305/45R17 — what does it mean?
- 305 stands for tread width in millimeters
- 45 is an aspect ration between the tread width and the sidewall in percents
- R means that the tire has a radial construction
- 17 is a wheel diameter (or rim) in inches
How to convert 305 45R17 to inches?
First of all, we need to divide 305 mm (width) by 25.4 (mm to inch conversion), which will give us a width of 12″. Then, 45% of the 12″ will result in 5.4″ sidewall.
To get the total height or tire diameter, we need to sum the 17″ rim diameter with two of the sidewall heights. It will result in a 27.8″ total tire diameter (or height).
For your convenience, below is a table for 305/45R17 conversion to inches:
|Overall diameter (height)||27.8″||706 mm|
|Tread width||12″||305 mm|
|Wheel diameter||17″||706 mm|
|Sidewall height||5.4″||137 mm|
|Revolutions||726 / ml||451 / km|
Alternatives to a 305/45R17 tire
If you're looking to upsize your 305 45R17 tires, try to stay within 3% deviation of an overall diameter for safety reasons.
|Tire||Tire diameter||Width||Wheel Size|