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Re: Re: Bridgestone tires
>Subject: Re: Bridgestone tires
>Author: firstname.lastname@example.org at SMTPLINK
>Date: 10/18/94 11:23 AM
>Thanks for the response.
>On what car are these going on?
>>The tires are for my 90Q.
For the 90 class the H rated is probably fine
>Unfortunately, the RE900s are rated only B temperature.
>>Can you explain what that rating means? I've only seen the speed ratings.
On each tire is a rating for treadwear (#>100 usually) , Traction (letter A-C)
and Temperature (lettter A-C). The minimum federal standards are equivalent
to a C rating. B is better and A is best.
Why do you need the A temp, well, if the tire is underinflated (as most
tires become at some point ) or if you are close to or exceeding the load
of the tire (usually rated as a 2 digit number like 88 or 91) the tire heats
than normal and the tire ages faster. Plus if the tire is already stressed past
optimal and you need to make a panic stop or maneuver, your tires are at a
greater risk for blowout. Ultimately it's a peace of mind type of decision.
If I had my choice between two tires rated 320 AB or 280 AA I'd probably go
with the AA.
Try calling a bunch of discount places. I've had tire salesmen at WalMart
try to sell me the 15" Comp T/As (H) for $80 a piece installed. You never
know who is willing to make a deal.