Topic: No rating on Penske Light Truck tires?
posted September 05, 2000 11:46 AM
We have a 1997 Ford F150 in desperate need of new tires. My husband (who is much thriftier than I)is in the process of buying a set of Penske light truck tires - I think they're named "Path Trac" - from a Penske store. (We are replacing Firestone Wilderness HT II P235/70R16 tires which originally came with the truck.) Although I am not familiar with this brand, I understand that Penske tires are manufactured by Goodyear. I am concerned about the tire quality because there is no UTQGS grading for traction and temperature resistance indicated on these tires. The Penske store says this information is not available for this tire because it is an LT tire (and not a P tire). Is this correct? Also, I have been unable to locate any quality information - good or bad - on the internet concerning Penske tires. I would truly appreciate any advice and information.
posted September 05, 2000 03:23 PM
I've no idea of quality, but they're correct about the "no ratings on the sidewall."
Here is the typical information on the sidewall of a light truck tire:
"LT" stands for Light Truck. "LT235/85R16" is the size
designation for a metric light truck tire.
"LOAD RANGE D" identifies the load and inflation limits.
"RADIAL" indicates that the tire has a radial construction.
"MAX LOAD SINGLE 2623 lbs. AT 65 psi COLD"
indicates the maximum load rating of the tire and
corresponding minimum cold inflation pressure for that load
when used as a single. For normal operation, follow
pressure recommendations in owner's manual or on vehicle
placard; "MAX LOAD DUAL 2381 lbs. AT 65 psi
COLD" indicates the maximum load rating of the tire and
corresponding minimum cold inflation pressure when used in
a dual configuration. The other markings on the sidewall
have the same meaning as described for the passenger car
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