215/55R15 in Inches

A 215/55R15 tire has a 24.3-inch diameter, a 8.5-inch width, and is designed for a 15-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 24.3x8.5R15.

215/55R15 Tire Size
215/55R15 Tire Size in Inches
215/55R15 Tire Circumference
829.6 revs/mile

215/55R15 Tire Overview

24.3 inches
Wheel Diameter
15 inches
Tire Width
8.5 inches
76.4 inches
Sidewall Height
4.7 inches
829.6 per mile

What does 215/55R15 mean?

215/55R15 tire size meaning in inches

215/55R15 is a tire size with the following dimensions:

  • 215 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.
  • 15 is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

215/55R15 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter24.3 in617.5 mm
Section Width8.5 in215 mm
Rim Height15 in381 mm
Sidewall Height4.7 in118.3 mm
Circumference76.4 in1939.9 mm
Revolutions829.6 revs/mile
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FAQ About 215/55R15 Tire

How tall is a 215/55R15 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 215/55R15 tire is 24.3 inches

How wide is a 215/55R15 tire?

The width of a 215/55R15 tire is 215 mm, which is about 8.5 inches.

What size rim fits a 215/55R15 tire?

A 215/55R15 tire fits on a rim that is 15 inches in diameter.

What does the 55 in a 215/55R15 tire mean?

The 55 in a 215/55R15 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 55% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 215/55R15

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 215/55R15:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
235/50R1524.3″ (Equal)15 x 6.5-8.5
125/90R1523.9″ (-1.6%)15 x n/a
135/90R1524.6″ (1.2%)15 x n/a
155/80R1524.8″ (2.1%)15 x 4.0-5.0
175/65R1524.0″ (-1.2%)15 x 5.0-6.0
175/70R1524.6″ (1.2%)15 x 4.5-6.0
185/60R1523.7″ (-2.5%)15 x 5.0-6.5
185/65R1524.5″ (0.8%)15 x 5.0-6.5
195/60R1524.2″ (-0.4%)15 x 5.5-7.0
195/65R1525.0″ (2.9%)15 x 5.5-7.0
205/55R1523.9″ (-1.6%)15 x 5.5-7.5
205/60R1524.7″ (1.6%)15 x 5.5-7.0
225/50R1523.9″ (-1.6%)15 x 6.0-8.0
225/55R1524.7″ (1.6%)15 x 6.0-8.0
245/50R1524.6″ (1.2%)15 x 6.5-7.5
255/45R1524.0″ (-1.2%)15 x 8.0-9.5
285/40R1524.0″ (-1.2%)15 x 9.5-11.0
345/35R1524.5″ (0.8%)15 x 11.5-13.5