Although they give you a general description of what a tire can do, it can be difficult to understand exactly what tire codes and descriptions mean. Load specifications are one major area of confusion. Many people ask “What’s the difference between ‘Load Index’ and ‘Load Range’? They’re both an indication of how much weight the tire can handle, right?” Well, yes and no.
Load Range Is Based on ‘Ply Rating’
A tire’s ‘Load Range’ can be found on the tire’s sidewall represented by a lette