Gary @ Ronal
11-13-1998, 08:13 AM
I just found out some interesting information due to a customer inquiry. Apparently the new model tires have a speed rating based on overall ratings. For instance the Pirelli P7000SS that I have been offering in the wheel/tire packages have a "Z" rating. However, after discussions w. Pirelli they have a further rating of "W" --which translates to a 168mph speed rating. The older P7000SS of several years ago, which some retailers still have--not me--have a speed rating of Z or 149mph. Finally, the hi-performance P-zero's, although Z rated, come with a minimum rating of 'W' and some have a "Y" rating which is still higher. Just thought I'd let you know in case you're doing some hi-speed driving!! Gary.