Tyre Load Index Issue

Discussion in 'C6 platform' started by skyfan, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. skyfan Member

    Hi guys,

    I got rare problem with my tyres. I bought them with wrong load index. Instead of 245/40/18 97Y i took 245/40/18 93Y. That is huge difference in load, about 70 kg per tyre. Now the question is can i drive the car with those tyres? Car is A6 Avant 3.0 TDI

    I see in the manual max front axel load - 1300 kg and rear is 1280 kg.

    Please give me some advise.
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  3. fatenhappy New Member

    Hi Skyfan ...

    Would imagine the best thing would be to get the load index rating from a reputable tyre dealer, then if necessary approach your insurance people to make sure they are happy. Otherwise God forbid you have an accident, there could be issues there, both for yourself and your exposure to fault for any third parties ...
  4. skyfan Member

    Well i had no other choice left. So i put them on the car. So far so good.
  5. fatenhappy New Member

    Well i had no other choice left. So i put them on the car. So far so good.

    ........??????
  6. rlarsen Member

  7. Roy Clark New Member

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    PetrolDave Super Moderator

    The 93 is the Load Index, the XL is just an indicator that there are tyres of the same size available with a lower Load Index.
  8. Hrc4u Member

    from tire wiki..
    "XL: eXtra Load; a tire that allows a higher inflation pressure than a Standard Load tire, which increases the tire's maximum load"

    i recall the c6 uses xl.
    /H

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