Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seabrook, TX, USA
Re: B or VB what is the difference?
Metzeler website only shows the following for the ME880 front tire.
120/70 B 17 58V TL
120/70 R 17 58V TL
One is a radial, one is a bias ply. If you're using a bias ply on the rear, then get a matching bias ply for the front.
For the rear tire:
160/70 B 17 M/C 73H TL
160/70 B 17 M/C 79V REINFTL
As we all know, we need the reinforced tire for the LT. The other tire doesn't have the load range nor the V speed rating.
Be careful if you (or your tire dealer) might be dyslexic. Metzeler also makes the following tire, but it won't fit on the LT.
170/60 R 17 M/C 78V REINFTL
The numbers are similar and it is a reinforced tire too. But the tip off is the radial construction.
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