# What does 265 70R17 mean for tires?

An arrow points to the numbers 265/70R17 115T on the inner part of the tire sidewall. 265 is the width, 70 is the aspect ratio, R stands for radial, 17 is the wheel diameter and 115T is the load index and speed symbol.

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## How many inches tall is a 265 75R16 tire?

For example a LT265/75R16 would be around 31.6 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

## What size rim do I need for 265 70R17?

Tire Size Calculator – Tire & Wheel Plus Sizing BETA
Unit: Imperial Imperial Metric
Rim Diameter17.00 in
Rim Width Range7.00 in – 9.00 in
Overall Diameter31.61 in
Sidewall Height7.30 in

## What does 265 mean in tire size?

265 = Section Width in millimeters (measured at the widest part of the tire from sidewall to sidewall) /60 = Aspect Ratio or section height to width ratio as a percentage. For this example, the side wall is 60% of the section width of the tire (265mm x . 60 = 159mm). Therefore, the sidewall height is 159mm.

What does 265 70R17 mean for tires? – Related Questions

## Which tire is taller 70 or 75?

The higher the number, the taller the sidewall (and vice versa). From the foregoing, it appears that tires with the same section width should have the same width regardless of aspect ratio.

## How much difference in tire size is ok?

Tire Speed Difference (Mph)

As a general rule, you want replacement tires that are within 3 percent of the diameter (height) measurement of your existing tires’ diameter — assuming your current tires are what your owner’s manual recommends.

## Which tire is wider 265 or 255?

The tread section width of the 265 tire is 10mm wider than the 255 tire.

## What is the difference between 225 and 265 tires?

The 265 would be 40 mm wider than the 225. Be careful to make sure the diameter of the tire is the same with the different size tires. This is one of the in puts to the computer to let it know how fast you are going. 265 is more broader tyre .

## What size is a 265 wheel?

16-inch Wheel Conversion Chart
MetricStandard
245/75/1630.5″x 9.6″
255/70/1630.0″x 10.0″
265/70/1630.6″x 10.4″
265/75/1631.6″x 10.4″

## Can I use 255 tires instead of 265?

In principle yes, if a rim came with a 265 wide tire, a 255 will fit to.

## Are Bigger tires better for performance?

Larger wheel diameters can result in faster and more composed handling; however, it can also result in slower acceleration capability. While there are a few disadvantages for any vehicle when increasing the wheel and/or tire size, curb appeal usually outweighs them.

## Is it better to have bigger or smaller tires?

Overall, bigger tires and wheels are better for increasing your vehicle’s traction. However, bigger tires also mean bigger price tags, according to Consumer Reports. Try to find the best balance between size and your budget.

## Is it OK to have 2 different size tires?

Having two different-sized tires on the same axle is generally not a good thing. If the diameter of the two tires is close, then the rolling radius is about the same, so in the short term, you probably won’t have any damage, but long term, you run the risk of messing up your car’s differential.

## Can wrong size tires damage transmission?

Increasing Tire Size Can Wear Out Your Drivetrain & Transmission.

## Should front and rear tires match?

For optimal safety and performance, Continental recommends fitting the same tires to every wheel position on your car, so drivers should have the same brand, size, tread pattern, load index, and speed rating on the front and rear tires.

## Is it better to replace 2 tires or 4?

It’s always best to replace all 4 tires at the same time. This is because all 4 tires spin independently of one another, and different tread depths and/or styles can cause them to spin at different speeds. That could potentially damage the drive train, and possibly affect an indirect TPMS system if the vehicle has one.

## Do I need an alignment after replacing tires?

We recommend an alignment after the installation of new tires. This helps you get the most life from your new tires. Wheel alignment checks are always advised after a significant impact or uneven tire wear is detected.

## Do you need an alignment after replacing one tire?

Is an alignment needed with new tires? A wheel alignment isn’t necessary when you have new tires installed, but it’s a really (like, really) good idea. An alignment helps ensure that all four tires are correctly angled with each other and the road.