165/65R14 Tires & Tire Size

165/65R14 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:

165 The tire width is 165mm.
65 The aspect ratio of the tire is 65. 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.
14 Rim diameter for the tire. 165/65R14 tire can be mounted only to a 14″ rims.

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What is 165/65R14 tire size in inches?

Because the width of 165/65R14 tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages, you have to make calculations to see what the true size of 165/65R14 is in inches. Luckily, we have made these calculations for you.In this table you can see size of 165/65R14 in inches, as well as few additional metrics:

  In inches In millimeters
Section Width 6.5″ 165mm
Sidewall height 4.2″ 107mm
Diameter / Height 22.4″ 570mm
Circumference 70.5″ 1791mm
Rim Diameter  14″  
Revolutions  899 per mile  558 per kilometer

Recommended Rim Sizes for 165/65R14 Tires

For 165/65R14 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 165/65R14 to a too wide or too narrow rim. Here are the recommended rim sizes for 165/65R14 tire:

Diameter Width Range
14″ 4.5-6″

165/65R14 – Variations

When you look at the tire code on 165/65R14 tires, you may see there are additional numbers and letters after the code 165/65R14. These numbers and letters refer to speed rating and load index of the tire. 165/65R14 has at least following variations available on the markets:

165/65R14 79R 165/65R14 79S 165/65R14 79T