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Tyre speed ratings

For those of you who are interested (or dont really know) I thought this might be helpful:

S/ 180 km/h (112 mph)
T/ 190 km/h (118 mph)
U/ 200 km/h (125 mph)
H/ 210 km/h (130 mph)
V/ 240 km/h (149 mph)
W (ZR)/ 270 km/h (168 mph)
Y (ZR)/ 300 km/h (186 mph)
ZR/ Above 240 km/h (149 mph)

It is important to understand that speed rating is not an indication of road handling performance in any way. In fact, most methods of raising a tyre’s speed rating can have the reverse effect. However tyres made for vehicles with high speed capabilities tend to also require high performance characteristics as well.

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Re: Tyre speed ratings

Thanks you hive of information you.
Your starting to take after Russs.
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