Good points, and just what I said to the guy. He said T and H are not only speed ratings, but load ratings as well, and a T tire is not 'strong' enough for the OBW. I suspect that to the extent that's true it reflects the OBW's design as a sometimes off-road vehicle. You might understandably want stiffer sidewalls when driving over rocks. I never drive off-road, and the popularity of the HydroEdge in these forums suggests there haven't been problems either running the tires or getting them installed. Is that right? Has anyone been advised not to install T tires on an OBW?H is rated to 130 MPH, T is rated to 118 MPH. Find another tire place. Most people shouldn't be driving 118 anyways.
This is very helpful. Thank you.There is a separate number for load rating. Both the OEM tire and the HydroEdge have a load rating of 97 which equates to 1609 lbs per tire.
This guy is officially lying now or severely uneducated about the products he sells. I would go somewhere else in either case.
I think the speed-rating is more to improve emergency-maneuver handling than a load-rating issue.