## What is Load Range G?

Load range G is a 14-ply configuration, while load range H tires have 16 plies. The heavier-rated tire will usually add between 700 pounds and 1,000 pounds more load-bearing capacity per tire (see “How Much is Too Much,” next page). “If you’re running 22.5 lo-pros, they will carry 12,350 pounds at 110 psi.

Index Weight (kg) Weight (lbs)
114 1180 2596
115 1215 2673
116 1250 2750

How much weight can tires hold?

In other words, it’s the amount of weight your tire can support safely. For example, if a tire has a load index of 92, it can support 1,389 pounds at maximum air pressure. Multiply that by four tires (4 x 1,389 = 5,556 pounds) to get your car’s maximum load carrying capacity.

### What is the load range on tires?

A tire’s ‘Load Range’ can be found on the tire’s sidewall represented by a letter, usually after the tire size (35X12. 50 R17/E for example). This code represents the ability of the tire to hold air and weight; the higher the load range (A→G) the heavier load the tire can carry.

Are 12 ply tires good?

A tire ply rating is an expression of the tire’s strength and capacity. The ply rating translates in a very direct way to tire capabilities and limitations, especially when it comes to inflation and load capacity….What’s a tire ply rating?

B 4 ply
C 6 ply
D 8 ply
E 10 ply
F 12 ply

Is a higher ply tire better?

The more ply, the more sidewall strength. When your sidewall isn’t strong enough, the load squashes the tires down into the road. The tread then pushes into the ground and spreads out in a way that was never intended by the manufacturer, leading to a blowout.

#### Will 10 ply tires last longer?

The 10 ply tires won’t last longer just because they are 10 ply tires. It’s about the brand & how you take care of them. Buy cheap Chinese tires, you might get 30-40K. Michelin typically rates their truck tires for 60-70K, but I have seen them go longer.

What’s better load range D or E?

For a given brand and size tire, the load range E has a higher maximum load capacity than the load range D. The E tire is built and rated for 80 psig, while the D tire is (as I recall) built and rated for 65 psig maximum inflation pressure.

How much weight can a 14 ply tire carry?

14-ply rated trailer tires can sustain pressures of up to 110 psi (760 kPa), and weight of over 4,000 lbs per tire. This means that if your trailer has two axles and four wheels, the tires can carry over 16,000 lbs overall.

## Are 8 ply tires good?

8 ply is way more than enough. 10 ply is good for heavy duty off road and heavy loads from what a tire shop guy told me. GM puts P rated tires on their 1500 line of pickups, suvs and vans.

What is the strongest ply tire?

Special Trailer Service Tires

ST-Metric Trailer Service Tires
C 6 50 psi (350 kPa)
D 8 65 psi (450 kPa)
E 10 80 psi (550 kPa)

Is a LT tire 10 ply?

The cords in a LT tire are a larger gauge than P-metric tires so the tire can carry heavier loads. LT tires are usually 8-ply (Load Range D) or 10-ply (Load Range E). Passenger Tires usually have a 4-ply or 6-ply equivalent sidewall.

### What is load rating on tires?

The Load Rating or Load Index indicates how much weight each tire can safely support. Every tire’s load rating is stamped into its sidewall, usually after the words “Max Load”. Sometimes this will be given in pounds (lb) or kilograms (kg), but it is often given as a rating code — a number between 71 and 110.

What ply is a load range E tire?

Load range E tires are the equivalent of the older 10 ply rated tires and are often still referred to as such, even though tires no longer have 10 actual plies in them. Regardless of what you call them, Tire Rack has what you’re looking for.

What is an E rated tire?

A rating of “E” on the tire means the tire has a ply rating 10 and a load pressure of 80 psi.

#### What is D rated tires?

The D is the designation for the internal construction of the tire. The D stands for diagonal or bias ply construction. That means the tire body plies inside the tire will crisscross. The 15 is the wheel diameter in inches and the C after the tire size will designate the load range. The load range C is a 6-ply rated tire.