Under-inflated/over loaded tires build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tire destruction. Failure to follow this warning may result in loss of control of the vehicle, leading to an accident and serious injury or death. When plus-sizing, adjustments may need to be made to the air pressure to meet or exceed the load capacity of the vehicle's original tire.

    There is extreme danger in attempting to install a tire of one rim diameter on a rim of a different rim diameter. Always replace a tire on a rim with another tire of exactly the same diameter tire designation and suffix letters. For example, a 16” tire goes with a 16” rim. Never mount a 16” size diameter tire on a 16.5” rim. While it is possible to pass a 16” diameter tire over the lip or flange of a 16.5” size diameter rim, it cannot be inflated enough to position itself against the rim flange. If an attempt is made to seat the tire bead by inflating, the tire bead may break with explosive force which could cause serious bodily injury or death. Rims of different diameters and tapers cannot be interchanged. This risk also applies to installing a tire on a wheel outside of the manufacturers recommended fitment range. Always reference the recommended fitment range to avoid bead breakage which could cause serious bodily injury or death.

    Installing wheels or tires other than original equipment or with a different outside diameter may affect systems such as the vehicle’s Anti-Lock Braking System (“ABS”), Electronic Stability Control (“ESC”), traction control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (“TPMS”, which monitors tire pressure, usually by sensors affixed to the wheel inside the tire), and the odometer, and may require additional components, balancing, alignment, or recalibration. ALWAYS consult the vehicle, wheel and tire owner's manuals regarding compatibility of these systems before installation. Replacement wheels and tires must have a maximum load capacity equal to or greater than original equipment wheels and tires. Wheel and tire bearing loads beyond their load capacity are subject to failure. Replacement tires should be at a minimum, of the same size, construction, load capacity and speed rating as original equipment. The owner's manual and/or placard on door frame, glove box, or fuel door should provide this information, as well as the load index, gross axle weight (“GAWR”), gross vehicle weight (“GVW”), and the recommended tire pressure. Tire pressure is also stated on the tire sidewall. Recommended tire pressure must be maintained. Do NOT exceed these ratings.

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