Tire Speed Rating

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Tire Speed Rating

Post by 11secAvanti » Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:54 pm

Need two tires for my front Weld 15 X 6 ProStar rims. Current size is P205 75R 15. What speed rating do I look for to be safe at 120 mph? And will this rim width take a smaller radial like a 195 75R 15? Thanks.

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Post by Cobra » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:41 pm

Your rim will work fine with a 195x75Rx15 tire, though this size is normally used for light trucks. An H-speed rated tire, (130 mph), or a V-speed rated tire, (149 mph), should serve you well. If using these tires on a race car please find a dealer specializing in race tires. Make certain your wheels are rated for the speed and type of racing you will be doing. Wheels made for drag racing may not be suitable for circle track or road racing. Do not compromise your safety!

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Post by 11secAvanti » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:55 pm

thanks, appreciate the feedback info.

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Post by Ken0069 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:00 pm

Look here Tom. http://www.tireguides.com/tip2.html This should confirm the above answer

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