155/80R13 Tires & Tire Size

155/80R13 refers to the size of the tire. It’s a standard which is used by car and tire manufacturers. By having the standard, tire manufacturers are able to manufacture same size tires independently and users can buy same size tires from different manufacturers.

Here’s an explanation of what these metrics mean in practice:

155 The tire width is 155mm.
80 The aspect ratio of the tire is 80. Aspect ratio refers to the height of tire sidewall in relation to tire width in percentages.
R 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.
13 Rim diameter for the tire. 155/80R13 tire can be mounted only to a 13″ rims.

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What is 155/80R13 tire size in inches?

Because the width of 155/80R13 tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages, you have to make calculations to see what the true size of 155/80R13 is in inches. Luckily, we have made these calculations for you.In this table you can see size of 155/80R13 in inches, as well as few additional metrics:

  In inches In millimeters
Section Width 6.1″ 155mm
Sidewall height 4.9″ 124mm
Diameter / Height 22.8″ 578mm
Circumference 71.5″ 1816mm
Rim Diameter  13″  
Revolutions  886 per mile  551 per kilometer

Recommended Rim Sizes for 155/80R13 Tires

For 155/80R13 tires you need to have correct size rims to install the tires to. There are different width rims available in the market, and you can run into problems by installing 155/80R13 to a too wide or too narrow rim. Here are the recommended rim sizes for 155/80R13 tire:

Diameter Width Range
13″ 4-5″

155/80R13 – Variations

When you look at the tire code on 155/80R13 tires, you may see there are additional numbers and letters after the code 155/80R13. These numbers and letters refer to speed rating and load index of the tire. 155/80R13 has at least following variations available on the markets:

155/80R13 79T