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Old 11-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
What about the load and speed ratings? The placard on my vehicle calls for 93H. Only one of the 15" options at Tire Rack meets the 93 rating. Only one meets the H rating. None meet both.

I really wouldn't worry about the speed ratings. How often are you going to be driving over 100mph? H speed rating is over 130 mph and I doubt there's very many foci that can come close to that. Common sense has to enter into the equation as well. Snow tires are simply not designed for high speeds and one needs to adjust for that.

Load ratings can be important if you are constantly at the full gross carrying capacity of the car (hauling 3 or 4 passengers all the time, load the rear with bricks, tools, etc.).
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