## What do the tire size numbers mean?

## What do the tire size numbers mean?

The two-digit number after the slash mark in a tire size is the aspect ratio. For example, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire’s width. The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire’s sidewall will be.

## What do the 3 numbers mean on tire size?

B: TIRE WIDTH The three-digit number following the letter is the tire’s width (from side to side, looking at the tire head on) in millimeters. This may also be referred to as the section width. C: ASPECT RATIO The forward slash separates the tire width number from the two-digit aspect ratio.

**What does p235 55R19 mean?**

235/55R19 tires are 29.2″ tall, have a section width of 9.3″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 19. The circumference is 91.6″ that translates into 692 revolutions per mile. As a rule, they can be mounted on the wheels with 19″ x 6.5-8.5″ rim width. In the high flotation system, the equivalent tire size is 29.2×9.3R19.

### What does 89v mean on tires?

V – Speed ratings are represented by letters ranging from A to Z. Each letter coincides to the maximum speed a tire can sustain under its recommended load capacity. For instance, V is equivalent to a maximum speed of 149 mph.

### How wide is a 285 70R17 tire?

285/70R17 tires are 32.7″ tall, have a section width of 11.2″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 17. The circumference is 102.7″ that translates into 617 revolutions per mile.

**Can I replace 255 tires with 285?**

285 may be possible but you’ll need to do some good amount of rolling unless you move the wheel further into the wheel well. You’ll need all the travel you can get especially on those high speed turns at NJMP Wheels will tuck in!

#### Are 265 tires taller than 245?

The 265 tire is wider at 10.43 inches, while the 245 tire converts to 9.65 inches.

#### Can I put 265 tyres on 255 rims?

you can put 265 width tyres on the new wheels.

**What does W stand for on tires?**

The letter W denotes the maximum speed rating, which translates 168 mph—not something intended for mom’s minivan. See our list of speed ratings below, which range from a low of “L” (just 75 mph for some off-road tires) to a high of Y (186 mph).

## What do the 3 numbers in a tire size mean?

What do the 3 numbers mean on tire size? B: TIRE WIDTH The three-digit number following the letter is the tire’s width (from side to side, looking at the tire head on) in millimeters. This may also be referred to as the section width. In this example, the aspect ratio is 65, meaning the sidewall is 65 percent as high as the tire is wide.

## What do the numbers in the tire size relate to?

Tire service type ratings.

**How do you calculate the size of a tire?**

Tire diameter can vary slightly for each tire model. The listed diameters are from calculations based on the tire size.

### What size tire is ideal?

– By Company Type: Tier 1 – 70%, Tier 2 – 20% and Tier 3 – 10% – By Designation: Manager Level – 60%, C Level – 25%, and Others – 15% – By Region: Asia Pacific – 35%, Europe – 20%, North America –30%, and RoW-15%