215/55R16 — what does it mean?
- 215 stands for tread width in millimeters
- 55 is an aspect ration between the tread width and the sidewall in percents
- R means that the tire has a radial construction
- 16 is a wheel diameter (or rim) in inches
How to convert 215 55R16 to inches?
First of all, we need to divide 215 mm (width) by 25.4 (mm to inch conversion), which will give us a width of 8.5″. Then, 55% of the 8.5″ will result in 4.6″ sidewall.
To get the total height or tire diameter, we need to sum the 16″ rim diameter with two of the sidewall heights. It will result in a 25.2″ total tire diameter (or height).
For your convenience, below is a table for 215/55R16 conversion to inches:
|Overall diameter (height)||25.2″||640 mm|
|Tread width||8.5″||215 mm|
|Wheel diameter||16″||640 mm|
|Sidewall height||4.6″||118 mm|
|Revolutions||801 / ml||498 / km|
Alternatives to a 215/55R16 tire
If you're looking to upsize your 215 55R16 tires, try to stay within 3% deviation of an overall diameter for safety reasons.
|Tire||Tire diameter||Width||Wheel Size|