255/55R15 in Inches

A 255/55R15 tire has a 26-inch diameter, a 10-inch width, and is designed for a 15-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 26x10R15.

255/55R15 Tire Size
255/55R15 Tire Size in Inches
255/55R15 Tire Circumference
774.4 revs/mile

255/55R15 Tire Overview

26 inches
Wheel Diameter
15 inches
Tire Width
10 inches
81.8 inches
Sidewall Height
5.5 inches
774.4 per mile

What does 255/55R15 mean?

255/55R15 tire size meaning in inches

255/55R15 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.
  • 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.

255/55R15 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter26 in661.5 mm
Section Width10 in255 mm
Rim Height15 in381 mm
Sidewall Height5.5 in140.3 mm
Circumference81.8 in2078.2 mm
Revolutions774.4 revs/mile
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FAQ About 255/55R15 Tire

How tall is a 255/55R15 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 255/55R15 tire is 26 inches

How wide is a 255/55R15 tire?

The width of a 255/55R15 tire is 255 mm, which is about 10 inches.

What size rim fits a 255/55R15 tire?

A 255/55R15 tire fits on a rim that is 15 inches in diameter.

What does the 55 in a 255/55R15 tire mean?

The 55 in a 255/55R15 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 55% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 255/55R15

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 255/55R15:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
215/65R1526.0″ (Equal)15 x 6.0-7.5
165/80R1525.4″ (-2.3%)15 x 4.0-5.5
175/75R1525.3″ (-2.7%)15 x 4.5-6.0
185/80R1526.7″ (2.7%)15 x 4.5-6.0
195/70R1525.7″ (-1.2%)15 x 5.0-6.5
195/75R1526.5″ (1.9%)15 x 5.0-7.0
205/65R1525.5″ (-1.9%)15 x 5.5-7.5
205/70R1526.3″ (1.2%)15 x 5.0-7.0
225/60R1525.6″ (-1.5%)15 x 6.0-8.0
225/65R1526.5″ (1.9%)15 x 6.0-8.0
235/60R1526.1″ (0.4%)15 x 6.5-8.5
245/60R1526.6″ (2.3%)15 x 7.0-8.5
265/50R1525.4″ (-2.3%)15 x 7.5-9.5
275/50R1525.8″ (-0.8%)15 x 7.5-9.5
285/50R1526.2″ (0.8%)15 x 8.0-10.0
295/50R1526.6″ (2.3%)15 x 8.0-10.5