Decoding tyre size
Let us take an example – 205/55/R16 – to understand what the alphanumeric code actually means.
- The first 3 numbers, 205, represents the section width of the tyre and is measured in millimetres.
- The following 2 numbers signify that this particular tyre has an aspect ratio of 55.
- The letter ‘R’ represents that it is a radial tyre.
- The last 2 numbers indicate that the rim diameter is 16 inches.
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