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Old 06-01-2016, 12:42 PM   #11
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Why not just take pictures of all the writing on the sides so the uninformed masses know what you are talking about?
You could just look up the tire on Amazon if your interested, and then look up Max's speed rating chart by letter. Can't be any plainer then that and the picture is much much better then I tried to take. Like I said It's the same tire and I have a call into maxxis don't see what hard to see about that it's pretty easy but I can't see Amazon putting false info on there site, without potential law suits. I will see what Maxxis says. There is a conflict on the Amazon site. The same question was asked under Amazon.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:52 PM   #12
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Don't know the concern, you say you never tow over 65mph anyway.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:01 PM   #13
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Yes for an ST tire to have higher than 65 mph rating the "Speed Symbol" letter must be molded on both sides of the tire. If a tire dealer doesn't know this then he really is just an "order taker" and might as well be working the counter at a fast food place.
He knew that, but couldn't fine anywhere what the rating was in writing. He checked on the web and couldn't find the info. They had to travel and pick them up for me from Mayberry to Winston Salem, they didn't stock the high speed maxxis ST. We will see what the factory in Georgia says when they get back to me. They took very good care of me and was completely honest in there answer. He also said they where new. Interesting that Amazon is the only place that gives the code for speed rating...
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:47 PM   #14
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Maxxis Corporation just got back to me they said that they can only tell me that they are safe at any rated highway speed by law. They also said they do not rate the ST tire for speed rating. I asked about the Amazon speed rating of 106 MPH she said I do not know where Amazon is getting there tires, but Maxxis will say they are safe at any posted speed limit in the USA. They will not commit to any recommended speed limit. She said if the speed limit is 65 they are good if it is 75 they are still good. They just will not commit. She also said it's not required by law to produce a max speed for there tire. Still confused maybe Tireman9 can make sense of it. I thought that every DOT tire had to have max limit that you can travel at a constant speed. I guess not according to Maxxis Corporate office in Georgia.
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I think whoever called you should run for a political office with a answer like that Maybe Trumps running mate
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:55 PM   #16
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I think whoever called you should run for a political office with a answer like that Maybe Trumps running mate
Ha, this is true, all they list legally is the load at the PSI each tire can handle. So you got me, Have another call into the factory not the consumer's line.
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I was curious, I knew my Maxxis tires had a higher speed rating I was fairly certain it was not "R".
There might be an industry standard, but does not say it cannot be exceeded.
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I was curious, I knew my Maxxis tires had a higher speed rating I was fairly certain it was not "R".
There might be an industry standard, but does not say it cannot be exceeded.
That is were the conflict comes in now Amazon rated them as "R" for speed that says 106 mph on there chart, then when you go down farther it has a chart that will say 65 mph. as she said that is what they have to show by law. I would think that the tireman9 would be able to make a call and find this out for us. Now who would go 106 mph's with a trailer. The load cap. is still higher then those Marathons I took off. Every place I read they are the best trailer tire out there. Granted that's not saying much.... But with 3 broken belts in 3 1/2 years, never hit a curb or over loaded and kept at 65 PSI they shouldn't have broken the belts in 3 tires. I thought Marathons were good, but I guess you just have to be lucky... Also my weight per tire loaded is like 1740 lbs.
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Maxxis Corporation just got back to me they said that they can only tell me that they are safe at any rated highway speed by law. They also said they do not rate the ST tire for speed rating. I asked about the Amazon speed rating of 106 MPH she said I do not know where Amazon is getting there tires, but Maxxis will say they are safe at any posted speed limit in the USA. They will not commit to any recommended speed limit. She said if the speed limit is 65 they are good if it is 75 they are still good. They just will not commit. She also said it's not required by law to produce a max speed for there tire. Still confused maybe Tireman9 can make sense of it. I thought that every DOT tire had to have max limit that you can travel at a constant speed. I guess not according to Maxxis Corporate office in Georgia.
Places in Montana, there is no upper speed limit..............
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anything above 80 MPH is a waste for me...fast as the ole Dodge will go...
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