Contents

- 1 What do the 3 numbers mean on tire size?
- 2 What do the numbers on a tire stand for?
- 3 What does the 265 70r17 mean?
- 4 Can I use 60 instead of 65 tires?
- 5 Can I use 235 tires instead of 225?
- 6 How tall is a 17 inch tire?
- 7 Can I put 2 different size tires on my car?
- 8 Which tire is bigger 235 or 255?
- 9 Can I put wider tires on my stock rims?
- 10 What’s the difference between 265 and 285 tires?
- 11 Does changing tire size affect transmission?
- 12 Can I use 265 70R17 instead of 265 65r17?
- 13 Are 60 or 70 tires wider?
- 14 What is the difference between a 60 and a 65 tire?
- 15 Are 70 or 65 tires wider?

## 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 do the numbers on a tire stand for?

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 does the 265 70r17 mean?

This number indicates that your tire has a width of **265** millimeters. 70. This number **means** that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%. In other words, your tire’s sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire’s tread) is 70% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 185 millimeters.

## Can I use 60 instead of 65 tires?

Physically, yes they will fit. It is recommended to stay within 3% of the original **tire** size on the car though. The size you have is 3.09% smaller, so not recommended. You **could** go with 205/**60**-15 though if you **can** get a better deal on that size.

## 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**.

## 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 |

## Can I put 2 different size tires on my car?

Long story short: Yes, it is a problem to have **two tires** of **different sizes** on the front (or back) of your **car**. Having **two different**–**sized tires** on the same axle is generally not a good thing. Sometimes, people choose to **put** larger **tires** on the rear axle of their **vehicle** for handling reasons, cosmetic reasons, etc.

## Which tire is bigger 235 or 255?

The **255** looks so much **bigger** than the **235**. I know the size difference is only 3/4″, but it looks like much more in this picture? Or maybe it’s just the angle? It’s a bit deceptive because of the angle, but the **tires** are two different types as well.

## Can I put wider tires on my stock rims?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a **tire** up to 20 millimeters **wider** than **stock** on the original **rim**. The actual width of the **tire** will vary depending on the width of the **rim**: The **tire** will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in **rim** width.

## What’s the difference between 265 and 285 tires?

The larger **285**/70R17 **tire in the** photo above stands over an inch taller and is nearly an inch wider than the **265**/70R17 size. The width of the tread is also a half-inch wider. Many late-model domestic trucks accept this **difference** in size.

## Does changing tire size affect transmission?

**Changing tire size** doesn’t **affect** your **transmission**, but it **does change** your final drive ratio. The effect is the same as if you had changed your **transmission**. Larger tires will lower your final drive ratio. (as if all your gears were “higher”) Your car will go further with each revolution of the **tire**.

## Can I use 265 70R17 instead of 265 65r17?

Chains usually fit multiple sizes, so just check on the box if your tire size is listed. They’re usually for a range of sizes, so one’s that fit **265**/**65r17** would probably fit **265**/**70r17** as well, unless the 65 series is the max out for that chain.

## Are 60 or 70 tires wider?

Generally speaking, a 215-**60** series **tire** is **wider** and has a shorter sidewall then a 215-**70** series **tire** would be and a 215-75 series **tire** would be taller and narrower then either the **70** series or the **60** series.

## What is the difference between a 60 and a 65 tire?

The **65**% aspect ratio (as **in** 235/**65**/17), compared to **60**%, adds almost 12 mm (1/2″) to the radius of the **tire** (0.65-0.60)*(235mm)=11.75mm.

## Are 70 or 65 tires wider?

The main thing is that the **70** is a little taller than the **65**, width is the same.