205/55R17 in Inches

A 205/55R17 tire has a 25.9-inch diameter, a 8.1-inch width, and is designed for a 17-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 25.9x8.1R17.

205/55R17 Tire Size
205/55R17 Tire Size in Inches
205/55R17 Tire Circumference
779.4 revs/mile

205/55R17 Tire Overview

25.9 inches
Wheel Diameter
17 inches
Tire Width
8.1 inches
81.3 inches
Sidewall Height
4.4 inches
779.4 per mile

What does 205/55R17 mean?

205/55R17 tire size meaning in inches

205/55R17 is a tire size with the following dimensions:

  • 205 is the width of the tire in millimeters. This number also indicates the appropriate width of the rim on which the tire should be mounted.
  • 55 is the aspect ratio, which is the ratio of the tire's height to its width. This affects the tire's handling and ride comfort
  • R indicates the tire's construction type, meaning it has a radial construction. This provides stability and precision to the tire.
  • 17 is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

205/55R17 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter25.9 in657.3 mm
Section Width8.1 in205 mm
Rim Height17 in431 mm
Sidewall Height4.4 in112.8 mm
Circumference81.3 in2065 mm
Revolutions779.4 revs/mile
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FAQ About 205/55R17 Tire

How tall is a 205/55R17 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 205/55R17 tire is 25.9 inches

How wide is a 205/55R17 tire?

The width of a 205/55R17 tire is 205 mm, which is about 8.1 inches.

What size rim fits a 205/55R17 tire?

A 205/55R17 tire fits on a rim that is 17 inches in diameter.

What does the 55 in a 205/55R17 tire mean?

The 55 in a 205/55R17 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 55% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 205/55R17

Typically, it's recommended to choose a tire with a diameter (height) within 3% of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tire size.

However, keep in mind that this is a general guideline and not an absolute rule.

Here are some tire sizes that are compatible with the 205/55R17:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
225/50R1725.9″ (Equal)17 x 6.0-8.0
115/95R1725.6″ (-1.2%)17 x n/a
135/80R1725.5″ (-1.5%)17 x n/a
135/90R1726.6″ (2.7%)17 x n/a
145/80R1726.1″ (0.8%)17 x n/a
155/70R1725.5″ (-1.5%)17 x n/a
165/70R1726.1″ (0.8%)17 x n/a
185/60R1725.7″ (-0.8%)17 x n/a
195/55R1725.4″ (-1.9%)17 x 5.5-7.0
215/50R1725.5″ (-1.5%)17 x 6.0-7.5
215/55R1726.3″ (1.5%)17 x 6.0-7.5
235/45R1725.3″ (-2.3%)17 x 7.5-9.0
235/50R1726.3″ (1.5%)17 x 6.5-8.5
245/45R1725.7″ (-0.8%)17 x 7.5-9.0
245/50R1726.6″ (2.7%)17 x 7.0-8.5
255/45R1726.0″ (0.4%)17 x 8.0-9.5
265/40R1725.3″ (-2.3%)17 x 9.0-10.5
275/40R1725.7″ (-0.8%)17 x 9.0-11.0
285/40R1726.0″ (0.4%)17 x 9.5-11.0
295/40R1726.3″ (1.5%)17 x 10.0-11.5
305/35R1725.4″ (-1.9%)17 x n/a
315/35R1725.7″ (-0.8%)17 x 10.5-12.5
335/35R1726.2″ (1.2%)17 x 11.0-13.0