## What does 275/55R16 mean?

275/55R16 is a tire size with the following dimensions:

**275**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.**16**is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

## 275/55R16 Tire Conversion

Dimensions | Inches | Millimeters |

Tire Diameter | 27.9 in | 708.9 mm |

Section Width | 10.8 in | 275 mm |

Rim Height | 16 in | 406 mm |

Sidewall Height | 6 in | 151.3 mm |

Circumference | 87.7 in | 2227.1 mm |

Revolutions | 722.6 revs/mile |

## FAQ About 275/55R16 Tire

### How tall is a 275/55R16 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 275/55R16 tire is 27.9 inches

### How wide is a 275/55R16 tire?

The width of a 275/55R16 tire is 275 mm, which is about 10.8 inches.

### What size rim fits a 275/55R16 tire?

A 275/55R16 tire fits on a rim that is 16 inches in diameter.

### What does the 55 in a 275/55R16 tire mean?

The 55 in a 275/55R16 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 55% of its width.

## Alternative Tire Sizes for 275/55R16

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 275/55R16:

Tire Size | Diameter | Rim |
---|---|---|

215/70R16 | 27.9″ (Equal) | 16 x 5.5-7.0 |

185/80R16 | 27.7″ (-0.7%) | 16 x n/a |

195/75R16 | 27.5″ (-1.4%) | 16 x 8.5-11.0 |

195/80R16 | 28.3″ (1.4%) | 16 x 5.0-6.5 |

205/70R16 | 27.3″ (-2.2%) | 16 x 5.0-7.0 |

205/75R16 | 28.1″ (0.7%) | 16 x n/a |

215/75R16 | 28.7″ (2.9%) | 16 x 5.5-7.0 |

225/65R16 | 27.5″ (-1.4%) | 16 x 6.0-8.0 |

225/70R16 | 28.4″ (1.8%) | 16 x 6.0-7.5 |

235/60R16 | 27.1″ (-2.9%) | 16 x 6.5-8.5 |

235/65R16 | 28.0″ (0.4%) | 16 x 6.5-8.5 |

245/60R16 | 27.6″ (-1.1%) | 16 x 7.0-8.5 |

255/60R16 | 28.0″ (0.4%) | 16 x 7.0-9.0 |

265/60R16 | 28.5″ (2.2%) | 16 x 7.5-9.5 |

285/55R16 | 28.3″ (1.4%) | 16 x n/a |

295/50R16 | 27.6″ (-1.1%) | 16 x 8.0-10.5 |

315/45R16 | 27.2″ (-2.5%) | 16 x n/a |

355/40R16 | 27.2″ (-2.5%) | 16 x n/a |