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Hi all,

My stock tires are worn out - Toyo - 205 / 60 / r16 92V

I am considering Michelin Primacy 4 - 205/55 R16 94H XL S1 - because of EU label - A for wet braking, A for fuel efficiency and 68 dB road noise.

Now I have some dilemmas:
- will 205/55 fit instead of 205/60?
- what does the XL mean?
- what does the S1 mean?
- is it okay to use 94H instead of 92V? (should be, winter tires on same car are 92H)

Thanks a lot,
Ciprian B.
 

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Ciprian,

Yes, the tire size will fit your rim. However, they have a lower profile, so your car will sit just a bit lower to the ground, as well as a bigger gap between the tire and fender.

XL S1 is just the model of the tire. There might be another model of the Primacy 4. Just like car trims, XL, XLE, Sport, EXL, etc...

94 is the weight capacity. The 94 is the load range, which means that the tire can carry 1,477 lbs, versus 92 at 1389 lbs.

The H is the speed rating. It can run 130mph safely, while V can go up to 149 mph. I never really pay attention to the speed rating as I don't normally go above 80 MPH.
 

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Ciprian,
XL S1 is just the model of the tire. There might be another model of the Primacy 4. Just like car trims, XL, XLE, Sport, EXL, etc...
XL means extra load. The "normal" version has a load index of 91

i.e.
Michelin Primacy 4 - 205/55 R16 91H
Michelin Primacy 4 - 205/55 R16 94H XL

Andy
 
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