Rose, It might be that the struts are bad - that is one of the causes for diagonal wear - but I tend to lean towards the alignment. .....How many miles can I go before I start seeing wear?....... Depends on how bad the alignment is. (or the struts)...

Tires: different size tires on a fwd drive car, size tires, rear tires
size tires, rear tires, drive car: John, You have a real problem: First, it s not a good idea to have different size tires front to rear if your car came with the same size all around. But if you are going to put larger tires on, they ought to go on the rear so the car has more understeer....

Tires: directional tires, race car driver, directional tires
race car driver, directional tires, skilled driver: Jim, ALL - let me say that again - ALL directional tires have an arrow. If it doesn t have an arrow, it isn t directional. Let me also say the same thing about assymetrical tires - they will say This Side Out or words to that effect. But to try...

Tires: directional tires, directional tires, snow traction
directional tires, snow traction, season tires: Chery, Directional tires don t have this problem any more than some all season tires do. It has everything to do with snow traction capability and not the directionality. If you want better snow traction, you need new tires. Perhaps it is just that...

Tires: duroglass xtra-trac tires, passenger car tires, high performance tires
passenger car tires, high performance tires, light truck tires: Robert, I really can t answer the question, and I am not sure why you would ask a question like that, but perhaps I can give you some insight into this area. Passenger car tires: Pretty much, you can t produce one and not pass an S speed rating. ...

Tires: E to D load rating, ford f 250, inflation pressure
ford f 250, inflation pressure, rear tires: Matt, It s a good thing I insisted you look at your vehicle placard, because my answer would have changed based on which of the sets of pressures I went by. Here s the logic: The pressure for the rear tires is specified at 70 psi. A Load Range D only...

Tires: Front End Shake / Tire Cupping, brake rotor, brake rotors
brake rotor, brake rotors, tire cupping: David, I think what is happening is that the brake rotors are warping and causing an imbalance . This, in turn, caused the tires to wear irregularly. There is probably some wear in the suspension components - most likely ball joints - and that allows...

Tires: Evaluating Rim damage, tireshop, salvage yard
tireshop, salvage yard, first hope: Hi William, I see your point there and frankly i don t blame you for that,If the rim is made of steel/metal and the end of the rim that seals the bead of tire is ok and no cracks in it then it should buy you some time til you can buy another one if not...

Tires: Excessive wear on inside of all 4 tires, toyo proxes st, 2005 toyota 4runner
toyo proxes st, 2005 toyota 4runner, alignment tolerance: Allan, No, alignment doesn t have to be performed on the wider tires - unless the overall diameter of the tire is larger - which it isn t. Remember that alignment generally means to the technician that the vehicle be In Spec - which I just told you...

Tires: Explorer tires, goodyear wrangler, explorer tires
goodyear wrangler, explorer tires, monetary reasons: Karen, If your vehicle came a certain size, it s best to stay with that size. In your case, going smaller is a bad idea. Overloaded tire failures can sometimes have tragic results. What you need to do is get your vehicle aligned and rotated the tires...

Tires: Extra Load Tyres, dunlop sport 9000, inflation pressure
dunlop sport 9000, inflation pressure, tyre pressures: Kevin, What this means is that for your car to have enough load carrying capacity you have to use an Extra Load tire at 38 psi - a Standard Load tire will never have enough capacity. The Standard Load tires need to be replaced with Extra Load tires as...

Tires: effect of a bent rim, diyer, tire dealer
diyer, tire dealer, tire shop: Don, It is possible to have the tire reinflated temporarily, but the tire might be too damaged to be used. This is probably something someone at a tire shop should look at - and do. It would probably be best to go get the whole thing taken care of by...

Tires: emergency first aid for slow leaks, slow leaks, emergency first aid
slow leaks, emergency first aid, accessory outlet: Hi Mark As long it don t overload the electrical circuit for this type of machine,I usually recommend getting one where you can hook it up to your battery by connecting the clamps on the battery posts and it hardly takes energy away from your battery but...

Tires: extra load tires, max pressure, load index
max pressure, load index, maximum pressure: Dave, The tire description should call out XL, but perhaps you ll need to look at the Load Index. But I can tell you this much. If the max pressure is 41 psi, they are XL, but if the max pressure is 44 psi, they are not. This probably seems counter-intuitive,...

Tires: F-150 Tire increase size if possible, size tire, rims
size tire, rims, rim: According to Tire Guides. your vehicle came with 7 rims and a P265/75R16 will fit on a 7 rim. However, whether there is enough room in the fnderwells for that size tire is a question I can t answer, as I just don t have this type of info for all the vehicles...

