VERY good point. That number is not the actual weight, but what it can carry I recall. This is something I did before deciding on what I purchased. You want at least half I believe, 1600 for each wheel in the rear. The front is lighter from recollection.I was looking up specs for these wheels, and the load rating number I found is 1500 lbs. That's a bit less than what you would want for the XC40 rear axle, which has a max gross weight of 3200 lbs. I'm no wheel expert, though, so I don't know how much of a concern that should be.