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Old 10-08-2015, 11:50 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
Furthermore, tire load weights are very conservatively rated.
I would imagine that the rating comes when fully loaded, the tire can still handle extreme conditions. Without an extreme condition, it likely can handle a heck of a lot more. I have seen many a pickup load that without doubt exceeds the weight limit of the tire, yet holds fine..... but just try to hit that deep pothole.
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