LT285/70R16 — what does it mean?
- LT means "light truck"
- 285 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 LT285 70R16 to inches?
First of all, we need to divide 285 mm (width) by 25.4 (mm to inch conversion), which will give us a width of 11.2″. Then, 70% of the 11.2″ will result in 7.9″ 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 31.8″ total tire diameter (or height).
For your convenience, below is a table for LT285/70R16 conversion to inches:
|Overall diameter (height)||31.8″||808 mm|
|Tread width||11.2″||285 mm|
|Wheel diameter||16″||808 mm|
|Sidewall height||7.9″||200 mm|
|Revolutions||634 / ml||394 / km|
Alternatives to a LT285/70R16 tire
If you're looking to upsize your LT285 70R16 tires, try to stay within 3% deviation of an overall diameter for safety reasons.
|Tire||Tire diameter||Width||Wheel Size|