How to distinguish a truck tire from a car tire

How to distinguish a truck tire from a car tire

by Ryan
(Washington C.H, OH)

Giant Truck Tire

Giant Truck Tire

We are setting up rules for a sport in our state in which some people are trying to run passenger tires instead of truck tires and we are looking for information to stop this from happening... Any help would be appreciated.

Editorial Comment:

Your question seems a bit too general and vague to give you any specific information, but I will offer a few ideas which may help.

To start you may wish to define whether or not you are including all trucks such as commercial and industrial trucks, or what are commonly known as "light trucks" Tire manufacturers frequently designate certain tires as Light Truck tires by prefixing the tire size with the letters LT which are stamped on the side wall.

Other than that, there are many varieties of truck tires, depending on the specific uses for which they are designed. These could range from mini-trucks to gigantic mining and industrial vehicles. You may find it useful to visit the website of a major tire manufacturer such as GoodYear, Michelin, or some other and browse through their truck tires section for ideas.

You'll find that most of the truck tires they make are designed for use on 22.5 inch rims or larger, but this is not a hard and fast rule.


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