Choosing 22.5 Low Profile Tires to Improve Fuel Efficiency & Handling

22.5 Low Profile Tires

Selecting the appropriate tires can be challenging when faced with numerous options. First, it’s essential to establish your wheel size (also referred to as tire dimension) which describes how large of an option fits on any given wheel.

Low-pro tires feature lower sidewall height, helping improve fuel efficiency and handling in certain applications, but aren’t suitable for on/off highway use.

Tire Sizes

A 22.5 low profile tire can be an excellent choice for many trucks, and there is an array of choices available. Finding the appropriate size tire and being aware of what characteristics to look out for on its sidewall are both crucial considerations.

Your semi tires’ width can be expressed either in inches or millimeters; their aspect ratio – which measures how tall the sidewalls are relative to their section width in percentage form; and finally their rim diameter, expressed both inches and millimeters can help you select a tire that best matches your truck. These numbers combined will assist in selecting an optimal set.

Reduced Weight

Low-profile tires typically weigh less than standard-profile tires due to their shorter sidewalls, making them better for fuel economy and providing space for additional cargo. This weight reduction could translate to reduced fuel usage as well as extra space available.

Reducing Cargo Height

Low-profile tires allow you to run taller trailers due to their thinner sidewalls, and may help meet certain shipping requirements more efficiently. They offer added capacity as well as may meet legal shipping specifications more easily.

Reduced Speeding

Given their inability to deflect as easily, low-profile tires aren’t recommended for on/off highway driving according to Goodyear product development manager Tim Miller. In addition, they don’t provide enough traction when hauling heavy loads.

Continental recently introduced two 22.5 low profile tires – the Conti EcoPlus HD3 steer axle tire and Conti EcoPlus HS3 drive axle tire – designed for long haul transportation using highways. Both tires provide exceptional handling on long trips as well as regular routes.

Continental’s new tires feature a deeper tread design with increased surface area in contact with the road for greater wear resistance and wet weather traction, improved wear resistance, retreadable tread patterns with built-in regrooving indicators, as well as being DOT approved and covered by their warranty program.

Steer Tires

Steer tires, as their name implies, are installed at the front end of a semi truck. Steer tires are specifically designed to withstand heavy loads in demanding applications; typically used in regional, long haul and urban service. Available as drive, steer and trailer axle configurations.

Most 22.5 low profile steer tires feature a shallow tread design with five straight grooves to improve handling and traction, as well as reduce heat buildup and rolling resistance, increasing fuel efficiency and providing smooth rides and long wear life on highways. These tires make an excellent choice for highway applications due to their smooth ride quality and long service life.

When shopping for steer tires, be sure to take note of load and inflation tables. These tables show the minimum pressure a tire can bear under certain conditions; keep in mind that these figures don’t represent recommended inflation pressures which tend to be much higher; for instance, a dual configuration tandem axle tire rated for 5,625 lb cannot support more than 4,6990 lb at 100 psi inflation pressure. You can find load and inflation tables on manufacturers’ websites, the Tire and Rim Association or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration among many other places.

Semi Truck Tires

Selecting the proper tire size is essential to truckers. It can have an enormous effect on how long a truck stays on the road, how safe its drivers and other road users are as well as wear-and-tear on your tires over time. Selecting an optimal size tire will maximize investment return while helping your fleet operate as efficiently as possible.

22.5 low profile semi truck tires will feature markings on their sidewalls that indicate its load index, speed rating, aspect ratio and more. When reading sidewalls of tires, look for numbers with slash marks – the first number represents width (in either inches or millimeters); second is aspect ratio which refers to height to width ratio – also known as “ply rating”.

The last two numbers on a tire size are its load index and speed rating. The load index refers to how much weight can be supported by one tire; speed rating measures how fast that same weight can be driven with it.

When inspecting the sidewall of a tire, it’s also important to consider its tread pattern and brand name. Depending on what you are hauling, deeper tread may be preferable in order to safely navigate over loose rocks or gravel without damage; on the other hand, shallower tread can maximize fuel efficiency.

At Tire Discount, we carry only top brands for 22.5 low profile tires for trucks: Bridgestone, BFG (BF Goodrich), Yokohama, Mickey Thompson, Cooper Firestone Continental Dunlop Kumho Nitto Achilles Falken General Hercules Geostar Gladiator GT Radial Hercules Interco Ironman Kelly LTR etc. Each brand provides different tread patterns to meet every driver and application’s needs – shop with Tire Discount with confidence knowing your tires will arrive promptly and of high quality! When shopping with us you can rest assured knowing your tires are of excellent quality and delivered quickly – purchase them today with us with confidence knowing you will receive them quickly when purchasing them.

Trailer Tires

22.5 trailer tires are typically utilized on the steer and trailer axles of service vehicles, moving trucks, and vans for transporting heavy loads in difficult conditions. These rugged tires feature various tread designs to meet your traction requirements for any application; and come both conventional and low profile options; with low profile trailer tires being distinguished by having shorter side walls which reduce static loaded radius, thus decreasing stress on wheel bearings & axles.

These tires can be run on either radial or steel wheels, and we advise using wheels that match the OE width of your trailer or semi truck to ensure an ideal fit without rim rub. In addition, side cam style tire chains may also help ensure proper fit; we carry both types of chains to meet this need for your trailer tires.

Our expert sales staff is on hand to assist you in selecting the perfect trailer tires for your vehicle and application. With advanced warehouse technology and techniques at their fingertips, they combine exceptional tire & fitment knowledge with fast & easy tire procurement services ensuring that you receive what you need quickly & easily.