Question: Are XL Tires Better?

What’s the difference between regular and XL tires?

When talking about tires, XL really means extra load.

If your car normally uses a standard load tire, it is allowed to use an XL tire.

They may have a slightly stiffer sidewall compared to their standard load counterparts, but the difference is not usually obvious..

What does XL mean on tires?

Extra LoadReinforced or XL (Extra Load) tires are specially reinforced tires. They can carry heavier loads than tires of the same size. Reinforced tires are designated on the sidewall by the letters “RF”; extra load tires with the letters “XL.” Reinforced and XL tires require higher inflation pressures than standard tires.

Can you use XL Tyres on any car?

Their carcass (basic structure) is especially robust and has a single layer of rubberised cord fabric. In combination with a higher tyre pressure, XL tyres have a greater load-bearing capacity and are particularly suitable for use with minibuses, off-road vehicles and SUVs.

What does SL and XL mean on tires?

extra loadSL stands for Standard Load and XL indicates extra load. An SL-rated tire has its maximum load capacity at an inflation pressure of 35 psi. XL tires can carry a heavier load when inflated to 41 psi.

Are XL Tyres better?

XL are a bit noisier, have more rolling resistance and are a bit harder ride. But they are more durable and will last longer. XL is recommended for performance cars and is usually the only option on them. But if the front feels to spongy that will probably be the type of tyre your using.

Do XL Tyres give a hard ride?

XL are a bit noisier, have more rolling resistance and are a bit harder ride. But they are more durable and will last longer. XL is recommended for performance cars and is usually the only option on them. But if the front feels to spongy that will probably be the type of tyre your using.

Do XL tires ride rough?

The XL tires have a stiffer sidewall and will ride a bit more ‘rough’. Probably will respond quicker too as they have stiffer sidewalls.

Do tires with higher load rating last longer?

A tire with a Treadwear rating of 150, for example, can be expected to last about 1.5 times as long as a tire with a Treadwear rating of 100.

What does Z mean on a tire?

A “Z” rating can mean different things. While it nearly always means a high performance tire for high-performing sports cars, “Z” may actually appear in the middle of a tire’s size information. When it does, it represents either a maximum speed of more than 149 mph (240 kph) or 186 mph (300 kph).

How do I know the load range of my tires?

Load Range Is Based on ‘Ply Rating’ A tire’s ‘Load Range’ can be found on the tire’s sidewall represented by a letter, usually after the tire size (35X12. 50 R17/E for example). This code represents the ability of the tire to hold air and weight; the higher the load range (A→G) the heavier load the tire can carry.

Can you put a higher load rating TYRE on your car?

Should I pick a higher or lower load rating? The load rating is an important component of a tyre and as such we do not recommend moving to a lower load rating. In some cases your insurance can be rendered null and void if you select a load rating lower than is specified for your vehicle.