Reading Tire Sizes
When this system was used tire aspect ratios were either 82 or 92.
Reading tire sizes. Automobile tires are described by an alphanumeric tire code in american english and canadian english or tyre code in british english australian english and others which is generally molded or moulded into the sidewall of the tire. The numeric tire sizing system is the oldest in the united states. They look cool and have the potential of being very functional but they may also be robbing you of powergas mileage. It is used for passenger car tires.
When you want higher levels of grip for stomping over mud rocks or snow off road tires are typically designed with deeper tread larger sizes and higher sidewall ratios than standard tires. The most common bike tires and tubes are 26 inch or 700c. This helps you in rough spots whether youre keeping your 4x4 at stock ride height or raising it up with either a body or suspension lift kit. H f tire service proudly serves the local lancaster reading pottstown hanover and ephrata pa area.
This calculator is useful for determining the difference in speedometer and odometer reading or gearing. Determining the best tire size to buy for your mgb is a popular discussion among owners. This code specifies the dimensions of the tire and some of its key limitations such as load bearing ability and maximum speed. Now that you have your truck lifted you want bigger meats.
Other frequently seen sizes are 20 inch 24 inch 27 inch and 28 inch. Use the calculator to see what happens to your speedometer reading when you change the size of your tires and wheels. Actual advertised tire height and tread width will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer for specific p metric tire sizes. The graphic shows your stock tire selection in an outline overlaid on your new tire selection.
Find new gear ratio with new tire size. Any number of tire sizes may be specified in the list. When shopping for tires designed specifically for off. Leaving aside the question of brand preference it of course depends a great deal on what size rims you have wire or steel and whether they are original equipment or not.
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