175/55R16 tire size in inches

175/55R16 tires are 23.6″ tall, have a section width of 6.9″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 16. The circumference is 74.0″ that translates into 856 revolutions per mile. As a rule, they can be mounted on the wheels with 16″ x 5-6″ rim width. In the high flotation system, the equivalent tire size is 23.6×6.9R16.

What is 175/55R16 in inches?

Tire Diameter:23.6″
Tire Section Width:6.9″
Rim Width Range:16″ x 5-6″
Sidewall Height:3.8″

Alternate sizes – Upsizing Wheels or Tires?

What is a 175/55R16 equivalent to?

Check out the chart below to find possible alternatives to the 175/55R16 tire size staying within the 3%-range of the tire diameter, allowing to choose wider wheels or tires with smaller sidewalls. A good rule of thumb is to avoid decreasing the diameter of the wheel. If you are not sure about the custom sizes, consult the experts or stick to the factory tire size.

Tire sizeDiameterDifferenceWidthWheel size
Upsizing chart

What does 175/55R16 mean?

Trying to decode the size of the tires? Scroll down the page to learn what all these numbers on the sidewall stand for.

P or LTThe first letter in the string denotes the class. P stands for passenger vehicles, LT is intended for light trucks carrying heavy loads.
175It means the width of the tire is 175 millimeters
55The tire has an aspect ratio of 55. To put it simple, the sidewall height is 55% of the width, so it would be 3.8″.
RR stands for the Radial, a standard construction method for about 99% of tires.
16The tire is designed to fit 16″ x 5-6″ rims that are 16 inches in diameter.

Popular questions about 175/55R16 tire size

How wide is a 175/55R16 tire?

The tires of the given size have a section width of 6.9″ inches.

How tall is a 175/55R16 tire?

The height of the following tire size equals 23.6″ inches.

What rims will fit 175/55R16 tires?

For each tire size, often there are several wheel sizes. You can’t put very wide tires on narrow rims or vise versa. You need the rim size of 16″ x 5-6″ for 175/55R16 tires.

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