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## What is the difference between 94v and 94w tires?

The only difference is the speed rating, and since the 3er is limited to 250km/h (150mph) anyway, just get the V-speed rating.

**Which is better V or W rated tires?**

V rating is the next step for speeds up to 240 kph. Z, W and Y are ratings for speeds over 240 kph. The rating is the speed the tire has been tested to for continuous safe driving. The English equivalent speed for H-rated tires is 130 mph and V-rated tires are good for up to 149 mph.

**What does 94w mean in tire size?**

The letter W denotes the maximum speed rating, which translates 168 mph—not something intended for mom’s minivan. See our list of speed ratings below, which range from a low of “L” (just 75 mph for some off-road tires) to a high of Y (186 mph).

### What does V or W mean on tires?

Then, as more manufacturers came out with tires that could handle speeds in excess of 149 mph but still hit a maximum speed at some point, “V” became limited (149 mph instead of 149+ mph) and “W” and “Y” speed ratings were added to the chart.

**Can I mix V and W rated tyres?**

Mixing tyre speed ratings isn’t recommended. If you are in a situation where you must mix tyre speed ratings (after an emergency puncture, for example) then make sure the lower-rated tyres are on the front axle to prevent turning more sharply than you intended (oversteering).

**What does 94V mean?**

LOAD INDEX AND SPEED RATING Example: P225/60/R16 94V. The load index and speed rating, or service description, are the numbers that follow the tire size. In the example above, the first two digits (94) represent the tire’s load index and the single letter (V) identifies the tire’s speed rating.

#### What is the difference between 91v and 94V Tyres?

A 91Y tyre is load rated for 615kg and a 94Y tyre is load rated for 670 kg. In practical terms it might feel a stiffer tyre and will take higher pressure/load before the tyre deforms. Yes, a harder ride because of the stiffer side walls.

**Can I use W rated tires instead of Y?**

As long as you do not intend to try speeds close to the 160 mph with fully loaded car the W rating will be fine. The Y is prescribed for tires 225/45R17, while for tires 205/55R16 a speed rating of V is sufficient according to the EU Certificate of Conformance for 8G 5D Civic.

**Can I use V rated tires instead of H?**

To support running at higher speeds, V-rated tires will have a stiffer sidewall and slightly firmer ride than H-rated tires. For normal driving conditions the H-rated tire will provide a more comfortable ride and the V-rated should give slightly better handling.

## Can you mix V and W rated tyres?

**Does the speed rating on a tire matter?**

The speed rating tells you the speed the tire can safely maintain over time. A higher speed rating usually means you will have better control and handling at higher speeds – and that the tire can take the extra heat. As a general rule, tires with higher speed ratings also handle better at slower speeds.

**Do all 4 tyres need to be the same speed rating?**

For optimal safety and performance, we recommend fitting the same tyres to every wheel position on your car, so you should have the same brand, size, tread pattern, load index and speed rating on the front and rear tyres.

### Can a 93v tire be used on a street tire?

I only ask because The Tire Rack lists it as a 93V tire. Keep in mind those look to be maximum PSI ratings by Michelin for those particular tires. Maximum psi should never be used in a street tire. Michelin lists the 93V as a tire usable on the Fusion V-6, so you could safely use a 93V rated tire.

**Is there any significant difference between 94W and 98v?**

GIven that 94W equates to a load of 670kg, and speed rating of 168mph, and 98V equates to a load of 750kg, and a speed of 149mph, both of which are well within my vehicles official top speed of 122mph, what, if any, would be the adverse affects of fitting the lower speed rated, but higher load rated tyre to my vehicle?

**What’s the load rating on a 93v tire?**

Technically though the load rating at anything above 35 psi is still 1433 lbs, so saying 1433@51psi is correct I guess, but it is ALSO 1433 @35psi. But the load rating is the load rating, Michelin can’t change the rules. 1433lbs is the load rating of EVERY 93 tire @ 35psi.

#### What’s the maximum psi for a pilot 94v?

If you are sure it is a 94V, here is the information from the Michelin website concerning Pilot MXM4 load ratings: 94V – 1477lbs. (at 51 psi) 93V – 1433lbs. (at 44 psi) Keep in mind those look to be maximum PSI ratings by Michelin for those particular tires. Maximum psi should never be used in a street tire.