Tires: F-350, gross vehicle weight, f 350
gross vehicle weight, f 350, max pressure: Hi again! If that is all he is carrying he will be fine with an E load range tire. Most E tires are rated at 3000 pounds, which will total 12,000 pounds of weight including the vehicle. I m not sure what the GVWR(Gross Vehicle Weight) of your truck is,...

Tires: Factory Ratings vs. Real World, treadwear rating, miles warranty
treadwear rating, miles warranty, mile warranty: Richard, Let me set some background: Most tire wear occurs in the cornering mode, so the amount of miles you get mostly depends on how many turns you make. So mileage warranties are more an insurance policy than anything else. But the treadwear...

Tires: Firestone Tires, firestone tires, firestone company
firestone tires, firestone company, mercury sable: I am assuming that you are asking if the tires are safe to drive on? The only tires that had a design flaw were the Wilderness AT. THese tires are for trucks and SUV s only. I do not sell firestone tires, but would have no problem putting them on my own...

Tires: Does Fix-A-Flat ruin your rim, oldsmobile aurora, tire place
oldsmobile aurora, tire place, clearcoat: Andy, Some of the chemical in some of the sealants will dissolve the clearcoat - and therefore the air holding ability of the rim. But it is also possible that the rims were corroding on their own and the previous owner was trying to solve the problem...

Tires: Flat spots on rear driver's side tire, hyundai elantra, futura tires
hyundai elantra, futura tires, side tire: Sorry, struts are out of my area. So you need to have it checked. But it may be the tire. First, those tires are junk and known for problems. Flat spots only come from braking. Lock up the brakes. It only takes one lock up to get flat spots on...

Tires: Flat Tire Repair, flat tire repair, light truck tires
flat tire repair, light truck tires, agricultural tires: Mike, The answer to your question depends on what type of tire you have. For passenger and light truck tires, there is only one approved method - a combination repair that consists of a patch and something to fill the injured area. These can be separate...

Tires: Flat Tire, tubeless tire, flat tire
tubeless tire, flat tire, air pressure: Well, you ve overloaded the tire to the point that the bead has broken. Try putting a bunch of soap around the beaad (the inner circle of the tire were it touches the wheel) and hitting it with alot of air pressure. You will probably not be able to inflate...

Tires: Ford Focus rear tire vibration, tire vibration, wheel alignment
tire vibration, wheel alignment, bad tire: Shan, Tires can develop irregular, especially if they are misaligned. Aligning doesn t fix the tire, it fixes what caused the tire to develop the irregular wear. If you rotate the tire out of its current position does the noise follow the tire? If...

Tires: Ford Focus - Z rated tires, gas mileage, tire place
gas mileage, tire place, focus zx5: Emily, Here s what you need to do: 1) Find the vehicle placard. It will list the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. Be sure to make note of the speed rating indicated for the original tire. Post back with that information -...

Tires: Foreign tyres, uk authorities, load index
uk authorities, load index, tire manufacturer: Andrew, I have only had one case where I ve dealt with the UK authorities on the importation of a vehicle and the tires on it. In that case, they required the tire to have a Load Index on the tire and that the Load Index be equal to or greater than the...

Tires: 1987 Camaro IROC-Z, camaro sport coupe, camaro
Tires: 1987 Camaro IROC-Z, camaro sport coupe, camaro, rims

Tires: 2004 chevy silverado tire size, wheels, tires
Tires: 2004 chevy silverado tire size, wheels, tires

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Tires: 99 Durango tire size, car speeds, speedo
Tires: 99 Durango tire size, car speeds, speedo, atleast

Tires: Asymmetrical Tires, side tires, tires
Tires: Asymmetrical Tires, side tires, tires, dean

Tires: Auto Tire Pressure, max load, psi
Tires: Auto Tire Pressure, max load, psi, tires

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Tires: Best tire??, company customer, michelin
Tires: Best tire??, company customer, michelin, mast

Tires: bad vibration, hub centric rings, rims
Tires: bad vibration, hub centric rings, rims, rim

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Tires: Dodge 1500 5.7 Ram Tires, all terrain tires, factory tires
Tires: Dodge 1500 5.7 Ram Tires, all terrain tires, factory tires, mileage

Tires: Dry Rot, silicone products, detail work
Tires: Dry Rot, silicone products, detail work, dry rot

Tires: Flat Tire, wheels and tires, valve stem
Tires: Flat Tire, wheels and tires, valve stem, rim

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Tires: fitting tires on my 2005 tahoe, realy matter, haulin
Tires: fitting tires on my 2005 tahoe, realy matter, haulin, wheel

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Tires: Gooseneck Trailer Tires, goodyear, thay
Tires: Gooseneck Trailer Tires, goodyear, thay, trailer tire

Tires: High Speed Low profile flats, jack hull, tire treatment
Tires: High Speed Low profile flats, jack hull, calling a spade a spade, tire treatment, tire failure

