# 255/70R16 in inches

## How tall is a 255 70R16 tire?

When converted to inches, the equivalent of a 255/70R16 tire size is 30x10R16. It means that:

• height overall (or diameter) is 30 inches
• tread width is 10 inches
• wheel diameter is 16 inches

## 255/70R16 tire size in inches

Height / overall diameter
30 inches
10 inches
Sidewall
7 inches
Wheel diameter
16 inches
Circumference
94.2 inches
Revolutions
673 per mile

## 255/70R16 — what does it mean?

• 255 stands for tread width in millimeters
• 70 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 255 70R16 to inches?

First of all, we need to divide 255 mm (width) by 25.4 (mm to inch conversion), which will give us a width of 10″. Then, 70% of the 10″ will result in 7″ 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 30″ total tire diameter (or height).

For your convenience, below is a table for 255/70R16 conversion to inches:

Inches Metric
Overall diameter (height) 30″ 762 mm
Wheel diameter 16″ 762 mm
Sidewall height 7″ 179 mm
Circumference 94.2″ 2393 mm
Revolutions 673 / ml 418 / km

## Alternatives to a 255/70R16 tire

If you're looking to upsize your 255 70R16 tires, try to stay within 3% deviation of an overall diameter for safety reasons.

Tire Tire diameter Width Wheel Size
265/70R16 30.6″ 0.49% 10.4″ 16″
P265/70R16 30.6″ 0.49% 10.4″ 16″
245/75R16 30.4″ 0.33% 9.6″ 16″
LT245/75R16 30.4″ 0.33% 9.6″ 16″
245/70R16 29.6″ -0.33% 9.6″ 16″
225/75R16 29.4″ -0.5% 8.9″ 16″
215/85R16 30.4″ 0.33% 8.5″ 16″
235/80R16 30.8″ 0.65% 9.3″ 16″
265/65R16 29.6″ -0.33% 10.4″ 16″
275/65R16 30″ 0% 10.8″ 16″