P255/60R16 in inches

How tall is a P255 60R16 tire?

When converted to inches, the equivalent of a P255/60R16 tire size is 28x10R16. It means that:

  • height overall (or diameter) is 28 inches
  • tread width is 10 inches
  • wheel diameter is 16 inches

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P255/60R16 tire size in inches
P255/60R16 tire size chart

P255/60R16 tire size in inches

P255/60R16 Height / overall diameter: 28 inches
Height / overall diameter
28 inches
P255/60R16 Tread width: 10 inches
Tread width
10 inches
P255/60R16 Sidewall: 6 inches
Sidewall
6 inches
P255/60R16 Wheel diameter: 16 inches
Wheel diameter
16 inches
P255/60R16 Circumference: 87.9 inches
Circumference
87.9 inches
P255/60R16 Revolutions: 721 per mile
Revolutions
721 per mile

P255/60R16 — what does it mean?

  • P means "passenger car"
  • 255 stands for tread width in millimeters
  • 60 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

P255/60R16 tire code
P255/60R16 tire code

How to convert P255 60R16 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, 60% of the 10″ will result in 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 28″ total tire diameter (or height).

For your convenience, below is a table for P255/60R16 conversion to inches:

Inches Metric
Overall diameter (height) 28″ 711 mm
Tread width 10″ 255 mm
Wheel diameter 16″ 711 mm
Sidewall height 6″ 153 mm
Circumference 87.9″ 2233 mm
Revolutions 721 / ml 448 / km

Alternatives to a P255/60R16 tire

If you're looking to upsize your P255 60R16 tires, try to stay within 3% deviation of an overall diameter for safety reasons.

Tire Tire diameter Width Wheel Size
215/70R16 27.8″ -0.18% 8.5″ 16″
225/70R16 28.4″ 0.35% 8.9″ 16″
235/65R16 28″ 0% 9.3″ 16″
225/65R16 27.4″ -0.53% 8.9″ 16″
195/75R16 27.4″ -0.53% 7.7″ 16″
195/80R16 28.2″ 0.18% 7.7″ 16″
205/70R16 27.4″ -0.53% 8.1″ 16″
205/75R16 28.2″ 0.18% 8.1″ 16″
215/75R16 28.6″ 0.52% 8.5″ 16″
245/60R16 27.6″ -0.35% 9.6″ 16″