Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, tires purchased for my 06 in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Bought some Goodyear Eagle LS tires yesterday. tires have a H speed rating and a 98 load rating 6600 lbs ...
Bought some Goodyear Eagle LS tires yesterday. tires have a H speed rating and a 98 load rating 6600 lbs Im fairly certain this means that the tires can withstand a speed of 130 mph carrying a 6600 lb load for 10 minutes. the base dts is 4188 curb weight so I guess you can put 2412 lbs in the trunk/car and be safe for 10 min. at 130 mph. I dont want to try it Tires are made in Layton OK. on the 44th weak in 2011 according to the DOT code. Reviews are mixed.
I drove 20 miles home. Tires are very smooth and quite up to 80 mph. This morning I checked and they still held air.
The installer wanted to know were the switch was to turn off the rear pump in the trunk (i never heard of one) We looked and could not find one. He said that if the car is dropped with the "bags" pressurized you can do damage to that system. I also never ran across that problem. I did not pay much attention to his work but he did use a torque wrench at 100 ibs exactly what I do.
Something I ran across while searching for the codes is that the shelf life of a tire is 6 years.Mike
I just realized I could put 20 people in the car and all their baggage and go 130 mph, for ten minuets!!!!
The only problem I can foresee is I would have to have the car detailed because of all the crap and puke.Mike
Some older cars used air bags and an air pump to raise and lower the car, and actually had a switch in the trunk to turn off the pump. This was done because when the car was raised the rear wheels would drop and the air bags would have less air pressure in them. The height of the car was indicated by means of a mechanical switch which no longer functioned properly since the car was jacked up. Note that I said older cars. This system is not used anymore and probably hasn't been used in more than 10 years.