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    Can someone explain load ratings to me? How does a 98 load rating compare with say a 92XL? What difference does the XL make?

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    ta, will take a read

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    No mention of XL on that link is there?

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    XL means extra load and they're for cars with bigger engines with more bhp and torque
    For example 2.0DTi came with factory fitted stanard tyres but for 3.0 CDTi they fitted XL ones
    There are also reinforced tyres and they are xtra load as well at some point but they were usually fitted to small vans etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by grabos View Post
    XL means extra load and they're for cars with bigger engines with more bhp and torque
    For example 2.0DTi came with factory fitted stanard tyres but for 3.0 CDTi they fitted XL ones
    There are also reinforced tyres and they are xtra load as well at some point but they were usually fitted to small vans etc
    Thanks for this. I know whal the XL means, but as an example why does the vec 3.0 use 91 XL but an Alfa 159 uses 98 standard.

    I dont believe it to be bhp related though as the 2.8 doesnt use XL

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    You're better off with xl if the prices are similar, it's down to carrying a bit more weight, stronger side walls & the xl tyres do handle a bit better

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    You're better off with xl if the prices are similar, it's down to carrying a bit more weight, stronger side walls & the xl tyres do handle a bit better
    I get that, but why would one car use XL instead of just upping the load rating? Can a 91XL take the same load as say a 93 standard?

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    SRI XP models fitted with 19" alloys had XL tyres as standard, presumably due to the 35 tyre sidewall profile.

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