What does 165/65R15 mean?
|The tire width is 165mm.|
|The aspect ratio of the tire is 65. Aspect ratio is the relative height of tire sidewall. The number refers to the percentage of sidewall height in relation to tire width.|
|The letter in the middle refers to tire construction. Practically all tires sold for cars are radials.|
Sometimes you also see tires with RF or ZR. RF indicates the tire is run flat, whereas ZR means the tire has speed rating higher than V. These tires are also radials, as the R indicates.
|Rim diameter for the tire.|
165/65R15 81T tire size
The width of 165/65R15 81T tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages. In this table you’ll find out the 165/65R15 81T tire size in inches as well as few additional metrics:
|In inches||In millimeters|
Diameter / Height
|860 per mile||535 per kilometer|
Rim Size for 165/65R15 81T Tires
Recommended rim sizes for 165/65R15 81T tire:
What does 81T mean?
The load index 81 means that the tire has been designed to support 1019 lbs or 462 kg.
The speed index T means that the tire has been designed to be used in speed up to 118 mph or 190 kph.This size tire is usually used on smaller cars, such as a Honda Civic.