# FAQ: How To Tell What Size Tires You Have?

## What size are 34 inch tires?

Diameter Comparison of Light Truck Tire Sizes

Approx. Tire Diameter (in Inches) LT-Metric
75-series and 70-series
34-1/2 LT315/70R17
LT315/75R16
34 LT305/70R17

## 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. It’s the height of the sidewall measured from wheel rim to top of the tread, expressed as a percentage of tire width. In other words, it’s sidewall height divided by tire width.

## What does a 35 inch tire mean?

The 235 is the width of the tire from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters. The 35 represents the aspect ratio of the tire or the sidewall’s height as a percentage of the tread width. This means the tire’s sidewall is 35 percent of the tread’s width, which calculates to 82.25 mm for the tire shown.

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## How big are my tires in inches?

A standard sized tire will be displayed in inches. A tire that reads 33 x 12.5 R15, is 33-inches in diameter (or tall), 12.5-inches wide, and will fit a 15-inch wheel. The door jam of your vehicle will also indicate what size tires the manufacturer recommends.

## What size is 35 inch tires?

Tire size equivalent chart for 33″, 35″, 37″ or 40″ tires:

33″ Tires (+/- 0.50″ in overall diameter)
33X15.50-15
35″ Tires (+/- 0.50″ in overall diameter)
15″ 16″ 20″
35X12.50-15 315/75-16 275/65-20

## Are 285 tires the same as 33?

285/75/16 is the metric equivalent of a 33tire. Although the 285/75/16 is usually the accepted metric size for 33’s, the actual diameter of the tire varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. 285’s actually vary in true diameter. Meaning some are smaller than 33″ and some are larger.

## Can I use 235 tires instead of 225?

Yesthat size will work 100% perfectly, as it is the exact same diameter as the 225/75-16. 235/70-16 is actually a shorter tire.

## Can I use 215 tires instead of 205?

Nope. The nominal diameter of the 215’s is 1.7% greater than that of the 205’s. The sidewall height is a percentage of the width of the tire, so a 55 series is taller with a wider tire.

## How tall is a 17 inch tire?

17 INCH TIRES TIRE HEIGHT
225 35 17 23.20
245 35 17 23.75
315 35 17 25.68
335 35 17 26.23

## What size is a 35 12.50 tire?

Popular Tire Size Equivalents

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Metric Tire Size Inch Equivalent
315 / 75 R 16 = 35 x 12.5 – 16
315 / 60 R 20 = 35 x 12.5 – 20
325 / 80 R 16 = 37 x 12.5 – 16
355 / 80 R 16 = 38 x 14.0 – 16

## Is a 315 tire a 35?

They are similar in size but there is difference in construction –the 315 is a D rated and the 35 is an E rated, weighs 4 lbs more and has more tread depth– it is a heavier duty tire–stiffer and has more tread depth as annotated by the higher ply rating– think of one a heavy duty as compared to medium duty.

## What is the difference between 33 and 35 tires?

A 35tires offers approximately 1 inch more clearance at the axle compared to a 33 inch tire. Now that might not sound like a lot, however that 1 inch can mean the difference between being hung up and just managing to scrape over the obstacle.

## How many inches wide is a 275 tire?

Equivalency table

Rim width Minimum tire width Ideal tire width
9,5 Inches 245 mm 255 or 265 mm
10,0 Inches 255 mm 265 or 275 mm
10,5 Inches 265 mm 275 or 285 mm
11,0 Inches 275 mm 285 or 295 mm

## How many inches is a 285 tire?

P-Metric Tire Sizes – P-Metric to Inches Conversion Chart

Rim Size P-Metric Size Actual Tire Height
16 Inch 245/75R16 30.5 inches
265/70R16 30.6 inches
265/75R16 31.6 inches
285/75R16 32.8 inches

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

METRIC TIRE TO DIAMETER (INCHES) CALCULATOR

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