: Need Help with Tires QUICK! Really different question too!



estatesatty
09-06-05, 12:03 PM
I am ordering the Bridgestone RE050 in 245/45/YR18 today to replace my runflats. There are 2 different load indeces (indexes?)--100y and 96y. Anyone have a clue which one I should take and why?

V-seriesTech
09-06-05, 12:52 PM
I am ordering the Bridgestone RE050 in 245/45/YR18 today to replace my runflats. There are 2 different load indeces (indexes?)--100y and 96y. Anyone have a clue which one I should take and why?

Hey Josh, I would call hwhomever iti s that your getting the tires from, and ask them to explain the two rateing a little bit better.

J

Lindsay Cadillac
09-06-05, 01:12 PM
The number is the load rating or weight carrying capacity...

96 - 1565 pounds

100 - 1764 pounds

The letter portion of the description is the speed rating

Y - Good up to 186 MPH

Dreamin
09-06-05, 02:15 PM
Stock tires are 96 load index... go with 96.

Are you getting 050 or 050A ??
I *think* the 050A outhandle the 050.
I know that the 050A can be rotated right-to-left.

estatesatty
09-06-05, 03:33 PM
I am getting the 050...non runflat. I am going to see how these work and if I want something stiffer then I will get the 050A next time. I have not seen anyone who has used these, but they seem an ideal combination of tread wear and grip. Tirerack told me that the 050A have sidewalls that are even stiffer than our Supercars. Thus, the ride is too severely compromised to justify them.

Jaime...the check engine light's on again and the boneheads at the rental car place still have not returned my parking pass....I will be back soon my friend...

V-seriesTech
09-06-05, 04:05 PM
I am getting the 050...non runflat. I am going to see how these work and if I want something stiffer then I will get the 050A next time. I have not seen anyone who has used these, but they seem an ideal combination of tread wear and grip. Tirerack told me that the 050A have sidewalls that are even stiffer than our Supercars. Thus, the ride is too severely compromised to justify them.

Jaime...the check engine light's on again and the boneheads at the rental car place still have not returned my parking pass....I will be back soon my friend...

No problem Josh. I don't remember the reson for the check engine light before but, go ahead and bring her in,...and we'll make sure it's taken care of.