255/65R16 in Inches

A 255/65R16 tire has a 29.1-inch diameter, a 10-inch width, and is designed for a 16-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 29.1x10R16.

255/65R16 Tire Size
255/65R16 Tire Size in Inches
255/65R16 Tire Circumference
694.2 revs/mile

255/65R16 Tire Overview

29.1 inches
Wheel Diameter
16 inches
Tire Width
10 inches
91.3 inches
Sidewall Height
6.5 inches
694.2 per mile

What does 255/65R16 mean?

255/65R16 tire size meaning in inches

255/65R16 is a tire size with the following dimensions:

  • 255 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.
  • 65 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.
  • 16 is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

255/65R16 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter29.1 in737.9 mm
Section Width10 in255 mm
Rim Height16 in406 mm
Sidewall Height6.5 in165.8 mm
Circumference91.3 in2318.2 mm
Revolutions694.2 revs/mile
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FAQ About 255/65R16 Tire

How tall is a 255/65R16 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 255/65R16 tire is 29.1 inches

How wide is a 255/65R16 tire?

The width of a 255/65R16 tire is 255 mm, which is about 10 inches.

What size rim fits a 255/65R16 tire?

A 255/65R16 tire fits on a rim that is 16 inches in diameter.

What does the 65 in a 255/65R16 tire mean?

The 65 in a 255/65R16 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 65% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 255/65R16

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 255/65R16:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
195/80R1628.3″ (-2.7%)16 x 5.0-6.5
205/80R1628.9″ (-0.7%)16 x 5.0-7.0
215/75R1628.7″ (-1.4%)16 x 5.5-7.0
215/80R1629.5″ (1.4%)16 x 5.5-7.0
225/70R1628.4″ (-2.4%)16 x 6.0-7.5
225/75R1629.3″ (0.7%)16 x 6.0-7.5
235/70R1629.0″ (-0.3%)16 x 6.0-8.0
235/75R1629.9″ (2.7%)16 x 6.0-8.0
245/70R1629.5″ (1.4%)16 x 6.5-8.0
265/60R1628.5″ (-2.1%)16 x 7.5-9.5
265/65R1629.6″ (1.7%)16 x n/a
275/60R1629.0″ (-0.3%)16 x 7.5-9.5
285/55R1628.3″ (-2.7%)16 x n/a
285/60R1629.5″ (1.4%)16 x 8.0-10.0
315/55R1629.6″ (1.7%)16 x n/a