Discount Tire Company /America’s Tire has tire tips on its website that cover everything from the difference between load range and load index, to explaining what all those letters and numbers mean on the sidewall.
The experts at America’s Tire explain that while a UTV tire size looks similar to passenger tire sizes, they are not quite the same. For example, if you see the code 25/10.00D12 on the tire, here’s what the numbers and the letter mean:
25 = the overall height of the tire in inches at its proper operating air pressure.
10 = the width of the tire in inches when inflated to the proper operating air pressure.
D = the tire’s construction type.
12 = the wheel size.
ATV/UTV tires have a bias ply or a radial construction. They are designated by letters in the tire size. D, as in this example above, is a bias ply construction and R is a radial construction.
UTV tires have a bias-ply or a radial construction. If it has a D, then it has a bias-ply construction. If it has a R listed in the tire size, it is a radial construction.
To see more about how to decode the information on your tire, visit www.americastire.com/learn
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