# What is a load index of 116 mean?

## What is a load index of 116 mean?

Light Truck Tire Load Index Light truck tires have two load indexes on the sidewall of the tire, unlike passenger tires, which only have one. For example, a light truck tire with a load index of 120/116 means a load capacity for a single tire of 3,086 pounds and a load capacity of 2,756 pounds for two tires.

## What load index is e?

For example, an āEā load range indicates that a tire is equivalent to a 10-ply construction tire. In realitly, this tire is not built with 10 plies, but rather one or two plies of equivalent strength.

What is the load index of a Load Range E tire?

We’ve seen E load range tires with a load index of just 109 (2,271 pounds per tire), but D load range tires with a 118 load index (2,910 pounds). Long story short, load range isn’t the end-all, be-all for a tire’s load carrying ability.

### Is Load Range E heavy duty?

More on Tires! Most trucks are fitted by the manufacturer with “Light Truck” (LT) tires, which, in the case of heavy-duty pickup trucks and sizeable SUVs, typically are “E” rated.

### What ply is 116 load range?

Light Truck Tires

Euro-Metric Commercial Vehicle/Van Tires
116/114 2,705/2,600 69 psi (475 kPa)
118/116 2,910/2,755 75 psi (525 kPa)
121/120 3,195/3,085 83 psi (575 kPa)

Do tires need Load Range E?

Most people don’t truly need load range E tires unless you regularly haul or tow heavy weights. They’re heavier (lower gas mileage), stiffer riding and more expensive. Anything being done with load range E tires on a half ton is probably overweight for what the truck is rated for.

#### What is ply rating E?

The load range is identified by a letter of the alphabet, usually from A to F, which represents the ply rating and load pressure. A rating of “E” on the tire means the tire has a ply rating 10 and a load pressure of 80 psi.

#### Are all Load Range E tires 10 ply?

To summarize: ply ratings and load ratings are systems of measurement for load carrying capacity. Load Range E tires are equivalent to a 10-ply tire.

What does 114 mean on a tire?

Tire Load Index Chart