255/55R16 in Inches

A 255/55R16 tire has a 27-inch diameter, a 10-inch width, and is designed for a 16-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 27x10R16.

255/55R16 Tire Size
255/55R16 Tire Size in Inches
255/55R16 Tire Circumference
745.8 revs/mile

255/55R16 Tire Overview

27 inches
Wheel Diameter
16 inches
Tire Width
10 inches
85 inches
Sidewall Height
5.5 inches
745.8 per mile

What does 255/55R16 mean?

255/55R16 tire size meaning in inches

255/55R16 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.
  • 16 is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

255/55R16 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter27 in686.9 mm
Section Width10 in255 mm
Rim Height16 in406 mm
Sidewall Height5.5 in140.3 mm
Circumference85 in2158 mm
Revolutions745.8 revs/mile
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FAQ About 255/55R16 Tire

How tall is a 255/55R16 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 255/55R16 tire is 27 inches

How wide is a 255/55R16 tire?

The width of a 255/55R16 tire is 255 mm, which is about 10 inches.

What size rim fits a 255/55R16 tire?

A 255/55R16 tire fits on a rim that is 16 inches in diameter.

What does the 55 in a 255/55R16 tire mean?

The 55 in a 255/55R16 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 55% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 255/55R16

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 255/55R16:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
155/90R1627.0″ (Equal)16 x n/a
175/80R1627.0″ (Equal)16 x n/a
215/65R1627.0″ (Equal)16 x 6.0-7.5
145/90R1626.3″ (-2.6%)16 x n/a
165/80R1626.4″ (-2.2%)16 x 4.0-5.5
175/75R1626.3″ (-2.6%)16 x n/a
185/75R1626.9″ (-0.4%)16 x n/a
185/80R1627.7″ (2.6%)16 x n/a
195/75R1627.5″ (1.9%)16 x 8.5-11.0
205/65R1626.5″ (-1.9%)16 x 5.5-7.5
205/70R1627.3″ (1.1%)16 x 5.0-7.0
215/60R1626.2″ (-3.0%)16 x 6.0-7.5
225/60R1626.6″ (-1.5%)16 x 6.0-8.0
225/65R1627.5″ (1.9%)16 x 6.0-8.0
235/55R1626.2″ (-3.0%)16 x 6.5-8.5
235/60R1627.1″ (0.4%)16 x 6.5-8.5
245/55R1626.6″ (-1.5%)16 x 7.0-8.5
245/60R1627.6″ (2.2%)16 x 7.0-8.5
265/50R1626.4″ (-2.2%)16 x 7.5-9.5
275/50R1626.8″ (-0.7%)16 x n/a
295/50R1627.6″ (2.2%)16 x 8.0-10.5
315/45R1627.2″ (0.7%)16 x n/a
355/40R1627.2″ (0.7%)16 x n/a