Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 13:42:11 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: 9000CS Tire Selection Help

Valjean wrote: > I live in the south in a mountainous area. It's often wet but, apart from a > bit of stop-start city driving, I mainly use an Interstate that has only > moderate curves and grades. I'd like a comfortable tire, too. The owner's > manual says it should be "Z"-rated (hard to find, I know), but the Toyos > that came with the car when I took it over are "h"-rated ones... > > I have heard good things about Falkiens. Well.... the 'speed rating' you mention is entirely up to you. You'll probably have 195/65xR15 tyres unless it's a performance model. The R simply means Radial. The numbers indicate tread width in mm, profile and wheel size in inches The letter in front of R - the "x" designates the design speed limitation. You can choose according to your driving style. From the owner's manual the speed code is this... ( all maximum speed ) S = 180 kph - 115 mph T = 190 kph - 120 mph H = 210kph - 130 mph V = 240 kph - 150 mph Z = >240 kph - >150 mph So unless you go racing you don't need Z rated tyres ! H is probably a sensible choice and widely available. Graham p.s. the speed rating is entirely unrelated to general durability.

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