38.5X16R15 tires are 38.5″ tall, have a section width of 16.0″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 15. The circumference is 120.9″ that translates into 524 revolutions per mile. As a rule, they can be mounted on the wheels with 15″ rim width. In the metric system, the equivalent tire size is 406/74/R15.
What is 38.5X16R15 in inches?
|Tire Section Width:||16.0″|
|Rim Width Range:||15″|
Alternate sizes – Upsizing Wheels or Tires?
What are 38.5X16R15 close equivalents?
Check out the chart below to find possible alternatives to the 38.5X16R15 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|
How to decode 38.5X16R15 tire size in metric?
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.|
|406||It means the width of the tire is 406 millimeters|
|74||The tire has an aspect ratio of 74. To put it simple, the sidewall height is 74% of the width, so it would be 11.8″.|
|R||R stands for the Radial, a standard construction method for about 99% of tires.|
|15||The tire is designed to fit 15″ rims that are 15 inches in diameter.|
Popular questions about 38.5X16R15 tire size
How wide is a 38.5X16R15 tire?
The tires of the given size have a section width of 16.0″ inches.
How tall is a 38.5X16R15 tire?
The height of the following tire size equals 38.5″ inches.
What rims will fit 38.5X16R15 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 15″ for 15″ tires.