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Load Range / Ply Rating

Here is a list of load indexes and a reference table for the number of plies of tires. In fact, the load index is a number that indicates the maximum weight that can withstand the tires on your vehicle, considering that they have adequate pressure. For most cars and trucks, the load index is between 75 and 100, equivalent to a capacity of about 387 kg and 800 kg, while you can find a load index ranging from 0 up at 276.

Where does it say?

You will find this index on the sidewall of your tire, specifically on the right of the diameter measurement. For example, the number 94 of the Code: 255 / 40R17 94W indicates the load index, or more simply, it is the last number in the series on the tire.

Is it possible to increase or decrease your load?

You have questions about whether it is possible to change the load capacity of your tires? In summary, you can increase your load index, but check the vehicle's instruction manual to ensure that this load fits your vehicle. Otherwise, you can not choose a lower load capacity than indicated on your original tires. The load capacity has been established based on the weight of your vehicle, so if you buy tires with a lower capacity, that will cause discomfort and could compromise your safety.

Check before a purchase

When purchasing a tire, it is important to consider the speed and load ratings to ensure that the tire is safe for your car.

List of the load indexes

The load index is represented by a number defining the maximum weight a tire can support.

See the list of load indexes :

 

Load indexes

Index

Weight (kg)

Weight (lbs)

20 80 176
22 85 187
24 85 187
26 90 198
28 100 220
30 106 233.2
31 109 239.8
33 115 253
35 121 266.2
37 128 281.6
40 136 299.2
41 145 319
42 150 330
44 160 352
46 170 374
47 175 385
48 180 396
50  190 418 
51  195 429 
52  200 440
53  206  453.2
54  212  466.4
55 218  479.6
58 236  519.2
59 243  534.6
60 250 550 
61 257 565.4 
62 265 583 
63 272  598.4 
64 280  616 
65 290  638 
66 300  660 
67 307 675.4 
68 315  693 
69 325  715 
70 335  737 
71 345  759 
72 355  781 
73 365  803 
74 375  825 
75 387  851.4 
76 400  880 
77 412  906.4 
78 425  935 
79 437  961.4 
80 450  990 
81 462  1016.4 
82 475  1045 
83 487  1071.4 
84 500  1100 
85 515  1133 
86 530  1166 
87 545  1199 
88 560  1232 
89 580  1276 
90 600  1320 
91 615  1353 
92 630  1386 
93 650  1430 
94 670  1474 
95 690  1518 
96 710  1562 
97 730  1606 
98 750  1650 
99 775 1705 
100 800  1760 
101 825  1815 
102 850  1870 
103 875  1925 
104 900  1980 
105 925  2035 
106 950  2090 
107 975  2145 
108 1000  2200 
109 1030  2266 
110 1060  2332 
111 1090  2398 
112 1120  2464 
113 1150  2530 
114 1180  2596 
115 1215  2673 
116 1250  2750 
117 1285  2827 
118 1320  2904 

 

Ply Rating

Signs

Significations

C (LRC) 6 ply strengthened tire
D (LRD) 8 ply strengthened tire
E (LRE) 10 ply strengthened tire
PR ''Ply-rating'' Equivalence of the number of plies, due to reinforced materials
XL Extra Load - Strengthened frame for a better loading capacity
LT Light Truck
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