Information on “t” type tires, Location of the tire label, Tires, wheels and loading – Lincoln 2011 MKX User Manual

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Information on “T” type tires

“T” type tires have some additional
information beyond those of “P”
type tires; these differences are
described below:

T145/80D16 is an example of a tire

Note: The temporary tire size for
your vehicle may be different from
this example. Tire Quality Grades do
not apply to this type of tire.

1. T: Indicates a type of tire,
designated by the Tire and Rim
Association (T&RA), that is
intended for temporary service on
cars, SUVs, minivans and light

2. 145: Indicates the nominal width
of the tire in millimeters from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general,
the larger the number, the wider the tire.

3. 80: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to
width. Numbers of 70 or lower indicate a short sidewall.

4. D: Indicates a “diagonal” type tire.
R: Indicates a “radial” type tire.

5. 16: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel

Location of the tire label

You will find a Tire Label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size
and other important information located on the B-Pillar or the edge of
the driver’s door. Refer to the payload description and graphic in the
Vehicle loading — with and without a trailer section.

Tires, Wheels and Loading


2011 MKX (mkx)
Owners Guide, 1st Printing