Tires: Liberator Tires, liberator tires, tires
Tires: Liberator Tires, liberator tires, tires

Tires: Life Span of tires, spare tire, waste of money
Tires: Life Span of tires, spare tire, waste of money, shelf life

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Tires: michelin Harmony-Destiny, michelin destiny, canadian tire
Tires: michelin Harmony-Destiny, michelin destiny, canadian tire, michelin

Tires: New Tires Leaking Air, pontiac gran prix, gran prix gtp
Tires: New Tires Leaking Air, pontiac gran prix, gran prix gtp, green slime

Tires: Plugging A Tire
Tires: Plugging A Tire

Tires: Question on Michelin X-Radial DT fitting on a minivan, passenger tire, rotations
Tires: Question on Michelin X-Radial DT fitting on a minivan, passenger tire, rotations, nitrogen

Tires: Quietest All Season Tire for a Honda Pilot, michelin ltx, ford expedition
Tires: Quietest All Season Tire for a Honda Pilot, michelin ltx, ford expedition, quietest tires

Tires: Removing steel belts from a tire, elbow grease, inner rim
Tires: Removing steel belts from a tire, elbow grease, inner rim, brazilian musicians

Tires: Replace OE Tires on 04 CRV, stock tires, crv
Tires: Replace OE Tires on 04 CRV, stock tires, crv, tires

Tires: replacing suv tires with regular tires?, max load, speed ratings
Tires: replacing suv tires with regular tires?, max load, speed ratings, tires

Tires: Shaking and vibrations, 22 inch tires, spacer rings
Tires: Shaking and vibrations, 22 inch tires, spacer rings, cv joints

Tires: TIRE ROTATION, wheels, tires
Tires: TIRE ROTATION, wheels, tires

Tires: GOING UP IN TIRE SIZE, speedo error, speedometer
Tires: GOING UP IN TIRE SIZE, speedo error, speedometer, rams

Tires: Tire balance, wheel spokes, front wheel drive
Tires: Tire balance, wheel spokes, front wheel drive, tire combo

Tires: Tire cause of vehicle vibration?, tire problem, excelerator
Tires: Tire cause of vehicle vibration?, tire problem, excelerator, vibration

Tires: Tire Noise - 2001 Kia Optima SE, wheel bearings, 2002 kia optima
Tires: Tire Noise - 2001 Kia Optima SE, wheel bearings, 2002 kia optima, rio cinco

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Tires: Tire Size, 2002 toyota camry, toyota camry
Tires: Tire Size, 2002 toyota camry, toyota camry, winter tires

Tires: Tire size for 2000 Ford pickup F150, gas milage, 18s
Tires: Tire size for 2000 Ford pickup F150, gas milage, 18s, adverse effects

Tires: Tires, triangle symbol, week 17
Tires: Tires, triangle symbol, week 17, shelf life

Tires: Tires for 2003 Honda Odessey, factory tires, tires
Tires: Tires for 2003 Honda Odessey, factory tires, tires, warranty

Tires: Tires for 77 Chrysler, cordoba
Tires: Tires for 77 Chrysler, cordoba

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Tires: Tires Sizes, tire height, tire wall
Tires: Tires Sizes, tire height, tire wall, tire sizing

Tires: tallest tire I can fit on my truck?, torsion bars, gmc
Tires: tallest tire I can fit on my truck?, torsion bars, gmc, z71

Tires: tire rotation, wheel drive vehicles, rear wheel drive
Tires: tire rotation, wheel drive vehicles, rear wheel drive, wheel

Tires: tires for toyota avalon 205/60 r16, michelin mxv4, wet pavement
Tires: tires for toyota avalon 205/60 r16, michelin mxv4, wet pavement, solara

Tires: truck tires, uniroyal liberator tires, nylon band
Tires: truck tires, uniroyal liberator tires, nylon band, bf goodrich

Tires: types of tyres, clear steel, synthetic rubber
Tires: types of tyres, clear steel, synthetic rubber, tures

Tires: VW 2003 Eurovan, vredstein, winter tires
Tires: VW 2003 Eurovan, vredstein, winter tires, dunlop

Tires: valve stem repair, tyre centre, wheel rim
Tires: valve stem repair, tyre centre, wheel rim, valve stems

Tires: Wal Mart Road Hazard Warranty, road hazard, walmart
Tires: Wal Mart Road Hazard Warranty, road hazard, walmart, wal marts

Tires: fitting tires on my 2005 tahoe, tire failure, tire sizes
tire failure, tire sizes, carrying capacity: Richard, According to my book, your vehicle didn t come withP275/70R16 s. But because there are several versions of your Tahoe, I can t tell what did. But - if I remember correctly - on the drivers doorpost will be a placard which will list the original...