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Old 27.10.2020, 10:42
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Re: Car tyre load index?

This thread got me thinking and doing some digging.
As mention previously, just like newtoswitz's car, my car too has a huge range of options and allows different combinations of tyre specs. In fact, in my case, where the car has a different set of wheels in the front vs. the rear, the load indices are ( therefore ) different for the front vs. the rear. So very clearly, it's not that there is one load index that is sacrosanct for a car. It's both the tyre dimensions/ specs and the car that seem to determine the load index.
Can't figure out why changing the diameter / width / aspect ratio should change the load index. And can one take the lowest load index as the minimum to stick to?
Sorry for turning this into a purely academic discussion.
P.S. These Transportation/ driving threads are always so interesting.
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