Hercules Tires, any reviews or here say to share?
I had started an earlier discussion on LT tires vs ST tires and got a good education. I was a tough sale to be honest, but with the persistence of others I slowly came to see the light in the differences of design between the two designations.
So I spend many hours looking into different tire reviews, sizes, load ratings, speed ratings and such.
What I have found is that almost all if not all ST tires in the 235/80/16 and 235/85/16 size are imported tires most of which are from China. The brand names cover Goodyear to names I have trouble spelling or recalling...kind of scary when you get down to it. After awhile of study and reading it almost looks to be a crap-shoot when looking to purchase ST tires.
What I have learned is that there is a standard speed rating placed on ST tires which is set at 65MPH, however by increasing the max 80PSI by 10PSI you can increase the speed up to I believe it was 72MPH. Of course you need to be sure your wheels are rated to handle the increased PSI.
Seems like for every plus I learned there was a negative to off set the positive.
So, back to the title of my post. I think I may have decided on a tire. And that being the Hercules ST in a 235/85/16 in the F load rating. This increased the weight load some, but is not the reason for going to the F rated tire. I am simply going for the higher ply rating which should equate into a stiffer/stronger sidewall also.
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Hercules brand of tires in the past. The used to be a Cooper Tire product but are not as all the others an import from China.
Of course I welcome all opinions, suggestions as well as a continuing education. I maybe old, but not to old to learn something new.
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