[quote author=Waldo link=topic=132720.msg2858156#msg2858156 date=1231734866]
But the load rating is the load rating, Michelin can't change the rules. 1433lbs is the load rating of EVERY 93 tire @ 35psi. Technically though the load rating at anything above 35 psi is still 1433 lbs, so saying 1433@51psi is correct I guess, but it is ALSO 1433 @35psi.
Sheeesh! I thought you had understood my reply and we had moved on?
Waldo, you know from our past conversations that I consider you a good and helpful member of this forum. Having said that, what would you like me to tell you? Did I state anywhere in my previous reply that I thought you were incorrect? Did I state anywhere in my previous reply that I thought Michelin gets to change the rules? Didn't I make it crystal clear that I was simply relaying the information exactly
as Michelin publishes it (unedited by me)? I thought (hoped?) the explanation in my previous reply was pretty self explanatory. I even tried to provide it in a humorous manner, to lighten things up a bit. After all, we are only providing information here, not curing cancer.
As I previously stated, I was simply relaying the information to quackdor from the Michelin website, exactly
as Michelin had it posted concerning the two load ratings he was inquiring about. As far as I am concerned, it is not
my place to edit the information contained on the Michelin site concerning the Pilot MXM4. I simply presented it to quackdor as Michelin provided it. I do not edit technical information to my liking (not saying you do, just that I don't).
I am not sure why we are still having this conversation? I thought I clearly stated that I agree that load ratings are calculated at 35 psi (as The Tire Rack site clearly states). But at the risk of being repetitive, that was not how Michelin presented their load ratings on the MXM4, and I presented it unedited, without my editorial opinion.
So we have established that:
1 - You know how the load ratings are calculated (at 35 psi).
2 - I know how the load ratings are calculated (at 35 psi).
3 - We agree on how the load ratings are calculated (at 35 psi).
4 - Michelin posts their load rating calculations using a psi other than 35.
5 - We do not know why Michelin does that.
So, we are not going to settle anything by debating it, since we agree. And to be honest, once I provided the information to help quackdor, it really
does not matter to me.
So if you or anyone else feels the need to get to the bottom of this, you need to contact Michelin. You and I are already in agreement.
Heck, quackdor may have already purchased his new tires (likely 93V's). And even if he did not, his question was answered. He knows he can use a tire with a 93V rating, which is what he was hoping for.
You and I agree as to how load ratings are officially calculated, so what the heck is the difference at this point? Not everything is worth a protracted conversation/debate. Especially when the two sides already agree (that would be you and me).
PS - As you can see above, I am hoping that if I clearly
state that you and I are in agreement over and over,
we can drop this and move on.
I also hope it is clear that I am not
trying to be a wiseguy, just trying
to inject some subtle humor/a sense of irony into the entire issue. :lmao: