Underspec Truck Tires

by Richard Atwell
(c) Copyright 2006-2011

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Many underspec light truck (LT) tires fit VW 14" steel rims. Bus owners usually have good experiences with them but after they fit proper tires they realize how inadequate the LT tires really were although they are still an improvement over any passenger tire. Typical features:

Here are a few examples...


Michelin LTX

Michelin LTX Michelin LTX profile Michelin LTX tread

Size Load Index Speed Rating Tread plies Sidewall plies Load Range Load Rating Max Pressure Made in
195/75R14 93 R 2 steel + 2 poly 2 poly 1435 lbs LRC 50 psi n/a

BF Goodrich Commercial TA LT

Cooper TA LT Cooper TA LT profile

Size Load Index Speed Rating Tread plies Sidewall plies Load Range Load Rating Max Pressure Made in
195/75R14 n/a R 2 steel + 2 poly 2 poly 1435 lbs LRC n/a n/a

Cooper Discoverer Radial LT

Cooper Discovered LT Cooper Discovered LT tread

Size Load Index Speed Rating Tread plies Sidewall plies Load Range Load Rating Max Pressure Made in
195/75R14 n/a n/a 2 steel + 2 poly 2 poly 1435 lbs LRC 50 psi n/a

History:

08/10/06 - Created w/ Michelin LTX, BFG Commercial, Cooper Discoverer
09/08/11 - Fixed broken photos, added translate button, updated footer