### What Size Is Tire Width?

What size is tire width? Tire Width

**Is the width of the tire measured in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall**. The first three-digit number in the tire size refers to the tire width. For instance, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the width is 215 millimeters.

## How wide is a 285 tire?

YES, 285 wide tires are the same as **33” tires** although 285 is the tread width in millimeters and 33″ is the tire diameter. 285/75/16 is usually the accepted metric equivalent size for 33's. 16.831″ + 16″ wheel = 32.831″ approximate tire diameter.

## Which tire is wider 45 or 50?

got that 1 wrong, the 45 and **50** is a percentage of the width, so the difference between 45 and 50 profiles is 5% of the width. Correct, its the aspect ratio of the tyre - the size (height) of the tyre wall compared to the width of the tyre.

## Is a 60 or 70 tire wider?

Generally speaking, a **215-60 series tire is wider** and has a shorter sidewall then a 215-70 series tire would be and a 215-75 series tire would be taller and narrower then either the 70 series or the 60 series.

## Can I use 70 instead of 65 tires?

The higher the aspect ratio number, the taller the tire will be. Both 65 and 70 series tires can be categorized as all-season passenger tires, which generally have aspect ratios between 65 and 80, but a **series 65 tire will give better response** while a series 70 tire will offer a better, more comfortable ride.

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### Are 285 tires the same as 33?

the 285 tire has a diameter of 32.832” in comparison to the 33” tire. This means that without a set pattern in the industry, the actual diameter is different from one manufacturer to another. This makes the 285/75/16 to be regarded as the metric size for 33” that is accepted globally.

### Are 295 tires the same as 33?

You are correct. The 295 is a true 33, the 33x12. 5 is just over 32" mounted.

### Are 305 tires the same as 33?

A 305/70/16 is a 32.8 (~33) by 12.00 inch tire. A 285/70/16 is 31.7 (~32) by 11.22 (~11.25) inch tire.

### Which tire is wider 40 or 45?

Registered. The difference in circumference is 529.3" for the 45 and 494.0" for the 40, or 7% more.

### What is a 40 series tire?

They are both taller and wider than a standard Maxx size wheel. The 40 series wheels are 3.8" tall and the maxx size wheels are 3.2". Here's a couple pics of a 40 series beside a maxx size.

### What is the 45 in tire size?

45 (Aspect Ratio): The tire's sidewall is 45% of the tire's width, which means the sidewall is about 114 millimeters or just over 4 inches.

### Which tire is wider 50 or 60?

For example, a 60-series tire features a sidewall that is 60% as tall as the tire's section width. A 50-series tire will feature a shorter sidewall, at 50% of section width.

### Is a 55 or 60 tire wider?

Registered. 55s will be 3.4% smaller OD, so will spin faster at any given speed. e.g. travelling at a real 67 MPH, your speedo will show 72 instead of 70 MPH.

### What does M's mean on a tire?

149. All-Season Tires with Mud and Snow Designation. When a tire has M+S on it, that means that it meets the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) guidelines for a mud and snow tire.

### What is the difference between 265 70r16 and 265 75r16?

Going from 265/70 to 265/75 is increasing the height, or diameter, of the tire. The tire will be an inch taller. 265 is the width, so stock size is 265 millimeters wide. The speedometer will be a little off because the taller tire does not rotate at the same speed as the stock size.

### What does R mean on a tire?

R indicates the construction used within the tires casing. R stands for radial construction. B means belted bias and D stands for diagonal bias construction. 17 The last dimension listed in the size is the diameter of the wheel rim, which is most often measured in inches.

### Do bigger tires give a smoother ride?

Avoid bigger wheels if you want a smoother ride.

As a general rule, bigger wheels result in a rougher ride. Switching to a smaller wheel and a thicker tire can give you a smoother ride without any major modifications to your car.

### Can you put a wider tire on the same rim?

As a general rule of thumb, it's safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.

### How much taller is a 235 tire than a 215?

Tire size. The tire size is the width in millimeters from the edge of one sidewall to the edge of the other sidewall. Therefore, a 235 tire is 20 millimeters wider than a 215 tire.

### Are 305 tires the same as 35?

The 35 is a more or less true 35, and the 305 is a 34. Roughly the same width.

### Is a 295 a 35 inch tire?

The 295-70R18 is the metric equivalant to a 35 12.50R18, the metric sizes usually run smaller in diameter as well as smaller in width.

### Why are 285 tires so expensive?

More heavy duty with thicker sidewalls and deeper tread. 275/60/20 is a P metric size tire. Designed for light duty and geared towards more highway use with a smaller tread depth. that's why the 285 is more expensive.

### What is the difference between a 275 and 295 tire?

How much bigger are 295 tire than a 275? George, The tire # (275, 295, etc) represent the width of the tire, in millimeters. So the 295 is 20 mm wider than the 275 (although it will vary between brands/lines/etc)… so basically, the 295 will be about 3/4″ wider overall than the 275…

### What's the difference between 295 and 285 tires?

The only difference here is the overall diameter, the 285 being just under 33" and the 295 being 33.3". The width is different by . 1 inch so no difference there.

### Are 35 inch tires the same as 315?

YES, 315 wide tires are the same as 35” tires although 315 is the tread width in millimeters and 35″ is the tire diameter. 315/70/17 is usually the accepted metric equivalent size for standard/imperial 35-inch tires. 17.36″ + 17″ wheel = 34.36″ approximate tire diameter.

### What is the difference between a 285 and 305 tire?

The 305 means that it is wider than a 285. The 75R is what dictates how tall the tire is. You would need a 305/70R to be the same height as a 285/75R. Example - 305/50R16 = 28 inches tall, and a 305/85R16 = 36.4 inches tall.

### How wide is a 305 40R22?

305/40R22 tires have a diameter of 31.6", a section width of 12.0", and a wheel diameter of 22". The circumference is 99.2" and they have 638 revolutions per mile.

### What size is a 305 45R22?

305/45 R22 tires diameter is 32.8 inches, section width is 12 inches and rim diameter is 22 inches. So the closest metric tire size of 305/45R22 existing size in inches is 33x12. 50R22, which is 0.61% taller and 4.17% wider.

### Can I use 45 instead of 40 tires?

the second number is the thickness of the sidewall, therefore the 45 is a meatier tire than the 40 and will ride smoother and protect against potholes more.

### Can I use 45 Tyres instead of 40?

Registered. there's not much visual difference, but you'll prolly want to keep the same size to keep your speedo reading correctly.