What does 215/55R17 mean?
|The tire width is 215mm.|
|The aspect ratio of the tire is 55. 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.|
215/55R17 98W tire size
The width of 215/55R17 98W tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages. In this table you’ll find out the 215/55R17 98W tire size in inches as well as few additional metrics:
|In inches||In millimeters|
Diameter / Height
|767 per mile||476 per kilometer|
Rim Size for 215/55R17 98W Tires
Recommended rim sizes for 215/55R17 98W tire:
What does 98W mean?
The load index 98 means that the tire has been designed to support 1653 lbs or 750 kg.
The speed index W means that the tire has been designed to be used in speed up to 168 mph or 270 kph.This size tire is usually used on a passenger car.