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Old 04-09-2019, 04:54 PM
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I recently got new front tires for the GXP and the tire shop ordered me 235/45ZR18 XL tires which is fine, I'm not too concerned about the width. But I noticed that the load rating on the tire is 98W. When I started looking around I noticed a lot of the stock size tires for the GXP are 103. The last set of tires I had were Hankook Ventus V12s and I don't remember them being 103 either but I'm not entirely sure.

Is this reduced load rating going to be a problem?
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:19 PM
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The more I look actually, the more I'm finding many tires are only 99 load rating for the GXP even on TireRack.com so I don't think I will worry too much about having 98
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https://www.tiresplus.com/tires/tire...d-index-chart/

a 98 load rating tire can support just over 1653 lbs(again per tire). Considering a GXP only weighs about 3600 lbs or so... essentially two 98 load rated tires alone could support nearly the entire weight of the car. Now spread that weight over 4 tires... not even close to being an issue.
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Originally Posted by Red_Zone View Post
https://www.tiresplus.com/tires/tire...d-index-chart/

a 98 load rating tire can support just over 1653 lbs(again per tire). Considering a GXP only weighs about 3600 lbs or so... essentially two 98 load rated tires alone could support nearly the entire weight of the car. Now spread that weight over 4 tires... not even close to being an issue.
Yeah that's what I kinda figured after I posted this. Thanks for clarifying.
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