Tire Speed & Load Ratings

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well going to buy some Nexen's today and have a choice of different speeds and loads, but i'm really not sure what i should go for? Thoughts please :)
 

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What does it recommend in your handbook?
 

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As an additional comment, you only really have a choice of ratings that are over and above those recommended in the handbook. At least in the eyes of one's insurers..
 
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What does it recommend in your handbook?

i knew someone would ask that :lol: not sure as the handbook is at home.

currently looking at 99v
 
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read the ratings on the tyres that are on the car, read all 4, I would have thought at least 99 is ok but it may need Y for the speed rating
 
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Go with your handbook tyre recommendations

will be checking when i get home, and thank you for the spelling lesson :lol: i really wasn't awake when i wrote this this morning :rolleyes:
 
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read the ratings on the tyres that are on the car, read all 4, I would have thought at least 99 is ok but it may need Y for the speed rating

currently have 99 v's but that could have been due to the previous owner having the wrong ones before?
 

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currently have 99 v's but that could have been due to the previous owner having the wrong ones before?

If you car does not go faster than 145 then V are fine and probably correct
 
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just been doing some checking and v should be ok, it says that even h would do but dont fancy going that low???
 

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On all the cars that I drive its more like £266 per corner :(

yes i know what you mean, i could have gone for about £200 per corner but with so many other expenses last month, this month and next it just wasn't an option :( so when i found these i was happy :) i'll update on my experiances with them but from what others have said on here Nexen's are pretty good :D
 

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According to my manual, the tyres are specified as 'W' speed rating and '95' load rating for a S211 E320CDI on 225/16s.

For reasons which no one has been able to explain (I have asked on here before!) the speed rating for the equivalent W211 is 'V'.

So the estate version has a higher speed rating rather than load rating, which to my mind at least doesn't make a whole load of sense).

P.S. The 270 is the same spec.
 
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Yes that really makes no sense but hey I guess that is Merc logic. Now I have paid for the V's I won't be able to return then so I really hope they will be ok although I can't really see any reason why they wouldn't?
 

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According to my manual, the tyres are specified as 'W' speed rating and '95' load rating for a S211 E320CDI on 225/16s.

For reasons which no one has been able to explain (I have asked on here before!) the speed rating for the equivalent W211 is 'V'.

So the estate version has a higher speed rating rather than load rating, which to my mind at least doesn't make a whole load of sense).

P.S. The 270 is the same spec.

i think you will probably find that the majority of V rated tyres have a 91 load index. the W rated tyres, 95 is the norm (stronger and more heat resistant due to higher speed rating, hence higher load rating) which is why the estates have the higher rated tyres, its for their LOAD rating NOT the speed rating.
 
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