285/40R17 tires are 26.0″ tall, have a section width of 11.2″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 17. The circumference is 81.6″ that translates into 777 revolutions per mile. As a rule, they can be mounted on the wheels with 17″ x 9.5-11″ rim width. In the high flotation system, the equivalent tire size is 26×11.2R17.
What is 285/40R17 in inches?
|Tire Section Width:||11.2″|
|Rim Width Range:||17″ x 9.5-11″|
Alternate sizes – Upsizing Wheels or Tires?
What is a 285/40R17 equivalent to?
Check out the chart below to find possible alternatives to the 285/40R17 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 285/40R17 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.|
|285||It means the width of the tire is 285 millimeters|
|40||The tire has an aspect ratio of 40. To put it simple, the sidewall height is 40% of the width, so it would be 4.5″.|
|R||R stands for the Radial, a standard construction method for about 99% of tires.|
|17||The tire is designed to fit 17″ x 9.5-11″ rims that are 17 inches in diameter.|
Popular questions about 285/40R17 tire size
How wide is a 285/40R17 tire?
The tires of the given size have a section width of 11.2″ inches.
How tall is a 285/40R17 tire?
The height of the following tire size equals 26.0″ inches.
What rims will fit 285/40R17 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 9.5-11″ for 285/40R17 tires.