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Posted: 07/09/10 09:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone have any knowledge of the Geostar G535 Premium Service Hwy tires sold by Sears.

I was doing a search for tires, and came across an add for these tires.

The add shows $1662.76 for 6 tires, or $1742.64, size 275/70R22.5 H/16 TL 148/145 M BSW


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Quick google search brings up a website which is not fully functional yet which leads to Tireco, Inc., which states they are the "Exclusive Distributor of Nankang Made Products in North America". So, I guess your question might become about Nankang tires, unless more information becomes available on the geostar site.


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Posted: 07/10/10 06:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen several truckers running Nankang steer tires (Korean, IIRC)...I might use them.


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Posted: 07/10/10 08:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does any know the significant of these parts of the tire designation (H/16 TL 148/145 M BSW). I'm guessing that the H is the weight rating, the TL my stand for trailer, but I can't even take at shot at the rest of the code.

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Sears is owned by KMart and KMart is owned by the cheapest person in the business world, so why would you think this is a mistake.... We no longer shop Sears or KMart, unless we're looking for the cheapest China junk we can find.


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Posted: 07/09/10 09:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On the website for the importer/distributor, "about the company" links to an "under construction" page.

I'm surprised Sears jumped on this one, since they have house brands from Cooper to cover lower prices, and from Michelin for premium prices. Maybe a local buyer?


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I've seen Nankangs for more than ten years...they're not new to the market.

Many 22.5" tires have an M or N speed rating.

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tatest,

Thanks for all the info. Information about the quality of the tire appears to be very limited at this point. They seam to be new to the America market. Hopefully more info will become available as some of these tires hit the road.

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FeeLine wrote:

Does any know the significant of these parts of the tire designation (H/16 TL 148/145 M BSW). I'm guessing that the H is the weight rating, the TL my stand for trailer, but I can't even take at shot at the rest of the code.

H=load range, 16=ply, TL=tubeless, 148/145=weight rate single/dual, M=speed rating 81MPH, BSW=Blackside wall.

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H is the Load Range, functionally replaces Ply Rating (16). It doesn't become a weight or load rating until size is considered.

148/145 are the Load Index which translates to a maximum (at maximum load inflation pressure) for single and dual applications; these numbers combine Load Range with size. I know, for example, that I need at least 115/112. 148/145 corresponds to 6844/6393 pounds.

M is the speed rating, 81 mph. I'd want to see at least a Q for highway driving in hot weather. Temporary spares get N, most OEM truck tires are R or S.

M is typical for a trailer tire in countries where heavy trucks are limited to 80 or 90 kph, but not really something for a motorhome. That 81 mph is a 10 minute limit at a standard lab temperature running against a smooth wheel.

BSW is black side wall.

Just found the TL - means tubeless.

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