255/50R17 tires are 27.0″ tall, have a section width of 10.0″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 17. The circumference is 84.9″ that translates into 746 revolutions per mile. As a rule, they can be mounted on the wheels with 17″ x 7-9″ rim width. In the high flotation system, the equivalent tire size is 27x10R17.
What is 255/50R17 in inches?
|Tire Section Width:||10.0″|
|Rim Width Range:||17″ x 7-9″|
Alternate sizes – Upsizing Wheels or Tires?
What is a 255/50R17 equivalent to?
Check out the chart below to find possible alternatives to the 255/50R17 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 size||Diameter||Difference||Width||Wheel size|
What does 255/50R17 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 LT||The first letter in the string denotes the class. P stands for passenger vehicles, LT is intended for light trucks carrying heavy loads.|
|255||It means the width of the tire is 255 millimeters|
|50||The tire has an aspect ratio of 50. To put it simple, the sidewall height is 50% of the width, so it would be 5.0″.|
|R||R stands for the Radial, a standard construction method for about 99% of tires.|
|17||The tire is designed to fit 17″ x 7-9″ rims that are 17 inches in diameter.|
Popular questions about 255/50R17 tire size
How wide is a 255/50R17 tire?
The tires of the given size have a section width of 10.0″ inches.
How tall is a 255/50R17 tire?
The height of the following tire size equals 27.0″ inches.
What rims will fit 255/50R17 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 17″ x 7-9″ for 255/50R17 tires.