You owe me big time. I had to go out in the cold and rain to look in my workshop. I have 96Y's and they are Made in Germany. They are also Z rated tires, not Y or W as I believe some others are.slow35th said:If anyone has the 96Y, Could you look on the sidewall and let me know where they are made? Anyone?
Not true. The 275/40/18's that we are all so fond of are Y rated. There are also V, Z, Y and W rated GSD3's. Here's a link.slow35th said:Thanks Chris.
All the GSD3's are Z rated though. Z rating is just rated above 149 mph and rarely used any more. Y is up to 186 mph I think and W is to up to 168 mph.
You will see either 96Y or 100W in a small oval molded into the tire.
See post 15 above. All y and w rated tires are also z rated (above 149 mph) and may or may not have z in the size designation printed on the side of the tire. i.e P245/45ZR/18 such as my 100W rated tires. That is what I was talking about, save the one V rated tire.CVP33 said:Not true. The 275/40/18's that we are all so fond of are Y rated. There are also V, Z, Y and W rated GSD3's. Here's a link.