What does 235/45R17 mean?
|The tire width is 235mm.|
|The aspect ratio of the tire is 45. 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.|
235/45R17 97W tire size
The width of 235/45R17 97W tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages. In this table you’ll find out the 235/45R17 97W tire size in inches as well as few additional metrics:
|In inches||In millimeters|
Diameter / Height
|796 per mile||495 per kilometer|
Rim Size for 235/45R17 97W Tires
Recommended rim sizes for 235/45R17 97W tire:
What does 97W mean?
The load index 97 means that the tire has been designed to support 1609 lbs or 730 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.