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Spent a few minutes trying to search the site, but did not find any definite answer to my question. So... sorry in advance for asking a question I know has probably already been covered. Probably several thousand times.

I will not be racing my R. Not into street/ track style racing- prefer 1/4 mile. I have a built 68 Plymouth for my 1/4 mile needs.

So... is it o.k (safe) to go with a lower rated tire on my caR? Nothing too drastic... I'm thinking something in the H to V rated range. I used to run Z rated on my '90 Chevy truck, and I ate through tires like they were made of cheese.

I'd like to avoid that with this car :D
 

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Isn't H to V rated range for under 140mph? Well if you plan on staying under that speed, by all means you should be fine. Just remember to get the right tire load size.
 

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Assuming you're not breaking 110mph all the time, you'd be fine with H rated. Heck, perhaps having a lower speed rating would provide better initiative to stay within the speed limit? :D The downside of course, is many lower rated tires aren't necessarily performance tires and more of everyday tires that won't have as good of grip--but of course the tradeoff is better longevity as you are certainly aware of. Though honestly I don't think the price difference is that great, and it might even be sort of difficult to find lower speed rated tires in our tire size--just thinking out loud from what I recall when I was shopping for my new set of tires last summer.
 

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I'm gonna throw in my recommendation for the Maxxis ma-v1. Great tire at an amazing price. Wet traction is out of this world.

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At the risk of sounding like an idiot....I didn't know Maxxis made car tires.
 

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Thanks guys... Now, I'll just have to find a tire dealer that won't freak out when I ask something that wasn't OEM. Everyone's afraid of a lawsuit here in CA. I know the load rating is XL, so I'll be sure to keep that in mind. Luckily, the car I bought had new tires & brakes. So I don't have to worry about it right away.
 

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Thanks guys... Now, I'll just have to find a tire dealer that won't freak out when I ask something that wasn't OEM. Everyone's afraid of a lawsuit here in CA. I know the load rating is XL, so I'll be sure to keep that in mind. Luckily, the car I bought had new tires & brakes. So I don't have to worry about it right away.
Just buy some from tire rack or something. Bring them to a place, don't even tell them what car it's for.. Just have them mount and balance them, and put them on yourself. Again, though, make sure they're within load specs... That's all you need to do.
 
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