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Looking at the Continental Cross Contact LX25 set for the ‘19 Ascent Premium model with OEM 18 “ wheels .
Which speed rating do you recommend?
 

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Speed Rating H or above (V, W, Y) meets the car's governed speed of 130 mph. Only V and exotic/sports cars ratings are higher, and all other letters are actually lower speeds.

H130 mph210 km/hSport Sedans & Coupes
V149 mph240 km/hSport Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars



W168 mph270 km/hExotic Sports Cars
Y186 mph300 km/hExotic Sports Cars
 

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On the website they’re offering 2 choices the “T” or “H” rated.
The “T” is up to 118mph,so clearly I should go with “H”,what’s your thoughts Robert
 

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Yep, H all the way. Match OEM.
 

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Most tire shops will not install a tire with a lower speed rating than what appears on the tire decal inside the driver's door. The only exception to this is winter tires, where it's very common to have lower speed ratings. Though probably not enshrined in official law or regulation, it's commonly accepted that winter tires are used in the coldest of months, where prolonged heat buildup is not a concern.
 

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Looking at the Continental Cross Contact LX25 set for the ‘19 Ascent Premium model with OEM 18 “ wheels .
Which speed rating do you recommend?
Looks like our friend Robert has answered your question and we concur in this case the H rated would be the recommendation to match OE specifications.

We would love to earn your business on the set and thank you for your inquiry, pm coming your way!

@hokiefyd Yes very accurate statement - For most scenarios it would be recommended to meet or exceed the manufacturer OE speed rating, there are situations where an alternative may be used, winter tires are a great example of this.


*Edit - Unable to send you a message, please feel free to reach out to us directly if we can be of any further assistance.
 

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Looks like our friend Robert has answered your question and we concur in this case the H rated would be the recommendation to match OE specifications.

We would love to earn your business on the set and thank you for your inquiry, pm coming your way!

@hokiefyd Yes very accurate statement - For most scenarios it would be recommended to meet or exceed the manufacturer OE speed rating, there are situations where an alternative may be used, winter tires are a great example of this.


*Edit - Unable to send you a message, please feel free to reach out to us directly if we can be of any further assistance.
Thank you for the response
 
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