Tire speed rating T vs. V and brands

Old 08-29-2010, 09:21 AM
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Good point rburt07.
Old 10-03-2015, 07:18 AM
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I have a 2007 Camry Hybrid. The recommended tire speed rating is 'V'. Last year while on vacation one of our tires blew out and needed to be replaced. The only tire available in the "town" we were passing through was "T" rated. I now need to replace the other three tires due to tread wear.

Question. Toyota and our local tire dealer recommend using "V" speed rated tires. After reading through many of the posts on this site it seemed to me that there was little difference between the "V" and "T" rated tires and that I could purchase three new "V" rated to go along with the one, recently purchased "T" tire. Any thoughts about this?
Old 10-03-2015, 08:59 PM
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"little" difference vs BIG money savings? No brainer.
Old 10-04-2015, 09:13 PM
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I would rather have all 4 tires match and would buy the T rated tires (and did....).

T rated tires are good for sustained speeds of 119 mph.... How fast are you planning on driving your hybrid? Top speed is (as far as I know) still limited to 116 mph and to be honest about it, if you are driving a hybrid Camry that fast, you bought the wrong car to go road racing in.
Old 10-05-2015, 07:30 AM
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The T and V ratings determine the top sustained safe speed of the tire. Either are more than adequate for the TCH. More important are the heat and tread wear ratings, and environmental design. For example, if you live in a hot climate, then an A heat rating is very important. If you live in a wet climate, then good wet driving tread design is critical. If you drive hard on good pavement and want the best tire grip for cornering and braking, then a soft tread compound (low tread life) may be important. For the TCH, the speed rating is probably irrelevant to nearly any owner.
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