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Speed rating...

 
Author adaraujo
On driveway
#1 | Posted: 6 Dec 2014 21:45 
How wrong would it be to put a speed rating T tyre on a car (Seven) that usually runs on H?

I am not talking about winter tyres but normal ones.

Is this only a speed thing or is there anything else going on?
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Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#2 | Posted: 7 Dec 2014 08:59 
Speed ratings are actually associated with the load rating for the tyre... it defines the max speed at which the specified load can be carried.

As a 7 is rather light it does suggest that the 'suggested' speed rating will be lower than the reality when fitted on a 7.

Having said that, not sure I'd want to test that concept on my 7!
Eugene
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Author Caterham Zetec
Driving through town
#3 | Posted: 7 Dec 2014 11:42 
T rated and H rated tyres are only pence different in price so why bother.

You could also be giving your insurers a get out of jail free card should you have an accident. Tyres are one of the first things they check when they do an appraisal after an accident and its not just tread depth they note. I have never run less than H rated on either of my cars, think that is what the factory fitted as a baseline.

Author Born2Run
On driveway
#4 | Posted: 10 Dec 2014 16:55 
Like what he said. Proved by me recently when my car was written off. They definitely check.
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