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      03-19-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Michelin PS2 owners...and Gary@Tirerack...

My question to all you ps2 owners, and gary too if you're listening, is what is the difference between xl (extra load) and non xl? What do most people have with an aftermarket 19" setup? I know with my specs- 245/35 there are two options on the tirerack website, one regular and one xl. Are there any differences, major or minor?
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Actually both the 245/35R18 are XL tires (error on the site). XL tires are simply rated to carry a heavier load and shouldn't differ much at all with a non XL tire.


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Actually both the 245/35R18 are XL tires (error on the site). XL tires are simply rated to carry a heavier load and shouldn't differ much at all with a non XL tire.


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I'm a little confused here, as I was talking about 245/35 19 ps2's. I see only one listing for 245/35 18 on the site, and it is an xl rated. So did you mean to say that both the 19's on the site are xl rated, and it's a mistake on the site? But it one costs more and says bmw, which is inline with other various sizes that have xl and non xl ratings with a slight price difference. There must be some kind of difference- stiffer sidewalls maybe, slightly higher tire noise, etc? Can anyone elaborate???
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Use this link to check your size from the drop down, it will tell you if your size is XL or not:

http://www.michelinman.com/tires/ult...specifications
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Both 245/35R19's are XL as well as both 245/35R18.
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